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3.4
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Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.3
64.9%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6325 yards
Slope 118
Rating 69.8

Formerly known as Verde Santa Fe Golf Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Year round
Architect Stanton McGaw

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire. No cut offs and tank tops are allowed.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.4
52 Reviews (52)
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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rough summer conditions

Simply a dry desert course that hasn't been watered enough. Many greens patchy and damaged (oddly receptive but in spotty health). Fairways were very hard and barren. Cart paths were uncomfortable and bumpy to drive. Some quirks to the course, so you really need to play with someone who has local knowledge. Price didn't match quality. I won't make the trek to play it again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course To Get Outta Phoenix and Play

Friendly staff, challenging layout, great greens, and cooler than Phoenix.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Layout, Great People, Rough Course Condition

Played for the first time and it was a bit of a shock after playing other AZ courses this trip. The people are very nice and I was told things were better condition wise just a short time ago, so in all fairness they may be trying to get the greens to grow in? The course layout is fun and challenging, although there are no sand traps on the course. Less maintenance I suppose? The greens are pretty horrible, and again they may be in some transition phase. Most greens we have been playing in AZ are either quick or fast and these greens are similar to putting on a nicely mown tee box! Very Very Slow and Bumpy! You don't stroke a putt, you HIT a putt.

I did take into consideration the Covid thing as well as the labor issues out there, otherwise my rating would be 2 instead of 3. The other issue is the dormant bermuda is only beginning to grow, so if you are off the often narrow fairways even by a foot, you will likely be playing off mostly native sandy soft soil. When the bermuda pops I assume that will get better.

Overall it is a fun day on the course as we could certainly be doing other things, like shoveling snow at home or going to work at a job we don't want to do, so I actually would recommend the course to others if they are aware of the conditions! If you just want to go play some golf at a reasonable price and aren't worried about the issues previously mentioned, go for it! I think they could use the money:)

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't Waste Your Money

A friend said this course was a pretty nice course with great greens but he hadn't played it in a while. It was immediately agreed, upon by all of our 8 players, that on this day the greens were nowhere close to great. In fact, they were terrible. In addition to poor greens condition, they appear to have no interest in marshalling play. We had a group in front of us that had at least 4 open holes in front of them. This group even stopped to have a small party on the 16th fairway while everyone behind had to wait for them in order to continue. A course employee drove by and didn't even address the situation. Finally the roughs were being rototilled during play, that's right rototilled, causing a huge cloud of dust over the playing area and settling on golfers in it's path. Roughs overall were nothing but dirt. The only positive comment I can give the course is it has a decent layout, great views, and potential to be very nice. The clubhouse restaurant and bar personnel were also very responsive, professional, and courteous. I would highly recommend replacing the grounds and overall course management teams immediately. Bottom line, save your money and stay away from this course until many improvements are made. I wouldn't play it again for free.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the dive from Sedona

It's worth the short drive from Sedona to play here. Very nice course and staff. Course was in good condition, but the greens were very lumpy. I suspect it was due to the winter conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Value

If you have not played this one yet, give it a try. Great price, fun, fair layout, and conditions are good for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great time

Love this course, hadn’t played in awhile conditions much better. New Carts! Pace was awesome on a busy day. I’ll be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Goat ranch

50 dollars for twilight starting at 1 pm . Real joke. . No restaurant , no bar, no bathrooms on course, just disgusting porta potties. Mgmt doesn’t have any interest in course condition our emenities.. Don’t waste your money

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Really good course!

