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3.9
606 Reviews (606)
5 Stars
127
4 Stars
286
3 Stars
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2 Stars
51
1 Stars
19
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
86.9%
Recommend this course
497 out of 606 reviews
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4.2
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
97.0%
Recommend this course
32 out of 33 reviews
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4.1
80 Reviews (80)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.5%
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74 out of 80 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 6998 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.7

The Duke at Rancho El Dorado is a championship, 18-hole golf facility designed by David Druzinsky. This desert links style course offer generous fairways and a scenic view of the natural desert sage and brush surrounding. The difficulty lies in the slope of putting green so golfers beware.

The Duke at Rancho El Dorado is a par-72 golf course that measures 7,011 yards from the back tees.

After a round on the Duke at Rancho El Dorado, head to Silver Spur Grill for breakfast, lunch or dinner on the patio, which offers vistas of the Estrella Mountains as well as that 18th hole you just wrapped up on.

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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect David B. Druzisky (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim ok.

Reviews

3.9
606 Reviews (606)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 36
Patio Dining 28
Brunch 22
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 61
Undulating Greens 45
Water Hazards 33
This course/club is great for:
Locals 60
Seniors 37
Advanced Golfers 29
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 49
In the 'Burbs 25
Convenient to the City 21

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course is well managed

All of the staff are very friendly, helpful and doing a great job. The fairways and greens are in great condition, The rough is being cleaned up and looking a lot better. The sand traps are in need of more sand and grooming.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good as advertised!

It was our first time golfing at The Duke. I read a lot of reviews before I go somewhere new, and it was as good as most of the reviews stated. Conditions were in good shape from tee to green. The layout is good for all skill levels.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my favourites

In spite of the cold wind , we enjoyed the course . Friendly fairways , the greens are a favourable design — interesting rolls and challenging turns and slopes . . I like these Green’s . This has become right at the top of my favourite courses in the valley . Looking forward to playing again in better weather conditions .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course

Staff are very friendly, pace of play was amazing, never waited at any hole. Course was in good condition, facilities were a little tired, needs some TLC in areas. We golfed with a Hot Deal so happy with our round and price

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good conditions all around

The Duke staff is great, from arrival to departure. Practice areas are in great shape - probably best variety for all shot practice. Course in great shape, very consistent. Speed of play was as expected for a Saturday.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Sunday afternoon

All was good except when we finished at 4:20 the bar was closed and we couldn’t relax and have a beer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

No marshall

I got a nice price because it was late in the day that. I knew I wouldn't get in 18 but has there been a Marshall i might have gotten more than 9 holes . I enjoy the course but pace of play should be quicker than 9 holes in 2.5 hours .

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good condition

Course is in very good condition. Teed off at 12:20 and finished 18 at 4:10. Very friendly staff. Thank you.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

dont play if going to rain

paid to play for a foursome got in 4 holes and it started to lightening so we were waiting in restrooms when a staff member came and told us course was closed and we had to get off. got to clubhouse and they gave me a raincheck for 9 holes and only had a month to use and had to be after 10 am. Would never go back to play if thought might rain. My son works at a course and said that we would have gotten all our money back or given a full raincheck to be used anytime. For that reason I wouldn't recommend this course I am even a gold card member of theirs.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course..played with my wife..sister and brother in law..layout is friendly for novice players..so worked out well..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Duke

Course was in good shape. Not able to drive on fairway yet but looks like soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Cart Path Only

The course was in great shape, best I’ve ever seen; however, when we booked with Golf Now, we were not told it was cart path only. I did not see it stated on their website either. Had we known we would not have played, even if it was free. It was a hot day and we are both in our late,70s and it got to be too much to walk in the hot sun. We had to quit before the round was,over.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
1.0
Previously Played

Play Elsewhere

I’ve played here a handful of times due to how close it is to where I live. Do yourself a favor and play one of the other dozens of better maintained, better staffed courses in the area

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overall great experience.

Fantastic value corse. Very well maintained. The scenery is awesome and the course layout is great. Plays a bit short so I’d recommend playing the black tees for an average golfer. Nice and open relatively forgiving while still offering a nice challenge. Greens were super slow today which is to be expected this time of year. Definitely worth the drive from North Scottsdale.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

course conditions & pace of play

The course was in great condition and we played our round in 3 1/2 hours

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hi, Doug! Thanks for the great rating and review! We appreciate your kind words and feedback! We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado soon for another 5-star experience!

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Best Summer Conditions in Years

I have purchased a Gold Card here in several recent years. It is a bit of a hike down the often busy 347 and it often competes with decent rates and times just around the corner at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes. The Duke also has a i bit of a geographical handicap, sitting in a flood zone that has closed all or at least half of the 18 holes in several recent summers. But this past Saturday it was, as the recent GolfNow reviews advised, in spectacular shape. It can get a little buggy in Maricopa in the Monsoon season but we saw just a few 'skeeters and some fire ants on the driving range. Fairways and tee-boxes had lots of grass and the greens were as good as I can remember them being even in high season. Apparently the Club President had just been by and ordered up a verti-cutting so they should be even better this week.The pace of play was a bit off as no one likes to sit and wait in the swelter of August in the Valley but we got 'er around in four hours. The amenities in the packed clubhouse were solid as usual. Love the Duke at Rancho El Dorado--we'll see you again real soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/23/2019

Hi, Neill! We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado!

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