A view from a green at The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch
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4.0
2045 Reviews (2045)
5 Stars
519
4 Stars
958
3 Stars
366
2 Stars
112
1 Stars
90
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
88.9%
Recommend this course
1733 out of 2045 reviews
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4.0
235 Reviews (235)
5 Stars
78
4 Stars
107
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.1%
Recommend this course
207 out of 235 reviews
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4.1
495 Reviews (495)
5 Stars
170
4 Stars
232
3 Stars
59
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.7%
Recommend this course
449 out of 495 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
2045 Reviews (2045)

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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Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/02/2021

Hi, u6807562. 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 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Course

I find this to be a fun & challenging course to play. I like it best when you play the Vally nine first.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/02/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, rrwilliams54. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your business. The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Incredible shape

While all the other courses in the valley are burnt to a crisp, JR has made some sort of deal with the golf gods for smooth tee boxes, plush fairways, and soft true greens. Incredible shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hi, Parker4686165. 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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hi, Jaywelninski. 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 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Love this course - another great round

Staff is first class, and always enjoy it here. Played here at least 30 times and always meet and play with nice people, friendly staff and course is well cared for.

I have reviewed this course before and say the same thing again. I love to bring out of town golfers here. They always leave happy and impressed.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/21/2021

Hi, ChrisTrombley. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch.

Played On
Reviews 19
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

The greens are almost there. a couple more weeks and they will be excellent. Some spots in the fairways but that is to be expected. Staff was lacking in friendliness.
No beverage cart at all. Restaurant was closed at noon but the course was pretty full from what I could see. Lots of money left on the table by closing your outlets.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/21/2021

Hello, Kyman. 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 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

After the storm

We had a huge storm yesterday the traps were full of water still They were working hard to clean up

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/15/2021

Thank you for your review, jalberti. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

course was in good shape for mid July.
greens were rolling nicely.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/15/2021

Hi, u314161833814. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/12/2021

Hi, u000004269843. 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 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

summer golf

the course is in way better shape than last july at this time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/12/2021

Hi, u314161833814. 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 157
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Five hour round

It's a Holiday, should have switched to Tuesday golf this week. Course is pretty decent and still fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/06/2021

Hi, 98azelda! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch!

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Where's the sand ?

The bunkers are horrible, absolutely no sand and too many rocks.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/06/2021

Hi, azparshooter! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch!

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 Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

This is my 4th time playing this course. The pace of play is painfully slow 5 hours each time I played. Nobody plays ready golf and the marshalls are never present to do anything about it. It’s ridiculous

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/06/2021

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

2nd try fail

This was the second time for me at this course. The pro shop was poorly stocked, to the point I gave a globe to a guy because they didnt have any his size and the only sale one brand of balls, the most expensive ones out there. The amenities are horrible, the score card doesn’t have a course map, course is poorly marked with yardage, greens were incredibly slow, nobody at the snack bar at the turn, and no snack cart on the course. For the casual golfer or even the most experience, the dollar value should have been half of what it was.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/29/2021

Hi, u5655023,

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 17
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

2 Distinct 9 Hole Courses

Often overlooked due to being in San Tan, but one of the best values in the Valley. The course offers 2 distinct 9 hole designs: a 9 hole desert course that is close to 3800 yards from the tips and then a 9 hole mountain course that requires accuracy from the tee and into the green. Many different ways to play the holes. The tee boxes, greens, and fairways are all in great shape. The waste areas, bunkers, and rough are less manicured, but the critical parts are well groomed. Several sets of tees to choose from, which all alter the yardage and angles greatly. Fun course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/28/2021

Hi, pnwaz. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/01/2021

Hi, u000002362026. 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/28/2021

Hello supersupt57,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Allot Enough Time

Course was in good shape for the summer, price was very fair, but pace of play was exceptionally slow. It took five hours to play the entire round, and we waited on every single shot. Not sure what makes it so slow when you have an early tee time, but that is the consistent rap on this course. Overall good experience as long as you don't have to be anywhere soon!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/28/2021

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

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