SunRidge Canyon Golf Club

4.1112882353 4.1 stars from 5 (347)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6823 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

  • 13100 N SunRidge Dr, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268
  • (480) 837-5100
  • www.sunridgegolf.com

Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Keith Foster
Type: Public
Style: Desert
Greens: Champion ultradwarf Bermudagrass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Jim McLean Golf School"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6823 yards 72.0 138
Gold 71 6403 yards 69.8 131
White 71 6004 yards 67.6 124
Green 71 5193 yards 64.1 111

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 347 Reviews
5 stars:
161
4 stars:
127
3 stars:
35
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

293 out of 345 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

loading...
loading...

Reviewer Photos

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"Outstanding course"


u7355717's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout. The wicked 6 to finish up are all difficult holes. Greens were in great condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u000001467706's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



DAkright's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Need combo tee’s"


mikx3x3x3's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yardage jumps from 4998 to 6004. Need combo tee’s between green and white to make course a lot more playable. I am a 7 handicap and it is no fub playing the short tee’s and the white tee’s are no fun playing off the last six tee’s which is all uphill.The course was not in the condition it normally is from other times I have played. I use to love this course . Not sure what is happening. The staff was good . Please fix it and put combo tee’s in so I can bring my friends and groups back.

Ps .. loved the fast greens. .Better shape then I have ever seen them. Thx


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Do not cater well to low handicap women"


mikx3x3x3's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

While I like the layout of the course, if you are a medium to low handicap woman, I would really steer clear of this course due to not having a combo rating between their forward and middle tees. You will have to choose between 6,000 and 5,000 yards. Most courses will provide you with something in between, typically in the 5,600 range. I am a single digit but the 6,000 plays much too long and the 5,000 too short, forcing me to lay off of the driver on several of the par-4's. The course was in 'ok' condition as I've seen it much better but it was a nice day. Until they develop a combo between the 6 and 5000, I will not be returning here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



markwilson12345's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tough Course"


rpgp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very challenging layout! Will have to play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not up to snuff"


Ericgallant's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played about 20 courses in the past 30 days and this course was by far in the worst condition. Everyone is coming off of over-seeding and every course I've played that is in the same price range was by far in better shape. The management of this course needs to go to any of the other courses and look around. SunRidge doesn't compare and I got what I thought was a very good price for my round as compared to the normal pricing. That only means that the management of this course is out of sync with their competition if they expect people to pay the normal price for a round of golf here, or they will have customers who would be even more disappointed. Once you play anywhere else you would not return to SunRidge as there is no comparison. It was a disappointing experience for sure.

Golf course aside, all of the staff I came across were very good at their job.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great day of golf"


u917964125's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great day. Golf course was really nice, interesting layout all through the canyon. Tough golf course but loved the challenge. Would definitely play it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great round with great friends"


mafrema's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the course for the first time with friends from out of town and it was real nice. Nice course, great condition, amazing views!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u413440532's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



maryse67's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Getting close to perfect condition. Go. Play"


larrybarrett's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Other than a little fuzziness on the greens the course is in almost perfect condition. Pace is a little slow on the back nine because of the difficulty and returning residents that don't have their game is shape yet. A beautiful course winding through the canyons that will test anyone's skill level. Expect to lose a few balls in the desert and pay attention on the finishing holes as the wind and elevation change will take 1-2 clubs more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good challenge, nice place"


u768819490's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a good time here, just not a good score. The conditions, pace of play, views and layout were all top notch. Fun course but not for the novice hacker.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The Wicked Six is a ridiculous final six holes"


Jeffrey3538028's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

So, this golf course is ok, but the layout is kind of a joke. The first 12 holes are fine, but then it finishes with "The Wicked Six". They are very proud of these holes, but they are just a joke. You start out at the bottom of the canyon and work your wake back up the canyon for six holes until you reach the clubhouse. We played the front nine in about 1:50, but caught the groups in front of us on 12 and the back nine took 2:47. This is directly attributable these last six holes, and the fact that groups don't play the proper tees. In addition, no marshal on the course at all. We paid a decent price, but it just isn't worth it. I don't recommend this course unless you like Mickey Mouse stuff. Also, the greens were rolling about 7 on the Stimpmeter, and the cups hand't been cut new for at least 3 days. I just don't think that is acceptable on a Troon course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/10/2017

Hi Jeffrey3538028 thank you for your feedback. I apologize for your unpleasant experience last week here at SunRidge Canyon. I would love to speak with you more about your round. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience (480) 837-5100 or wes.neal@sunridgegolf.com. I look forward to hearing from you soon! - Wes Neal Head Golf Professional


"Fun but challenging"


TomMoser's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A few funky holes where it's a little difficult without course knowledge to determine where to hit the ball but cart GPS does help considerably with this. Greens and fairways in great shape. Accuracy is at a premium here but really a fun place to play. You'll want to do this one again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Summer at SunRidge"


Kusbel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is exceptional. Beautiful layout, beautiful views. I've played it before, but don't have enough course knowledge to know which holes will punish you severely for being either in the left or right side of the fairway. That's super frustrating, but would get much better with frequency and course knowledge. The only other ding would be the firmness of the greens. Well lofted approach shots with ProV1's seemed to run through every green. This is one of the most challenging courses in the entire valley, and I really like it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"SunRidge Canyon"


dougrempp's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I wanted to try this course a few miles from my home in Scottsdale. We have only had a home in Az the last 30 ish days and I have had a chance to play a few different courses in the area. I found the conditions at SunRidge to be top notch. I was very impressed with the all things grass at the course. The grass on the Tee's through the Greens was in the best shape that I have seen at a course in a long time. The course takes you out 9 holes from the Clubhouse down into a Canyon and then brings you back. Many great views as you work your way around. Lots of wildlife. The last 6 holes are named the "Wicked 6". I found them to be very manageable but I was playing from the whites as it was my first time through. Awesome view from the 18th green and from the inviting Clubhouse. I look forward to getting back and that may be tomorrow!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/10/2017

Hi dougrempp thank you for the kind words! We hope to see you back again soon! Wes Neal, Head Golf Professional


"Wicked Six is a tough finish"


randyhair127's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This golf course plays out in three acts. The first six holes are pretty easy. Only #5 is the only one of these that is not downhill so they play shorter the yardage. The middle six holes are a mixed bag with #'s 10 & 12 being easy holes and while the others play average to tough. The last six holes are almost all uphill, some very steeply uphill. The two par threes are medium tough & the others play long. The Wicked Six is a name the course has given to this stretch & is appropriate. This is a fairly good golf course, but I didn't enjoy the finish that much.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course as usual!"


meiscoop's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The canyon is always a very nice and challenging course to play. The fairways and some of the greens have been affected by our heat waves this spring. but other than that always a pleasure to play on and of course the Wicked Six are always a challenge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed