Desert Canyon Golf Club

4.2155470588 4.2 stars from 5 (513)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6506 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 69.9
  • Layout

  • 10440 N Indian Wells Dr, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268
  • (480) 837-1173
  • (480) 837-1346
  • desertcanyongolf.com
Write a review

Year built: 1971
Architect(s): John Allen
Type: Public
Style: Traditional
Greens: Bermuda Grass
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
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim ok.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 513 Reviews
5 stars:
187
4 stars:
234
3 stars:
61
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

461 out of 509 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

loading...
loading...

Reviewer Photos

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

gilmore44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Kangaroo1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful views"


u000007516326's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has spectacular views on every hole and is in great shape. Each hole is challenging, though not too difficult. The staff were all very friendly. It has a great practice area. We were a little disappointed in the food in the restaurant and the service in the restaurant afterwards. However, overall this is a beautiful course worth checking out!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Gorgeous course!!"


u000005453282's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here and was highly impressed!! Really loved the course and it was in excellent shape. I will definitely be back!!


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



bfinesg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like the fact there is topography to the course, unlike the flat terrain of most courses in the area.

The setting is beautiful.

Greens are well maintained and consistent for all holes.

The course as a whole is well maintained.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A day you only dream of"


u000003018506's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Noon t off time. Arrived 11. Hit balls on range and then missed a few puts. Arrived at 1st t about 15 minutes early. One 2 some just teeing off and no one else around. Started early, the group in front of us let us play through and we were done in 3 hours. Fairways were in great shape and greens even better. The layout has multiple elevation changes and several optical challenges that are minimized once you play the course a few times. Staff have always been friendly making you feel welcome. I highly recommend


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Tileman2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Desert Canyon, Fountain Hills AZ."


Rocky653's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course features a beautiful clubhouse and the course itself I see very scenic and fun to play. Even though the course just recently re-opened after damage due to weather it was in a good playable condition. The staff,were extremely helpful and pleasant. The only downside to our round was due to two ignorant males who drove past us on the sixteenth hole and then teed off backing us up when it was tight for finishing the round before dark.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A bit wet..."


vlynndavis's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They have been watering so the balls picked up quite a bit of mud...we ended up lift, clean and place.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course!!!"


ckrueger5's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was really pleased. Difficult, but if your smart and play a lot of shorter clubs off the tees you will score well because the course is not that long. Although it doesn't feel short. You got to play it to understand. Great views too. Fun course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course was great, but play was slow"


jwamer1234's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was beautiful, staff attentive and friendly,we were sent out a little early. But, we waited at every hole. The ranger did try to speed up those ahead of us and there was a large group that went out in the morning- with the views and the weather the wait was bearable, but folks were getting testy by the 18th hole!! All in all, it was a good experience and we will play again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Staff"


Sam4548358's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was a lot of fun to play. With the remodel because of the flood, no food options yet except a hot dog, and a very small one at that. We will be back, came for the golf not the food.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



kapperron's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fabulous Condition"


u000003312670's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has only been open for two weeks as it has been closed since the big wind storm in July, so the tee boxes, fairways and greens are immaculate. Staff are very friendly and helpful. We had a slower foursome for the first few holes and were very pleased when they allowed us to play through.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course



Dean7706700's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amenities were under construction. I’m sure it will be nice when complete


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



donny18's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have the good tee boxes all closed for an already pretty short course?


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greens, or browns?"


ronaldyork's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time, definitely need local knowledge...even with GPS provided due to green slopes and false fronts, you need to know where to land the ball...also need to know green size since several are uphill and you cant see them. Speed was excessive when coupled with slopes, chipped off two greens and putted off one. Had to play a 5 foot break on one hole on a 10 foot putt. Never heard a foursome say REALLY so many times!!! It got to be funny and became our battle cry.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u800705758's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall a good course to play at. Shorter than I anticipated, hit all 3 par 5s in 2. Hills can be deceptive, but overall this place was great! Good pace of play, friendly staff and well kept!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed