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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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Enjoyable, challenging

As all Troon course , a quality experience . Conditions throughout the course are excellent . We always like to come back here for an excellent experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent

Off the beaten path, excellent course. Bunker placements make scores go through the roof. Management is very thoughtful: by renting clubs, two sleaves of balls and a golf cart are provided for free. What a great place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 02/09/2020

Scott3304177, Thank You for the kind words! Hope to have you back soon. Happy Golfing

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Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful golf course, excellent condition, very fast green and lots of bunkers

Very good golf course however the pace of play is a bit too slow. The marshall can do a better job. Bunkers need more attention too as a number of them have a lot of stones and pebbles in there. Overall a great golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

Friendly staff, really nice clubhouse and 19th hole, course was excellent. Stay out of the traps and it's not overly difficult, but that's the trick!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Day

Course is in great shape. Traps everywhere. Sand is sticky when wet. Bring your driver, nice wide fairways. But, be careful there are some t shots where you need to keep the big dog in the bag.

Pace of play was great. Ranger out and about but not needed when we played. Employees were very good.

Nice bonus. Spent money in club house received two free tickets for Waste Management tournament.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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
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Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Will Be Back

Played this course in 2004 when it was still private. New owners have done a great job improving the layout, building a great clubhouse, and expanding the practice area. A must play course if you're in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Played lousy on a great course

Fun day of golf on a great course and I played lousy. Sand ate my lunch! Still enjoyed the visit and nothing negative except my game

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Over kill

Great facilities. The staff was exceptional from the golf folks to the waitress and everyone we met. I know the name includes”Dunes” but this was over kill. Way to many sand traps for the good to average to beginners. The traps had too many various textures. Some were packed tight and some were soft and fluff. Very difficult to be consistan out of the sand.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Favorite daily fee PHX course

Never lets me down. Reasonably difficult but fair. Short holes have tough greens, long holes have mild greens. Lots of bunker carries off the tee which I like. Greens fast and true. Always make a tee time at SD when I am here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Sandy test

This was my first time around southern dunes. The layout is great. Tons of sand and some difficult sight lines. Bunkers were in great shape. Greens were a little bumpy And tough to read but it was end of season Bermuda. Would def come back and try to go lower...

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

Great value, Great course

First time playing at this course. Course was challenging and fun. Definitely makes you choose wisely at to what club to use off the tee. Greens were in great shape, as well as the fairways and tee boxes. Except for the tips on #18. Needs work! Maintenance promptly moved out of the way and shut off machines when golfers approached. Course was in great shape for the middle of July! Can’t wait to get back and play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Worth the drive down to play this course. Pace of play for a Saturday was awesome. Course in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Tough course with lots of bunkers and firm greens.

This course is very challenging with many bunkers, ample fairways and we'll guarded greens. This course puts a premium on your shots into the greens. Was disappointed that the range closes at 1:00 during the summer and we were not made aware of that. Beverage cart servers were nice, however were told on hole #8 we would see her on the back-9 but never saw her again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

The layout is a great challenge. Some bunkers were like concrete and need some work. Other than that the course is in great shape! Can’t wait to play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course. Slightly over-rated

This has been on my Scottsdale bucket list for a while. Probably the 3rd highest rated public course in AZ depending on the ratings. And I get it. No houses, amazing bunkering and layout, extremely friendly staff and great amenities as you would expect from a Troon course. This is written during the COVID pandemic so my opinion probably isn’t fair and I apologize. Talking to the cart girls, it sounds like a large percentage of the staff was furloughed and that’s a shame.

Pace of play was amazing. I assume it’s usually pretty good based on the distance from Scottsdale and lower population density of golfers down there. Also, it broke 100 degrees this week which is usually good news for pace of play. Finished in 3 hours exactly and I took my time with every shot. Didn’t encounter anyone out there except for a maintenance guy. Saw a red tailed hawk which was pretty special. Beautiful, natural property. A desert links.

Conditioning was poor. Tee boxes need leveling. Had a few muddy bunkers. When you’re serious about your score these things are annoying. But, bunker maintenance is extremely costly and time intensive and they’ve got a ton of bunkers. I get it.

My big pet peeve was the cut on the green side “rough”. The greens are tiny and are clearly designed with punch bowl features that should allow you to use surrounding contours as a backstop. The well-conditioned holes were a blast to play, but I had several balls held up on other holes when they should have rolled back toward the green/hole, based on the contours and green complex design. Like any links, putting from off the green becomes essential because pitching a shot on to a 5-yard-wide green surrounded by bunkers simply isn’t a playable option. Bermuda grass doesn’t help much at all. I simply can’t figure out why the green side “rough” is Bermuda, and moreover why it is cut higher than the fairway, when the course is clearly designed to play like a links course. I found putting to be the only option but also extremely problematic due to various length cuts of the green side rough (inconsistency), and the fact that Bermuda likes to grow in specific but differing directions, making it almost impossible to gauge when the grass is longer than green height. They need to address this. The greens themselves were exceptional, no complaints there.

Conditioning aside, I had a great time and would definitely return. Have yet to find a troon course I haven’t liked, or with employees who weren’t incredible. My wife rode along for free which is what I expect from them, but something I really appreciate. Truly the staff was exceptional and I wish them and the course the best of luck in these dire times.

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