SunRidge Canyon Golf Club

4.1385882353 4.1 stars from 5 (358)
  • 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 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 358 Reviews
5 stars:
168
4 stars:
129
3 stars:
36
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

302 out of 356 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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"Tee times suck."


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I got yo the courses st 12:15 for my 12:39 tee time. At no time during check in was there any mention of a delay. I warmed up and waited,waited and waited. Finally I was told that there was a half hour delay. It was more like 45 minutes. I didn't like teeing off into a crowd of players trying to get my round finished. I left, no refund as I paid online. They should have been upfront with delays at check in.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Jerry7997535's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
First time playing 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


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Heard a lot of great things about SRC, and it was all of that and more. Very challenging course in very good condition. Hit it straight and you’ll enjoy the round even more. A must play.


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


"Great"


57chev's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great game, the course was in great shape finished the round in 4 hrs. Definetly would play again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Perfect day with a slight breeze"


elpaso21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course with in great shape. I played with two members that only moved here because of this golf course. They play it 5 times a week.

I loved the landscape, fairways and greens. The bunkers may need a little work, but I heard that was in managements plan in the near future. I was in "Awe"

most of the day with my surrounding , the perfect sunny chilly morning with a slight breeze that made it all come together as a perfect morning. Staff and pace of play of under 4 hours was great.

Greens are hard and fast, so do not skip practicing on the putting green to get your feel. Up there with Troon North course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"so close"


edudley'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 02/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found the course to be a challenge and leaving up to all the recommendations I had heard before booking the course.

Unfortunately the course had a pro am the morning I was there so all of the afternoon tee times were backed up.

I was disappointed when I had to quit after 9 holes, as I heard great things about the back 9


Pace of Play: Average

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


"Great Value!"


CharlieM62's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Third of three played during WMPO weekend. Course is set in the canyon. Stunning views. The Wicked 6 are exactly that, WICKED! Make sure to have your camera with you, especially on 16 and 18. Greens were a bit inconsistent, but still playable. Correct shop placement will payoff. Listen to the flyover previews on the GPS.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Over valued"


u000001098586's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

As i walked away from the counter after watchimg my visa get whacked for $150 i thought i was going to be in for a treat of a golf course. But unfortunately i was very underwhelmed by SunRidge. Maybe we caught them on a bad day, i dont know, but the greens were average at best, not very fast and not very smooth. The layout was enjoyable and of course the weather was perfect, but at $150 i was expecting to be blown away and I really wasnt. I would rather drive 20 mins out of town and play verde river for under 125 then pay $150 at sunridge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"5 some no Bueno"


austin356's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
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Reviewed on

For some reason they allowed a 5 some to play in front of us. I found this very surprising and disappointing .

It was a very busy day so to allow this was poor management


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000003846034's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Outstanding course"


u7355717's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout. The wicked 6 to finish up are all difficult holes. Greens were in great condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u000001467706's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



DAkright's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Need combo tee’s"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yardage jumps from 4998 to 6004. Need combo tee’s between green and white to make course a lot more playable. I am a 7 handicap and it is no fub playing the short tee’s and the white tee’s are no fun playing off the last six tee’s which is all uphill.The course was not in the condition it normally is from other times I have played. I use to love this course . Not sure what is happening. The staff was good . Please fix it and put combo tee’s in so I can bring my friends and groups back.

Ps .. loved the fast greens. .Better shape then I have ever seen them. Thx


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Do not cater well to low handicap women"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

While I like the layout of the course, if you are a medium to low handicap woman, I would really steer clear of this course due to not having a combo rating between their forward and middle tees. You will have to choose between 6,000 and 5,000 yards. Most courses will provide you with something in between, typically in the 5,600 range. I am a single digit but the 6,000 plays much too long and the 5,000 too short, forcing me to lay off of the driver on several of the par-4's. The course was in 'ok' condition as I've seen it much better but it was a nice day. Until they develop a combo between the 6 and 5000, I will not be returning here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



markwilson12345's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tough Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very challenging layout! Will have to play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not up to snuff"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played about 20 courses in the past 30 days and this course was by far in the worst condition. Everyone is coming off of over-seeding and every course I've played that is in the same price range was by far in better shape. The management of this course needs to go to any of the other courses and look around. SunRidge doesn't compare and I got what I thought was a very good price for my round as compared to the normal pricing. That only means that the management of this course is out of sync with their competition if they expect people to pay the normal price for a round of golf here, or they will have customers who would be even more disappointed. Once you play anywhere else you would not return to SunRidge as there is no comparison. It was a disappointing experience for sure.

Golf course aside, all of the staff I came across were very good at their job.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great day of golf"


u917964125's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great day. Golf course was really nice, interesting layout all through the canyon. Tough golf course but loved the challenge. Would definitely play it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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