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Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club

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Address: 48456 W Highway 238, Maricopa, AZ 85139-2118
Phone Number: 14803678949
06:00 - 18:00
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Demanding golf course but with lots of options - Outstanding

Southern Dunes continues to improve with age and is one of the better public fee courses in the entire Phoenix area. With the most recent improvements, this course has become more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Southern Dunes continues to improve with age and is one of the better public fee courses in the entire Phoenix area. With the most recent improvements, this course has become more playable with outstanding conditions. We played just a few weeks after they re-opened after overseeding and the course was a excellent shape. Troon management has done a wonderful job... More 

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Maricopa, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This course is worth the drive from Phoenix. The challenging course is situated between the desert mountains just west of Maricopa, AZ. It is a well-kept course. Their driving range turns into a 9 hole pitch and put in the afternoon if you want to take the kids out. Then you can enjoy a tasty beverage and delicious food on... More 

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Maricopa, Arizona
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23 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I went once to brunch there and was sorely disappointed. The management has changed so I may try again sometime. I only went to the brunch and not the golfing. My old boss loves the golfing facility so you may want to give it a try if you golf.

Thank Sandra c
Naples, Florida
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69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I played Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016. We teed off at 11:20, and played with two local guys. The course hosted a U.S. Open qualifier the week before, and you could tell. It was hard and fast... Just how I like this layout! We played the Blue tees, which is 6,500 yards... The perfect yardage... More 

Thank Ricky P
Chester, NJ
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152 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Great layout with a good variety of holes. Greens are great as they are really quick. Bunkers have adequate amount of sand and are well conditioned. Although it is quite a drive to get out there, this is definitely worth the trip as this is one of my favorite courses in the greater Phoenix area.

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Surprise, Arizona
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111 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We went on a couples outing with a group of 32. They did a great job of handling our bags...we dropped them off en route to the hotel, and each morning they were on the proper carts and ready to go. The course has loads of Eucalyptus trees, which gives it a different look than many of the desert courses... More 

Thank golformeca
Clark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

First time playing here, loved it. Pace of play was acceptable, course was challenging. Make sure you bring your "A" game with the sand wedge, plenty of bunkers on this course. Staff was very friendly. Will play again next time in the area.

Thank Scott L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

As a 10+ handicap this course is a real challenge but a must play. The sand traps and undulating greens are what makes the course challenging. The desert views are great. The green fees are reasonable given the quality of the course. Well worth the drive south from Phoenix. Recommend getting an early tee time and get the second round... More 

Thank Robert D
Camas, Washington
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105 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

I love to have lunch on the deck where the tables have umbrellas. The food is pretty good at lunch. The service is usually OK. This year at lunch I've had the Ruben sandwich with onion rings. The sandwich is ample in size so not too big as in other restaurants. I also have had the coconut shrimp salad. The... More 

Thank Jo H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

This is a very interesting layout mainly because of its liberal use of sand. It requires you to think your way around the course, not just bomb away. If you have trouble with green - side bunkers (like me), you need to play strategically i.e. playing to the safe areas. The fairways and greens are tightly cut and fast. I... More 

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