We booked one of there deals on there website and played at 12 for $30+tx. If you sign up for their text offers you they set you up with a 20% off code. We drove down from Flagstaff. Golf shop and course staff were very friendly. Pace of play was good and the grass was green on the fairways and the greens were good for the time of year. The rough was thin and would have helped on this desertesque style course but its winter. The layout was cool and had variety including elevation changes on a few holes. The golf shop even allowed us to play a few extra even tho we offered to pay. I appreciate they recognized we drove down and didn't ask how much we paid or if we got a deal for our first round. They just said go have fun. That is great customer service. Obviously I'm not looking to get free holes everytime now but It's hard to believe so many people give this place such a bad wrap. Yes the bar was closed and amenities were limited but it's gonna take time to get things back to normal plus it was Tuesday! Since the start of the pandemic I've called the courses ahead of time and asked what was available and then planned accordingly like a responsible adult. Places out in these rural areas have to charge a bit more and provide a little less in some areas during these times, they just have to. Get over it then support itself! We were satisfied completely and look forward to driving down and playing here often. Stop at Gs Burger for a strong cocktail and great burger afterwards. Fairways and greens my fellow humans.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I have played this course many times, but the condition of this course right now is the worst that I have seen it. The tee boxes were in terrible shape to the point of having to find a spot that wasn't torn up, the fairways were average, the rough was mostly dirt hardly any grass. It is in deperate need of work to bring it back to where it once was. I will not spend $50-55.00 to play it again. I would rather drive over to Sedona and play one of the two courses over there and pay a little more money and not tear up my clubs.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

New owners, same crappy course

Played this course a handful of times over the years cause my buddy lives up there, he said they had new owners and the place was better......well he was wrong.

Where to start....
They are closing for overseeing next week, but already scalping the course. We had a mower cut the grass down to dirt on the tee box right in front of us as we were trying to play, they don't get out of the way. And dirt and dust just flying in our face.
Luckily he had already done the holes in front of us, but didn't put any tee markers back.

Carts are horrible, first one we had squeeled everytime we hit the gas, traded it in for another cart at the turn that we had to push up the hills. Cart paths were horrible, big pot holes that people have been driving around for years.

Restaurant was closed, they had cold beer, but half the drafts were out. Only hotdogs for food, but they were out of those as well.

Whoever cut the cups was asleep, on the side of holes, most of the greens were okay, but some had some summer wear and they put the cups right in the middle with so many better options. Also, just being picky now but a couple of the cups were slanted and not cut deep enough so the cup was at the surface of the grass.

The place looked run down, and they were offering summer rates so the price was cheap, but you still don't get what you pay for. Can't believe they don't shut it down to do the course overseeing like all the courses in the valley.

I guess one of the owners is a superintendent, but it's hard to tell by playing the course that anyone cares about it. New owners maybe, same crappy experience.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Hoped for much better!!!

Decided it would be fun to get off of the beaten path to try a course. Found this one and with the location thought it might be getting into better shape this time of year due to monsoon rains. Found out we were wrong. Tee boxes were fair at best, cart paths and fairways were so rough it was terrible, and fairways had so little grass you were better off shooting for the rough to at least have a little grass under the ball. Greens were very good for the most part and we were able to make several nice shots due to easy stopping conditions. Would recommend sending some of the water used on the greens out to the fairways to get them in better shape. Bartender was friendly and helpful, but the guy in the pro-shop had the personality of a boot. When we got back from our round my wife needed to use the restroom and caught him just as he was rounding the corner to leave. She asked if he could let her use the restroom and he said no because he did not have the keys as he was dropping them into his pocket. For a few dollars more and a lot shorter drive you will find much better playing conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The tee boxes and “fairways” were in horrible condition from lack of watering. The greens, however , were in very good condition.
The course could be easily improved with watering care to the fairway.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Price not bad but course was very neglected

Greens were wonderful but rest course was in total disarray!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/30/2020

Agree, the side areas, areas by homes, cart trail are loaded with weeds and wild brush. If they want to compete with Sedona Golf clubs, they have got to clean the place up.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Get ready for a bumpy ride

The cart path was incredibly bumpy, as was much of the front of the fairway - like a cattle pasture. In several places there was no signage as to which way to go and we ended up in the desert. We only played here because Sedona Golf Resort and Oak Creek were booked. Not worth playing this course in my opinion..

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/30/2020

Agree, an overall unkept and poorly managed place. Thought they got new mgt? Guess not

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Interesting Course Layout

Played May 28th with two members. Formerly Verde Santa Fe fell into rough shape. Course layout is interesting with no two holes alike with many elevation changes and blind shots. Greens, fairways and most tee boxes in pretty good shape. Very hot the day I played and if not watered frequently, the course will deteriorate rapidly. The golf carts, gas powered, have some age on them. I'll play the course again but in cooler weather.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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