Rated 4 out of 5 by Ernesto9882922 Great Desert course
I am a golfer that likes to arrive early at any golf course I play. When I arrived at the course the golf cart person brought out a cart to me which was great. Asked him what time will the pro shop be open so I can pay and get range balls. He did know what to say. My tee time was at 5:48am. 5:56am rolled around and no open pro shop. Cart person said if I didn't want to wait because he didn't know what time it will open that I can go ahead and start and come back after the ninth hole and pay.
Other that not being able to pay and the biggest thing is not being able to hit some balls before starting. I really liked the course.
Great course. Fairways and greens are some of the best I have seen this year in the desert. Very challenging holes. Maintenance people on course are very mindful of player and will stop while hitting your ball.
Fix the non open pro shop and I would come back early.
August 26, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by u694708523 Not the best
Over the course was in great condition. However, we had a 6:04 tee time and arrives around 5:40 to warm up. One of our players need a hat and glove and the pro shop was locked. No range balls to warm up with so we walked out into the range and picked up what we could.
Staff was overall very blah feeling and were not in touch of a hurry to help. Had to pay for our round at the turn cause when we tee'ed off they register was still closed.
We were a group of 4 and there were at least 4 twosomes behind bus pushing and being rude the entire first 9 holes.
This was the first time for a couple in my group and they were not very impressed.
May or may not come back to The Duke.
August 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by oakine Beautiful Day of Golf....
Had a 5:32 am Tee Time, was able to get out when we arrived. Had a single behind us, but he didn't push us at all Barely say him all day and usually teeing off when we were leaving the green.
The course was in great shape, not dry, well watered, not soggy and the greens were softer then I have seen in a while in AZ this summer. Balls actually left ball marks, nice to fix them for a change and be able to see the hit and final position. The sand traps have been horrible at most courses I have played this summer, Here they were very well maintained, my buddy complained they were wet, I disagreed because they were true, you could actually splash a shot without a thud from mud or hardpan and bounce into the ball.
I thought the course is laid out very well, you're playing through housing, but none of them were in play from a bad shot. I have a bad slice at times, I think the closest I came to a back yard was maybe 20 yards and I was barely off the grass at that point.
I really enjoyed the course and will definitely be back to play again!
August 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by sbs0706 Bumpy green
My score was 82. I made 10 bogies due to the bumpy green. The grass of the green was on and off due to poor maintenance.
August 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by BigAlphx Great all around Facility, practice area, course and 19th hole
Full practice area. the course is in good shape, greens just a little slow but true. Bunkers lacking sand. Played in 3 1/4 hrs.
July 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by mckmik1962 GREAT COURSE
THE GROUNDS AND COURSE WERE IN VERY NICE CONDITION. THE GREENS HAD BEEN PLUGGED AND DRESSED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO BUT THEY ARE STILL IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE.
July 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by judyann5553 The Duke is a good summer value
We played the Duke as a foursome. Went out at 7:15 am and by 9:30, it was 100 degrees.
The ball cleaners were all empty of water. Thank goodness the thermos jugs contained iced drinking water.
Overall, the course was in good shape. We had a fun round and will play there again.
June 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by azearguy Much better than ten years ago.
I was pleasantly surprised at how well maintained the course was. It does need more watering holes though. I only lost one ball.
June 15, 2015