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3.9
1786 Reviews (1786)
5 Stars
434
4 Stars
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3 Stars
334
2 Stars
98
1 Stars
82
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
88.4%
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4.1
245 Reviews (245)
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
116
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
93.1%
Recommend this course
228 out of 245 reviews
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4.1
409 Reviews (409)
5 Stars
148
4 Stars
176
3 Stars
58
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
90.0%
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368 out of 409 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

3.9
1786 Reviews (1786)

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 1
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Johnson ranch not worth it

Course is incredibly boring, in very poor condition, with ball pits covering the greens. Range balls are not included in the over priced fee. Highly recommend driving the extra distance to Florence to play Poston Butte for a similar price and 10 times better shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mixed friendly

Well when we showed up, they were pairing one of our golfers with a stranger in the cart. They finally agreed to give her her own cart. The cart attendant just pointed to our carts and did not help, not even the ladies. They ran late and the pass of play was slightly slow, not too bad. They had no cart service. The ranger was very pleasant. When we finished the round, we pulled up to 3 employees sitting on chairs, no offer to clean clubs or help he ladies with their clubs. They just looked at us. I think they forgot what customer service is.

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

Great Course For The Price

Got lucky to get a lower rate being a single joining a booked three some. Very nice and challenging coures.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great customer service

Plan arrive late pro accommodate me to be able to play my round and then I was paired with 3 gentlemen who volunteers at the course and man what a blast the help me with targets if I needed and I really enjoyed my time and golf well worth the drive and will come back soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better

Zero complaints today, course was in great shape! Some reviews show issues with pace of play. I have experienced this in the past, but today was great. Marshall was out and checked in with us twice to ensure pace was acceptable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

frost delay

The web site was not updated to reflect the frost delay, very inconvenient, and caused many groups to congregate waiting for the start. Why not post it on the web site with an approximate time of delay

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I’m giving this a two star review. 1 star for how amazing this course of kept, amazing greens, beautiful wide fairways and awesome tee boxes, it’s truly a gem. Another star for the food, quick hot and good value, just what you’re need on the golf course. However, the lack of the other three stars comes from my friend and I’s experience. Somehow after a one hour frost delay on an 80 degree day, we started on hole 1, with groups behind and in front of us. No problem, play the front 9. Get to the turn, get our food that we conveniently ordered on the 9th tee box, ready to go when we pulled up. As we get to the 10th tee, start to eat food for there is a group ahead teeing off, we are approached by a time keeper who proceeds to tell us that “we” teed off where we shouldn’t have, which was never mentioned to us. So instead of letting the two of us play the back nine, the reason you go to Johnson ranch, the mountain 9, he says, “hurry” and go back to one. Really? Okay, fine, get over to 1 only to have a four some right behind us insist that we are in the wrong for being there. After arguing with old men, my friend and I promptly pickup and LEFT as quickly as possible. I don’t understand how there was nobody on the tee boxes after such a mishap directing people where they should be. How did no one notice that my group did not tee off at the time we were supposed to from the tee boxes we were “supposed” to be on. Mismanagement for NOT A SMALL GREEN FEE. Going to take a while to get over it, and to be honest I said little to the staff, I’m in the line of thinking that they had their chance to make it right and chose to make me decide that they will not get my business for a minute. Hope this could help the next group know for sure where they are supposed to be, save you the embarrassment of why I just experienced as a golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always fun

Wish I could talk about fairways but spent more time in rocks and fringe. Greens a bit quick but nice

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

Beautiful desert course

Our foursome had a 9:00 am tee time on a Saturday. We felt the pace of play was extraordinarily slow. Our round took 5:20 to complete. Our group was half locals and half visitors. Our local friends said weekday rounds are quicker so if you’re looking to play on a weekend, beware and start early.
Even though the pace was very slow, the staff was extremely friendly and the course is beautiful,, especially the mountain side. It was well worth playing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

There was a frost delay, so . . . .

It's a very nice course. However, there was both a frost delay, and a tournament that went off before we teed off. I wish that the course (which has my e-mail address) had sent out some notice about both the frost delay and the fact that we were behind a tournament. Otherwise, it was a beautiful day, and despite the delay, we managed to get our round in before sunset.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course. Horrible pace of play.

Nice layout. Scenic and good conditions but pace of play was horrendous.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Slloooow

Our 3-some arrived (after a 45 minute trip to get there) for a 1:37pm tee time and found out that the course was at least an hour backed up due to morning frost delay. Apparently they did nothing to reduce the backup-maybe could have started players on the front and back nines at the same time or??? As a result, it was impossible to complete the 18 holes. No rain check, no reduced rate offered.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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