Peaks at Tonto Verde Golf Club

4.4867705882 4.5 stars from 5 (380)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6737 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

  • 18402 El Circulo Dr, Rio Verde, Arizona 85263
  • (480) 471-2710
  • (480) 471-0402
  • www.tontoverde.org
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Year built: 1993
Architect(s): David Graham, Gary Panks (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 6737 yards 71.8 133
Blue 72 6342 yards 69.9 126
White 72 5952 yards 67.5 122
Red 72 5396 yards 67.8 119
Red (W) 72 5396 yards 70.1 119
Gold (W) 72 4791 yards 67.2 106

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 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 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: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 380 Reviews
5 stars:
229
4 stars:
126
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

361 out of 379 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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"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



brett3060637's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Desert Gem"


Jeffrey8769895's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although far off the beaten path this is worth the drive. Excellent staff, amazing layout, and great conditions. This course has all the markings of a classic desert layout


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tonto Verde is great value"


u000002934971's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tonto Verde is a great value. The course is very interesting and in great shape. The staff is helpful and friendly. It was a thoroughly enjoyable golf experience for much less money than equivalent courses in Scottsdale. Tonto Verde is a hidden gem.


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



ryanfoley9's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



uGHWB3152GH's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good course. Good variety from hole to hole. Beautiful vistas. Tonto Grill is outstanding.. Very friendly staff. Very fun putting course. Well worth the drive. Great value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Worth to play the Peaks"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

A bit too slow but the field is in top shape. When it’ S sunny some viens are awesome!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging yet fun"


Clawman1958's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good shape. Scenery was spectacular! Pace was good - played in under 4 hours. Enough different holes to keep it interesting.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very nice layout"


Bob3191869's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoy playing Ranch Course as alway. Great shape

And really enjoy layout of this particular course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth The Drive!"


CharlieM62's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Second of three for WMPO weekend, and I'd say the best overall value. Fairways are tight, shot placement is important with hazards. Greens were in fantastic shape. Note, this is a members club that has public tee times. Often the members are a bit standoffish to the public, but not here. EVERYONE was super friendly!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Herbie2's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



rossblake's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Guy1713822's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Will Play Again"


CoachSchneider's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course and greens were in great shape.

Playing it more than once can help knowing what shots to make from the tee


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u9081747's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. Pace of play was posted at 4 hr 15 minutes. Exactly right.


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


"Are visitors welcome?"


joseeleclerc's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Outstanding facilities, we felted very wecoleme at first after a short warmup we were invited to start 22 min early of our scheduled tee time ...that have probably confused the management, thinking that we were slowing the course down for everyone behind us. It came to a point that the course marshal wanted us to picked up our ball and move ahead for no reason whatsoever, this dispute affected the rest of our game in a fake rush. even the twosome trailing us never caught up just... to show you!

hope this will be a lesson to learn( food for tought!)


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Favourite course"


u000007436273's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My new favourite course here in the Scottsdale area. Great deal on GolfNow. Course was in excellent condition. Good pace of play. No complaints at all. Will return


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


"Nice play to play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First game in Arizona of my life and I was not desapointed. Nice fairways and greens are not too fast but tough to read. Back nine is nicer than the front nine.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



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