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4.2
984 Reviews (984)
5 Stars
348
4 Stars
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3 Stars
132
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
19
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
91.8%
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4.3
291 Reviews (291)
5 Stars
124
4 Stars
134
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.8%
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4.3
452 Reviews (452)
5 Stars
197
4 Stars
196
3 Stars
48
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.5%
Recommend this course
427 out of 452 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
984 Reviews (984)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
Brunch 10
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 35
Bunkers 33
Water Hazards 31
This course/club is great for:
Locals 47
Walkers 37
Seniors 34
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 54
Near the Airport 11
Worth the Drive 9

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Nice Round at Dobson

We played Dobson on a hot, sticky July morning. Course was in excellent shape - tee boxes, fairways and greens. Well, there were signs of recent aeration of the greens, but they were still pretty nice. Pace of play was about 4 hours. Water stations available on course as well as beverage cart. Didn't eat at the restaurant, but all other staff were friendly and helpful. Fees seem to have three rate levels. Best was for Mesa residents; a bit higher for Maricopa County residents and a bit higher again for general public.
A really nice muni course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/23/2021

Thank you for your review of Dobson Ranch Golf Club. We're so glad that you enjoyed the course and appreciate your feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/22/2021

Thank you for the ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review! We appreciate you!

Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/21/2021

Wow! Thank you!

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Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Surprisingly Good!

I've played Dobson multiple times over the years and today was the best setup there I've seen. They apparently have done some major upgrades and continue to do so since I played there last fall. Here's what was cool:
-bluetooth speakers on all carts to hook up to your phone;
-upgraded driving range targets
-upgraded driving range hitting area
-TopTracer stuff on the range (I didn't use today but hope too down the road)
-Greens consistent
-Fairways lush but not soggy
-Tee boxes pretty good but some have some weeds and a few of the tee box markers could use a wash as they look a little dingy
-Staff the most friendly of all the times I've played there--often city courses in my experience have employees who are tools and are surly--not today at Dobson!

Making a tee time at Dobson was a bit of a hassle due to them having people not in the pro shop make them but some answering service. So book thru GolfNow or just ask for the pro shop when you call the main number and they can handle it.

Def a great experience today except for those triple bogeys on 2 and 13--LOL

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/20/2021

Reviews like this are why we do what we do. Thank you!

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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are coming along nicely

Greens are coming back really well from Aeration. Fairways had some bare spots, but not much - (just move it 5ft to some grass).

Staff is very friendly and the customer service is top notch. Bluetooth speakers on the carts is always appreciated.

Toptracer on the range too.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/20/2021

Thanks for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed your time at Dobson Ranch Golf Club and hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/20/2021

Thank you for the ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review! We appreciate you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Track

Awesome time with my buddy. Very friendly staff and I happened to card my all time low 76. White tees play fairly easy at 6200 yards, big open fairways. Greens were long so I benefited from slow roll, however these would be tricky and fast after cut.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/20/2021

Thanks for your review, we're happy to hear you had a great time at Dobson Ranch Golf Club! We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good Value

They're clearly investing money back into course which is nice. The new TopTracer range sets them apart. The course is good, they had just punched the greens recently so they were slow but no bare spots. It's definitely worth the $25 and better than courses similar to it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/16/2021

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Dobson Ranch Golf Club and are excited for the future of this course! Thank you for highlighting just how much work is being put into the golf course. We will be sure to pass your compliments on to our team, it's wonderful to know that people appreciate all of their hard work.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/14/2021

So glad you had a great time!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Enjoyed the course

I really enjoyed it. The staff were all so helpful and friendly. It was like they actually cared about you, never had that happen before. Keep up the great work it was refreshing .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/12/2021

Reviews like this are why we do what we do. Thank you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A nice find

Unfortunately it is that time of year for punching the greens in PHX. Due to that we had to play the front 9 twice as the back was being worked on. It is a nice track that is in strong shape considering the oppressive heat PHX is experiencing. The course is in the process of adding over 80 trees which will give it a new look. The bunkers were well manicured as was the course. The driving range was well appointed with unique targets to keep it interesting. Beyond the course conditions and practice facility the staff was outstanding and the best around. From check in, to on course food delivery, to the ranger and bag team everyone was courteous to us out of town guests. This public track is one to put on the list and look forward to a return visit to check out the back 9. We had a 5:16 am tee time and got around as a 2some in less than 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/08/2021

Thanks for your review, we're happy to hear you had a great time at Dobson Ranch Golf Club! We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Aerification alert.

Wasn't notified ahead of time that the course was being aerified. After check in told we would be playing the back nine twice. Very disappointing. Golf now needs to get more info from the courses. Not just an alert.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play and greens

We were behind a group of slow players there were 4 groups in front of our 3 some that held us up. 4 HR round .

The greens were bumpy and slower than usual..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

4th of July

Was a great simple course to play 9 rounds. Good pace and people are friendly. I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/05/2021

Thank you so much! We are glad to have awesome guests like you!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/05/2021

Thank you for the ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review! We appreciate you!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/09/2021

Thank you for the ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review! We appreciate you!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/09/2021

Thank you for the ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review! We appreciate you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great day on the links

A warm up match for the tournament later in the week. Warm up was an understatement. 110 degrees. However, people that worked there were more than friendly, got us on the course earlier than the tee time, made it a very enjoyable day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/30/2021

Reviews like this are why we do what we do. Thank you!

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