Desert Canyon Golf Club

4.2534235294 4.3 stars from 5 (545)
  • 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
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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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 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 545 Reviews
5 stars:
204
4 stars:
247
3 stars:
63
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

492 out of 541 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  

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"Windy round."


u7355717's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course was in very good shape. Pace of play was effected by some ridiculous pin placements that became even more difficult with the 30 -40 mph gusts. Still a very enjoyable course.The staff was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Course has good condition and nice views"


u00000829267's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mountain views and elevation changes were very eye catching. COURSE condition was excellent

Golf now price was reasonable for winter rates


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great day"


57chev's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff from the pro shop to the players assistants were all pleasant and helpful. The course was in great shape and pleasant to play. I would recommend this course for a round to anyone looking for a good round without the large price tag..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Loved playing here. Most expensive but best experience of the 5 courses we played this week"


u445283728's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect fairways and greens. Course was interesting and scenic.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wow Views"


Glenda3034456's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has beautiful views and was in excellent condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course had beautiful views and the greens were true but fast."


u163223486's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First course I played in Arizona and was a great experience. Golf staff was very friendly in fact the starter gave me a ball marker chip and explained how to play the first hole and be careful on the downhill lies on the green. Lots of variety in the holes and views, I will return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



jamesonjon's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course but too short; most par 4(s) are all n the low 300. ThT got a little boring


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Viewtastic"


u851254978's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The views of the mountains were amazing! The course was in good shape ! Hit it straight because it’s faairly tight. Lots of fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always fun"


Rob1575011's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a pleasure. Enjoy playing here, just wish I could find a good deal from time to time.

Pace of play was 3:45. GREAT!

Greens smooth & fast.

Hope to be back soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very good sporty course"


u000001054685's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a nice course. Only drawbacks I had was the range was crowded, for some reason they had half of it blocked off, so it was difficult to get a pre round practice in. Prior to my round, I had asked the bartender to change a $20 and she was actually quite rude when stating she does not make change. (okay I will remember that when it's time for your tip on our after round drinks.) Otherwise everyone else was friendly and accommodating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


u000001098586's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

As previous reviews have stated..the course was in excellent condition. the greens were very good and rolled very smooth. The layout was fun and had you hit a variety of different shots. I would highly recommend this course to anybody in the valley. For under $100 you cant go wrong


Pace of Play: Good

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


"golfer1208"


u884072918's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoy this course and will return to play again. Have played it several times and always have a good experience. Staff is very helpful and accommodating! Thank you for a very nice day!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"pretty and tough"


buddybe1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

beautiful views and scenery

very nice course but tough

staff was friendly and helpful

course conditions were very good

love to play it again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Overly Watchful Ranger"


Mark1686216's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great but felt overly watched by the Ranger. Our group consisted of two adults with a 12 yr old and a 10 yr old. We played our 9 holes right on schedule and let one Single play through on the second hole because he was obviously going to play faster than us. During the 9 holes we had the ranger go by 4 Times. Twice he followed us as if expecting us (or more likely the kids) to do something wrong. The boys were perfectly responsible players and never caused any problems or slowdown of play. We never had anyone pushing us after the Single played through. In fact never saw another group after the Single. Annoying behavior from the Ranger.

Also, our round was a total bargain for us but the deal on GolfNow promised 9 holes, cart, and range balls. We were informed after we got there that we couldn’t warm up because they had already closed the range. The club offered no adjustment but the price tag was such a bargain I didn’t make a stink at the club. Just make sure to confirm the range will be open if you book a round and want range access.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really like the course but the pace of play sucked. Either the Marshall needs to get more envolved or the tee time scheduling is to tight.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"perfection"


bessy1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

forget about the overpriced Scottsdale courses,try Desert Canyon.Best conditioned course we have EVER played in Arizona.Great views,great service,perfect overseed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best value in Fountain Hills"


u057678843's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is challenging and in very good condition , staff is friendly and very helpful. Views are simply breathtaking from some holes , look forward to the next time I play it. Tom


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is beautiful. The lush green hilly course is challenging and fun to play. It is my favorite course in the valley.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!"


u441561782's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was the greenest, most well manicured course I've played in months. Although not actually a "mountain course", almost every hole has an elevation change, and gorgeous mountain views on every hole. I can't wait to play Desert Canyon again, and would highly, recommend, booking a tee time!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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