A view from a green at The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch
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4.0
2179 Reviews (2179)
5 Stars
560
4 Stars
1022
3 Stars
382
2 Stars
116
1 Stars
99
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
88.1%
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4.0
172 Reviews (172)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.0%
Recommend this course
148 out of 172 reviews
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4.0
492 Reviews (492)
5 Stars
157
4 Stars
233
3 Stars
60
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
22
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.2%
Recommend this course
434 out of 492 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7162 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.3

The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch boasts a championship course with a front nine that winds through the Sonoran desert and a back nine that finishes at the base of the bordering San Tan Mountains. Naturally, the first half of the golf course is relatively flat and the latter half has a hilly terrain. In contrast to its categorization as a desert course, this course has grass from the tees to the greens but the cactus-filled landscape definitely implies desert. The greens are quite large and undulating and the fairways are fairly open with generous landing areas. Strategically placed sand bunkers and water hazards come into play throughout the Golf Club at Johnson Ranch.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda/Annual Rye
Golf Season Year round
Architect Kenny Watkins

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt of any color required. No jeans or t-shirts.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
2179 Reviews (2179)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 72
Patio Dining 59
Brunch 25
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 131
Bunkers 97
Undulating Greens 80
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 93
Locals 84
Advanced Golfers 65
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 94
In the 'Burbs 78
Convenient to the City 12

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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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4.0
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Previously Played

Nice course, great staff

Nice layout, conditions are coming around after the overseed. Good test. Nice patio.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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First Time Playing

It was a fun course

Fun course but could have been in better condition. Pace of play was very slow

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 9
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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 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/30/2021

Hi, uEFTN2237EF. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch!

Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best value in SE Valley

Love the back 9 on this course, beautiful views of the valley and big elevation changes. Front isn't bad, just no comparison. Avoid Wed when they make you play the back 9 first. Course was in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/30/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000001979889! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/30/2021

Hi, Bobinwpg. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

I would definitely golf here again

I went thru Golf now, the Golf that was available was over priced, no cart, 9 holes, private?? Bad times, one Golfer. But, then I see Johnson Ranch, 47 plus tax, cart included, up to four golfers. Rating looked good. It turned out to be a challenging course. The front 9 warm you up for the back 9. At the end of the day everyone felt we wanted to come back and play this course again. We felt it was a very good value and we would definitely play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/30/2021

Hello, u314162356130. Thank you for visiting us at The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent

Course was in excellent shape. Pace of play was good also. Didn’t match other reviews. That I saw.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/30/2021

Your feedback is important to us, jrada59. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch.

Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/22/2021

Hello, slingz. Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch.

Played On
Reviews 57
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

could be better

I have played Johnson Ranch numerous times and love the layout. The course is just recently returned from the .The course has grown in nicely from the over seeding. The greens are still slow. The tee boxed and fairways were in great shape. No beverage cart through the week.
Pace of play was alright that day but the course does get slow at times.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/30/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, douggibson. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very poorly managed

The golf course condition was mediocre at best. 2 1/2 for 9 holes with a starter dissertation on speed of play there was not a course marshal to ensure such. Players are encouraged to call the clubhouse on hole 9 to preorder beverages and food. After greater than 20 rings the phone was answered. When you went to the “ back porch” to collect your order despite ringing the buzzer staff ignored me requiring me to finally physically enter the lounge area to pick up my order. This is a very poorly managed golf course and food and beverage.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/22/2021

Hello, u127450239. Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch.

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