Arroyo/Lakes at Gainey Ranch Golf Club

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6800 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

  • 7600 Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258, Maricopa County
  • (480) 483-2582, (480) 409-4903
  • (480) 991-6121

Year built: 1986
Architect(s): Brad Benz, Mike Poellot
Type: Resort/Private
Style: Traditional
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass
Golf Season: Year round


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


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No tank tops or cutoffs.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6800 yards 71.9 128
Green 72 6252 yards 69.1 124
Green (W) 72 6252 yards 75.7 138
White 72 5790 yards 67.1 116
White (W) 72 5790 yards 73.1 132
Magenta (W) 72 5312 yards 70.2 125

Gainey Ranch possesses three nine-hole golf courses that are combined to form three 18-hole combinations. Each course has a distinct character that provides different challenges. The courses were built on a lush, rolling meadow. The Arroyo Course has a traditional design with one of the most difficult holes of all the courses, the notable ninth hole. It gets its reputation from its tricky island green that is guarded by four greenside sand bunkers. The Lakes Course, true to its name, has plenty of water including dazzling waterways and even a waterfall on the last hole. Combined, the two Gainey Ranch courses create a scenic and challenging round.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Desert Golf rhe Way it Shoudl Be"

Bobemac's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Texas Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

We played the Arroyo and the Dunes nines on a mild and blustery weekday morning. These two golf courses are perfectly manicured

with amazing greens, fairways and tees.

There are many beautiful flowering plants, rocks, and decorative cacti throughout this layout.

The pace of play was well under four hours and there were no distractions here despite the existence of a small army of maintenance workers who did their best to remain invisible.

The Dunes course is relatively short with holes protected by large bunkers and steep berms. Every hole has a dogleg and none are straight


The Arroyo course plays longer, brings water into play, and has more sidehill lies and narrower fairways.

Swede was an affable and helpful starter who later showed up on the course to provide more helpful information. The proshop is fully stocked and the sign in went smoothly.

The have a beautiful clubhouse and the dining room was full at lunch.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

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