Rancho Manana Golf Club

4.3464470588 4.3 stars from 5 (615)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6004 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 67.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 70 6004 yards 67.8 125
Middle 70 5407 yards 64.8 115
Forward (W) 70 4436 yards 65.2 114

Rancho Manana Golf Club has one of the prettier courses in Cave Creek-Scottsdale, located high in the Sonora and combining vistas with testing golf. It offers a par-70 championship golf course laid out over elevations that change dramatically right up alongside the untouched desert and the indigenous wildlife that comes with that, as well as an old-school dude ranch that has been incorporated into the golf resort. Low-handicap golfers will be challenged by the golf course, but it's not so tough that other levels of golfer will be turned away.

The Rancho Manana Golf Club offers golf to the public and is conveniently located just 20 minutes off the highway.

After a round of golf at the Rancho Manana Golf Club, stick around for around and maybe some eats at the Tonto Bar & Grill, which has received several awards and is listed among Arizona's top 100 restaurants.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 615 Reviews
5 stars:
286
4 stars:
235
3 stars:
59
2 stars:
23
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

555 out of 612 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs at a resort   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining amazing food  

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"Toonarmy"


Burgham's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
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Fantastic course very women friendly the views are worth the money


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"No Marshal in the PM"


u9843878's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
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Had a two couple foursome in front of us. Wide open holes in front of them. Would not offer to let us play through. Had to watch them hunt for lost balls and one of the “gentlemen” would disappear into the brush to pee. We had three groups liked up to Tee off. I guess they have different course rules in Colorado.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tight Tee Boxes Make Short Course Challenging"


dhume419's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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To make up for this being a bit shorter course, they've tightened the screws off the tee. Whether its the trees lining the tee box or the landing areas, there is usually a tight line you need to navigate to achieve par on every hole. Stray left or right and you usually pay a penalty for inaccuracy. The greens were also a bit hard, making less precise shots difficult to hold on the green surface. The course is always in great shape and surrounded by excellent views to enhance the experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



charfu2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
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Great course, lots of variety, great employees, cant wait to come back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Near Perfect"


ttrzaskos's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
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Course was in great condition. Played in just over three hours!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Sometimes it is not the course that is the issue"


philipweinstein's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
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Having women play in tank tops and shorts was inappropriate. Also two foursomes, one ahead and one two foursomes back, were blaring their radios. Is this golf or a carnival?

This is not Bushwick CC and a movie to boot.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



PatForsythe's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Unique"


Redrocks10's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
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As the title indicates Rancho Manana is just that. Two very different nines that challenge you to be very precise on the front where risk/reward faces you thru elevation changes and narrow fairways. Breathing is easier on the back with flatter terrain and wider fairways. Be ready for the greens to become a little bumpy in the afternoon as the greens have significant poa grass in them. Overall a good experience to play every couple of years, but not an everyday course layout. Restaurant setting and food at Tonto Grill and Bar are amazing!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good times"


Jpilcher's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
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This is a great course! Have always loved it, it’s a bit of a trek but it’s always worth it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


mk8q16ophx5915199's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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I love this course! When friends and family visit from out of town for the first time, this is the first course I take them to. The views are stunning, the course is challenging, and the pace of play is always great. i love how the course is short enough so everyone can have a great time.

Quick Tip: Get out early. Leave your driver in the bag. Go out and shoot one of the lowest rounds of your life. You must be in the fairways on this course!

Highly Recommend this course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Worth playing"


peterearle's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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Very nice course. Blue tees play very differently from the whites and are a good challenge on a shorter par 70 6,000 yard course. Very nice views especially early on. Bunkers are desert sand and more dense. Bunkers need a bit more care and loving as some bunker walls are washed out from watering I would guess. Greens are overly and very fuzzy and therefore much slower than called for. Putting therefore is more of a guess than a science. Very pleasant day on the course followed by a lovely time on the patio to enjoy a beverage.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course and staff"


rrjohnson's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
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Reviewed on

Beautiful course, awesome views. This is a very tight course with 3 tee boxes. The back tees are 6,000 yards, so not long but very challenging, hit it straight off the tee. My wife and I were paired with two guys from Illinois who were great to play with and our pace of play was just under 4 hours. Maintenance crew on course were very courteous. We played in the afternoon, tee off at 12:39 and were surprised for the fast pace of play. Only minor negative was the green conditions, they were slow and a little bumpy and looked like the may have had some heat stress issues as there were light green spots over most greens. That said the greens in the afternoon can get a little slow. Would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


tonyhaslam's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
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If you want to get better, this course will make you pay attention. If you don’t, you suffer the consequences.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


u000005763091's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
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This is an awesome course in Cave Creek. The layout is so cool and fun. The shape of the course is ok. Greens are slow and grass around fringes a little long but that is forgotten with the scenic view. Bring all ur clubs, the course is short but demands accuracy of the Tee. Tontos Bar and Grill is not like it is named, good food, a little pricey after a round of golf. But I think they cater to resort. Anyhow u’ll have fun playing it.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000007592007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Picturesque Golf Round"


Nicolegolf2015's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
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Reviewed on

Rancho Mañana is a beautiful golf course. The course conditions were excellent and the play was moving at a good pace. When my husband and I were matched with other players, they were all very friendly and fun to play with. We played this course several times while in Cave Creek as we found it the most picturesque and fun to play. It is not a wide open course so it makes it somewhat challenging to play. We loved it. The people at the golf shop were very friendly and helpful. The Starter was always a pleasant person and helpful. Can't wait to come back to play at Rancho Mañana.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



karenlallen's avatar
Skill:  Beginner

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This Course enjoyable to play, staff in Pro Shop unacceptable to deal with."


MSWAZ's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
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This Course was enjoyable to play, but Jennifer in Pro Shop was unaccomdating to deal with.

My clients said, they would prefer to play at a Golf Course that appreciate our business and the way Jennifer treated us was unacceptable.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u9492033's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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