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4.6
1140 Reviews (1140)
5 Stars
766
4 Stars
295
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
94.1%
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1086 out of 1140 reviews
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4.6
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.9%
Recommend this course
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4.6
130 Reviews (130)
5 Stars
89
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.2%
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125 out of 130 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

4.6
1140 Reviews (1140)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 63
Drinks 59
19th Hole Scenic Views 42
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 90
Bunkers 72
Forced Carries 59
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 77
Advanced Golfers 70
A Weekend Splurge 47
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 91
In the 'Burbs 37
Convenient to the City 29

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Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

A bit under the weather

I've played at this course dozens of times, Its normally a solid 4 or 4+ course. This time many of the t boxes were in rough shape and nearly all of the greens were full of unrepaired ball marks. Otherwise, the layout and staff are solid. Time for some maintenance effort.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Greens were bumpy

Greens were not in great shape compared to the rest of the course.

13th green is a little to severe. I know it is a short hole and needs some defense but that is a little crazy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very Nice Day at Verrado Founders

Course in good shape overall. Fairways plush, traps perfect. Greens slightly slow, but putted well and smooth. Anyone would enjoy playing this course. Staff could not have been friendlier.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Used cart

Great layout, disappointing greens

Loved the layout, nice views and quite challenging. But disappointed in the greens, which were quite spotty and bumpy, not up to the level that they should be at for this time of year and for the quality of the course. Hopefully this is just a temporary problem.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
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

Awesome day!

Great experience. Friendly staff and course conditions were excellent!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is just okay

I guess I was expecting more for 80.00, I like this course but it wasnt up to the standards I was use to before. Greens were just okay nothing special.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Always worth the drive!

Took me awhile to try the Verrado courses because it's an hour drive. But over the past year I've played both courses (Founders and Victory) many times. I just really like how these courses run. Very smooth with that perfect combination of friendly but professional. Greens were a little slow for my taste, but track was in great condition. I will definately be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens were not rolled/ready

We were quite disappointed in the roll and play of the greens. The grass was dead in some areas or the ball would jump around and turn sharply near the hole like the greens keeper didn’t tamp down the hole.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great

Awesome course. Cart path only the day we played but still a great round. Staff is extremely friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Starter

Guy greeting us was very pleasant and informative!
Only issue I had was what starter did ?
We were last to go out and just a twosome,the foursome ahead of us there was two that said one was a beginner and didn’t want to play with anyone. So the starter put the other twosome with us .
Which we have no problem with , it is a four player game . But that couple got to play 1 or 2 less holes by moving back . What should have happened is that couple that didn’t want to play with anyone should have been moved back and we go ahead playing with other couple.
Loved the course ,just a note that might help them teach starters.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Course is good test. Bar and Grill needs to be more customer oriented and ensure if there are specials posted on golf carts that they are in effect.

Our group played the Saturday before over seeding at Verrado. Even though the fairways were being prepped for over seeding, the course was still beautiful and great fun to play. The scenery is breathtaking as you travel the path through the mountains. The only problem we had occurred after play when we went to the restaurant. While we were playing we commented on the large signs posted on the back of the carts advertising happy hour with 1/2 price appetizers and we had decided to stay and eat there rather than going elsewhere. We ordered drinks and inquired about happy hour and we were told there was no happy hour on Saturdays. When we asked why the cart advertising specified happy hour was on Mondays thru Sundays, we were told that it was no longer true. One of our group then went to the pro shop to inquire why it was posted on the carts and he was told also that it was not true and nothing could be done about it. Ten minutes had since gone by and we were still waiting for our drinks. When another ten minutes passed, and as we watched one person after another walk to the bar to get drinks, we decided that the chances of getting anything to eat would be pretty slim. We left and found a very nice Italian restaurant in the town square to eat in. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to eat after playing Verrado. I would also suggest that management take the time to remove the cart advertising while the course is closed.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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