SunRidge Canyon Golf Club

4.2200823529 4.2 stars from 5 (335)
  • 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 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 335 Reviews
5 stars:
155
4 stars:
125
3 stars:
32
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

284 out of 333 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  

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"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


"Disappointing"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second week of a vacation in the Phoenix, Scottsdale area. Played some great courses during the first week, We-Ko-Pa, Troon North, Las Sendas and Quintero. Saw the website for Sunridge Canyon which looked great and the price point at $77 was cheaper than what I had paid for the other courses but I booked it based on the website photos and reviews.

The course layout is target golf, the starting hole is a par 4 dogleg left, that I hit a 6 iron to get to the 150 marker. Upon reaching the first green, my disappointment really sunk in. The grass was partially dead, shaggy and looked like it had been hit with a disease of some sort. Long story short, the entire course was like this and it wasn't until the 17th hole that we discovered why. We talked to a local who said the course has a major water pump failure and contested insurance claim about 4-6 weeks ago. The maintenance crew tried watering the greens by hand but couldn't save them.

It would have been nice to know this before hand. Scottsdale to Fountain Hills is not a short drive. Saying that though, even if the course was in pristine condition I wouldn't rate it high. It's just a weird layout. It's not worth $77. If you are going drive 30-45 minutes, pay an extra $13 and go to Quintero, that's a golf course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/08/2017

Hello arborcare I would like to apologize for your unpleasant experience when playing here at SunRidge Canyon. If you could please contact me at (480) 837-5100 or email me at wes.neal@sunridgegolf.com I would like to speak with you about your day. Thank you Wes Neal


Commented on 04/27/2017

Wow - do yourself a favor - stay away! The other reviews are 100% - the greens have no grass, it's dirt, the entire course is not being kept up. To make it even worse, after my horribly disappointing round, with friends from out of town. We made a remark to the proshop, it would be nice to get a courtesy heads up that the course, is really in bad shape. They basically laughed and said: oh yeah, not happening, no one would play. Yikes!!! with 100's of amazing courses, stay away!!!!


"Amazing Course"


u700854780's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an exceptional gorgeous course! At times we felt far away from the real world -- in a desert oasis. I would have given this an overall excellent, except that our cart nav system broke down at the 5th hole and we didn't have a course map to tell us where there were hazards cutting across the fairway. Knowing this info would have helped with club selection and reduce my score :-) I and my friends will definitely play this course again!!


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



u00000587545's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Greens are concrete"


u945329433's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has a very nice layout and the staff was a 10.0 regarding their professionalism and helpfulness. I would not play here again because the greens are rock hard. Unless you're a 5 handicap or below and can put significant backspin on all shots to the greens, you will either be rolling balls up onto the green (where that's possible) or hitting nice shots with good loft that land on the green and roll 150 feet. Some people like that, I don't.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging course with great views."


u078903581's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is a hidden gem. Second time I've played at SRC and I've been impressed each time. Make time for some food and drinks afterwards on the outside patio, excellent food with breathtaking views.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/08/2017

Thank you for the nice comment we hope to see you again soon!



Kent6797796's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A Wanna-Be Troon Course"


pgallivan's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I have played Sunridge Canyon 3 times now (and rented in Fountain Hills a few years ago). Overall, Sunridge Canyon is an overpriced course that fits the mold of Desert Canyon (way overpriced) and Eagle Mountain. We played on Tues, Mar. 21 and were not advised upon booking or when we paid that the greens had been top-dressed, they were simply awful!!! The guy who checked us in said he "would do me a favour" and "allow me to play on my Troon 2 for 1, DESPITE it being twilight". Peter, at the Troon call centre, booked me at 12:05 Tues., stating that "the rate per golfer would be $37.50". PLEASE, don't make it seem that you're doing me a great favour, especially after I played for a National card, almost $500. US. The guy also said that the course is "not really managed by Troon, we don't accept certificates, for example". If SunRidge Canyon wants to be seen as equal to Troon North, Whirlwind, Sewailo, Kierland, etc., then perhaps they should get their act and course in shape. If Troon in general wants to keep cardholders happy and thus returning, then perhaps they have to get their act together and ensure the courses stay in the program #Talking Sticks left 2 years ago, The Gallery this year# and the restrictions are getting tighter. And please don't make me feel like you're doing me a big favour by having me play your courses. We waited almost 30 minutes on the 17th hole - ridiculous! I wonder if I'll get a reply to this review from Troon head office or the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

they did not overseed the greens, they were mostly brown with patches of green. For what they charge to play this place, one would think it would be in better shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great views and a challenging layout"


walterzjr's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played as a threesome on a sunny tuesday . This track has many scenic views of the fountain hills, with the front nine going down the valley and the back nine returning back up it. There is a snack shack after the front 9 for food and beverages. The bev cart was around frequently, The course was fairly busy and we played in 4 and a half hours. The greens were tricky, and fast with many slopes. The GPS in the cart was a big help in determining shot strategy from the tee and to the greens. the food and beverage on the deck was a plus. Looking forward to the next visit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Experience, Fantastic Views!"


yellow99's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played SunRidge Canyon with 2 friends for the first time. Wonderful course with great views at different elevations. Very fast greens with a tough but fair layout. Has a great experience from golfing to eating at the club afterwards. Would definitely play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Would be a great course if not for terrible greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very interesting and challenging course, with a lot of variety in the hole designs. The biggest negative is that the grees were is bad condition...very bumpy (and a strange color...almost looked like they were painted)...and a few of them are very unfair due to the severity of the slope and location of the pins on those slopes.

The women's tees were very friendly, avoided all forced carries, and 1500 yards shorter than the men's tees. Perhaps there should be a more challenging set of women's tees offered for the better women players.

We played in the afternoon , which meant that we played the final 6 holes into the setting sun, making the "wicked 6" even more wicked.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u333670892's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were not over seeded. They were bumpy and dormant painted green...disappointing


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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