Desert Canyon Golf Club

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4.3
647
5 Stars
257
4 Stars
285
3 Stars
73
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
92.3%
Recommend this course
586 out of 647 reviews
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4.4
56
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.1%
Recommend this course
51 out of 56 reviews
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4.4
106
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.5%
Recommend this course
98 out of 106 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6410 yards
Slope 124
Rating 69.5
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.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Canyon 71 6410 yards 69.5 124
Sky 71 6216 yards 68.8 122
Sky/Cactus 71 6081 yards 68.1 120
Cactus 71 5885 yards 67.0 119
Cactus (W) 71 5885 yards 73.1 125
Cactus/Sun 71 5466 yards 65.1 111
Cactus/Sun (W) 71 5466 yards 70.8 119
Sun (W) 71 5026 yards 68.2 113
Sun 71 5026 yards 63.0 104
Scorecard for Desert Canyon Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 15 5 13 9 3 1 17 11 7 6 8 4 16 10 12 14 18 2
Par 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 35 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect John Allen

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $29
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Men: collared shirts/mock turtlenecks. Shorts do not have to be Bermuda-length. No: tattered jeans/jean shorts that have holes, tank tops, T-shirts, cut-off shorts.

Reviews

4.3
647

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 45
Patio Dining 35
19th Hole Scenic Views 27
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 104
Bunkers 43
Undulating Greens 41
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 73
Locals 58
Advanced Golfers 47
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 78
Convenient to the City 47
In the 'Burbs 42

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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
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4.0
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Ok iso

Poor practice facilities, no woods allowed and teeing area just sand, rubbish practice balls.

Course itself was ok and greens were fast and true, $120 though hmm not really, everybody charging to much as peak season. I would play it again at a cheaper rate

Conditions Good
Value Average
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Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Great Course

Very nice layout and the Course was in great shape. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The group I Was paired with were very nice and made a great day on the links even better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

All great except!

We came to Arizona to golf, this course was in perfect condition and loved it except, we were stuck behind a very slow foursome. There were Marshals, however they should not hesitate to put a foot down and tell people to pick up the pace. That is their job, do it please. That little fix would have made this the perfect day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Challenging course through upscale urban community

Fairly challenging course. Lots of up hill and down hill fairways. Greens are in very good condition, but some have fairly severe slop. Good tee boxes. Fairways are in very good condition. Friendly staff. Electric carts with GPS. Lots of great reasons to play this course, especially if you can use a promo code from GolfNow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Played this couse on Jan 31st and had a blast. Course was in great shape and the scenery was awesome as well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Amazing views

Course in excellent condition greens fast and tricky pin placements.

Staff friendly and excellent food in restaurant with stunning views from the patio

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Frost Delay

Cart path only due to frost. I hate that. Other then that it is an good golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day at Desert Canyon

Headlines: Great staff; interesting layout; good condition; nice facilities, quick pace, great value.

We arrived an hour early for a 12.03 tee. Bag staff really friendly and helpful, starter got us off 30 minutes early in a gap in play. Saw no-one else for the whole round - played a 4 ball in 3hrs50 - perfect.

Course really uses the terrain well with a huge range of hole shapes and elevation changes. Tees and fairways in good if not perfect condition. Greens in good shape running at 9 or 10 and really tricky borrows - some very big swings on slopes that don't look that steep. Great variation in par 3 length and shape including a really spectacular elevated tee on the back nine. Bunkers had thin layer of light sand over very dense damp sand, which took a bit of getting used to.

Carts had really excellent GPS giving exact yardage to pin of the day, tips on hole strategy and touch screen for measuring lay-up distances - a proper golfers aid with no stupid gimmicks like music or TV.

Saw the nice beverage car lady 5 times in the round. Clubhouse nice with terrace overlooking 1st and 18th holes (and the Fountain that gives Fountain Hills its' name). Did not eat but the menu looked extensive and interesting.

Lastly if you are into houses then there is a huge range of interesting building architecture on display around the course - although the houses never really intrude on the course.

Terrific resort golf - we'd definitely play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice Layout

Course is NOT long but you will use almost every club in the bag..Fairways are generous, some greens are smallish....Fun layout, lots of elevation changes...Would play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting course

Enjoyed playing here. Was a lot of ground under repair in front of tee boxes. Not sure of what was changed since was my first time there. Biggest frustration was tiny bucket of balls on the driving range. Was one bucket available for 2 of us to split & can't use your driver or other long woods. About 20 balls for 2 people. Greens were great as were the carts.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Picturesque course

First time here, lots of fun. Had to wait on each hole a few minutes. Took 4.5 hours to play but not unusual this time of year. Food & drink available via beverage cart 3-4 times during our round. Great scenery, lots of birds.

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, well maintained

The greens were somewhat small and difficult to read the break. The course is beautiful and there are great views on nearly every hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beware

On a cold day with light rain my golf cart’s battery began to fail on 12th hole. Called pro Shop who advised that new cart would be sent to me. By 15th hole still no sign of help. Called again and was told that no one could be reached in Pro Shop. Meanwhile my cart barely ran and I had to stop at times before I could continue at a snail’s pace. Skipped last two holes and limped into cart area where my complaint to the two employees (who were leaving) fell on deaf ears other than to say that pro shop closed at 2pm. and it’s a holiday. Their attitude was was as though the cart failure was something I should have just put up with as though it was no big deal.. Moral of the story, don’t expect help from the pro shop if you run into trouble on the course after 2pm and prepare to walk should your cart fail. Completely unacceptable in my opinion and with the many golfing options available in the area cause for me to reconsider returning any time soon if ever.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very enjoyable

Second time, and throughly enjoyable. Great layout, friendly staff. Great day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging greens and awesome scenery and conditions. Slow play

First time and loved the course. Tough greens. Not a long course. Great beers in clubhouse. Would have loved a beer cart on a Saturday morning. Great to see staff moving slow play along

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great views!!

Course was very well maintained and staff was friendly. The course has awesome views of surrounding mountains!! Will play again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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