Dunes/Arroyo at Gainey Ranch Golf Club

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6662 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 70.8
  • Layout

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

Year built: 1983
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 6662 yards 70.8 130
Green 72 6133 yards 68.4 121
Green (W) 72 6133 yards 75.7 134
White 72 5681 yards 66.6 114
White (W) 72 5681 yards 73.2 128
Magenta (W) 72 5151 yards 69.7 120

There are three nine-hole golf courses at Gainey Ranch, which are played in three different 18-hole combinations. The courses were built on a rolling landscape of green meadow. The unique character of each course provides plenty of different challenges. The Dunes Course is surrounded by desert and puts great emphasis on shot accuracy off the tee. The greens on this course also require a gentle touch. The traditional layout of the Arroyo Course is the longest of all the courses at Gainey Ranch. It also features an infamously difficult ninth hole. It is notable for its peninsular green that is well protected by four greenside bunkers.

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

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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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