Ventana Canyon - Mountain Course

4.5360588235 4.5 stars from 5 (568)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6898 yards
  • Slope: 145
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • 6200 N Clubhouse Dr, Tucson, Arizona 85750, Pima County
  • (520) 577-4006, (520) 577-4061
  • thelodgeatventanacanyon.com

Year built: 1987
Architect(s): Tom Fazio (1987), Andy Banfield
Type: Resort
Style: Desert
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Ventana Canyon Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: No
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 72 6898 yards 73.2 145
Gold 72 6318 yards 69.9 133
Green 72 5808 yards 71.7 141
Silver 72 5733 yards 68.1 128
Blue 72 5731 yards 69.0 136
Turquoise 72 5335 yards 71.4 131
Copper 72 4992 yards 68.2 125

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 568 Reviews
5 stars:
386
4 stars:
136
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

524 out of 565 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Great Track"


JOEB211's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Expansive layout intertwined among nice houses, beautiful scenic views of surrounding mountains and of Tucson.

Greens were perfect and suer slick! Rewarded for good shots and punished as you should be of you stray. Take advantage where you can score and be happy playing station to station in other spots.

NOTE: Drive all the way up to the hotel and park clubhouse for golf wrapped around first small building on the right and then you have a pretty long drive to first tee depending on where you are starting and which course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 09/19/2017:

Hi Joe, thank you for the 5-star review! Glad to hear you enjoyed our course and the beautiful mountains of Tucson. Please come back in and visit our course soon!

"The course was very challenging and in great shape. The greens were very fast compare to what I'm use too."


security727's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was Great my wife and I enjoyed the course. It was a great experience for both of us and challenging. We would recommend this course to our friends. We will be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 09/18/2017:

Thank you for the kind 5-star review! Please come back and visit us soon!


atsilva51's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course was in excellent condition."


U000003181684's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
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Reviewed on

My wife and I played this course with an early morning tee time. Since we had no one in front of us, we played in just over 3 hours. I really enjoyed the way that they have the tees so close to the cart path and yet they were sometimes hard to find. Elevation changes were very good, especially hole number 3 which only played to a little over one hundred yards, but plays over a ravine that is probably 200 feet deep.

If I have a negative, it is that as a non Resort player, you have to park at the Loews lodge and then take the golf cart nearly a mile to the course. Having said that though, I rate Ventana Canyon as the best course to play in Tucson.


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


Response from The Lodges at Ventana Canyon on 09/15/2017:

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 5-stars! We are going to pass on your feedback to our team, so they know their hard work is not going unnoticed. It is great to hear that the efforts we have put in helped provided a memorable and enjoyable experience for you. Thank you for playing The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, we look forward to seeing you again soon!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 09/12/2017:

Thank you for your 5-star review. Please come back and see us soon!

"Scenic, Interesting and Challenging"


bbpars's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They call it the mountain course for good reason.This is an approach shot golf course. Generous fairways with a few strategic fairway bunkers. But beware on the approach shots. Heavily contoured greens the are quick and reading them a major challenge.

Your short game needs to be spot on to score here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 09/12/2017:

Thank you for the great 4-star review! Hope to see you back soon!

"You can get lost hole to hole"


chasstarr's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Could not believe GPS system was not in the cart. You need your own because the fairway sprinklers w yardage are few and far between. No towel or water provided so bring your own


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 09/12/2017:

Thank you for play Ventana Canyon. Please come back and visit us soon!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The Lodge at Ventana Canyon on 09/08/2017:

Hello, Andrew. Thank you so much for the spectacular review. 5-star feedback is what we strive to achieve. We are glad you had an incredible time and hope to see you again soon.

"Solid course"


NRLDino's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a fun course to play. Selection of tees can make it any where from easy to difficult; I always enjoy playing at Ventana.


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


Response from The Lodge at Ventata Canyon on 09/06/2017:

Hi. Anthony. Thanks for filling out another spectacular review for the course. We will let the team know their hard work is paying off. Thanks for playing The Lodge at Ventana Canyon.

