Golf Course Photo, Rancho Manana Golf Club, Cave Creek, 85331
Rancho Manana Golf Club
Played on June 2008
5734 E Rancho Manana Blvd, Cave Creek, Arizona, 85331
1 Ranking
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s abram
Cave Creek

$36 (cart included), played on Wednesday, June 2008 at 4pm

I visit the Phoenix/Scottsdale area every couple of years and have played all of the "big name" courses such as Troon, the Boulders, TPC, We-Ko-Pa, Grayhawk. Talking Stick etc. I was looking for something off the beaten path and less expensive. This course was a real find and exceeded my expectations. As others have posted, it is not long, but that does not make it easy. It is a very tight course so straight tee shots are imperative and you need to know where to miss a green as a near miss to the wrong spot can roll very far away. There are lots of elevation changes including a couple of par threes that play steeply down hill, requiring much less club than the distance would indicate. The uphill dogleg par 4 is a great and beautiful hole. The day I played Rancho Manana there was a strong wind making for an intereting round. There are a lot of super views, scenery and wildlife. We saw a Lynx or bobcat on one of the tee boxes. I got paired up with a great threesome and the bar/restaraunt on the premises was also excellent after the round. The twilight rate green fee was a real bargain, although there are a lot of good deals in the area in June. Here is a link to my photos of Rancho Manana, Troon North and We-Ko-Pa

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
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Rank ID # : 003382