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4.5
1236 Reviews (1236)
5 Stars
824
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
94.5%
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1176 out of 1236 reviews
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4.4
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.6%
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35 out of 37 reviews
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4.5
103 Reviews (103)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.2%
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96 out of 103 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7258 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.9

John Fought and Tom Lehman collaborated on the course at Verrado Golf Club, a voluptuous design that meanders through the old Caterpillar bulldozer proving grounds. It's up and down for 18 holes and that doesn't mean "chip and a putt." The course is good test with chances to score and a handful of memorable and scenic holes.

Where Verrado Golf Course will eat you alive is in the bunkers. Some bunkers are hard to carry, others collect wayward shots. But the fairways are wide enough to avoid trouble, and what appears to be the safe shot off the tee will often bring greenside bunkers more into play. So pick your poison.

While the back nine is far superior to the front, going out still has its fair share of memorable holes. A huge boulder 30 feet tall on the par-4 eighth jets out from the left side around which the fairway shapes itself. A perfect line from the tee box is to take the ball five yards right off its edge, but hitting the boulder is certain death by desert. The boulder was scheduled to crumble via dynamite, but stood up to the TNT and was deemed an immoveable object. Open and playable for all skill levels, the Verrado Golf Club is a sublime experience.

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Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Lehman (2004) John Fought (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
1236 Reviews (1236)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 64
Drinks 60
19th Hole Scenic Views 43
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 91
Bunkers 73
Forced Carries 60
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 78
Advanced Golfers 71
A Weekend Splurge 48
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 92
In the 'Burbs 37
Convenient to the City 30

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5.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

worth the trip

This is a challenging but fun course to play. For the most part the challenges are right in front of you to take on or avoid. The course also takes on a different personality from different tees. Love this course and well worth the drive if you are coming from the Scottsdale area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Sad to see.

Played Verrado many times. Very disappointed to see the condition of the greens. Possibly the worst greens ever played on on a good golf course. Staff of course said had no idea what I was talking about. Greens are great… They were sadly under seeded and looked as though they had a thousand ball marks in them the rye / Bermuda mix was so bad. Very disappointed. Will return in the future, but certainly not for several months and after confirming that things are better.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor Greens

The greens were in poor shape… very bumpy and uneven. The green fees should have been discounted.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course but not sure what everyone raves about

I was really looking forward to playing this course. I had read many of the great reviews and had also played the "sister" Victory course a few years ago. The course was good condition after overseeding and I played the first day that carts were allowed back on the course.
What I liked: Fairways were spacious and in good condition - Pace of play was excellent (4 hours for this time of year is great) - Check in people were very friendly - Green complexes were large.
What I didn't think was great - The putting surfaces were poor. Very fast downhill and very slow uphill. Almost no grass on the surface. For this price and quality of course I would expect much better greens. Even after overseeding. Almost like they cut them too short before the grass had time to grow in. If the greens do not improve a lot, I would not pay this price to play here again. - Roughs either were not overseeded or were not watered enough and were brown. Even lower quality courses in the valley mostly overseed their roughs.
The course raves about it being one of the top 50 you can play in the US. I am not sure it is in the top 25 in the greater Phoenix area. There are a lot of area courses I would rather play.
I don't want to give the impression that the course is not good, only that I have a lot of experience playing many courses in the Phoenix area and this one did not jump out at me as a must play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very slow play.

Round took 4:55. For this price I would expect the course to maintain pace of play

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wonderful!

Wonderful amenities! From the moment you walk up you are treated kindly. Very well organized staff. Starter directs you to the practice range/green. From there, the starter will escort you to the 1st tee upon your tee time.

Course was wonderful. Stunning views! Fair yet challenging course with 5 sets of tee boxes. Greens were challenging, yet rolled true. Thank you Verrado GC!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
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 Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Friendly staff

All poeple we meet did a wounderfull job to made our day amazing. So the golf course(desert style) was in great conditions with beautyfull scenic views . MUST PLAY

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course in Phoenix Area

This course is a great alternative to courses you find in Scottsdale. The difference being that instead of $350.00 a round peak season you are around $150-$175. From the back tees it is all you want.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 57
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

Very nice course but it was windy and occasionally raining during play which affected my enjoyment of the course. Staff are super friendly. Excellent course condition, beautiful course and layout, just the weather did not participate. Will definitely come back again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
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
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 75
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice Course

Very friendly staff, nice range and putting green. Like the layout. Pace was a little slow but we had a fast group of good players.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 26
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome

Fairways perfect rough ant easy and the greens were quick. It’s a great course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice track

Great course, best value for the money in late August.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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