"Best condition"


Delkins49's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Canyon course at Ventana Canyon was possibly the best conditioned course I have ever played on. No lack of watering here. Everything was plush and thick. I have played in Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Palm Springs and none were in this good of shape. What makes it harder to believe is it was the middle of Summer in Arizona! Can't wait to play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Lodge at Ventana Canyton on 09/06/2017:

Hi, David. This is the second 5-star review you have left us and we couldn't be happier. We are excited to hear the conditions were up to par with your expectations and look forward to seeing you again soon!

"Maybe the best course I have ever played."


Delkins49's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the last day of August. In Arizona. This course was green, plush, and in unbelievable shape. No lack of water here! Thick, fairways with few bare spots. This may be the best conditioned course I have ever played. Definitely for August. Been to Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Palm Springs. None compare to Ventana Canyon and the Canyon Course. Also played Marana. This course is better.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The Lodge at Ventana Canyon on 09/06/2017:

Hi, David. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 5-stars! We are going to pass on your feedback to our team, so they know their hard work is not going unnoticed. It is great to hear that the efforts we have put in helped provided a memorable and enjoyable experience for you. Thank you for playing The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, we look forward to seeing you again soon!


jlloge's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I had a great time on a terrific course where we were treated like a king and quenn


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Lodges at Ventana Canyon on 09/08/2017:

Hello, Jerry. We are so glad to hear you and your wife enjoyed your most recent visit with us. We hope to see you again soon!


jlloge's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A championship course that my wife and both enjoyed the opportunity to play for the rate we did as compared to the winter rate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Lodges at Ventana Canyton on 09/06/2017:

Hello, Jerry. Thank you for reviewing the course. We appreciate the 5-stars and are going to notify the teams responsible, so they know their hard work is paying off. We hope to see you for another round soon. Thank you for playing The Lodge at Ventana Canyon.

"Challenging course with great views and scenary"


ozziemccausland1996's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ventana Canyon Mountain course is a challenging course with excellent conditions, Our tee time was an 8:00 AM shotgun start with a foursome on every hole. This made the pace of play very slow as the round took 4 hrs 45 mins.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Lodge at Ventana Canyon on 09/06/2017:

Hi, Mark. Thanks for taking the time to review us 5-stars! We are glad you had a memorable and enjoyable experience. We will escalate your feedback about the pace of play to our staff. See you again soon!

"8am shotgun"


Jon3671753's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

lush, well maintained resort course. everything is right in front of you, no crazy blind shots . fairways and greens in excellent conditions.

only complaint was 5 1/2 hours to finish, was hot tired and wanted to get to cold shower asap.

top 5 course to play in Tucson


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



jg4834's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


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


Response from The Lodge at Ventana Canyon on 09/06/2017:

Hi, Jeremy. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5-stars. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off.

"Pace of play is terrible"


u9286899's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Having to wait 10+ minutes at each tee box makes it hard to find a rhythm throughout the round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 08/22/2017:

We're sorry to hear the pace of play was not ideal. We will inform our staff about your concern. We understand it can be tough to get into a rhythm with the stop and go. Come back and see us soon!

"Ventana calls you in"


u000007647318's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

My favorite course in Tucson. Played it for $129, played it for $39(summer) always beautiful and what views! About an hour away now, but worth the drive through Tucson to get there. Will do'er again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 08/22/2017:

We love our fans! Can't wait to see you back and glad you loved the scenery too!

"Excellent August Conditions on Canyon Course"


lundy98's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Summer conditions were excellent all around. Lush fairways and greens. Greens could have been faster but were consistent medium speed across course. Some small areas on course being worked on due to water damage from heavy rains, but did not affect play. Highly recommend this course for summer play and great value.


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


Response from The Lodge at Ventana Canyon on 09/06/2017:

Hi, David. Thank you so much for the spectacular review. 5-star feedback is what we strive to achieve. We are glad you had an incredible time and hope to see you again soon.


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