View from the 11th green at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
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4.1
698 Reviews (698)
5 Stars
227
4 Stars
334
3 Stars
97
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
88.2%
Recommend this course
605 out of 698 reviews
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4.0
74 Reviews (74)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.5%
Recommend this course
64 out of 74 reviews
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4.1
116 Reviews (116)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.8%
Recommend this course
103 out of 116 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 6774 yards
Slope 144
Rating 73.3

The golf course at Red Mountain Ranch & Country Club is a beautifully designed layout set against a desert landscape with rock formations, mesquite trees, and cacti. Pete and Perry Dye designed the course, combining both beauty and challenge. This championship course was built on rolling terrain and has large, sharply contoured greens and extensive mounding that is reinforced with railroad ties. There are not only deep sand bunkers but also grass bunkers protecting the greens. There are also four ponds on the course at Red Mountain Ranch & Country Club, but only three create water hazards that come into play on four holes. A notable hole on the course in which water comes into play is the sixth, a hole that has a peninsula green with water surrounding it along three sides.

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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1986) Perry Dye (1986)

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Food & Beverage

Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Reviews

4.1
698 Reviews (698)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Patio Dining 16
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 77
Bunkers 62
Forced Carries 48
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 59
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 33
Locals 32
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 44
Worth the Drive 42
In the 'Burbs 33

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Not a great value

upon arrival found only back 9 open to play due to main water line leak on hole 5 front nine. Not much value in paying this much for summer golf in Arizona and not being able to play entire course. Was given what they called a bounce back coupon will charge a 20 fee to play there again if it is before Sept 15. I feel that due to the price they charged to paly in the summer heat and only being able to play half the course that they should have given a complimentary round of golf as a good fait h gesture to show their commitment too a higher level of customer service, especially in these extreme times with the pendemic and all.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

coarse is dried out

Greens were rough, fairways dead in many spots, bunkers were terrible. No cart girl for drinks, no water on coarse.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Challenging course

We played the Blue/Gold combo tees. Very challenging. Enjoyed the designs and views. Clubhouse and food very good. I look forward to playing there again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Bring your "A" Game!

What a treat test of golf!
You better hit it straight!
Will play the combo tees next time as this 65+ old geezer doesn't hit that far anymore.
They punch Monday so glad I was able to play before that.
If you haven't played here yet, yo need to go try it out.
Have fun and may God bless you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Very challenging course. Definitely a true sonoran desert style course. Course management is a must here or the course will manage you. There is a good reason why this course has a high slope of 144 with a 73.8 rating!

If you think you got great game, this course will most definitely challenge your game. Narrow fairways with lots of hills, a few blind shots with plenty of bunkers and undulating greens will thoroughly test your golf skills.

Greens were nice and fast rolling around 10 or 11. All fairways were green and well kept with hardly any dead or dry spots. Course is long from the championship tees where I played from. Target golf!

No drinking water on the course due to Covid pandemic and no beverage cart. No GPS on the carts.

No PGA tournaments on this course. PGA players do not play on courses with this style of layout as it will make them look average.

Nice course for the price. Every golfer needs to play a course like this to experience a really tough layout and test their game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very Nice Desert Course

An interesting and challenging golf course. Lots of variety from hole to hole, and several scenic vistas. Pete Dye did a great job of designing a course that is playable, but at times, demanding. The course is in great shape. It is well worth the value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great shape

Red Mountain is prob one of the best shape that I have played recently. Staff is always very pleasant, highly recommend in the East valley.

Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Pete Dye Rollercoaster

Course was no walk in the park for the average golfer . Design emphasis is definitely a 150 yd box & approach shot premium wt very few level ground fairways & traps galore .. Course knowledge given by yardage book and starter were extremely helpful. Greens were not easy wt all slopes . I was intrigued wt all the different type of green protectors / hazards used .Played early no food available till after 11am. Would benefit playIng again wt course knowledge gained for sure!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just awesome

Friendly staff, first time playing this course, but excellent where, what an where from staff. That’s what I’m talking about, I Love this action.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart

Red Mountain is a good Pete Dye course that is reasonably priced in summers. Bring your lob wedge if your short irons aren't accurate - you will use it!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful layout

This course I picked because it was both challenging and it had the scenery of the McDowell Mountains in the background. Loved seeing all the houses around each hole and the swimming pools etc, and a couple of holes had very blue water, with turtles swimming. A great experience for my first time golfing in Arizona, and certainly will be back in the near future to play other courses in the area. I had a terrific time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Interesting layout.

Course is fun to play. Takes several times to play the course to learn where to attempt to place your call for the best approach to the greens. The views around the course are beautiful. The bunkers were nice and soft, well maintained. Would recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

First Time and It Was Great

First trip around this course and it was awesome. Lost a few shots not knowing what to hit off the tee as some tee shots do not require the driver...placement becomes important. Pace of play was great, didn't have to wait on any hole, which is good on a hot day. Greens were great...lots of breaks and pace of greens was...QUICK!. Very important to pay attention to not getting above the hole if at all possible. Course requires lots of attention to where to hit the ball, but rewards are there if you get it in the proper position. Will definitely be back to play this hidden Gem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course still

Played here after years away and will be back soon. Tee boxes to greens were excellent. Fairways were wet from night watering making a few new hazards, lol. Course knowledge is still a bonus here, when to leave the driver in the bag or when to go up a club on approaches. Play here and often is my suggestion. Played in just over 3 hours even behind slow groups.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Challenging course, especially the greens

Nice course, somewhat challenging from tee to green and then it becomes real challenging. This is a Pete Dye course and the greens are a true Pete Dye masterpiece. Pace of play was great and due to Covid19 you are able to have your own cart if needed which was greatly appreciated. This is a very nice course and worth every penny no matter what rate you get. Enjoy and have fun.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart

Red Mountain Ranch is a course I golfed frequently 20 years ago. Glad they are now open to the public again. The course was in excellent condition. I enjoyed the greens, fairways and tee boxes. It was a good day, a hot one for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ready for a Challenge?

Course was in good shape, though starting to show some dry patches as the Phoenix area has started to warm up, and we haven’t had rain for months. That said the greens were excellent.

Speaking of the greens. “Diabolical Dye” was definitely living up to the nick name when he designed this course and the greens. Nearly every green is Elevated. Most are narrow too. They were very firm today so, you absolutely couldn’t miss left or right. I’m better than average hitting flop shots. That was my saving grace. As Today, I was a flopping fool.

You are definitely challenged really to hit quality shots into the greens.

Tough as it can be if you’re not striking your irons well, it’s still a course to enjoy. Great scenic views of the nearby mountains and even all the way into the valley on a couple holes.

Enjoy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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