Looking back from a green at Desert Canyon Golf Club
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4.4
887 Reviews (887)
5 Stars
388
4 Stars
369
3 Stars
91
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
92.3%
Recommend this course
809 out of 887 reviews
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4.3
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.2%
Recommend this course
83 out of 93 reviews
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4.4
165 Reviews (165)
5 Stars
87
4 Stars
58
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.5%
Recommend this course
151 out of 165 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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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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.4
887 Reviews (887)

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 105
Bunkers 43
Undulating Greens 42
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 74
Locals 58
Advanced Golfers 47
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 78
Convenient to the City 47
In the 'Burbs 43

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SCENIC CHALLENGE

The course has a good variety of holes with both elevated and lower level greens. The fairways are well maintained and the greens run fast and true. One of the best things about the course are the views. Great homes, distant mountains and valleys, mountain and desert landscapes make for a beautiful challenging day.

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

Pretty good

Course was in good shape. Pace of play was slow. Course was shorter and narrower than I expected. A few picturesque holes, but most holes were straightforward.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 3
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Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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4.0
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Arzoo

Nice course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Extra charge for cart

Great course. Close by the house so I play here often. Charged me extra for a cart because I didn’t want to be with someone I didn’t know who was a smoker. Less concerned about Covid vs. the smoker smell but they didn’t care. Staff inside clubhouse needs to have a lesson in customer service and empathy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful but tough course

The course was in great condition. Pace was good for a Saturday afternoon. Tough course with narrow fairways and lots of dog-legs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very enjoyable round

Best condition I have seen course. Always good but exceptional today.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Desert Canyon Golf Course

Course was great after overseeing and very scenic with the mountains all around. Will play there again, soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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