Inside the Clubhouse: Tonto Verde, AZ


Tonto Verde is a premier 55+ community in Rio Verde, Arizona. This established 717-home community offers active adults quality homes built between 1992 and 2010 and are priced starting in the low $200s. Tonto Verde is a luxurious, gated community just northeast of Scottsdale that is also home to two nationally recognized 18-hole championship golf courses as well as impressive amenities and recreational facilities at its 26,000 square-foot clubhouse. This award-winning Santa Fe-style clubhouse features numerous social areas as well as spacious outdoor terraces where residents can enjoy scenic views of the surrounding lakes and mountain ranges.


At the heart of this active adult community is the amenity-rich clubhouse. Serving as the golf clubhouse and community center for Tonto Verde, the clubhouse is the central hub of physical activity and social recreation for all residents to enjoy. Upon entering the clubhouse, residents have a wide selection of things to do that will keep their social calendars busy.

Neighbors can meet up for a casual get-together in the Saguaro Lounge that features a comfortable seating area and a cozy fireplace. A multi-purpose room is the perfect space to host a club meeting or card game with friends. A fully stocked library is also on-site that provides a quiet space along with multiple shelves of books for resident bookworms to enjoy.

Homeowners who wish to stay active throughout their retirement while living in Tonto Verde will be able to do so thanks to the clubhouse’s state-of-the-art fitness center. Located inside the clubhouse, the fitness center is equipped with cardio machines, strength training equipment, free weights, and flexibility gear under the Free Motion and Life Fitness brands. With a well-rounded exercise program as well as trainers and fitness classes available on-site, homeowners are sure to maintain a healthy regimen in this 55+ community. 

Just outside of the clubhouse, residents have a swimming pool that’s heated year-round. In addition to the heated outdoor pool, there is a spa that’s great for relaxing as well as a large, recreational saltwater pool perfect for soaking up some rays, swimming a few laps, or lounging with friends.


Homeowners living in this vibrant community also have plenty of dining options to choose from without having to travel far from home. Dining options range from casual bites and happy hour cocktails to elegant and formal dinners. The Mesquite Bar & Grill features open wood trusses and intimate booths as well as outdoor dining terraces for a casual dining experience while the Cimarron Dining Room offers a more quiet and lavish dining atmosphere that showcases a wooden beamed ceiling, iron chandeliers, soft lighting, and cozy booths. Residents will also love that the restaurant offers floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to additional heated and covered patio dining area. For a more intimate affair, the clubhouse also has the Kiva Room, which provides a private dining experience. For a larger event or celebration, the Acacia Ballroom is available for special occasions. Residents also have access to a wine cabinet where they can select their favorite vintage.


In addition to resort-style amenities, the clubhouse also offers plenty of recreational facilities for avid golfers and novices alike. There is an 18-hole natural grass, putting course that’s fun for players of all skill levels or when the grandkids come to visit. With a membership, residents can also enjoy the Tonto Verde Golf Club. Tonto Verde has two nationally ranked 18-hole golf courses, Peaks and Ranch, designed by David Graham and Gary Panks. The two distinct courses follow the natural contours of the desert landscape and are known for being some of the finest greens in the valley for a world-class golf experience. Golfers can also practice their game by using the on-site practice facilities, which include an expansive driving range, a dedicated green space for practicing your short game, a large putting green that mirrors the course greens, and a sand bunker.

With stunning amenities inside and outside of the clubhouse, it’s easy to see why so many retirees flock to Tonto Verde in Central Arizona.

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