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4.5
848 Reviews (848)
5 Stars
579
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
17
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
93.1%
Recommend this course
781 out of 848 reviews
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4.7
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
5
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1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.9%
Recommend this course
56 out of 59 reviews
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4.6
130 Reviews (130)
5 Stars
99
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
96.2%
Recommend this course
125 out of 130 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 6836 yards
Slope 137
Rating 71.7
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Ventana Canyon Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1984
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1984) Andy Banfield

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Ventana Canyon Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

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Reviews

4.5
848 Reviews (848)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 36
19th Hole Scenic Views 26
Patio Dining 24
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 121
Bunkers 103
Undulating Greens 91
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 115
Advanced Golfers 93
A Weekend Splurge 81
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 124
Worth the Drive 86
Convenient to the City 60

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful layout

A friend of mine and I played the Mountain Course yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the course. Every hole very different than the others. Beautiful setting. A lot of elevation changes and subtle bumps near green to make chips difficult. Greens very fast especially going away from the mountains.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not worth it

Played the mountain course. It’s target only, resort golf. Mud on every teeball (in the afternoon, it had not rained). Does not allow for varying types of shots to be played. Even bunkers are wet underneath surface. No chance of playing the course the way the designers intended with these conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/09/2019

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Tough

Course is in excellent condition and very difficult. The greens are rolling as is most of the course. Bunkers are sandy, not like most courses in Tucson.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 12/09/2019

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

This is a demanding course.

First of all, the course is beautiful. Greens are smooth and fast. This course is demanding. You must know the greens. A bad placement can almost guarantee a three put. The course is well maintained and the staff is friendly and very helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Tough and fun

First of all, the course is beautiful. Greens are smooth and fast. This course is demanding. You must know the greens. A bad placement can almost guarantee a three put. The course is well maintained and the staff is friendly and very helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/03/2019

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Cherry on Top

Vent Ana was the third course played on a three day excursion in Tucson. The greens were amazing and the best of the three courses played. The course was immaculately groomed. The fairways were plush, sand was great and we played in four hours. If you have never played the course the only negative was the drive between several holes. But face it, the carts do all the work.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/03/2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, Gaston! We hope you'll come see us again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Brutally slow play

Excellent conditions, excellent design, friendly and helpful staff but brutally slow play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/19/2019

We appreciate you leaving us a review, Cove. We're sorry to hear pace of play was a concern, but we hope you'll come see us again soon nevertheless!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best views in Tucson

We played the mountain course and the views were stunning the golf course is in wonderful shape and a good challenge! Not an inexpensive round but worth the experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/12/2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, Mary. We're glad you enjoyed your time at Ventana Canyon, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/12/2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, Mark. We hope you'll come see us again soon!

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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 Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/04/2019

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Where’s my beer!!!

What a great course. Very confusing at first to find your way around. Beautiful views. It was winter so the grass was in pretty good shape considering. Cart path only because of over seed but still great. Saw the cart girl once in 18 holes. Greens were fast and unforgiving. Love to play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/04/2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, we're glad you enjoyed your time at Ventana Canyon. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/04/2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, Jebeler! We hope you'll come see us again soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, Valbiss. We hope you'll come see us again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mr. Verne Hill

Played with my son. Booked through GolfNow. Staff was great. Playing conditions perfect. Overseeding best in town. The on course marshalls kept everything moving. Finished in four hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/28/2019

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mountain course

A little pricey but well worth it warm up area and practice green were in great shape as was the course. Staff and starter did a great job getting everyone out on time. 4.5 hour not bad as it was cart path only. Greens we’re nearly perfect a running probably close to 12

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/21/2019

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

A favorite course

One of my favorite courses. Pretty much every hole is interesting, and a few are spectacular. Greens are normally fast and difficult to read (at least for me). You need to stay below the hole on most holes. Enjoy the round and scenery.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/21/2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, Corey. We hope you'll come see us again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lovely course in a lovely location

I played this course during a work conference and was very impressed. It is nestled at the foot of the mountains in Tucson, AZ and is simply beautiful! The grass was a perfect lush green, the greens themselves were fast and challenging. Would definitely play the course over and over again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ventana Canyon Mtn. Course

Beautiful location. Course had just opened after over seeding. Fairways grass was
long, but playable. Fairways were very wide and allowed room for wayward shots. Greens were excellent and consistent. Would love to play here more often, but my budget won’t allow it. One complaint I had was most of the holes especially the Par 4s were just straight away. Not much different one from the other.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

445 pace and no Marshall on an upscale course ! Inexcusable.

No Marshall on an upscale course ? 445 pace of pace is in acceptable

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/09/2019

Hi Marc, we appreciate you leaving us a review. We're sorry to hear pace of play was an issue. If you'd like to speak with someone in the Pro Shop about your experience, please give us a call at (520) 577-1400. We hope you'll come see us again soon!

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