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4.2
1675 Reviews (1675)
5 Stars
664
4 Stars
723
3 Stars
203
2 Stars
55
1 Stars
30
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.4
90.4%
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1510 out of 1675 reviews
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4.2
213 Reviews (213)
5 Stars
97
4 Stars
82
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.2%
Recommend this course
190 out of 213 reviews
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4.2
474 Reviews (474)
5 Stars
213
4 Stars
187
3 Stars
50
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.7%
Recommend this course
425 out of 474 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6593 yards
Slope 117
Rating 71.0

Dobson Ranch Golf Course is an enjoyable track suitable for all ages and abilities. The course has generous fairways and large greens. There is an abundance of forestry; not only are there trees lining the fairways but they are also situated throughout, making accuracy top priority. There are also water hazards and bunkers to look out for. Dobson Ranch Golf Course has a reputation for being immaculately kept and consistently being in excellent condition. On the premises there is also a convenient lighted driving range as well as other practice facilities. There is also a pro shop that carries a full line of discounted professional golf equipment.

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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Red Lawrence (1974) Jeff Hardin

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.2
1675 Reviews (1675)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 34
Brunch 11
Watching the Game 9
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 37
Bunkers 35
Water Hazards 32
This course/club is great for:
Locals 49
Walkers 39
Seniors 35
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 55
Near the Airport 13
Worth the Drive 9

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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Wow - Dobson Ranch Transformation

It has been several years since I’ve played DR and wow what a change. All the facilities have been upgraded including Driving Range, Carts and Tees/Greens. If you haven’t been here in a while, you are sure to be surprised. The $59 greens fee at noon not to bad either.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Blue tooth speaker on the cart.

Good value, good layout.
Green condition was very good and fair way good.
I will definitely play this course again when I revisit Phoenix area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Okay But!

Staff were great and pace of play was good. The greens were good but a bit tricky to putt. Issues I noted were teeing areas were hard and difficult to get a tee in the ground. Fairways were also hard with is great for driving distance stats, ha, ha but you could also roll into a penalty area or a bunker inadvertavtly. Some bunkers had very little sand under the ball. A traditional layout and many times we were dodging balls from other fairways as well as on holes near the driving range. Trying to find your ball amongst the many DR balls in the rough and even on the fairway is a nuisance and slows play. The DR should have a net installed on the sides for safety reasons, etc.

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

Great course, slow paced

Took over three hours just to make it through 11 holes. The group of us had three in carts and one walker, and no real sense of urgency to keep up with the group in front.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Course

This is a excellent course for the money. Very well maintained with outstanding practice facility. The only negative thing I can say is the holes are so close together it can be a dangerous course especially coming down 9 and going out 10 as you have the driving ranch with people hitting into both those fairways. All in all a great course though and I look forward to playing it again real soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 30
1.0
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Previously Played

Crapola

They allow fivesomes. No rangers to deal with slow play. We played 5 hour round and that is just too long. Tee off mats on range, severely marked up greens and some bare spots on fairways. No wonder they only charged about $50 a round here. No thinking person would pay any more than that to play this ghetto of a course. No way I’m ever playing here again!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Slow play bad greens

They squeezed extra people in according to starter which as a result, couldn’t finish before dark. Every green had hundreds of ball marks Hit off mats on the range. This is probably second worst course next to kokoplli. They’re so greedy here, they even allow fivessomes. I will NEVER again play this ghetto course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course for the price

It's difficult to find a good deal on golf in January in AZ. Dobson Ranch provides a great atmosphere, the music, the food truck, ETC. Greens were in great shape, fairways were good but had some bare spots and off the fairway was 50/50. Still a fun round of golf. Would definitely play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Dobson Ranch Cold Day

I called ahead of time and knew there would be a 45 minute freeze delay but playing here is well worth the wait. The morning starter is Carl, who is very friendly and was a professional caddy for two hall of fame LPGA women golfers and who himself is in the hall of fame for caddies.
The front 9 plays 500 yards longer than the back nine. the fairways and greens were in great shape. Their snack shack is great and located between the front 9 and back 9 holes. Love the food! Their range is fantastic! I usually play alone and always meet interesting, fun people to play golf!
I highly recommend this public course. They are very friendly!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Clearly Worth a Look

If you haven’t played The Ranch in a while, I believe you will be pleasantly surprised, and perhaps even impressed. The condition of the course coming out of the overseed has been excellent. The traps are much improved and the amenities before and after the round have seen a significant upgrade. In addition, a recent change to the tee time intervals have had the desired impact on pace of play which is now very good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not bad…..

The course itself was in decent shape and the greens rolled true to the read. Pace of play was horrible. 2:09 tee time turned into 2:40 team time and didn’t get any better from there. Not into hit a shot and wait pace of play. Didn’t see anyone on the course helping to speed up slow players (5some in front of us). Only got through 15 holes before it got dark at 630. Cart girl drove straight past us without stopping, and was even while one of us was taking a shot. So can’t say that was the nicest. Not a bad course for the price but don’t count on much staff help along the way.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overpriced amd rude staff

I played this course twice to make sure it was not a fluke, but both times the staff were beyond rude. I am not sure why golf club staff want to talk to golfers like we don’t belong somewhere. I have played everywhere from Pebble Beach to Kiawah and this staff is just snobby. This place is also overpriced for the quality of the fairway and greens, and just ridiculously priced for a bucket of range balls. Plus this place is too loud; if you want a golf course to be more like a night club, then this place may be for you. For real golfers, this place is obnoxious. There are 200+ other golf courses in greater Phoenix and this is near the bottom for me.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/30/2023

For sure the staff sucke and the low life’s that play here don’t fix ball marks. This course definitely qualifies as ghetto.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent staff.no 10 a little concern with balls coming from range. otherwise everything was great

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great public course

Dobson ranch is a fun public course. It provides just enough challenge for your average golfer with pretty good forgiveness. The greens are fairly challenging but also fun. It’s a good track for the money especially at this time of year where Arizona golf is at a premium.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Condition

Course was in good condition. Pace of play was excellent. A very enjoyable round of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Dave

Excellent staff,course. Course conditions were excellent and the food was good. I would love to play on the weekends but can never get t
A tee time or I would play a lot more

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