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4.1
1613 Reviews (1613)
5 Stars
769
4 Stars
565
3 Stars
183
2 Stars
63
1 Stars
33
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
84.4%
Recommend this course
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3.9
131 Reviews (131)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
77.9%
Recommend this course
102 out of 131 reviews
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4.0
324 Reviews (324)
5 Stars
117
4 Stars
123
3 Stars
57
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
81.2%
Recommend this course
263 out of 324 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Desert
Par 70
Length 6016 yards
Slope 128
Rating 66.7

Rancho Manana Golf Club has one of the prettier courses in Cave Creek-Scottsdale, located high in the Sonora and combining vistas with testing golf. It offers a par-70 championship golf course laid out over elevations that change dramatically right up alongside the untouched desert and the indigenous wildlife that comes with that, as well as an old-school dude ranch that has been incorporated into the golf resort. Low-handicap golfers will be challenged by the golf course, but it's not so tough that other levels of golfer will be turned away.

The Rancho Manana Golf Club offers golf to the public and is conveniently located just 20 minutes off the highway.

After a round of golf at the Rancho Manana Golf Club, stick around for around and maybe some eats at the Tonto Bar & Grill, which has received several awards and is listed among Arizona's top 100 restaurants.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tiff-Dwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Johnston (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
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
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Spa, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

4.1
1613 Reviews (1613)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 64
Patio Dining 63
Amazing Food 49
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 135
Narrow Fairways 92
Bunkers 68
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 125
Locals 77
Advanced Golfers 58
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 113
In the 'Burbs 45
At a Resort 43

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Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Average course, below average conditions

The views are excellent. The course conditions, not so much. Greens were slow and bumpy. All players in my foursome said the same thing. Even if you did read the green correctly the ball bounced on the way to the cup and went all over the place. Tee boxes were not level and completely full of divot marks. Fairways had a lot of thin spots in them, almost like the overseed didn't take or they shorted the amount of seed in places. Overall a quirky course where the driver stays in the bag on most holes. But a nice visual course and the day was perfect..

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Very scenic and Beautiful

Nice course , good lay out greens ok. over all not bad

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Slow Slow Slow

Marshall did not work to speed up play, several holes in front of us on the back nine were empty with golfers taking numerous shots in front of us..we saw 3 foursomes. I e played this course for 32 years and the pace of play is terrible.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Fun Course

This is a fun course, very scenic with some interesting elevation changes. The fairways are tight and if you tend to spray the ball it 's going to spend the rest of it's life in the desert.
On the day we played I felt that the greens were a bit erratic as to texture and speed, otherwise the course was in nice condition

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor value

The course is very scenic, but the pace of play was so slow, we couldn’t finish last 3 holes. Courses should not offer tee times to guests knowing they won’t get finished. I understand we had a reduced rate, because it was a 142 tee time. The course said you should be able to finish, not true. The course had a Marshall that obviously wasn’t trained, because we literally waited on every hole, and on one par 3 , we had two groups in front of us and 3 behind us. Absolutely ridiculous.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic

If you want a perfect day at the course you must play Rancho Manana
Not very long from back tees but almost 18 signatures holes.
Course in greath shape
Enjoy

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Must play this course

Fantastics scenics views On almost every holes
Course in good shape, greens are goods, and friendly staff
Be paired with 2 members who were very good hosts and made us enjoy our day at Rancho Manana
Not very long from back tees but very challenging
Note that the #16 hole par 5 is under repair and played as a par 3 🤷‍♂️

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course

This was the first time playing this course. I found it to be fair, but a bit tricky in spots, and with beautiful views of desert country. The service people were all excellent. The greens fee was very reasonable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Had 20min frost delay, managed to play under 4 Hours.
Starter was very friendly, marshals on course too. Fairways in great shape, one hole was a par 3instead of a 5 due to repair. All 18 are different, the First 9 are really nice for the views!

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

Keep your driver in the bag!

Gorgeous mountain course but very difficult for the weekend warrior golfer! I would definitely rethink my approach the next time I play it. Friendly and helpful staff, good sandwiches, I’ll be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the best for the scenery

Nice course but expensive for what you get as for golf course. And at this price, range balls should be included as many other golf courses. But for the scenery, 5 stars.

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