del Lago Golf Club

3.6071235294 3.6 stars from 5 (635)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7206 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

  • 14155 E. Via Rancho del Lago, Vail, Arizona 85641, Pima County
  • (520) 647-1100, (877) 4335-5246
  • (520) 647-1200
  • dellagogolf.net
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Dick Nugent (2000), Tim Nugent (2000), Wadsworth Golf Construction (2000)
Type: Public
Style: Desert
Greens: Tif Eagle Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda/Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7206 yards 73.9 135
Gold 72 6722 yards 71.1 130
Silver 72 6184 yards 68.4 122
Green 72 5666 yards 66.2 117
Tan 72 5044 yards 70.3 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 635 Reviews
5 stars:
220
4 stars:
308
3 stars:
59
2 stars:
33
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

568 out of 626 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers forced carries water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"5 stars"


Mstpaul12's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Drove down from Phoenix. Enjoyed the round.Bailey was super professional. Course is in great shape. Great value. Super nice layout! 5 stars. Awesome place!


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


"Tough course greens fast"


John1237172's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course continues to improve and get better as spring approaches. The greens were running at around 11 and very quick. I would highly recommend this to anyone coming out and wanting to play a great golf course designed by Pat Nguyent design who design Kemper Lakes in Chicago. The price Is great for this time of year. Well worth it and you will not be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"good layout,not is the greatest of shape"


desertgolfer2882's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

the layout for this course is very good,green are fairly slick and kinda hard to read,but the course has really gone down in terms of the condition it is in and it has been overseeded,has a great layout but it is sufffering from a lack of money being spent to maintain it,most bunkers/sand traps do not have sand in them and the"waste areas" are in horrible shape if a little bit of money was spent here this could really be a gem in the desert,the staff in the pro shop is very nice and the starter is also very nice and very friendly


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course in excellent condition"


haardrock1141's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've played Del Lago 35-40 a year since 2005 and it is in the best condition in those 12 years. The fairways are plush and the greens more receptive than they have been.

After the disaster of last year, the ownership, management and staff undertook an overhaul of everything on the course from the cart paths to the fairways, from removing overgrown bushes to softening the greens, etc.

The course can be challenging but if you follow the USGA suggestion of "playing up" and teeing from the proper Tees, you'll have no problem enjoying the layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



kenfransen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways are great I wouldn't hit out of sand traps to many rocks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/03/2017

The course is in great shape with greens very receptive to the approach shots you hit. I've been playing here for 12 years and it has never been better.

Most of the traps have been redone with new sand. The staff is continuing its overhaul of the entire course.

Definitely worth the trip to play and enjoy.


"2 handicap"


Manelson112's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

If it's going to be cartpath only until Nov 3rd it should say so on the website. For a course that already struggles with pace of play it was a long 5 hours. 3 or 4 of the greens on the back side are unplayable due to damage. For half the money Enke is twice the course. And I used to love Del Lago.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Love this course"


u000006249104's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wish we had known it was cart path only due to overseeding. May have played a week later, The walking was too much. However, this course is so fun and challenging.

We will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



keens724's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



shpratt1959's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was in really good shape - greens were a little fuzzy so they were slower than usual but they had recently overseeded - in another week the place should be outstanding - the only problems we had was our inability to make golf shots. A great course layout that can be challenging but well worth time and money. we will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful fairways"


jgiles1950's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just opened from overseeding and some landscape work. Greens are a little long but within a few weeks I expect this course to be primo. Have played here for years so that should say something about the overall experience.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"New Del Lago Golf Course, Vail, AZ"


John1237172's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Have played this course many times over the past year. Great Track but condition was suspect and greens we bad in late summer. Owner came in and closed course for 5 weeks, over-seeded, new Superintendent, new Golf Operations manager, and the course reopened on the 21st. What a difference. The condition was wonderful and within two weeks will be outstanding. Cart Paths redone, trim work done, range over-seeded in hitting area, just a great course. The track is one of the best in in Southern AZ with a lot of elevation changes and shooting down the canyons on either side. Tough course but many tees. Unless you are a single digit play it from the Silver tees. Gold and Black only for scratch of low single digits. Really worth the trim and money to play this course now.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens improving"


u933898671's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall, this has been a very good layout with above average greens. The greens took a hit from poor watering last spring, and then again with the recent monsoon. I have played four times in past month, and the hreens are finally starting to come back. Definitely worth the fee.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u5023193's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



henryMlopez's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"summer play"


chuckc1947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would say that the course was average for the summer, tho in this case, due to water problems at the course in June, the greens were in poor shape. It was about the worst that I have seen at Del Lago in my years of play there.

However, it was better than a month ago, and a little better than 2 weeks ago.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens in terrible shape"


david5436904's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here many times over the years-the greens are in absolutely terrible shape. Will not be playing here again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"What happenned guys?"


kenneth525's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course a few times and wanted to see what I could do as my skills are improving. The biggest gripe I have from my round is that the greens are in terrible shape. The parts that actually have grass on them were slow and bumpy. The two putt rule would have a good plan had I thought of it at the time. The staff was really nice so that was a bright spot in the day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"What Happened To This Course?"


u000001936185's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played almost every golf course within 90 minutes north and south of Oro Valley over the past 18 months. This was my first time back to del Lago this summer. Not to be mean, but this course should have been closed. Last summer and the year before, these were some of the most beautiful, quick, smooth greens you would always hope to putt on. The greens are now gone. They have been replaced with just a few patches of bumpy grass and mostly barren stubble. The sad part wasn't so much paying $20 to play it nor the travel time of an hour and 15 minutes to get there, as it was the complete waste of an afternoon to play what was once a scenic plush course that has totally deteriorated. I am still in shock over the sad condition, and very disappointed with the time I wasted considering all the other courses I drove past just to get there. In my opinion, there is no excuse as we've had above average rainfall this summer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



smac2917's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens"


john1488172's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greene's are in terrible shape very long and very burned lots of bare spots


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



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