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Golf Course Review Rancho Manana Golf Club Cave Creek Arizona

Rancho Manana Golf Club

Golf Course Review Rancho Manana Golf Club Cave Creek Arizona

Reviewed by: sdscratchorbust, Scottsdale

ALERT: Aeration
Will be aerating the greens 6/17 & 6/18.
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Played here last week after work twilight. Kinda of cool they offer an after 5 super twilight rate. Off to a good note. Customer service in the pro shop was excellent here I have to say.

The Review

Golf Course Review 6.50 GOOD
Golf Course Review 6.50 GOOD

Course is in solid shape. Greens were good and rolled well. Fairways are starting to go for summer. Much more brown and bare spots than I have seen on other courses. Tee boxes were also worn and have had some play. I don’t believe I hit it in the sand this day.

This has been the hardest course to review. Sometimes splicing an experience down element by element can take away what is most important in the first place. At the end of the day we play golf to have fun, and this course delivered a fun golf experience. I had a blast playing it.

However, while nothing is bad with this course, it’s like three different courses in one with bad design and flow. The best way I can describe it is a few mix matched singles on an album with no flow. The course is too short at 6,004 yards and seemed to be limited on space. It starts off great as you climb into the hills with great views of a true desert course. No 4 is one of the best holes in the valley in my opinion. But then the course turns inland and you have flat house lined holes that feels like a 70s country club. Then there’ this bizarre par 3 created in front of the restaurant that was very artificial and out of place. Then the course circles a concrete man made lake covered in moss. Not very scenic nor unique. Then 18 is like a swampy marsh Southern style hole. Very odd mix of holes.

Personal Thoughts

That being said. I had a great time. It’s a fun course. It reminds me of Tecolote in San Diego with the holes playing in and out of the canyon. I would rate it as a fun course to play with family and non serious golfers.