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 3
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5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Southern Dunes was a very good experience. The range, practice area, and putting green were good. The layout and bunkering are unique and make it different than other desert courses. It seemed to play a little shorter than the overall yardage. I would definitely play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ak Chin Disaster

When we got to the course we were told it was cart path only due to recent percipitation. I have a bad hip but we played anyway since I had booked this through golfnow and would have had to pay anyway. Pace of play very slow. Waited 10 minutes on almost every tee box and another five to hit the next shot. Does not make for an enjoyable round of golf and the course management did nothing to speed up the pace of play. This is not the first time this has happened to me at this course. My partner and I quite after thirteen holes. Just was an unaccelptable pace. When I got back to the clib house I spoke with personnel about what had happened and went to the clubhouse for lunch. A while later we aere approached by the manager and was offered a discount on a round of golf. I refused this because I thought why would I put myself through this again. He said he understood and left. At the end of the meal our wattress said the manager had comped our meal which was very nice of him but does not change the fact that I will not play here again. It seems like they will not try to speed up slow players and risk upsetting them and losing future business which I understand. This is not well thought out since they do not take into account how many people say nothing but they do not come back. They need to institute a pace of play policy and inforce it.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good track

Course is always nice to play. A little wet obviously with the rain but not bad. Cart path only due to the rain which was the only bad thing as the round was long.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Very windy very cold [43 with wind at 25 mph]

Did not really enjoy. Course in good condition, but was too cold and miserable from wind to appreciate. Bunkers bunkers bunkers.....

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing

Incredible place

Couldn’t believe how cool this place was. It was an incredible deal at $60, and it is an absolute steal of a deal if you can play for anything less than $100. Absolutely loved it. Tees, fairways and greens were just perfect, greens were very quick, and the layout made the course an interesting round, all handicaps really have to think around this place, especially lower handicaps, which is especially rare in a golf course. It also might be the quietest round you will ever play, just a serene setting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Challenging course but well worth it!

830am tee time, so there was a slight frost warning which meant cart path only - but only for approx. 4 holes. Course was in great condition. They had workers all over the course keeping it in good condition. Bunkers in good shape - and there are plenty of bunkers (and I saw many of them up close!). I rank this course in my top 3 in the entire Phoenix valley area. Pro shop people, restaurant, starter, cart guys, beverage girl, etc. everyone top notch. Good practice area and putting green also. Tip: Do like me, drop the wife off at the casino (Harrah's Ak-Chin) and come play Souther Dunes! Winning combo!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

The course is in great shape. The fairways are green and lush, and the greens are well mowed and consistent. The bunkers are abundant and they protect the greens and require good course management for a good score. the course is pretty open, but the bunkers and waste areas are the ones that protect the course from big hitters. Very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Must play Phoenix course

Southern Dunes is a phenomenal track. Fun layout, great conditions and awesome amenities. Better than most if not all the great courses in Scottsdale for 1/3 the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pace of play an issue

Course Marshall could have sorted out a better than 5 hour round as one foursome was the problem for a bunch of foursomes

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging

Love this course. You have to hit the ball straight. There are over 100 traps. The course condition was good but it was cart path only, which I knew when I scheduled the round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bunkers never raked!

Good day but please do something about raking the bunkers

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

course

very good course, nice layout and conditioning.

only nit is women tee boxes are an afterthought. On several, looks like the just put a couple of tee markers in the fairway. Needs some work

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/16/2019

They were an afterthought. The course was build as a private male only club.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
Incentivized Review
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cart path only

Dropped bags, parked car, checked in, paid for fees, went to driving range, putted, and then got to starter to be told it was cart path only. No one said a word about this until we were in the cart ready to tee off. As a 72 year old with a bad back just after a series of epidural pain shots I asked if there was an exemption or if I could get a blue handicap flag. Never a problem at other courses, even during over-seeding. Not here. Flatly refused, even after talking to head pro. I had no choice but to walk and play and after 18 holes the pain was unbearable. I was with others so I battled through. After observing the course there was no need to have cart path only in my humble opinion as it was in excellent shape and the fairways were completely grown out and solid. At the very least the 90 degree rule would have been more than acceptable. They've lost me as a customer. The course is extremely contrived to be as difficult as possible with more bunkers than a WWII battlefield, so if you're not a straight shooter these narrow dog leg fairways will eat you up. If you don't have a 5 index or better don't play here. There are way too many better courses and much more user friendly ones in the Phoenix area to not have to play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Today

Great course. Only negative is silly women tee boxes. Looks like they Just set them up in the fairway at times.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Weekly golfer

The course is great. The layout is challenging with LOTS of sand. The course was cart path only due over seeding, which made pace of play slower. Overall, it was a great round with good course conditions.

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