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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Reviews

4.4
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Reviews 7
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 4
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 4
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 74
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 13
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 44
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 176
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
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf during covid 19.

Course in great shape. Starter was very helpful. Dunes everywhere and played my share of recovery shots.
2 recommendations: create a Blue/White tee and slope accordingly- 6,200–6,300 yds.
5 holes over 406 yds- just too much to score for 73.yr. old with a 11 handicap.

Second idea: I’m done with the round and go to drop off my clubs at the club drop and return the cart to the barn. A worker stops me just as I approach the clubhouse and informs me he has to take the cart RIGHT THERE!- covid #19.

So, I have to carry the clubs 200 -250 feet to the club drop with a sandwich and drink cooler. It’s 97, I’m 73, a brand new knee 4 months ago.
You get the point.
Somebody wake up!
Otherwise, loved the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging

This course will challenge your game. Between the long par 4s and fairly tight fairways then add the wind it will humble you. Depending on what tees you play it’s easy or challenging. I play from the golds. If you’re a low single digit handicap don’t even try from the tips.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very fun course with pace-of-play problems

First visit, and our group really liked Southern Dunes. It has a lot more grass than most desert courses and a fun layout. In many ways, it was better than expected. The only downside was pace-of-play. We had 5 groups backed up on No. 12 so we turned around and played the front nine again. We mentioned the problem to the starter (we never say a Marshall on the course, but there were several folks delivering ice-cold water), and the starter said that the back 9 always backs up. He said that the members/regulars often play the front 9 twice because the back 9 gets so slow. Disappointing that they know the problem exists but let it persist. If we get the first or second tee time of the day, we may return--the course itself is fantastic.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun in AZ

Well worth fighting the valley traffic to play SD. Course is great, condition is always A1.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course!

I’ve played this course several times on trips to AZ. It has never disappointed! Very well taken care of! Staff was friendly. Loved that there was free bottled water at various holes on the course. The beverage carts made rounds just the right amount and they had margaritas on tap!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

AK Chin Fantastic

Course was in excellent condition and layout was very interesting and challenging. Practice facilities were great. Staff were very friendly.

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