Tonto Verde Country Club Rio Verde, AZ

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Tonto Verde Overview

Tonto Verde is an exclusive 55+ golf retirement community designed for active adults looking for a true luxury country club lifestyle. With 717 homes and about 1,300 residents, Tonto Verde is nestled in a relatively undeveloped area of the high Sonoran desert. This community of large custom homes and luxury townhomes is perfect for people who want an active, social, private country club lifestyle and who don’t want to sacrifice the quality or size of their house for “retirement”.

Located in the far northeast corner of the Valley, about 10 miles east of Scottsdale and 8 miles north of Fountain Hills, the town of Rio Verde is comprised of three very beautiful and exclusive adult communities: Rio Verde Tonto Verde and the newest community, Trilogy at Verde River. Each luxury community was developed separately and has its own private equity golf course and country club. The three communities are commonly referred to collectively as “The Verdes.”

First conceived as a winter golf camp in the late 1960′s by a group of Minnesota investors, the first community, Rio Verde began development in 1973. When the Rio Verde property was approaching build-out another 695 acres was acquired and called Tonto Verde. The first of the two Tonto Verde golf courses opened in 1996, along with the 26,000 square foot clubhouse overlooking two lakes and an 18-hole putting course. The view from this spot is widely known as one of the most spectacular in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

The striking beauty of the courses and the surrounding mountains provides the ideal setting for a golf resort. Whether for retirement or a vacation home Tonto Verde provides the ideal location. Surrounded on all four sides by public land, Tonto Verde residents enjoy the amenities of a first class country club in the midst of an openness, peacefulness and quiet that is unmatched any place in Arizona.

Tonto Verde Amenities

The community is largely a golf community and nearly 70% of the residents are members of the Golf Club. The two golf courses dominate the community area providing many with breathtaking views.

The 26,000 square foot clubhouse also has a fitness center and large outdoor pool area with a jacuzzi and both a lap pool and a lounging pool. Non-golfers and grandchildren also enjoy the 18-hole putting course.

With its outdoor terraces and beautiful lake and mountain views, the clubhouse is the center of community activity offering upscale dining in the Cimarron Dining Room, casual fare in the Mesquite Grill, private dining in Kiva and the Acacia Ballroom for banquets, weddings and special events.

Tonto Verde Real Estate

With just over 700 properties, the community is large enough to support the two golf courses and sustain lots of clubs and activities, yet small enough to know most of the people in the community.

There are some townhomes, but most of the community is comprised of custom or semi-custom single-family homes with home values as high at $2 million.

Tonto Verde Golf

With two distinctly different and challenging 18-hole championship golf courses, Tonto Verde has received national recognition for its charm and playability. A Gateway Tour favorite, the courses are always kept in immaculate condition and it’s known for having some of the best greens in the Valley. The beauty of the area begins with its magnificent setting surrounded by mountain views, while both courses offer significant challenges to even the best golfers.

About the Rio Verde Area

Rio Verde is a very rural area in the far northeast section of the Greater Phoenix metro area. The terrain is rugged, natural Sonoran Desert, and evenings can offer quiet surroundings and blissful views of the stars in the desert sky.

Tonto Verde’s proximity to Scottsdale makes it desirable for those looking for a rural location away from crowds and traffic, but not too far from the convenience of city life. Expect about a 15-20 minute drive to the nearest points in Northernmost Scottsdale, and about 30-40 minutes to the more “in-town” Scottsdale locations.

In addition to the age-restricted 55+ active adult golf retirement communities of Rio Verde and Tonto Verde, the town of Rio Verde also boasts some stunning custom homes on large lots, and there’s a lot of excitement about the newest Trilogy community currently underway, Trilogy at Verde River.

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Social membership in the country club is automatically included for all residents, who pay an additional mandatory monthly fee for the social membership. Residents have access to all clubs and facilities, except golf, which is a separate membership and additional monthly fee.

Tonto Verde Golf Club

Golf membership is open to nonresidents of Tonto Verde. Residents and non-residents are welcome to join the golf club. Initiation fees vary, based on special incentives and market conditions, and type of membership, and are subject to change at any time. Contact the membership director for current information.

Tonto Verde Country Club
18401 El Circulo Drive – Rio Verde, AZ 85263

COLLEEN CAPPELLI
HomeSmart | Easy Life Group
LIC: SA567649000
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