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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
85.2%
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475 out of 583 reviews
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4.1
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
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4.5
90.4%
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4.0
91 Reviews (91)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
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Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.1%
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6998 yards 72.7 128
Gold 72 6502 yards 70.4 120
Silver 72 5935 yards 67.4 112
Silver (W) 72 5935 yards 73.1 124
Copper 72 5136 yards 69.4 111
Scorecard for The Duke At Rancho El Dorado Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.7/128 528 415 351 559 177 427 190 407 436 3490 442 417 375 149 535 399 225 456 523 3521 7011
Gold M: 70.4/120 500 390 329 518 169 392 176 378 405 3257 421 387 349 137 497 367 204 422 495 3279 6536
Silver M: 67.4/112 W: 73.1/124 448 369 270 487 140 363 137 353 365 2932 387 347 309 116 452 337 182 390 462 2982 5914
Copper M: 64.2/102 W: 69.4/111 414 341 247 406 104 323 116 303 280 2534 344 295 260 99 392 302 149 345 416 2602 5136
Handicap 3 11 13 1 15 7 17 9 5 8 10 14 18 2 12 16 6 4
Par 5 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 36 72

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

3.8
583 Reviews (583)

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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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
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented On 08/19/2019

Hello, kenfeeney. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado!

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Commented On 08/12/2019

Thank you for visiting us at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado! We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Conditions Excellent
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Commented On 08/12/2019

Hi. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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Course in Great Shape

The Golf Pro staff and the starter's were very friendly and knowledgeable of this great course. It definitely is a course that is forgiving and wide enough with a pull or a mild slice that you don't get penalized by the desert. It is a course that I'll play again and if anyone ask me about a course within 30 or 40 miles in the area I will highly recommend giving this course a try. As the review tile says I was truly impressed of how great a shape the fairways, greens , and tee box's were!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Commented On 07/29/2019

Hi, OBryanMT. 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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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Duke

I have played this course a dozen times or so in the last year. The course today was in excellent shape. The best I have ever seen iy. They have done a great job with the entire course. Keep up the good work.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Commented On 07/25/2019

Hi, winegardbob. 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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Great.

Had a great time nice staff course was good great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Commented On 08/22/2019

Your feedback is important to us and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time here! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing The Duke at Rancho El Dorado.

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Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Pretty Good Shape

For this time of the year, I would say this course is in as good of shape as any course you'll play in the Phoenix area. The greens were punched fairly recently, but putted very good, and will get better. The grounds crew should be congratulated for their efforts This course is very playable for mid-summer's condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Commented On 07/22/2019

Hi zepelin1. 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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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What happened?

I just played here 2 weeks ago and what a change! I've played here 30 plus times and this place has seriously improved.There is grass on the fairways that were all hardpan and dirt.This is a really nice trac now.Keep it up,I'll be back!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Commented On 07/17/2019

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Kickass

Com.e play this course it's long and not easy with it wide fairways your always i. the fairway no it's great check it out.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Commented On 07/15/2019

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing The Duke at Rancho El Dorado.

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2.0
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Previously Played

Poor Condition

The course was beautiful years ago. Today it's not in good condition. Fairways are half dirt. They removed the natural desert plants and flowers that once made this course beautiful. What grass there is in the fairways, they cut so short the ball sits flat on the dirt. Ground is hard. No water in any of the ball washers. The staff is friendly and the clubhouse has good food in the cafe. But the golf is not enjoyable. Price for golf is way too high for this poor quality course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Commented On 07/08/2019

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is extremely important to us and we currently working to get everything up to par. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We are glad to see you rated the rest of your visit to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing The Duke at Rancho El Dorado. We hope to see you again soon.

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Conditions Excellent
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The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Commented On 06/25/2019

Hello, Eddy. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us again soon.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Awesome!!!!!

Course was in magnificent even with the greens being air-rated...was still rolling true. Fairways are in terrific shape and pace of play was good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Commented On 06/27/2019

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing The Duke at Rancho El Dorado.

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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Commented On 07/12/2019

Thank you for visiting us at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Commented On 06/26/2019

Thank you for visiting us at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Commented On 07/15/2019

Hi, Doug. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Duke at Rancho El Dorado.

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4.0
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Greens were fast.

Course was in great shape. The greens are still pretty dry, but the desert areas had recently been graded making it much easier to find your errant ball. Monsoon season starts in about two weeks. So, get out there now before the storms hit.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Commented On 06/26/2019

Thank you for visiting us at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pace of play killed the round

Played front in 1:35, very happy. Made turn and ran into delays on EVERY HOLE. Played back 9 in 3:10 - absolutely ridiculous. No ranger, no beverage cart - I doubt I will play here again unless they make changes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
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The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Commented On 05/30/2019

Hi there - We appreciate the review. You rated us 3 stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Commented On 07/22/2019

Hello, csamuels134. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado!

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day

The round was great from start to finish. Good food, great course and friendly staff. The greens ran true. I'll definitely play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/22/2019

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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