SunRidge Canyon Golf Club

4.1625764706 4.2 stars from 5 (380)
  • 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

SunRidge Canyon Golf Club provides adventure amid natural terrain over 6,823 yards of par-71 golf. The golf course was laid out by the golf course architect Keith Foster, who hid the golf course in the ridges and canyons of the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, one of the last untouched bastions of the Southwestern United States.

The SunRidge Canyon Golf Club's signature hole is the 17th, and it is unique, giving golfers the option of shooting a 209-yard, par 3 over a box canyon today and then going for a 152-yard par 3 from an elevated tee tomorrow. Foster discovered the elevated-tee opportunity during a tour of the golf course while it was being constructed and added the Canyon set of tees right then. The vistas he knew golfers would get were enough to convince Foster to set up the second set of tees.

After a round of golf at the SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, head back to the Ridge Room, which attracts visitors and locals for the great view and Southwestern cuisine.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 380 Reviews
5 stars:
179
4 stars:
136
3 stars:
37
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

320 out of 378 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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"Ausome will be back love the ice machines"


DobbNotDobs's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played here on 6-20-18 and what a wonderful experience from the time the cart guys greeted us to the pro shop where the pro got us off before a 4 some. The course was in very good summer shape with an excellent quick round and the nicest thing is they have ice ❄machines on the golf course how ausome comes in handy. Afterwards a quick stop in the bar with excellent and delicious quesadas and great service. Truly enjoyed the wicked 6 holes will be back for sure.


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


"Dag Handle"


d2155983's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course

Great course

Challenging

More than enough information thru the GPS system with the cart for first time visitors

The course seemed in great shape

There were holes that were having minor maintenance done to various traps, tee boxes etc but they were marked out and the staff did mention it at the pro shop in any event they didn’t effect our play at all

(No I don’t work there)

But we hope to be back next time we are in fountain hills


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



stevareeno13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



corkypine69's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Precision a MUST!"


Gregory9739136's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I generally liked Sunridge, however, i am not a fan of blind tee shots and/or layup shots. I have no problem with the course being tough, but i want to see what the challenges are and not guess at distance or club selection. You definitely need to place here several times to have a feel of what lies ahead...

Conditions, the staff and the grill were terrific so that makes for a pleasant afternoon. Scenery was spectacular as well. Ill be back, but will have a yardage book next time


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tee box selection"


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 05/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes go from 4998 to 6000 yards. Need a set in between this yardage. Would be more fun to play. Otherwise like course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



gregb33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens could be a lot better....very gritty and sandy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Phoenix Golf at its best"


u000006405335's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect day on a perfect course. The wicked 6 wasn't quite as wicked as we thought it might be, but overall a great test for your entire game.

Highly recommended. Despite the high price point, you still receive full value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/04/2018

Thank you for the review we are happy to hear the Wicked 6 didn't beat the group up too much!!



u000002464381's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

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:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow Slow Slow"


John3517529's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First the website said the greens and fairways where in great shape, they lied. The pace of play was SLOW after the 13th hole we had a sixsome playing in front of us, we called the club house the head pro came out to address the situation. He did nothing he said the group had played 4 days in a row and just wanted to finish the last couple of holes together. Apparently all you need is money and Sundridge will let you do anything.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/04/2018

Hi Mr. Gwazdauskas,

Let me first apologize for your unpleasant experience at SunRidge Canyon. My name is Wes Neal and I am the Head Pro here at SunRidge and my day off is on Tuesdays so unfortunately I did not talk with your group on the course as I was not at the facility. Please contact me directly at wes.neal@sunridgegolf.com as I would like to get a little more information from you and make it right!

Thank you - Wes Neal, PGA


"Beautiful but challenging course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful but challenging course, you need to use every club in the bag. The last six holes in particular were more than our foursome of middle handicappers could handle. The difference in the distances for the white tees and the green tees was top great.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Mike9971260's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is awesome. Just remember to look for Four peaks. Everything plays that way!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/04/2018

Great advice!! All putts break towards four peaks, we hope to see you back again soon!

-Wes Neal, PGA

Head Golf Professional


"Needs maintenance improvement!"


US236728's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are several positives about Sunridge Canyon.

People were friendly. It's a good track. Carts have GPS with a recording explaining each hole. Wonderfull views. However, it is not well maintained. The grass on tees was unbelievably long. I have been playing for 55 years and have never seen worse. The greens where extremely slow. Fairways and traps were average at best.

The good news is that the issues are fixable. Get the mowers out. Tees are first impression! Even those that were mowed, were way too long.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/04/2018

Thank you for your feedback we will be sure to pass along the information to our Superintendent!



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played 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: Excellent


I recommend this course



u541350712's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A great place in Fountain Hills"


polishpal's avatar
Wisconsin Advisor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This was the 2nd stop on our Golf Zoo Package and the facilities are fantastic. The clubhouse, driving range, and restaurant are all high quality and the food was excellent. I can't recall the last time a group of 12 had lunch and all the items were fantastic.

As with any new course, playing it for the first time provides it's challenges but the views awesome and the course is a fair test. The Wicked 6 live up to their name but still very playable. Long hitters can bomb away on most holes and short hitters can still find a way to have fun without posting a big number on the scorecard. The views on the back are worth it, especially the cart drive you take after hitting your tee shot on the 17th hole.

The only complaint, the greens were slow on that Monday. I do not know the maintenance schedule but based on the conditions of other courses and the rest of this course, I expected more than shaggy, bumpy greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, but tough"


u00000991330's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the course, but by playing at almost 4pm I had a problem finishing 18. The course put me with a slow group of members, so I had to break loose after 5 holes to get as many as 15 holes in before dark.

One complaint though, GolfNow gave me a $89 rate at that time, while the course had a going rate after 3PM of $59.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice but tough"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I loved the course but was confused when they held me bak so late and put me with someboldet members.

I had to play from the front tees and lost at least s half hour. This preventrd me from finishing 18, snd i had to miss most of the best holes.

As far as value, i see that the course offers a 59 rate after 3 and i paid 89


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Six Stars - An Absolute Must Experience"


bgaboury1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

From arrival to departure, I felt like a Member at a premier country club. I was immediately greeted in the parking lot by Nate who welcomed my group and me. He introduced us to the starter, Tom, who was one of the most kind people I’ve ever met. The pro shop was immaculate and very well designed. The Pro, Wes, checked us in. Talk about going above and beyond. Over small talk I told him the swing was a little rusty and I needed to bring my A game for the group I was with. Unscheduled, he took me over to the driving range and gave me a 5 minute tune-up. The course was in fantastic shape, greens rolled pure. The Wicked Six earns its name and will keep me coming back for more. After Golf, we grabbed drinks and food in the restaurant. The atmosphere is one of a kind. There’s a fire pit, outdoor patio, and even corn hole for continued fun. I had played SunRidge 4-5 years back, and it’s a whole new club since then. If you haven’t been in some time, it’s time to experience the new SunRidge Canyon!


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


"Disappointing Golf Course"


u000003941601's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course conditions where the poorest of our trip but still acceptable. The tee boxes are well set up for all levels of players. Our group was 2 couples. The course marshal spoiled our outing. He was rude in his pushing the women of our group to play quicker. We had to wait as a group on every 3 par for the foursome ahead of us to play out and we rarely saw the golfers behind us. Our cart GPS said we finished 5 minutes off pace as we waited for the group in front of us to finish the 18th hole.. I can only think the marshal does not like women on his golf course. There are much better chooses in Scottsdale to

play golf. Would not recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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