Desert Canyon Golf Club

4.2590411765 4.3 stars from 5 (527)
  • 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 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 527 Reviews
5 stars:
198
4 stars:
237
3 stars:
61
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

475 out of 523 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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"Awesome Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is beautiful. The lush green hilly course is challenging and fun to play. It is my favorite course in the valley.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!"


u441561782's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
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Reviewed on

This course was the greenest, most well manicured course I've played in months. Although not actually a "mountain course", almost every hole has an elevation change, and gorgeous mountain views on every hole. I can't wait to play Desert Canyon again, and would highly, recommend, booking a tee time!


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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course, would play again"


u000005493460's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape, loved the greens. Could have used more sand in the traps, but this is a problem at all area courses, probably due to the wind. Also the practice bucket was a little small, only about 15-18 balls which makes a proper warmup difficult. Was a weekend noon tee time, but the drink cart had already shut it down. Pace was decent finished in 3:45 but waited on most holes and shots and also had the group behind us waiting every shot too.


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



bakes18's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Very scenic, with elevated tees, minimal water. Fun course.


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


"Fun and challenging"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time at Desert Canyon, but won’t be my last! Fun course that has some great panoramic views and doesn’t require you to drive it 300 yards to be in range of the greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"One you should put on your list"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
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Reviewed on

Not a long course. Has beautiful views and a few tricky holes. Course is in good condition and greens are fast. Always enjoy playing here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent for a reasonable price"


rrjohnson's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Greens true and fast. Weather was okay, played on Dec 23 at 1:24 and temp was 60 but got cool after 3:30. Staff very friendly and helpful. Nice pro shop. Will play this course many more times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great experience"


terber2006's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

a very pretty course. Course layout is also good. Very playable for any level of play. Will definitely play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Views"


u000005224297's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course with great views, in excellent condition, challenging greens and a few narrow fairways but overall enjoyable round..


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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Course with character"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Picturesque with lots of up and downs but manageable if playing from the tees that suit your game. Hit it in the right place and get some good roll.

Perfect fairways and greens though greens were a bit too fast for our game so putting was a challenge.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


njcorny's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed this course. Lots of hills and doglegs. The greens were fast and very undulating. The fairways were in nice shape, although some of the tee boxes were a little dry. Staff were friendly and helpful. I definitely will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



gilmore44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Kangaroo1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful views"


u000007516326's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has spectacular views on every hole and is in great shape. Each hole is challenging, though not too difficult. The staff were all very friendly. It has a great practice area. We were a little disappointed in the food in the restaurant and the service in the restaurant afterwards. However, overall this is a beautiful course worth checking out!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Gorgeous course!!"


u000005453282's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here and was highly impressed!! Really loved the course and it was in excellent shape. I will definitely be back!!


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like the fact there is topography to the course, unlike the flat terrain of most courses in the area.

The setting is beautiful.

Greens are well maintained and consistent for all holes.

The course as a whole is well maintained.


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



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