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4.3
1256 Reviews (1256)
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
89.0%
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4.1
180 Reviews (180)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.6%
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4.3
354 Reviews (354)
5 Stars
193
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
4.1
Value
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Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.0%
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308 out of 354 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

4.3
1256 Reviews (1256)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 63
Patio Dining 62
Amazing Food 48
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 130
Narrow Fairways 88
Bunkers 66
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 120
Locals 74
Advanced Golfers 54
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 108
In the 'Burbs 45
At a Resort 42

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lovely Round

My wife and I enjoyed the course which is almost in perfect condition. It’s a nice change from lower elevation courses and shows the advanced maturity of the overseeding. Still car path only but that just adds to getting a good walk in between some shots.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course

Course was in excellent condition after overseeding. People need to respect the greens and repair ball divots. That was my only problem. The beverage cart girl was outstanding and also very beautiful!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, very slow play.

Have played here many times. I am a beginner. Always slow play. Bring your patience.

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

Always a fun experience.

Terrific recovery from over seeding. Greens could use a little more TLC. Staff professional and happy to assist. Always a warm welcome to the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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19th Hole

Overall the course was in good condition and played pleasantly longer than the posted yardage. Upon finishing 18 a cold brew, appetizers and some banter felt next. However, the restaurant said no reservation no room. Initially said the bar area couldn’t handle us (4 players+ 1 quest) either. Note there were 2 booths and 5 barstools in a row empty. Fix the 19th hole phase and get my replay and recommendation. Otherwise tell players ahead of time that the course changes business models at X time so don’t plan on 19th hole.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course condition

Just reopened after over seeding, still needs a couple more weeks. Big rain the week before wrecked havoc on hole 15, looked like they were trying to get things back to normal soon. Great course!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great views

Excellent views
Challenging course
Greens in terrible shape

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Excellent layout and very senic. A test from the tips

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect conditions

Didn’t realize how much I missed Rancho! There was only 1 hole that had a bad green and it was from the flooding in the area…. Par 5 16th is a low spot and you can tell the flooding was pretty bad… just a great little tract with some blind tee shots and creative layout. Will definitely play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
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 6
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 6
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 85
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Greens Need Time

Course is not ready for prime time play. Tee boxes were a little shaggy, with some fairways having been trimmed nicely while some were not, rough was rough (group lost several golf balls just off of fairway), fronts of some greens were needing some TLC, while greens themselves were very SLOW and bumpy, while sand traps were very inconsistent with sand levels (some almost hardpan). All the above is to be expected after hot summer months and recent overseeding, coupled with two destructive floods during the summer. Give them a month’s more time and all should be back to good playing conditions. BTW: pace of play was respectable, with a full complement of players on the course, completed the round in under 4 hours, and I walked the course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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