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4.8
249 Reviews (249)
5 Stars
205
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
96.0%
Recommend this course
238 out of 249 reviews
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5.0
30 Reviews (30)
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29
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.9
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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30 out of 30 reviews
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4.9
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.9%
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47 out of 49 reviews
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Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club

About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 7059 yards
Slope 140
Rating 72.9

Course Details

Year Built 2015
Fairways Bentgrass
Greens Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Wendell Pickett (2008) Bill Brownlee (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper Golf Attire

Available Facilities

Spa, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis, Pickleball

Accolades

Reviews

4.8
249 Reviews (249)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 13
Forced Carries 12
Undulating Greens 11
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 11
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 10
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 14

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Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best Course I’ve Played

If I could only play one course for the rest of my life, this would be it. Amazing conditions. Incredible layout. 18 unique and interesting holes. Great views. Great deals available on golfnow. I payed $60.00. Teed off at 2:00. Finished 18 with 5:45 sunset.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wickenburg Ranch is a Dandy!

Another fabulous round here today......one of my favorite courses in all of AZ!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Spectacular conditions, did not finish before dark

The course and conditions were up there with the best I’ve ever seen, but only got to play 16 holes in 4.5 hours (at full price) before it got too dark. Waited on every shot. Would expect a semi-private club would have some pace of play enforcement.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Couples outing

We usually try to play Wickenburg Ranch each winter that we visit AZ. Did not play it last year , but did manage to play this December. The course conditions were perfect. Fairways and greens were the best of any course we've played in the valley. One of our favorite courses in the Phoenix area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I used to think I was pretty good.

That is until I played Wickenburg Ranch from the tips. Course was in great shape, pace of play was right at 4 hrs. Staff could not have been more helpful. But those greens. Yikes, stay below the hole. Even when I did that I misread the break. Now I have never been what you call a great putter, but these greens proved that once again. Don’t get me wrong they are fast and true and they hold approach shots amazingly well for how fast they are, but be prepared for a lot of 5 ft putts with a lot of break. It was actually really fun to try to putt on them and figure it all out. I’ll be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 17
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a pleasure in the desert!

Big Wick is a beautifully kept course with considerable diversity and challenge. It is unusual in that each side has three par 3 holes, none of which are slam dunks. The greens were absolutely perfect and plenty fast. Yesterday's pin placement made for a good test of putting skill. (that's the nice way to say it)

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 60
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The AZ Goat

This course, facility, and staff are all truly amazing. Each time I have been to play the Big Wick I am in awe. The golf course is unbelievable and features some of the best holes is all of Arizona! This is a must play golf course. Make sure to plan extra time so you can check out the Lil Wick!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best Public Course In AZ

In my opinion, this is the best public course in AZ, and I’ve played all courses rated higher than golf digest. It was in impeccable shape and the staff was very friendly and welcoming. The greens rolled so true, one can’t blame a missed putt on the green’s condition, but you can certainly make long putts if you read your putt correctly and hit your line. Highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 150
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

First time playing for my friend

The course was in great shape. Greens were fast, but putted like silk. I played terrible, but the course was great. I brought out one of my friends who I thought would like the course. He loved it. Kept saying it was his new favorite course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
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 Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Definitely one of the best in the country. Very challenging and a must play before it goes private.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Top Notch

This course was pristine. One of the nicest maintained courses I’ve ever played. Course was challenging but more forgiving than it looked many times. This course was very fun to play and the holes had a lot of diversity from one hole to the next. Tee boxes, fairways and greens were all perfect. Greens ran very pure. Can’t wait to play here again it doesn’t get much better than this.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
b244d63d-5448-5767-a6a2-fcaab64826e0
Commented on 09/22/2020

Dear u314160424136,

Thanks for your informative review of your experience with us. We are glad we were able to meet your expectations, and appreciate the kind comments. We look forward to having you back out in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Steve Outlaw, PGA
Director of Golf

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great conditions

Made the 1.5 hour drive the East valley. Worth the drive to play once a year especially if you can get a decent rate. Conditions were very good...greens held everything but were fast and very tricky. The ongoing housing development takes away from the scenery.. Ugly manufactured homes throughout the course . They must be cheap because I am not sure why anyone would seek out this destination to live. Understaffed in the bar and restaurant. Came for the course and it is well worth it! Lots of blind shots that made it tricky when playing the first time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Labor Day at WR

This course was simply exceptional. I was amazed at the beauty of the surrounding areas, which were nothing in comparison to the beauty of the course it self. The course was in as good of a condition as any I course I have ever played. That is quite impressive considering the dry heat. I was a big fan of the short game practice area adjacent to the driving range. The layout of this course was challenging, yet a ton of fun. My only wish is that it was closer to Tempe so I could play more often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
b244d63d-5448-5767-a6a2-fcaab64826e0
Commented on 09/22/2020

Dear u654587013,

Thanks for your review of your experience with us. We are glad to hear that the course conditions and overall scenery and playability exceeded your expectations. Although we are not close to Tempe, we look forward to seeing you back out to Wickenburg Ranch when your schedule allows.

Kind Regards,

Steve Outlaw, PGA
Director of Golf

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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