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3.7
1240 Reviews (1240)
5 Stars
250
4 Stars
590
3 Stars
254
2 Stars
81
1 Stars
65
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.6
83.1%
Recommend this course
1010 out of 1240 reviews
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3.8
159 Reviews (159)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
85.5%
Recommend this course
136 out of 159 reviews
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3.7
227 Reviews (227)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
112
3 Stars
52
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
85.0%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7162 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.3

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.

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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
Red (W) 72 5376 yards 70.0 119
Scorecard for Johnson Ranch
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.7/130 420 155 382 396 540 372 382 200 558 3405 606 437 212 421 460 436 185 476 524 3757 7162
Blue M: 70.2/120 395 140 362 375 515 345 350 180 530 3192 551 403 185 398 447 399 153 443 485 3464 6656
White M: 67.8/114 W: 74.4/131 381 131 349 328 463 335 332 151 490 2960 512 383 150 381 442 375 130 421 450 3244 6204
White/Gold M: 67.0/110 340 131 322 328 438 335 332 151 441 2818 478 359 150 381 381 375 130 390 391 3035 5853
Gold M: 65.8/104 W: 70.4/118 340 127 322 300 438 282 245 141 441 2636 478 359 117 317 381 305 119 390 391 2857 5493
Red M: 69.3/114 W: 69.3/115 333 120 315 293 431 275 238 134 434 2573 471 352 110 310 374 298 112 383 384 2794 5367
Handicap 2 18 6 10 14 8 12 16 4 9 5 11 7 3 13 17 1 15
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 36 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 6 18 8 10 4 12 14 16 2 1 9 17 11 7 13 15 5 3

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda/Annual Rye
Golf Season Year round
Architect Kenny Watkins

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt of any color required. No jeans or t-shirts.

Reviews

3.7
1240 Reviews (1240)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 71
Patio Dining 58
Brunch 25
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 130
Bunkers 95
Undulating Greens 79
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 92
Locals 83
Advanced Golfers 63
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 93
In the 'Burbs 78
Convenient to the City 11

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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Value Excellent
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Hit your spots

Was fun on Fathers Day and lil breeze as course made you hit your spots!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 06/18/2019

Thanks for the great review, Joe, we're glad you enjoyed your Father's Day at Johnson Ranch. Come see us again sometime!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 06/13/2019

Hi NoCallaway, thanks for the 4-star review. We're glad to see you enjoyed your round at Johnson Ranch, we hope you'll book another tee time with us soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

no water

No water on course. This time of year water is a necessity. Zero service for beverages. Person in bar didn't even know I existed. Super bad. Course is fun and challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 06/10/2019

Hi Ron, thanks for taking time to leave us a review. We have a water machine with cups and ice in the clubhouse and do our best to let players know there is no water on the course, but we apologize for any inconvenience if this wasn't mentioned before your round. We hope to see you again soon!

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Varity of holes.

It has elevated tee boxes and flat wholes, Love the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 06/07/2019

Thanks for the 5-star review, Charger! Come see us again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Something for all golfers.

Course has an interesting design. The front nine has plenty of elevation and some scenic holes. The back nine is flatter and more traditional. The condition of fairways and greens is good. The only sore spot for me are the sand traps. They are hard packed and void of sufficient sand. Unfortunately this is typical of many Arizona courses.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/30/2019

We appreciate the 4-star review, Rick. Thanks for choosing Johnson Ranch, we hope to see you again soon!

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Changes have been nice

First time I have played in the summer months and was happy to see the course is still in good shape.

I absolutely love the new range ball policy because now there is always good grass to warm up on... Thank you whoever came up with that idea.

I am guessing it’s due to costs, but it would be nice to have a prepared server for the early tee times to get coffee ect, or at least equip the front desk to have a fridge with some beverage options for players who need the hair of the dog to get started. Other than that, the course and experience was top notch

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 05/28/2019

Thanks for the thorough review, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Johnson Ranch! Be sure to book another round with us soon.

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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rushed

My wife and I went and played as a twosome. Got scolded for taking too long even though we kept up the pace to the USGA rules and allowed others to pass if they got close. We had to play on the heels of the group ahead of us in order to keep pace per the marshals requirements.
Overall a beautiful course. Fun. A lot of wildlife. No drink caddy when we played.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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mdeatherton
Commented On 06/12/2019

Hello,
I am sorry if you were rushed. Sometimes it is a fine line between keeping the pace moving and rushing golfers. I Will discuss this with our marshals to ensure they are helping our customers instead of "Scolding" them. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
JR Staff

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Commented On 05/28/2019

Thanks for the 4-star review! We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 06/03/2019

Hi Howie, thanks for taking time to leave us a review on Golf Advisor. If you'd like to speak with someone in the Pro Shop about your experience, please give us a call at (480) 987-9800. We hope to see you back at Johnson Ranch again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 05/21/2019

Thanks for the 4-star review! Be sure to book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Pace of play still an issue

We have played Johnson Ranch several times and the pace of play is an issue most of the time and again on our last visit. This time the non-customer focused attitude approach of the golf shop staff member was well below what we are used to at Johnson Ranch. The fairways and greens were in good shape, the tee boxes were fair to good but the sand traps were absolutely horrible. They should have been marked as GUR as they mostly were.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
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Commented On 05/22/2019

Hi Bob, we're sorry to hear your experience didn't meet your expectations. Customer service is our top priority at Johnson Ranch, and we'd like to discuss how we could go about making things right. Please give us a call at (480) 987-9800. We hope you'll give us another chance soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wish it was closer

This course was very well maintained. The layout of the course provides challenges in a scenic setting. The various tees make the course playable for all level of golfers. I only wish it was in Tucson.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 05/15/2019

Thanks for the great review! We're not in Tucson, but we look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/13/2019

Thanks for the 4-star review!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

Course is in great shape compared to this time in past years I was impressed!! Keep up the good work!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/13/2019

We're glad to hear our hard work isn't going unnoticed! Thanks for the 5-star review, Shypoke. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf Course great value for the money

@play Johnson Ranch Golf Course several times I like it's layout it's in good condition great value for the money

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/13/2019

We're glad to hear it, BigSlik. Be sure to book another round with us soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/06/2019

Hi Rob, we're sorry to see your JR experience left something to be desired. If there's anything you think we could improve, please give us a call at (480) 987-9800.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor conditions

Greens were good. Fairways were in poor shape very hard

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/03/2019

We appreciate the honest review, Poodens. We're working hard to ensure the course is in top shape for all our golfers, and we hope you'll give us another chance soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice track!!

Course is in great shape. Bunker sand is not user friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/03/2019

Thanks for the 5-star review! Come see us again soon.

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/30/2019

Thanks for the 5-star review!

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