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4.5
771 Reviews (771)
5 Stars
509
4 Stars
191
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
92.5%
Recommend this course
714 out of 771 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
64
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.5%
Recommend this course
84 out of 88 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.7
130 Reviews (130)
5 Stars
94
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.9%
Recommend this course
126 out of 130 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional/Links
Par 72
Length 7546 yards
Slope 142
Rating 76.4

Stretching over 320 acres in the southwest area, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club (previously known as Royal Dunes) transforms mostly flat terrain into a challenging course that uses practically twice the amount of land a standard course. The course incorporates superb landscaping featuring towering mounds and hollow valleys for an interesting and scenic game. This desert golf course has wide fairways and generous landing areas. The dunes-style layout requires precision from tee to green. The difficulty of the golf course lies within the deep, strategically placed sand bunkers, multi-tiered greens, and native grass roughs. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club provides adequate challenge for players of any skill level.

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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round. Closed on Mondays from June 1 - August 31st
Architect Brian Curley (2002) Fred Couples (2002) Lee E. Schmidt (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Spa, Locker Rooms

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
771 Reviews (771)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 55
Patio Dining 44
Brunch 23
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 115
Forced Carries 52
Undulating Greens 52
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 85
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 45
A Weekend Splurge 42
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 96
In the 'Burbs 15
Convenient to the City 7

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5.0
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First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Amazing

Hands down the nicest course I have ever played!!! Extremely friendly staff, amazing practice facility and the overall grounds are INSANE!!!
The course was in perfect condition. From tee to green, absolutely perfect. Pace of play was fantastic, sand traps were impeccable.
Fees were understated for what the course should of cost.
Cant wait to play this course again. Would gladly travel to AZ just to play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Outstanding!!

Absolutely Fabulous Golf Course!! We were fortunate in that the course was basically wide open when we played. The on course staff was outstanding. Loved that they had Ice Cold bottles of water about every 4 holes. Course has a lot of sand traps but tee markers make the course very playable for all players. Highly recommend the course and can't wait to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Always a favorite

This course never disappoints us. Great layout, great course conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Normally Worth The Drive

5+ hour round of golf today definitely put a damper on a challenging course in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 84
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course - great staff

Only good things to say about this place
Have been coming here for 10 years
Never disappointed
I work in the golf business and they do things right here
From the moment you arrive until you leave - first class

Must play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs a refresh

Played this course on vacation for 10 years and it’s finally worn me out. Way too many unkept bunkers and waste areas for an average golfer to have an enjoyable round. The gophers have taken over the entire course and left a million holes everywhere. I’m not usually a harsh critic but felt I should tell the truth.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Club house closed awfully early, so had to go elsewhere after the round for food and drink.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 133
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 133
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great course , great staff and great overall experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 133
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 133
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great coarse

Great coarse, fun to play. Very demanding but fair

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Tough Yet Fair. Staff Was Amazing.

I thought this was a fantastic golf course. Had some holes you could bomb and chase along with some you needed to play to a number. It does have a lot of sand traps. I was told 105 and I did visit a few.
It was the friendliest staff I have EVER had the pleasure of being around at a golf facility. The young man at the bag drop, the guys in the pro shop, the starter, the ranger, the beverage cart gal and the guy that cleaned my clubs after my round were all smiling and extremely personable.
Of the 10 courses played this trip, this course is the top on my list to return to.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice Course

The course was in great condition. The staff and starters were very friendly. Lots of well-placed and positioned bunkers. lots of tee options and ensure you pick the correct tee for your ability. Will play again next time down this way!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

WOW - FUN

What a course, the fairways were in good condition, and the greens held. I also had a few opportunities to improve my sand wedge skills. The only thing that made the course longer was the 18 mile hour winds. Great staff and helpful. I will play the course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Another fun round

Enjoyable round with winter visitors and the green fees didn't break the bank. Course is challenging and was in great condition. The cart could have used a little work on the parking break and the computer was a bit overzealous when warning/stopping you in keep out zones...but minor things overall. If you haven't played here you should!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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