Peaks at Tonto Verde Golf Club

4.5627235294 4.6 stars from 5 (400)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6729 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

  • 18402 El Circulo Dr, Rio Verde, Arizona 85263, Maricopa County
  • (480) 471-2710
  • (480) 471-0402
  • www.tontoverde.org
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Year built: 1993
Architect(s): David Graham (1993), Gary Panks (1993), Wadsworth Golf Construction (1993)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Desert
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6729 yards 71.9 129
Blue 72 6370 yards 70.3 126
Combo Blue/White 72 6171 yards 69.2 124
White 72 5892 yards 68.2 119
White (W) 72 5892 yards 74.3 131
Combo White/Green 72 5719 yards 66.8 116
Combo White/Green (W) 72 5719 yards 73.2 129
Green (W) 72 5366 yards 71.3 125
Green 72 5366 yards 65.5 112
Combo Green/Gold 72 5076 yards 69.7 117
Gold (W) 72 4787 yards 68.4 114
Combo Gold/Silver (W) 72 4278 yards 65.1 105
Silver (W) 72 3772 yards 61.6 101

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 400 Reviews
5 stars:
244
4 stars:
129
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

379 out of 399 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers forced carries undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"A vey nice experience"


Blackcld's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens in great shape"


vhynes's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


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


"great value, great features"


pinestone7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden Oasis"


Joicoman's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"never seen anyone after the check in at pro shop"


u000007140449's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



vlynndavis's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Father and Son outing."


dix121908's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


I recommend this course



classic11's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course, staff not so nice"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellence"


Golfer6232's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



lake20629's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u4186611's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Bland"


RedStakes's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



2Ve51gC0's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000007491319's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



sallbright's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Setting"


nealhamblin's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great course"


u000002011131's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent"


u6241849's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great experience in every way!

Highly recommended


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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