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Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.8
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.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7058 yards 72.7 138
Gold/Silver 72 6757 yards 71.3 132
Silver 72 6561 yards 70.1 129
Silver (W) 72 6561 yards 77.7 137
Silver/Copper 72 6339 yards 68.7 124
Copper 72 6043 yards 67.6 117
Copper (W) 72 6043 yards 74.7 124
Copper/Teal 72 5615 yards 65.2 111
Copper/Teal (W) 72 5615 yards 71.7 124
Teal 72 5161 yards 62.7 108
Teal (W) 72 5161 yards 68.5 115
Scorecard for Verde River Golf & Social Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 72.6/137 382 409 207 519 126 468 587 348 416 3462 189 460 549 189 434 335 614 396 429 3595 7057
Gold/Silver M: 71.0/130 337 382 207 519 126 446 569 348 396 3330 145 433 506 189 359 335 585 396 429 3377 6707
Silver M: 69.9/127 W: 76.7/134 337 331 190 503 120 446 569 303 396 3195 145 433 506 170 359 310 585 375 409 3292 6487
Silver/Copper M: 68.5/123 W: 75.0/131 337 331 175 503 120 414 548 303 353 3084 145 395 506 152 359 310 560 375 379 3181 6265
Copper M: 67.3/116 W: 73.6/128 295 295 175 465 109 414 548 269 353 2923 116 395 475 152 326 279 560 348 379 3030 5953
Copper/Teal M: 65.0/110 W: 71.5/123 209 295 139 465 109 414 411 246 353 2641 103 317 475 152 326 279 513 348 341 2854 5495
Teal M: 62.6/106 W: 68.7/120 209 295 139 419 97 304 411 246 308 2428 103 317 405 134 298 244 513 300 341 2655 5083
Handicap 9 11 13 5 17 3 1 15 7 16 6 4 18 12 14 2 8 10
Par 4 4 3 5 3 4 5 4 4 36 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 9 15 5 17 1 3 13 7 16 10 4 18 12 14 2 6 8

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.

Reviews

4.8
432 Reviews (432)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 72
Undulating Greens 57
Forced Carries 54
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 78
Advanced Golfers 54
Locals 49
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 85
In the 'Burbs 23
Convenient to the City 6

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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
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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
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
Played On
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
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

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
Played On
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
Played On
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
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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!

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Played On
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
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
Played On
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
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
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
Played On
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
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
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Friendliest staff in valley

I've played this couse many times this summer via Hot Deals. The staff treats you like you belong, the food is excellent, and the pace is always quick. The only negative is no practice area and 3 holes are closed, so replay 3 instead.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Amazing View of Mountains

Verde River has amazing views of the mountains and a very solid layout. When I played about 5 holes were under construction, so I did not get the full experience. Greens and bunkers were what you would expect from a nice course. Worth the drive.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Course was very challenging. Playing it a 2nd time would be more fun because you would have a better idea as to where to play you shots.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course, but greens too fast...

Course is in pretty good shape, fairways maybe a little dry, but the greens were the problem - too hard and fast, did not make for an enjoyable round.

New layout is nice, staff is friendly, but it's still a diamond in the rough.

Worth the drive, would go back if they let their greens grow out a little more. We all know water is a limited resource, especially in AZ, but they seem to be limiting it even further than other courses.

I will have to check if they have updated their GPS on-course coordinates recently, as a few holes were off for most standard personal GPS devices. NO GPS in carts either.

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

Greens

Greens were very inconsistent
The layout has changed for the good

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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