Golf Club at Johnson Ranch, The

3.7368411765 3.7 stars from 5 (1013)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7162 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

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  • 30761 N. Golf Club Dr., Queen Creek, AZ 85243
  • (480) 987-9800
  • (480) 987-3800
  • www.johnsonranchgc.com

Year built: 1997
Architect(s): Kenny Watkins
Type: Public
Style: Desert
Greens: Bermuda/Annual Rye
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt of any color required. No jeans or t-shirts.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7162 yards 73.3 137
Blue 72 6656 yards 70.7 126
White 72 6204 yards 68.3 119
Gold 72 5493 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 5376 yards 70.0 119

The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch boasts a championship course with a front nine that winds through the Sonoran desert and a back nine that finishes at the base of the bordering San Tan Mountains. Naturally, the first half of the golf course is relatively flat and the latter half has a hilly terrain. In contrast to its categorization as a desert course, this course has grass from the tees to the greens but the cactus-filled landscape definitely implies desert. The greens are quite large and undulating and the fairways are fairly open with generous landing areas. Strategically placed sand bunkers and water hazards come into play throughout the Golf Club at Johnson Ranch.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 1013 Reviews
5 stars:
207
4 stars:
478
3 stars:
202
2 stars:
71
1 stars:
55

recommend this course

817 out of 1007 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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Reviews


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 06/15/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Johnson Ranch. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Decent course for the price but not worth the time or money"


u000004314859's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch was challenging, especially for a novice golfer. The golf carts are extremely slow and sluggish. The plastic railings on the golf cart severely bruised my thigh. Don't expect a beverage cart on slow days. We teed off at noon and met the beverage cart on hole 1 at which time we were informed it was just too slow to stay out there. Not cool. Plan on taking your own water and ice. The clubhouse provides ice water and cups, but the ice they have imparts a disgusting taste to the water. The course layout/hole design is elementary at best. Most holes mimic the others. Johnson Ranch is so far south. Save your time and money and go to another course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 06/15/2018:

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your round with us.


PerezC1979's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 06/15/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Johnson Ranch. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Monday summer golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Summer golf in Arizona equals having the course to yourself. No exception today. Played with w Canadians and a Japanese gentleman. Course was in good shape. Only drawback is the short staffing but is still on par with non-troon courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club At Johnson Ranch on 06/07/2018:

Hello Jimmydwoodjr, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and had a great golf experience. Thank you for playing The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch and we hope to see you again soon!

"Great value."


Shawn9918952's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
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Reviewed on

In decent shape. Could use more water of course but it is June. They stopped putting water coolers on the course which is seriously annoying in this heat. Time to invest some money back into this place.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club At Johnson Ranch on 06/07/2018:

Hello Shawn9918952, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and we appreciate your feedback on the on course water coolers. Thank you for playing The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch and we hope to see you again soon!

"Good time"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed this course and looking forward to playing again. Pace was great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 06/04/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Johnson Ranch. Glad to hear you enjoyed the course. Please come back and visit us soon.

"GOOD COURSE FOR THE PRICE"


bbr956's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape. The greens held well and rolled true. The pace was good even with a lot of people playing. It seemed like a lot of members playing who seemed entitled to do whatever they wanted. Even with those concerns I'll play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 05/31/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Johnson Ranch. Glad to hear you enjoyed your round with us here. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Great Value"


MuellerTime's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Started off in the foothills with some awesome holes playing uphill and then down into valleys below. 9 great holes later played the back nine in level desert style hole layouts. For the money it was a great value. Will be back soon. Grabbed a bite and a beer in the clubhouse and the service was very good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 05/30/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Johnson Ranch. Glad to hear you enjoyed the course. Hopefully you enjoyed the beer and food as well. Come back and tee it up with us soon.


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 06/15/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Johnson. Please come back and visit us soon.


u000005758300's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 05/30/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Johnson Ranch. Please come back and visit us soon.


PaulCon881's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 05/25/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Johnson Ranch. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Burnt Fairway"


rpmotz's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Brunt fairways, one player said because they had 100+ degree weather 4 or so days in row.

Out of the way for anywhere and kind of hard to find.

