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4.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7058 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.7

Verde River Golf & Social Club (formerly known as Tegavah Golf Club and Vista Verde Golf Course) has a desert style layout that features panoramic views of Four Peaks, the Superstition Mountains, Weaver's Needle, and the Tonto National Forest. In addition to the scenery, the golf course also presents interesting challenges such as subtle contours and desert wasteland areas that guard the holes. The greens lead to generous landing areas that require precision and length. Although only one water hazard comes into play on one hole, there are several sand bunkers strategically situated throughout. Verde River Golf & Social Club offers five sets of teeboxes to offer suitable challenges for players of all skill levels and abilities.

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Course Details

Year Built 2006
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ken Kavanaugh (2006) Tom Lehman (2016)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code No denim, No blue jeans, & No Cut offs. Collared Shirts are required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.9
438 Reviews (438)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
19th Hole Scenic Views 12
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 73
Undulating Greens 58
Forced Carries 55
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 78
Advanced Golfers 54
Locals 49
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 86
In the 'Burbs 23
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 39
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day at Verde

Verde River was on day 3 of a 4 day trip to the east valley..and it did not disappoint. The course was in AMAZING condition! Greens were fast and firm, the fairways and tee boxes were in perfect shape...we were not disappointed with anything about our experience. Definite MUST PLAY if you are out there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best value in Scottsdale

I will be very sad the day this course goes Private. I play weekly and I feel this is the best value of any course in the valley. I have played it 4 times since overseed Oct 2019 and it dazzles every time. The course was perfect on my latest visit 2/15. Greens rolling fast at about a 12. The grass is perfectly manicured. The course is literally perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fantastic property

The environment and staff is second to none. The course is amazing, perfect shape, not a blade of grass out of place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course layout and scenic desert beauty

This course was our favorite! It was beautifully manicured and the beauty of the desert was woven into every hole. It was challenging but fair. We will golf here on each of our trips to the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Quebec Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great desert setting

Verde River is a fun course in the Rio Verde area; great mountain backdrops abound and the course conditions were impeccable.

The layout is great, wide, fun and the desert areas are clean and manicured.

Possible improvements: a few more elevation changes and/or elevated teeboxes so we can see more of the mountains around. Also a few holes (notably 18) could use more distance markers.

Worth the detour if you get the change to play it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another Beautiful Course

I'm falling in love with this course.

It's beautiful and challenging. The roughs aren't so rough that I can't go find a ball (which is nice because lost balls add up to $$)

The course was in overseed mode, making the fairways and greens a bit sticky. Which meant not much rolling taking place.

I do wish the food and beverage cart had more food to offer. The protein box (hard-boiled egg, slices of salami, little blocks of cheese and some pistachios) didn't cut it. Ordering from the bar doesn't work when you're only playing 9 holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

EXCELLENT CONDITIONS!

I played Verde River on June 29th and it was in unbelievable shape! The clubhouse is amazing and the staff treats everyone like a member. Great layout as well! This place is VERY underrated in the Phoenix area and I would recommend to all!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First time at Verde River will not be the last!!

Very impressed!! The facility is top shelf from start to finish. The staff was incredibly friendly, especially considering we were guests at a semi-private club. The course was fantastic in all regards - layout, design, conditioning, and scenery. This course is a little more forgiving off of the tee than say Troon or Quintero, but that maybe even added to the appeal as we did not spend much time looking for balls. We teed as a twosome at 8:30 and never saw another group all day. The greens were fantastic and the bunkers in awesome shape. This is a premium course without the premium price tag. Play it while you can before it becomes fullly Private.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 72
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Golf Course

very nice golf course,pro shop staff very nice,beverage cart also very nice,greens in good shape and tee boxes also in good shape as with desert(phoenix/tucson) courses this time of year some patchy places due to the turnover from the overseed to the summer,bermunda grass,and overwatering to keep it green bur over not in bad shape for the price

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great staff, nice course

Verde River is off the beaten path, but truly worth it! This course is about 10 miles East of Troon nestled in the Trilogy at Verde River community.

The second you arrive, the friendliness of the staff was welcoming. Born and raised in NYC, coming out here is truly refreshing.

I was the first tee time at 6:40am and was paired up with 2 Arizonians who were great. I need to rent clubs and was supplied with Titleist AP1 irons and 917 woods. The outlay of the course was amazing. From tee to green everything was pristine. This course has gone through a number of name and layout changes. This Tom Lehman redesign is great. Though there is a lot of construction going on (houses being built on the course, not on the weekends), the course was in great shape.

Even though it was a little bit of a hike for me, I will definitely come back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Golf Experience

This golf course layout is not amazing (eg top 200 worthy), but everything else about it is fantastic.

The layout is approachable and scorable, the conditioning is amazing, amenties are great, and the pace is typically good. I was able to get a rate of 70-80 as a single both times I played recently, which I thought was good value for an AM round in peak season.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Verde River Must Play!

Wow..our foursome was very impressed with Verde River. The greens were in excellent shape, by far the best we played in the east valley. The layout was challenging yet very fair and very fun. the views are second to none and yes you have to drive a little ways out to play it but it was worth every penny. highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 504
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

New clubhouse, new vibe at Verde River

Although the general public won't get full access to the new clubhouse facility that opened in mid-January, they will get to use enough of it to enjoy it. It's a beautiful facility that's a great addition to a solid golf course that's been operating under three different names in a decade since opening.
The greens were the best of the four courses I played on my most recent trip to Scottsdale. That's saying something, considering I played the Stadium course at TPC Scottsdale less than a month before the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Construction sounds - trucks, hammers, etc. - sometimes intrudes on the Verde River experience, but for the most part, the new homes that have been built or are being built are far enough away not to bother golfers or block the views of the surrounding mountains.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/23/2018

Hi Jason! Thanks so much for the great review - just checking in to let you know that from January 31st, Alvea Spa and Wellness, and Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap warmly welcome all public guests. We hope to see you soon!

Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cart path

Still cart path only. Course rough in spots. Little expensive for cart path only. Still a very nice course

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

Great course with awesome views of the mountains. Great layout with some challenging holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a GREAT Course!

It has been 4-5 years since I have played Verde River under other owners. WHAT A GREAT IMPROVEMENT!!!! I did not recognize the whole venue. The Pro Shop was super nice, he communicated to the starter that I was early. The range was not open and the Pro and Starter helped me to get off earlier. I thought that showed EXTRA EFFORT for myself. It was very much appreciated!
Three holes were closed but reopen in October. All I can is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 290
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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