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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
88.9%
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4.1
285 Reviews (285)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
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Amenities
3.8
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4.3
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4.1
406 Reviews (406)
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
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Value
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Layout
4.4
Pace
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Amenities
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StaffFriendliness
4.2
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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
1862 Reviews (1862)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 71
Patio Dining 58
Brunch 25
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 130
Bunkers 96
Undulating Greens 80
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 92
Locals 83
Advanced Golfers 64
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 93
In the 'Burbs 78
Convenient to the City 12

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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Only for nearby residents

First, if you have a 90 min frost delay, they need to either have a way to generate mass email or texts to let people know. Most courses have a superintendent that can actually foresee such potential. Get staff ready to make those calls or send those emails. We learned of the 90 min delay upon arrival after an hour drive to get there.

Next, they didn’t tell us before tee off there won’t be a beverage cart.

Additionally, When the delay prevented us from finishing, they just offered a raincheck.....we live an hour away. Bite the bullet and give a refund!!

Lastly, staff wouldn’t touch your bag. They move the carts around without gloves but won’t touch our bags. Everyone touches ball machine coins, cold water buckets for towels, doors without sanitizer next to it....but won’t touch your bag.

Management needs a serious makeover. As a hospitality professional, this could be soooo much more and demand a higher price. Unfortunately, it’s below average experience. Potential = 5 stars. Actual = 2 stars.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very slow play.

Needs a course ranger. Group ahead of us dawdled on the tee box. 400+ yards par 4, group ahead had left the green, they had not yet teed off. Happened several times.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Late Tee Off

We got to the course for a 1:30 tee time only to find out they had a frost delay and tee times were running 1 hour late! Question: if they could email me and remind me of my tee time why couldn't' they email me and tell me they were one hour behind schedule. They did adjust the $$$ and charged me for twilight - but play was slow and the carts had to be in by 6.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow Play

Teed off at 12:30 PM and finished at 5:40 PM. That is way too slow for a course that "emphasizes" pace of play. If they want that to happen, they have to enforce it. Marshalls have no desire or authority to do anything about slow play. People playing behind me stated that the flags were being pulled at 5:00 PM and they didn't have the opportunity to complete their round. The course is a nice track with some very nice views and in decent condition. But the pace of play made it frustrating and detracted from the enjoyment of the day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/05/2021

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and we are glad to see you rated the course conditions to be great during your game. Thank you for playing The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Johnson ranch

Was very crowded but course played well staff kept us informed

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 63
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Frost Delays

This is a beautiful course. However, we got a “good deal” on Golf Now. When we went to play they had about a 35 minute delay which we could not have finished, with the tee time we had. So they were very nice and changed it, but it was an extra charge to change for an earlier time, a couple days later. So we set an earlier tee time on a different day. We went, an once again, a frost delay. So we played because we could finish. So if you get a tee time, call before you go, to check for any delays. They were very nice and we enjoyed our round. We had about a 45 minute drive, so wished we had known.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 03/01/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Glenda3034456. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch thanks you!

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 Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/01/2021

Hello, dgfettes. 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/01/2021

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. Please tell us more. The way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Course

First time playing here, greens were tricky and fairways were nice. Not the easiest course for beginners but li enjoyed it. Would play again when I am back in town.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/01/2021

Hi, u000005867318. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch!

Played On
Reviews 91
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Finished the round in 4 hours, 15 minutes

Pace was right on schedule. Had to wait a few holes but not for long. Had a frost delay of 1/2 an hour, so it looked like it would stay backed up, but no problem. Greens are a little slow but course is in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/01/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, fgray. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging

Very nice course, several tough long par 5's and par 3's.
We got off to a tough start with a 45 min frost delay. I was a lone golfer and put into a group of 3 and had to share a cart, after we all got over that we had a great day of golf together. My only complaint, never saw anybody with a beverage cart and if you only have a certain amount of golf carts then don't book More golfers than carts.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/01/2021

Hi, Shuelessjo63. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch. We appreciate the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 03/01/2021

Hi, tennis4dennis. 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 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Winter golf

Course is in good condition
Pace of play was 4 1/2 hrs it’s winter golf remember
No beverage cart
Sand traps some r worked up a bit some r not
Greens very good
All staff were helpful and friendly
There’s not a better course around for the money ,one side u r in mountains with elevated greens and T box’s and beautiful views of the Superstition Mountains the other side longer wider with homes around both sides all in all the best bang for ur buck in the valley

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/01/2021

Hi, jeffreyshr. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch!

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