No military rate. Will not play again. But the layout is nice, but I am sure bye the heat of summer will be worse.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 05/25/2018:

Sorry you did not enjoy your round with us here at Johnson Ranch.

"worst than most"


Meadowlarkhayes'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 05/14/2018
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

This course is being mismanaged by the superintendent. The grass is cut to low to allow it to grow and most likely not enough water too.

Tons of bare spots that have been aerated but not over seeded, no chance these areas are going to grow!

Just played Las Colinas. Lush fairways and great greens. Johnson Ranch management should visit Las Colinas to see how a golf course is maintained. Also, the restaurant closed at 4pm. Plus, no drinking water on the course and the bar cart was nowhere to be seen. 95 degrees that day and no water!

At $20 per round I guess you get what you pay for.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 05/17/2018:

We would like to apologize for the experience you faced while you were here at Johnson Ranch.


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition, staff much more friendly than in the past. We like the layout, and the greens were in good shape. However, our pace was significantly slowed for four holes on the front as we and the threesome in front of us were slowed by a slow-moving fivesome...a situation that could have been avoided by the roving marshal. Also, a continuing complaint my wife has is with the clubhouse women's bathroom, which had one dysfunctional toilet, and the soap dispenser was missing, replaced by a bottle of hand-sanitizer, which is hard to use as a hand soap with water.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 05/14/2018:

Thank you for playing Johnson Ranch. We would like to apologize for the slow pace of play while you were with us. We hope your next round with us is much better.

"Needs some care"


mletrmn's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Easy to find, good price on GolfNow and wouldn't pay full price,check in easy, carts ok and have ball and club washers, bucket for towels, water but no ice found for us, this course needs water containers, tees fair , number 2 white tee is all dirt, fairways pretty dry, greens ok and putt medium, as always, bunkers need sand, roughs ok, for the money that folks pay,the tee markers could be better and easier to find than painted rocks, and no matter what excuse they give there is no reason that we couldn't drive the carts to the parking lot


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 05/14/2018:

Thank you for the review of Johnson Ranch. Glad to hear you enjoyed your round. We have noted your concerns.

"great price"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were in really rough shape. greens were okay


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 05/14/2018:

Thank you for playing Johnson Ranch. We are sorry that you would not recommend Johnson Ranch.

"The golf cpurse at Johnson Ranch"


Wayne3898323's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
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Reviewed on

Overall, a great experience. Love the two different nines ( Mountain nine and links nine). Great time, beautiful views.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 05/08/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Johnson Ranch. Glad to hear you enjoyed your round with us! Please come back and visit us soon.


Edcervantes's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 05/08/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Johnson Ranch. Please come and visit us soon.

"Very disappointed"


Shypoke55's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am a regular here at this course I always bring my visiting guests to play here and I have hosted several weekend games with multiple foursomes who hang out at there Terrace and I also spend an amazing amount of money in there bar and restaurant I am a very out going person and welcome people by smiling and giving them a happy welcome when they walk by me anywhere on this property!! I had a player not show up Saturday and they want me to pay for the no show that’s fine if that’s how they want to treat there good loyal customers by kicking them in the teeth for all the good they try to do!! No wonder they are struggling to survive!! Am I upset you Darn right I am probably more than upset I may consider never coming back!! We went to the Links at Queen Creek Yesterday we had one player who had a family emergency and they didn’t charge me for him!! Only the 3rd time I have ever played there!! There were 7 of us instead of the 8!! We will be back because they showed compassion for there customers!! Thanks to the Links and there amazing service with a true smile and appreciation for there customers!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 05/08/2018:

We would like to apologize for the confusion and for you feeling as if we do not care. We care about you and your loyalty. We have that policy set in place, so that we can secure the best tee times for our guests. Please feel free to call the pro shop to discuss your round with us.

"Friendly staff, great course with views"


cil3kxh's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Every time I play Johnson Ranch the staff is very friendly and helpful. The front nine has nice views from elevated tee boxes. The back nine is a ground level course. The greens were well maintained. I would recommend this course. They include free range balls and gps on carts. Great value!! Pace of play was slow though.


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


Response from The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch on 05/08/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Johnson Ranch. Glad to hear the staff was friendly and helpful. Please come back and visit us soon.


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