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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 6729 yards
Slope 129
Rating 71.9

The Tonto Verde Golf Club offers two uniquely testing 18-hole championship golf courses, each featuring marvelous vistas, smack dab in the middle of the Arizona desert, which have earned honors for their design and playability. The golf courses were designed by David Graham and Gary Panks, who kept the features created by nature when they put together the Peaks golf course, which measures 6,744 yards.

The two golf courses at the Tonto Verde Golf Club feature desert-style target-golf designs, but the designers ensured that golfers of all levels would be able to play them.

The Peaks golf course at the Tonto Verde Golf Club is laid out shorter and skinnier from the tees than its sibling, the Ranch golf course; however, it doesn't offer any less of a challenge for golfers of all levels.

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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Year round
Architect David Graham (1993) Gary Panks (1993)

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Spa

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

Reviews

4.9
401 Reviews (401)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 23
19th Hole Scenic Views 19
Patio Dining 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 59
Forced Carries 36
Undulating Greens 19
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 46
Locals 33
Advanced Golfers 32
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 59
In the 'Burbs 20

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Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This place gets it

I can't say enough good things about this place. When you arrive at the course, you can immediately tell that you aren't in Scottsdale anymore. We played at 7:00 AM so it was very quiet and still as well as being 10 degrees cooler than in the city. There was hardly anybody there. The range was limited to 120 yards as it was under construction, but at least it wasn't closed completely. No beverage cart in the summer either, however we were told ahead of time so we could stock up before we went out. If you can get past that, everything else about this place is awesome. The course conditions are PURE!! Greens were so smooth and quick. Fairways and tee boxes were green and well manicured. The rough is full and lush. The views on the course are stunning! So many great panoramas of the mountains. We played in 3.5 hours and hardly saw anyone else all day on a Sunday morning. I can't wait to go back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A vey nice experience

Travelled on a Friday. Staff very friendly. Course is what you see is what you get with a good variety of holes. Greens were extremely well kept and putt-able Would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Greens in great shape

The course recently hosted a tournament and it’s in great shape. The greens are very smooth. Any burned spots on the fairway are marked under repair. If you haven’t played here, the course is very scenic. The holes are challenging. There are 5 sets of tees so you can play the right set for you. The course is a little remote but worth the drive.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

great value, great features

From lunch on the patio and a 3 and 1/2 hr round with good friends, could not ask for more.
Course was fair, greens tough to read and fast.
Conditions overall great. Would play it again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Hidden Oasis

Second time playing the course and was in great shape. Has the feel of a private club, out door patio over looking water complex, 18 hole putt putt course, nice practise area. The members are very friendly & staff too. Played the white blue combo at around 6300 yards, as a 11 handicap shot a 83 so picked the right tees. Good mix of holes, don't need driver on every hole unless your a bomber. Greens roll great & are very tricky. Great mountain back drop views. All in all a nice track to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

never seen anyone after the check in at pro shop

We arrived really early so we had a great lunch with Dominique as our server. She was extra friendly and the food was great. From there on our experience was not very good. Told in the pro shop that the starter would get us going and the beverage cart would be available all day out on the course. Never seen either so glad at least there was water on the course. When the temp hits 90+ a beverage cart is a must. The course was in fair condition with lots of dead spots. We played six different courses and this one was in the worst condition. Go for the food and leave to golf at a better venue.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Father and Son outing.

The course was in great shape and the greens were not too fast or too slow, just right for us. We enjoyed the signature holes on the back nine the most, especially the drivable par 4. The Club house and pro shop was well furnished, and a very pleasant experience. All of the staff was remarkably pleasant even though we were non members.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course, staff not so nice

The course is in great shape! It's a very fair course, not one of those target courses. The starter was rather rude. He kept his eye on our group at the range, like he didn't like us being there. We decided to go up to the first tee about twelve minutes before our start time. He followed us up there and chased us away saying "you're too early, there's another group before you." We went back to the practice area and waited until he allowed us to go up there. The group before us never showed up and we had a twosome behind us hot on our tail. If they don't like offering hot deals they should stop. We were all dressed in appropriate golf attire. My husband has a 4 handicap, so it wasn't like we were a group of hacks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellence

Me and my wife just started playing again after a medical sabbatical.
We had a wonderful time, everyone was very gracious and eager to please.
Everything from the condition of the practice area to the clubhouse, the restaurant,
and the pro shop was top notch.
We played the Ranch course, and it was in spectacular condition!
We will be making frequent visits to this club for meals, drinks as well as enjoy
playing the courses as well.
Thanks again for having such a professional and prestine establishment.
William and Lana Webb

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a scenic course and club house! Will make the long drive to play the other course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bland

First word that comes to mind is "bland." Alot of repetitive holes - hit it 260 straight away, then carry a waste area to the green. Very wide landing areas off the tee made for some overall uninteresting holes. Houses line the fairway but aren't really in play. Conditions were nice, staff was friendly and greens ran true. Overall, it's nowhere near the ~$150 price tag typically found online.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Setting

The Ranch course was fairly open, with not much challenge off the tee, but made up for it with large, fast greens with lots of subtle breaks. Course was scenic with mountains all round, although houses lining the fairways. Not intrusive though. Very good course condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course

Played about 30 rounds this winter and this has to be either top course or a close second. Everything was in great shape and the course if beautiful. Some very interesting and challenging holes. Don't pass up an opportunity to play this course if you have the chance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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