El Conquistador Golf & Tennis - Canada Course

3.9161000000 3.9 stars from 5 (517)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6636 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

  • 10555 N La Cañada Dr, Oro Valley, Arizona 85737, Pima County
  • (520) 544-1900
  • (520) 544-1926
  • elcongolfandtennis.com

Year built: 1985
Architect(s): Greg Nash (1985), Jeff Hardin (1985)
Type: Resort
Style: Desert
Greens: Bermuda Grass/POA Trivialis
Fairways: Bermuda Grass/Rye
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6636 yards 72.0 135
Blue 72 6199 yards 69.8 129
Green 72 5981 yards 68.7 127
White 72 5737 yards 67.4 124
White (W) 72 5737 yards 73.3 134
Red (W) 72 5093 yards 69.9 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 517 Reviews
5 stars:
128
4 stars:
226
3 stars:
81
2 stars:
51
1 stars:
31

recommend this course

414 out of 515 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs at a resort   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks brunch 19th hole scenic views  

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"Coarse is in rough shape"


u000001358668's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Coarse, buildings and carts need upgraded. Fairways are brown with little grass. Greens were great! I would not go back. There are much nicer courses to play in the area for the same price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"OK but could be better"


chasf5134's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We booked a foursome on GOLFNOW at 9:10 AM. When we got to the course they said we were at 9:20 AM. I showed them my GOLFNOW receipt and they said GOLFNOW often had the wrong time. Not a big deal but the course changed the time to convenience a better time for members. The staff in the club house were also very crabby, It was going to be 92 degrees in Tucson that day and the ice machine was out of cups and not making ice. We did finally get ice when we talked to the facility manager. The pace of play was great... we never saw anybody close behind us. The greens were in good shape and the fairways were all well watered. I would play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/18/2018

A current review on golf course and conditions would be helpful. Thanks for the heads up on the ice machine, though.


"Fun Day of Golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My husband and I really enjoy playing at El Conquistador. The course is in excellent shape and it has plenty of challenging holes which are fun to play. The staff is very friendly and helpful. All this contributes to a fun round of golf in a beautiful setting.


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


Commented on 04/07/2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our course. Glad to hear you had a fun day. We hope to see you again soon.

Erick Womack,

Head Golf Professional


"Great course"


tomartin42's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played it on 4/5...first time in quite a while. Course in now city owned and even though it is losing money they have done a tremendous job keeping the course in great shape. Will be playing it again soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/07/2018

Yes! I'm so happy you had a great time. Please join us again.

Erick Womak , Head Golf Profesional



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/07/2018

We are so happy you enjoyed your day. Please join us again.

Erick Womack

Head Golf Professional


"Nice layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good condition

Would be nice if they had marshals working on busy days


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun Day of Golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed playing this course very much. It has plenty of challenges for golfers of our level. We appreciate having the range balls included in the price of the green fees. There also are two additional areas for practicing sand shots as well as chips and pitches. The staff is very friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging layout."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in great shape. The raised greens will challenge any golfer. Enjoy'


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"OK but clearly struggling financially"


msgasvoda's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been fortunate enough to play golf for 40 years. Once in my life I had to call the clubhouse for a new cart when mine quit working. Well three consecutive times at this course the cart failed during the round. There clearly are problems here when something like this happens time after time. The course was in reasonably good condition but there were some bad spots on some of the fairways. The greens and traps were excellent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Scenic and quirky"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

La Canada was in very good condition from t-box thru the greens. Some of the holes are quirky which adds to the fun and challenge to score well. Surroundings are very scenic and enjoyable. Walking the course would be extremely difficult given the distance tween greens and next t-box on many of the holes. Driving range balls included in green fees which is nice. Friendly staff. Was a very enjoyable round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Terry9596's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000005122695's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fairways and greens"


u000008003048's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways in excellent conditions. Greens run true. Tee boxes are well placed for all levels of play. Seasonal greens fees are an excellent value.


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/25/2018

Thank you for your review.

Erick Womack

Head Golf Professional


"Almost great."


u6246692's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very good course, that could be better.

I played the Conquistador course, primarily because it has bent grass greens. Being from the Midwest we play bent all the time. In this instance I was very disappointed. They were possibly the slowest greens I have ever played on. NONE of our foursome could get the ball to the hole. I also thought the grass on the teeboxes was too long. Maybe these conditions are brought about by 'desert ' temperatures, but this was the 14th course I have played in the Tucson area in 3 weeks, and these conditions were 'overly cautious ', in my opinion.

NOW, that all being said, I would definitely come back here. The views are magnificent, the staff super. There are homes on every hole, but, it's a resort course!

I'm trying to squeeze in the Canada course ( different grens ) before I leave.

This is meant to be constructive criticism. Hopefully the right people read this and may be able to do some tweaks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/25/2018

Thank you for taking the time and writing this review. I'm glad to hear that overall you had great experience. I would love an opportunity to talk to you about our course conditions. Please contact me at elcongolf36@gmail.com.

Erick Womack

Head Golf Professional


"Carts"


u258603958's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Need new batteries. Twice the cars batteries are very weak by mid way through back nine


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/25/2018

Thank you for your review. I would like an opportunity to talk to yourregarding your expedience. Please contact me at elcongolf36@gmail.com.

Erick Womack

Head Golf Professional



clohrentz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
Previously played 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: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful layout"


rhojowurtz's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was our first time playing the La Canada course and it was a challenging course, but very enjoyable. Lush fairways and some rough. Greens in great shape rolled a little slow at first, but speeded up as it got hotter. We would highly recommend you play this course.


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


Commented on 03/23/2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our course. We are glad to hear you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you back out soon.

Erick Womack, Head Golf Professional


"Fairways nice - greens very slow"


nickimanzana's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I took two friends to play the Conquistador course and we really enjoyed the golf. The pace of play was great, because the course was surprisingly empty. The course is in much better condition than it was two years ago, during its transition. Our only real observation that was negative was the greens were a little shaggy and extremely slow. You really had to hit your putts hard. All in all, I would play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course conditions were excellent"


Topkat'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 03/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good experience; Starter was very nice; course was in excellent condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/25/2018

Thank you for your review. Glad you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you out soon.

Erick Womack

Head Golf Professional



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