Desert Canyon Golf Club

4.0729000000 4.1 stars from 5 (480)
  • 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

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

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 480 Reviews
5 stars:
169
4 stars:
221
3 stars:
58
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

429 out of 476 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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"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



Jackie62's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
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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



Noel5291832's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Always a good value!"


garry178's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As usual this was a great day, not my play necessarily but the course! The fairways were in great shape the greens ran a bit fast which increased the challenge. Pace of play was a bit slow but it was a very busy day so we finished up less than 1/2 hour behind the pace which isn't too bad. In general this is one of our favorite courses and the value for the price is very good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"wont go back"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is tricked up-lot of blind shots and greens are small and slopey-one and done for me


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/05/2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our course. We are known for being a canyon course with elevation changes and blind shots. I would say our course is in great shape compared to others at same cost. Hope you find a course that is better for your game.


"Dont let the yardage fool ya...."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is an older desert design with some sever elevation changes. Plays much longer than the listed 6500. The greens were a little firm but putted decently. Some tricked up holes (1,3,18) because of location of layout but over all a nice track. The par 3's can be very difficult from the black tee's. The back nine is a much better layout with some real good holes. Pace of play was good for this time of year. Nice practice area as well. Good course for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Mike7657772's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
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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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
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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


"Signage"


razorue57's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. It's abit confusing at 5 and 6 and then coming back to 8. Poor signage unless I missed something


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not as Advertised!"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After reading the reviews I expected an excellent layout with great conditioning. I was somewhat disappointed. If I didn't get a hot deal on GolfNow I would have been quite upset! A couple of nice holes but that's about it. It was 93 degrees and we didn't see the beverage cart once. Played with a nice couple from Boston so that helped anyway.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Very Bad Customer Service"


leibrandr's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had a tee time for 2 at 10:30 a.m. and woke up with the flu. After several calls, they did cancel, but charged full price for the round. VERY disappointed. Will not golf there in the future and will tell everyone I know about the experience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Very nice little course"


jbairdjr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Since temps were in the mid-90s, we started our round at 3:00 and played just 9 holes. It was our first experience at Desert Canyon and we were very pleased. The course is in great shape and very scenic, and although it winds among residential areas it feels wide open, unlike other courses in the PHX metro area. The greens can be challenging, but the course itself is not difficult or particularly long, which I appreciate. We'll definitely be back, and soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Course"


Bob1675607's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a Friday afternoon for first time and came in just shy of 4 hours. A fun layout, with some nice views, the course was in very good shape. The tee boxes were a touch beat up but not really an issue. My only disappointment was that the food stand at 10 was closed when we arrived (before 3) even though I had asked earlier if I could get something at the turn. I will play this course again despite it being a 40 minute drive for me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Leon4372697's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Jeanne2226549's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


Mike8170024's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I can't say it any other way - I just love this course. Grest staff, good warm up areas, a challenging but fair course, good rolling greens, fairly priced. What more do you want. This is definitely one of my "must go to" courses when friends come to town.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000003282770's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing 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: Excellent


I recommend this course



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