About The Course

Much of Verde River Golf & Social Club’s success has been carried upon the broad shoulders of its stellar Tom Lehman-redesigned golf course. The course is worthy of its numerous accolades from Golf DigestGolfweek, and others, while giving players of all skill levels a heightened golf experience. Nestled within the Mazatzal Mountains and Tonto National Forest, the course is away from distractions, making it the perfect outing for you and your friends to enjoy your time together.

We warmly welcome daily fee guests, with access provided first to Members.

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Tee Rating Slope Par Distance
Gold 72.6 137 72 7,057
Gold/Silver 71.0 130 72 6,757
Silver 69.9 127 72 6,487
Silver/Copper 68.5 123 72 6,339
Copper 67.3 116 72 6,043
Copper/Teal 65.0 110 72 5,615
Teal 62.6 106 72 5,083

Golf Instruction

Verde River Golf & Social Club is privileged to have two of the most accomplished golf instructors in the country to serve our Members and guests, Sally and Phil Cardwell. Whether your in need of a complete overhaul (you know who you are) or a simple tuneup, the Cardwell’s would love to help. Keep reading to learn more about them and call 480.471.3232 today for an appointment.


Sally Cardwell, LPGA Director of Instruction

Sally Cardwell is nationally recognized among the top LPGA instructors with an outstanding pedigree as both a teacher and a player. Originally from Dix Hills, New York, Sally is a graduate of the prestigious San Diego Golf Academy, where she was personally trained by PGA Master Professional, AJ Bonar. Her career includes competing on the Players West and the Ladies Challenge Golf Tours, three seasons Sankaty Head Golf Club (Golf Digest Top 100 Classic Courses) as the club’s LPGA Teaching Professional and 8 years at The Golf Club of Purchase in Purchase, NY where she established herself as one of the most sought instructors in New York. Sally also served as the LPGA Teaching Professional at the Golf Digest Schools in Lenox, Massachusetts under GOLF MAGAZINE Top 100 instructor, Keith Lyford. Sally, and along with her husband, she co-owned and operated one of GOLF MAGAZINE’S Top 25 Golf Schools, The Lyford Scottsdale Golf School in Scottsdale, AZ.

Contact Sally via email or at 480.250.2212.

Philip Cardwell, PGA Director of Instruction

Originally from Indianapolis, IN, Philip Cardwell has worked under the tutelage of some of the world’s most accomplished golf coaches, including Bob Toski, Jim Flick and David Leadbetter, and is today widely recognized as one of the most effective golf instructors in the U.S. A graduate of Ferris State University, Philip has helped thousands of players improve, from beginners to top amateurs and professionals. As a professional golf instructor, Philip owned and operated the Lyford Golf School in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife, Sally. He served on the Golf Digest instructional staff in Lenox, MA, as well as Quaker Ridge Golf Club (A Golf Digest Top 100 course) in Scarsdale, NY, and Sankaty Head Golf Club on Nantucket Island, MA. An accomplished player himself, Philip has compiled multiple professional wins in the highly competitive Metropolitan and New England PGA Sections as well as the mini tour circuits in Arizona. In fact, Philip has qualified for two PGA National Championships, and in 2017, he qualified for the Bob Goldwater Cup Team, finishing 9th on the Southwest Section PGA Player of the Year points list.

Contact Philip via email or 646.265.1539.

  • “ Players will love these new challenges and the enhanced sight-lines. ”

    Tom Lehman, PGA Tour

  • “ Very impressed!! The facility is top shelf from start to finish. The staff was incredibly friendly, especially considering we were guests at a semi-private club ”

    Golf Advisor, December 2018

  • “ Very nice golf course, pro shop staff very nice, beverage cart also very nice, greens in good shape and tee boxes also in good shape ”

    Golf Advisor, July 2018

  • “ Greens in excellent shape... Layout very fair and fun... Views second to none... Worth every penny... Highly recommend. ”

    “Verde River a Must Play!” – Golf Advisor – Feb 2018


28509 N Verde River Way
Rio Verde, AZ 85263

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Phone: 480.471.3232


Phone: 480.508.7865


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