Desert Canyon Golf Club
Nestled within Fountain Hills, the course at the Desert Canyon Golf Club offers a championship course with a variety of elevation changes with views canyon and mountain views. It is a desert-style course with some elevated tees and open fairways that play tight with a few doglegs. Water bunkers come into play on a few holes as well as numerous well-positioned sand bunkers. From nearly every hole on the golf course, views of the signature fountain in Fountain Hills, which is the world's tallest fountain at 550 feet, can be seen.
|Cactus (W)||71||5885 yards||73.1||125|
|Cactus/Sun (W)||71||5466 yards||70.8||119|
|Sun (W)||71||5026 yards||68.2||113|
|Black M: 69.9/125||373||192||388||504||390||368||360||166||397||3138||324||407||500||185||516||427||160||405||393||3317||6455|
|Blue M: 68.4/118||364||177||371||484||371||355||339||159||381||3001||320||399||481||171||498||409||152||352||372||3154||6155|
|White M: 66.6/114 W: 70.8/116||312||150||365||459||349||340||307||151||359||2792||309||355||465||159||465||394||136||329||346||2958||5750|
|Red M: 64.8/108 W: 68.0/114||287||146||342||435||319||297||280||136||344||2586||278||338||444||131||408||364||110||304||267||2644||5230|
Photo submitted by null on 05/03/2019
Photo submitted by null on 05/03/2019
#16' downhill Photo submitted by BillandLinnie on 01/23/2015
Photo submitted by grandejohn on 03/06/2014
This is a really pretty course Photo submitted by pawithy on 11/02/2013
View from first hole Photo submitted by Mike8484427 on 03/04/2013
Fun track but in mediocre condition.
Challenging fun little track. Nice views. Not in the best condition for the price. Plenty of course in the valley that are cheaper and in better shape. Paid $45.
Amazing layout, the rough was a little bare, but otherwise the course is in great shape.
I have reviewed this course previously. The entire course winds through a picturesque canyon, creating some very calculated play. Either the tee box will be elevated or the green will be elevated, and assessing what club adjustment is needed becomes one of the bigger challenges. The result is a lot of fun golf.
This course was complete garbage. Tee box’s are all dirt, fairways have small patches of grass & the greens were dirt. Wouldn’t play here again even if round was free.
What more do you need?
Challenging course in great shape with beautiful views. Good location, friendly staff and played the round in 3.5 hours. Looking forward to playing again.
A gem no one talks about. This course is very nice with spectacular views. Fairways a little beat up but just on the edges. This time of the year in Arizona that is expected. Great course will definitely play it again
For this time of year I thought the course was in good shape with exception of the tees that need some TLC.
I’ve played this track twice, both in the summer and a year apart. Excellent condition for August, greens are nice and fairways are good too. Just a really fun track and different than most in Phoenix. Lots of elevation change and elevated greens/tee boxes. Great views of surrounding mountains as you dip in and out of canyons. I need to make a point to play here more often.
Shaggy greens and all this is a gem.
Best course for the money. The course is recovering from getting punched. But the staff is awesome. And it is a fun course to play. Found where I will be spending the rest of the summer.
This course is nice. However, three s were dreadful. They’ll be good and probably were not long ago. However, there was a LOT of sand on them. Even several large clumps of sand. We just adopted the two putt policy....everyone two-putted everything. Otherwise, it was a great course, good fairways and tee boxes. Driving range was mats only, also. Hate that. Still, for the price, it was a fair value.
Very Scenic Course
I drove from Florence Arizona to this course and after playing this course it was worth the hour and sixteen minutes drive. We took pictures because the backdrop of the mountains and the course being in the valley of the mountains was spectacular. Staff was friendly, golf course was in supreme conditions. Will definitely play it again before the price to play goes up extremely.
Good value and wonderful views
We played on a Saturday morning and were a bit surprised that there was no starter to ensure groups were teeing off at their scheduled tee time. We were a foursome stuck behind a slow playing foursome and the ranger stopped by several times letting us know he was doing everything he could to pick up the pace of play as the group ahead of us was 2 holes behind pace of play. We appreciated his efforts and enjoyed the round. Very disappointed that the cart woman stopped her services at 10am, especially when playing in 100 degree weather, we were thirsty! Good course and well worth the value.
Great Course Layout
I love the layout of this course. The entire course winds its way through canyon terrain, requiring shots from elevated tees or up to elevated greens. Club selection is always at a premium as you try to adjust to the different approaches required on each hole. Some approach shots require you to 'club up' as much as two clubs to reach your target. On this round, the course was not in its best shape. There were two holes (6 & 7) that were seemingly under repair and a number of places otherwise that were in stress. The greens had also been recently sanded and aerated, so putting was a bit of an additional challenge. I still recommend this course, but maybe give it a couple weeks to let some of the repairs resolve.
Alfhough not a long course...still challenging and you need to play it well and place your shots in the right places. Fun day of golf
My new favorite golf course in Mesa AZ area!
Went out early by myself. Staff were great in giving me tips to play the course since it was my first time at Desert Canyon. I had played with locals at other area courses over the last week. They said you have to play Desert Canyon. Glad I did! Course condition was great for this time of year. Much better than other “must play” courses in the area. Greens were great. They held shots and putted true. Not too fast or to slow. Hard to rate pace of play as I went out by myself at 6:10am. I was back in my car on the road by 8:30am and did not rush at all. To really top it off, I lost a towel and someone from the course maintenance staff ran me down and returned the towel. That wouldn’t happen anywhere else. I played from the blues at 6,200 yards. It was a great time and I enjoyed the course. I will return my next trip back. You have to get out and play this gem.
Desert Canyon has improved over the years. Particularly the better speed of the greens. Several challenging holes even for a good golfer. Play the back tees.
Desert Canyon doesn’t disappoint. Very nice course in the middle of Fountain Hills. Lots of hills and elevation changes, greens are super fast, but the cart paths were brutal. This course is well-kept and is a great value. Pretty challenging for your first time but will get easier next time. Breathtaking views and houses around every corner.