Desert Canyon Golf Club

4.1393058824 4.1 stars from 5 (496)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6506 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 69.9
  • Layout

  • 10440 N Indian Wells Dr, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268
  • (480) 837-1173
  • (480) 837-1346
  • desertcanyongolf.com
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Year built: 1971
Architect(s): John Allen
Type: Public
Style: Traditional
Greens: Bermuda Grass
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
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim ok.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6506 yards 69.9 125
Blue 71 6171 yards 68.4 118
White 71 5813 yards 66.6 114
White (W) 71 5813 yards 70.8 116
Red (W) 71 5230 yards 68.0 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 496 Reviews
5 stars:
176
4 stars:
229
3 stars:
60
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

444 out of 492 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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donny18's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have the good tee boxes all closed for an already pretty short course?


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greens, or browns?"


ronaldyork's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time, definitely need local knowledge...even with GPS provided due to green slopes and false fronts, you need to know where to land the ball...also need to know green size since several are uphill and you cant see them. Speed was excessive when coupled with slopes, chipped off two greens and putted off one. Had to play a 5 foot break on one hole on a 10 foot putt. Never heard a foursome say REALLY so many times!!! It got to be funny and became our battle cry.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u800705758's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall a good course to play at. Shorter than I anticipated, hit all 3 par 5s in 2. Hills can be deceptive, but overall this place was great! Good pace of play, friendly staff and well kept!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



dispatcheral's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Super dry"


realmonte's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Super dry Play this course a couple years ago it is beautiful not sure why they're not watering it but it was extremely dry weeds everywhere and the greens were like Cement


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/02/2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our golf course we appreciate it. We would like to apologize for the dry condition this past week on the course. We had a mechanical failure with our well so the course was the one to suffer. We have actually been watering 3 times a day since it got back up and running. I have seen the condition get better everyday so things are looking up.



u568656969's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
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Reviewed on

Desert Canyon always great views and a very nice course to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great views"


u280056150's avatar
Age:  35-44

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017

Reviewed on

Awesome layout, good condition for this time of year. Small greens and hard to read breaks. Totally worth $25 on golf now


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



copper61's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

very nice course to play. Just seemed like there were a lot more brown areas than last year and also water levels were down. Other than that everything was great.


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


"Best bang for the buck!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great elevation changes...... fairways and greens in great shape. Pro shop staff was super friendly and helpful. For $55 this course was the best value by far of the four courses we played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A short round..."


scotiaboy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was unfortunate for me to have booked a day when the white tees were moved up with the ladies tees. It made the course simply too short for my game. Otherwise the course was in excellent shape and the staff was more than accommodating. Pace of play was great as well. Great value for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Variety"


u000008122524's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course offers a great variety of holes so you're not bored. Some holes like 16 and 18 make it challenging and fun at the same time. As with most courses in the Phoenix area, the bunkers don't have a lot of sand but all other areas of the course are in very good condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Stunning Views"


u6408737's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course with stunning views. Lots of challenges on the greens. Staff was very welcoming. Pace of play was perfect.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"DCFH"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
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Reviewed on

Course in great shape. GPS very good and accurate. Driving Range leaves a lot to be desired.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Pleasant surprise"


u903418649's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked our round last minute without knowing too much about the course. Beautiful surroundings. Had a quick lunch beforehand - excellent. Found the course to be interesting and fair. Very good conditions. Would definitely play again during our next visit. Strongly recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging and fun"


u000004199858's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of up and down hill challenges. Opportunities to practice long irons. Great views. Very friendly staff and pace of play was great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great for Course, little short."


Tuberty's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The day I played was too windy, but still was fun. Little short not enough par 5's and course was in good shape. Don't drive your cart to close to the green it shuts off, thanks for the heads on that before the round staff? Reverse is the only thing that worked. Greens were very fast and where they had the pin on #3 you couldn't keep the ball on the green, it would roll right off the front. I would play this again, but no more than $50 for the round. Oh that includes a bucket of balls. And a hotdog and chips costs $3 great deal. No cart girl on week days.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hidden gem in the valley"


Casey4137442's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here 4/23/17, course was in good shape and the greens rolled perfect and true. Awesome layout/design, I enjoyed hitting a wide variety of clubs off the tee's, not hitting a driver on 14 holes. This track utilizes the natural rolling landscapes, which makes for challenging yet fair playability. Breathtaking views on many holes. Pace of play was absolutely perfect, the staff is very very friendly and accommodating. I've played many good courses in the valley, but this one is a must play. For $68 on GolfNow I feel that I owe them more money, best value I've had in golf. Thank you for an amazing day on a fantastic track!


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


"Fun course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Easiest discription is a good little course that's easy to get around. Greens an fairways are in great shape. Staff seems friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000002256273's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm a woman with a 19 handicap. Since this was my first time playing the course played from the red tees. I would play from the gold tees the next time I played here.

Ate in the restaurant after the round and meal was really good. Would definitely recommend both the course and the restaurant.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful vistas"


brandsam's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The staff here is friendly and the views are awesome. Challenging but not difficult.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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