15406 N Maricopa Rd, Maricopa, Arizona 85139, US
(480) 802-5000
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About Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel & Casino

Harrah's Ak-Chin Hotel & Casino, part of Caesar's Entertainment, is a 500-room casino hotel property on the Ak-Chin tribal ground in Maricopa, just south of Phoenix, Arizona. The hotel is located near Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, one of the top-rated Phoenix-Scottsdale golf courses that features an Australian Sandbelt-inspired design. Harrah's features live table games as well as a spa and outdoor pool. There are six dining concepts highlighted by a fine dining option, Chop, Block & Brew. For live entertainment there is also a show lounge with national acts on the schedule.

Facts

Price Range$$
Property Class★★★
Year Opened1994
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Buffet, Bar, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
CasinoYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No
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4.4
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Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well done!

1st timer, Fantastic staff from the welcome/cart guy, through the pro shop and into the beautiful Arroyo Grille! course in great shape... fairways... bunkers... greens... tee boxes. Just try and stay OUT of the bunkers and you’ll absolutely love it!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/14/2020

Thank you for the review! Glad you came down to play. Happy Golfing!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A few days after aeration.

Course was in great shape! Greens were better than expected and just a few days after being punched. We had a great time!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/21/2020

Thank you so much for your review! Our team works hard to give a great experience and we greatly appreciate you letting us know your thoughts! Happy Golfing!

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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

VERY CHALLENGING

The "recreational" golfer will find this course very difficult. No doubt the temperature which hovered around 115 degress contributred to this challenging design. Lots of bunkers in landing area of tee shot for all levels of players and all greens heavily bunkered. I agree that the course is ranked #4 in Phoenix area. Well deserved reputation. GREAT FOOD and SERVICE with inside dining now being offered. THANKS

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/21/2020

Thank you so much for the great review! We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we are doing. Happy Golfing!

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Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Perfect!

The course is in absolute perfect shape. The staff is always friendly and very knowledgeable. The practice faculty is always maintained as good as the course. I can’t rave enough about ACSD!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Awesome Course, Awesome Staff, But...

I love this course! No BS, just a great track and a great test of golf. The staff is always super friendly and professional. I've played over 80 golf courses in this state, and Southern Dunes is number one on my list, but, there is one thing...You guys should consider not using Armour All on your carts, particularly on the seats and steering wheels. That stuff really screws up the feel of golf grips. After the first two holes, I took my towel and a bottle of water to wash everything down just so I wouldn't get any on my hands, so that I could swing my clubs normally. A small thing I know, but it really makes a difference. I wonder if other players have mentioned it to the staff there. Other than that, the course is tremendous.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 76
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor

Rough

tee boxes very rough and unlevel. Fairway below par, greens impossible to hit for a par.
I would choose a different coursr right now..

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

well worth the drive

Course was great, conditions were wonderful, rate of play as a single was perfect. If there was anything that could make the day better would be that the greens were a little faster. But it's Arizona and it has been 116, though today was much cooler 109. Worth the hour + drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

If You Like Sand, This Course Is For You

Pros:
The greens had been recently punched, but still rolled well.
Plenty of bottled water on the course.
Average practice facility.
The grille food is adequate.

Cons:
The location is difficult to get to.
The course is mostly sand, with grass added.
Many mosquitoes and biting flies.

Summary:
A different cup of tea. Not for everyone.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

GReat course if you like left to right doglegs

Layout was good but definitely a faders course. Only three holes were drawers holes. Course in Good condition, pace of play was good, but got taken at the arroyos grille. $8.79 for a mediocre hot dog at the turn and $28. For 4 draft beers on the 19th hole. Unacceptable!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Incredible course and friendly staff.

This was my first time playing this course along with the 3 other players in my foursome. The course was playable, the greens were perfect and the staff was amazing. I’ll be back again very soon! One of the best courses in Arizona in my opinion.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

This course is incredible!

We played the tips. A few brown spots in the fairway, but overall, the course was in great condition! Greens were in great shape and were rolling nice. This was my first time playing and I will certainly be back! Highly recommend this place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 72
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Must play

Staff is friendly and knowledgeable
Cart was clean
Layout is great , plenty of tee boxes to fit everyone’s game
Course was airified about two weeks ago but greens were great , rolled true and at a good pace
Only in 2 green side bunkers and they were fine
Fairways above average for this time of year
Water stations every 3 -4 holes
Played front 9 in 1:55 but back nine took almost 3 hours to play
6 sets of tees , course plays between 7500 and 5000 yards

I play every time I come to the Phoenix area

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course and in good shape and providing a great day of golf with friends. Staff real nice and rangers working the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great layout and summer conditions!

If you are playing golf in the Phoenix valley you need to check out Southern Dunes. This course features an amazing layout and the conditions are always top notch. Every staff member we interacted with truly wanted us to have a great time. I would recommend this to anyone in the area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 172
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
First Time Playing

Pure Golf Experience

I was pleasantly surprised with my golf experience here. This is just a pure, solid golf course. Nothing gimmicky or over the top. Just a good play. Some grip it and rip it holes and others were club and shot selection are at a premium. Conditions were about as good as you can get. I also like the abundant trees surrounding the course which isolates you from the desert and gives it a little more of a different feel from the many desert courses in the area. All in all a good value and would put it on my must play list if in the Phoenix area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Loved the layout!

Challenging layout that will play tricks on the eyes from the tee box. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. from the people in the pro shop checking you in, to the starter, beverage cart ladies, and a gentleman that we saw no less than three times to bring around cold bottled water. Absolutely fantastic experience from layout, to service, to pace of play. Worth the drive to desert gem, for sure. Thank you Southern Dunes for a first class golf experience. I highly recommend this course and the experience that it offers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

my day

was a good day. Course was not in as good of condition as in the past. Greens ran a little slow but were true . Really enjoyed my round

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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