Desert Canyon Golf Club

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4.3
594
5 Stars
229
4 Stars
264
3 Stars
69
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
93.5%
Recommend this course
538 out of 590 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
32
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.6%
Recommend this course
29 out of 32 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
98
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.9%
Recommend this course
94 out of 98 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6506
Slope 125
Rating 69.9
Type Public
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
Black 71 6506 yards 69.9 125
Blue 71 6171 yards 68.4 118
White 71 5813 yards 66.6 114
White (W) 71 5813 yards 70.8 116
Red (W) 71 5230 yards 68.0 114
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 - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

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
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim ok.

Reviews

4.3
594

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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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course was a blast to play!!!!!

It was very well maintained, plush grass, I truly enjoyed just being on it. It's challenging, but I think in the best way. It's really a very pretty course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Hot weather
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot with elevation

Nice course, friendly staff, range balls include...nice touch, nice large screen range monitors. Course in good shape for summer. Greens were good and consistent. Lots of hills hitting up and down...made it fun.

OK, the carts are wired so if you get off the path on par 3's they beep and shut down so you have to back up to get our of the "bad area" and continue on. Basically a good idea but it is a little irritating on very elevated holes with open smooth rough and the ball is in this area and the cart stops! Penalize everyone for the actions of a few idiots...its the American way I guess.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not a good time to play this course

It’s pretty sad when you pay a higher the current summer rate average and have nothing bu hard-pan lies. I know it’s hot but it’s hot everywhere and other courses are not this bad.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice layout, but not my favorite

Really interesting layout. Greens were almost unplayable, a lot of sand.

Also a bit too narrow on some openings for my liking.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible Experience

When we booked the reservation they did not let us know that it was in terrible condition and they were overseeing. The course was in unplayable. My mother was visiting from Chicago for her birthday. This ruined her birthday round.

There was also hardly any staff on. They had no cart girls running.

When I mentioned our disappointment to the staff/pro shop. Nothing was offered in compensation or rain check round.

I will not be playing this course ever again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens good but heavy sand covers dirt on most green front edges

Fairways & greens above average for July, but lots of sand in areas in front of most greens - don't hit it short.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Perfect

The course is in excellent condition and it was a hot windy day, so was not to bad.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Awesome Course

For the money this course was a great place to play. Staff was helpful, course was challenging and the views were great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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