Rancho Manana Golf Club

4.3191294118 4.3 stars from 5 (573)
  • 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: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 573 Reviews
5 stars:
263
4 stars:
219
3 stars:
56
2 stars:
23
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

515 out of 570 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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santa100's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best in Phoenix"


u319141803's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
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Reviewed on

You won't find a more scenic course in the Phoenix area. The drastic elevation changes throughout this course make it more challenging than any of the typical desert courses around. The views from most of the areas on this course make you forget you're in the middle of the desert.

If you play a little conservative, you can have a relaxing easy day on the course. If you challenge this course, it can eat your lunch. It's not a long course but it's a tight course.

This is one of the best kept courses in the area, even during the summer, its very green and well maintained. This time of year, its flat gorgeous.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004850569's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful grounds. One of my favorite courses in the area!"


u4186611's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
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Reviewed on

Everything was fabulous except our reservation for the patio was not honored being bumped for a large group. We had specifically picked this course so we could end on their patio for dinner before we headed back to Canada. The front end staff didn't even apologize- where very dismissive - then a manager did apologize and buy us A dessert. It was a let down after a really lovely day. Play was very slow due to one fore some - no Marshall. The players on either side of us were pretty frustrated as well.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Another Great Day Golfing"


jleighton1994's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
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Reviewed on

Fairways were beautiful green, better than any I've played this year in Scottsdale area. Scenic vistas abound.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"I MIGHT recommend this course to a friend. Depends on the friend"


jd6236's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

I'll keep this simple. I enjoyed the course, lots of elevation change and fun views that make for an interesting afternoon, but pace of play issues make this course far from being worth over $90. On a faster day with more space between tee times AND at a lower fee would be a 5 star course. But I can't give them more than 2 when I can't get all 18 in.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


Gigipar's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is interesting because it is set in the desert with great elevations but for real golf I would go elsewhere.

We were paired with 2 women who haven’t played in 4 years and they were there for the views. The course advertises being tops for women but there should be more emphasis on pace of play. What is the purpose of a marshall that doesn’t help move it along. We seemed to have a mower on every hole. When I motioned for him to move, he gave me a bring it on sign. My ball almost hit him!

We won’t be returning.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u000001801214's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
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Very good except threesome behind us were rude and kept hitting into us on several occasions when we could not go any faster due to delays due to frost delays!! DANGEROUS!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u029822439's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
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Reviewed on


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


"Control the Booze supplied to Golfers"


kath4310's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was a group on the course just behind us who we had heard from others that were doing a repeat road for the day and it was apparent that they had visited the beverage cart a few too many times... Even the beverage gal gave us the "I'm sorry" especially when they almost ran into us with their golf cart as they were going the wrong direction after finishing a whole # 13 (then to 16??? hmmmm) They were using the F_ _ _ word, had load music playing and when we were a couple of holes away we could hear them and had to yell at them to be quiet so we could golf.

Why wouldn't your beverage cart gal at least call for a marshall to come and control them as well as make sure they didn't drive home.

we have come to this course every year we're in Phoenix and were disappointed with this behavior.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



jimbo888's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time at the course, got hooked up with two other Canadians from the east, had a blast.

Have buddies coming down from BC........ this course will be on our radar. Thoroughly enjoyed

the round, and will be back for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great views and a fun layout"


Lisa8538436's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
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Reviewed on

I liked that this course had some elevation changes and great scenery. Beautiful quiet location made for an enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Eagle Has Landed"


Don3518529's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

We have wintered in Arizona for the past 4 year and have played Rancho Manana Golf Club many times and never disappointed. Course is in great shape and pace of play was great. Amazing elevation change and best views of the surrounding Cave Creek and Carefree communities. Some interesting holes and a couple of great elevated par 3’s. Be sure to stop at the Rancho Manana Bar and Grill. Great food and drinks. Be sure to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the view of the course and mountains. Thumbs Up!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wow factor- 100"


regeaston's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course and the scenery is phenomenal. Tough course on this old guy, slept well that night. Made sure I had lots of balls to leave behind as not knowing the course is a real negative. I'm sure the second time around would be better.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"great condition and views"


uXMST8964XM's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fairways and greens were in super condition. Great views on most holes. Fairways forgiving on drives. Definitely great value on our afternoon round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful views, average course!"


u000001519954's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on an afternoon that was gorgeous. First off course is beautiful. Some of the best views and sights in the area. Course has extreme elevation changes and is beautifully adorned with plants and flowers.

The course itself is short... like 6000 from tips. It is fairly easy to get around and you shouldn't use a club higher than a 5 iron. Saying that it compensates for being short with being very tight. If you can hit the driver straight you can driver wedge around the course.

Some interesting holes, but overall id recommend for a beautiful afternoon thru the high elevations with beautiful views, but some are pure golf standpoint i'd play somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"One of the best courses in the Phoenix area!"


jgracey5's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
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Reviewed on

We always enjoy playing this course! So beautiful!


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


"NICE COURSE"


getsaround2010's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and the staff fantastic. The only thing I would say bad is the pace of play is slow. We had to wait at least 5 minutes or more on every hole starting on the second tee box. The group of in front of us was waiting on a group in front of them and who knows what was going on beyond them. Didn't see a ranger until well into the back nine. The course is so short (6000 yds.), there really is no excuse. However the weather was perfect and I really enjoyed the day.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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