RED MOUNTAIN RANCH COUNTRY CLUB (480-985-0285)
Arizona Golf Course Review
Good News! Red Mountain Ranch Country Club in Mesa - formerly a private club, is now open for limited public play. Designed by Pete Dye, this masterpiece is a 6,653 yard
championship layout that features wide manicured fairways and contoured green complexes. The signature Dye railroad ties are a significant feature in the greenside bunkers
and surrounding mounds.
The course presents gorgeous mountain vistas along with native desert landscape, saguaro cactus, mesquite trees and beautiful water features. The raised green complexes
with sloping putting surfaces demand accurate approach shots, but golfers should be able to find the ample fairways off the tee. Uniquely, there are 7 sets of tee boxes with
distances and slopes measuring 6653 yards/146 slope, 6389 yards/144 slope, 6034 yards/136 slope, 5597 yards/129 slope for men and 131 for women, 5347 yards/124 slope
fro men and 128 for women, 5106 yards/125 slope for women and 4796 yards with a slope of 122 for ladies hitting from the forward tees.
Water comes into play on six holes and there are 58 soft sand bunkers situated near the landing zones or greenside. The playing surfaces are undulating with desert areas or
upscale residences bordering the sides. Golfers will find yardage markers on the cart paths every 25 yards from 200 (250 on par fives) to 100 yards, and 150 yard stakes also
function as directional devices. Sprinkler heads are measured to the center of the green and color coded flags indicate the day's front, middle or back hole locations.
The clubhouse is upscale and features member locker rooms with showers, a well stocked pro shop, plus restaurant/lounge. The surrounding landscape is about as good as it
gets. Practice facilities include a targeted grass range, short game area with sand bunker plus large putting green.
There is significant mounding near the greens, which means golfers will have to have a good short game to score well here. A variety of wedges will be needed to convert up and
down opportunities. Memorable holes include the par three 6th with water on 3 sides, the par three 11th with water to the right and behind, and the beautiful closing hole, a short
par four with a wood walled pond fronting the green. For more info, visit our page fro the course with direct link to their website by clicking here.