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3.9
1528 Reviews (1528)
5 Stars
339
4 Stars
719
3 Stars
303
2 Stars
92
1 Stars
75
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.6
86.8%
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1266 out of 1528 reviews
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3.9
174 Reviews (174)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
86.8%
Recommend this course
151 out of 174 reviews
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4.0
283 Reviews (283)
5 Stars
87
4 Stars
126
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
88.7%
Recommend this course
251 out of 283 reviews
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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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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.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.9
1528 Reviews (1528)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 71
Patio Dining 58
Brunch 25
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 130
Bunkers 96
Undulating Greens 80
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 92
Locals 83
Advanced Golfers 64
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 93
In the 'Burbs 78
Convenient to the City 12

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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 83
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Ok, if you like to play in 5+ hours

Ungodly slow! At 3 hours, we were on hole 12. Lots of poor players who hit lots of balls...but everyone must wait at least 10 minutes at the tee. Do not recommend.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 77
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/05/2020

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Very Slow Play

Course was in decent shape but the pace of play was terrible and there was no marshal to move the slow groups along. No food or drinks on the course and don’t try to call this place they never answer the phone and if they do you will be put on endless hold.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/28/2020

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your feedback regarding pace of play, and we will work to make improvements for the future. We are working hard to deliver exceptional service to all, especially during this unprecedented time. We hope to see you back here again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great front 9!

The front nine makes this work the trip! Great views and lots of elevation changes made this course memorable. Less so the back 9 or pro shop staff.
Didn't seem terribly interested in our visit to be honest. The starter was friendly which was welcome. Overall good value for what we paid to play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/28/2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We are always glad to see our golfers! We hope to have you back here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Johnson Ranch Always Fun

There was some aeration around the greens and fairways but the greens made up for that

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Thank you for visiting us at The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 77
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/17/2020

Thank you for visiting us at The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 11
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/17/2020

Hi degeydave. Thank you so much for the great rating. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 11
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/09/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, degeydave! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course and beautiful views

First 9 holes were really beautiful. Several were on side of mountain and you tee off with great view down into easy valley phoenix area. Second 9 holes were a little more typical of a neighborhood golf course but were in good condition and plenty challenging. Easy to check in and really friendly staff. Played single and was paired with three really nice people. All in all a great round of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/09/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback and a review!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Staff

We tried calling for two days prior to ask a question and we were never able to talk to anyone over the phone. When we arrived the day of our tee time we asked the guy behind the counter about it and he told us they have a answering service that answers their phone calls . I mentioned we had callled numerous times during the day and his response was well I can’t help you . We also asked if they had any PGA/LPGA playing privileges and his response was we needed to call first!!! When I informed him that we have been trying to call and nobody answered . The guy was just rude and our group won’t be coming back. There is way to many other courses in the valley that have better service!!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/21/2020

I wanted to give my most sincere apologies for your experience. I have addressed the problems with our General Manager so we can correct these problems. Please feel free to contact me anytime.
Mike.eatherton@aol.com
Mike Eatherton
Head Golf Professional
The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch

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Commented on 06/17/2020

Hello. Thanks for the review. We apologize that you had this experience. We work hard to accommodate to every golfer, and ensure they are treated with the utmost respect, and with great customer service. Please feel free to reach out to us in the golf shop, or via social media to discuss this matter further, and how we can improve for the future. We hope that we see you back here for another round soon, and thanks again for coming out.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Although it's a long drive from West Mesa, I really like playing this course. Hole 2 (elevated tee box to a gorgeous par 3) and hole 3 (right dog leg that if you crush your drive, you easily pitch up for a birdie opportunity); both these 2 holes are my favorites. The course was not is as good a shape as it's been previously and it looks like they've been aireating around the greens and there are alit of mud clumps. Pitch onto the green from your approach and no problem. :-)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/09/2020

Thanks for taking the time to drive out to our course for play! We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you back here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Good layout with good couse conditions.

Arrived fifteen minutes early and was paired up with two others. We had a good round and moved as fast as possible with a foursome of fast players behind us. We finished in three hours . The course is an hours drive away but will play again soon..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/09/2020

Thank you for visiting us at The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very good course!

My wife and I played yesterday and a great time. Pace of play was a little slow, but otherwise the course is in great shape and offered a good challenge. Staff is extremely friendly!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/02/2020

We are so glad you enjoyed our staff and had a great time on our course! We're looking forward to your next visit soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tee times WAY TOO CLOSE TOGETHER

Waited on every single tee box. For quite awhile. They need to make them every 10 mins instead of every 7 mins. Sand traps are awful. Complete concrete. Other than that, it’s a fairly nice course with some fantastic views. Hole #2 is the best hole on the course with a beautiful elevated tee box on a par 3. We like it, but they definitely need to improve a few things. Oh, and there isn’t any beverage service on the course....that sucks.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/09/2020

Thanks for your feedback. We will use these to make some changes, and we hope to have you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/01/2020

We appreciate you rating us, and hope to see you back here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

This is a great course. It is in excellent condition and very well maintained. It is not an overly difficult place to play but the greens can be very challenging. Overall one of my favorite places to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, degeydave! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Thanks for taking the time to rate us 5 stars! We look forward to your next round!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0

Absolutely disgusting.

Tee time on Sunday 8:36. Finally teed off at 9:10. At least 1 group most times 2 backed up on every hole STARTING with hole 2. Paid for 18, left at the turn. Absolutely poorly ran and wouldn’t recommend to anyone not looking to play a 6 hour round. Zero rangers and/or beverage cart. Waste of money and time.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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