Ventana Canyon - Canyon Course

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4.4
718
5 Stars
480
4 Stars
172
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
89.6%
Recommend this course
656 out of 715 reviews
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4.3
55
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
90.9%
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50 out of 55 reviews
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4.4
131
5 Stars
78
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
87.0%
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114 out of 131 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6836
Slope 137
Rating 71.7
Type Resort
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Ventana Canyon Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6836 yards 71.7 137
Green 72 6537 yards 70.7 135
Gold 72 6299 yards 70.7 135
Blue 72 5962 yards 68.3 128
Silver 72 5822 yards 67.8 126
Silver (W) 72 5822 yards 74.3 140
Turquoise (W) 72 5442 yards 73.1 132
Coral (W) 72 5282 yards 72.8 124
Copper (W) 72 4939 yards 71.1 121
Scorecard for Canyon
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.7/137 408 483 401 338 148 433 552 183 416 3362 336 463 574 158 303 474 221 442 503 3474 6836
Green M: 70.7/135 408 483 401 338 148 386 526 183 378 3251 336 423 535 158 303 452 173 403 503 3286 6537
Gold M: 69.9/131 398 472 376 290 124 386 526 156 378 3106 314 423 535 140 276 452 173 403 477 3193 6299
Blue M: 68.3/128 366 472 376 290 124 349 470 156 350 2953 314 391 515 140 276 374 148 373 477 3008 5961
Silver M: 67.8/126 W: 74.3/140 366 453 363 272 116 349 470 142 350 2881 286 392 515 140 252 374 148 373 461 2941 5822
Turquoise W: 73.1/132 366 388 363 228 116 349 402 123 350 2685 286 392 428 135 252 374 111 373 406 2757 5442
Coral W: 72.8/124 316 388 363 228 116 349 402 123 292 2577 286 392 428 135 252 374 111 321 406 2705 5282
Copper W: 71.7/121 316 388 324 183 94 313 402 123 292 2435 244 335 428 127 202 330 111 321 406 2504 4939
Handicap 9 11 5 17 15 7 1 13 3 12 2 8 16 18 6 14 4 10
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 9 5 13 17 7 11 15 1 12 10 8 14 16 4 18 2 6

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

4.4
718

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

Spectacular views, challenging greens groomed to perfection

One of the best maintained courses I have ever played. Overseeded fairways, tee boxes and rough were in excellent condition. The greens was super quick and the sand traps were filled with plenty of sand. The sand traps were raked to perfection. The mountain views were beautiful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Best Course In Tucson, By Far!

We played an amazing round at the Mountain Course. So many holes that are stunningly picturesque, #1, #3, #4.... There is not a bad hole on this course, and the maintenance of the greens, tee boxes, and fairways are always impeccable. The bunkers are inconsistent in their sand content and some are powdery and some need more sand, but that is niggling with what is Arizona's crown jewel for golf courses. Truly the best experience for golf in Tucson! The greens are amazing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Superb Desert Golf

I played both Ventana courses, and both exceeded my expectations. Canyon, like the Mountain course, was in exceptional condition.

The Canyon fairways were like green carpets. The greens were like billiard tables - smooth and fast. The frost delay was handled very smoothly and professionally. The scenery was unequaled. I liked the layout - landing areas were sufficiently generous that a mid-handicap golfer like myself was not too intimidated. The approach shots were key. Leaving the ball beliw the hole enabled par and a chance at birdie. Leave the ball above the hole, far away from the hole, on the fringe, or even pin high more than a few yards away, and the golfer will be challenged.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Scenic, excellent condition, great value

I was very impressed with the course. Conditioning was excellent. Greens were perfect and everyone agreed - very fast. It’s not overly penal for a desert course. Lots of tee color choices for various skill levels.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well worth the time!

The Canyon at Ventana was a beautiful experience in Tucson. The back drops of the mountain when driving from the tee box is absolutely gorgeous. Friendly, helpful staff. I highly recommend playing the par 3s from the tips for the view alone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/30/2018

Thank you for the 4-star review of Ventana Canyon. Please come back and visit us again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

good round, bad carts

Ventana Mountain (and Canyon) are my favorite courses in Tucson. The course, as usual, did not disappoint. However, our cart (and you have to take a cart, too difficult to walk these courses) died not once but twice. While the response was pretty prompt, that should not happen. It takes away from an otherwise enjoyable day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented On 11/30/2018

Thank you for the 4-star review of Ventana Canyon, we are thrilled to hear you are on of our favorite courses in Tuscon! Please come back and visit us again soon

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Not happy

We were put behind a company scramble. Play was terribly slow. We played 16 holes in 5.5 hours. I felt we were totally ripped off. Won't go back. I had gone there 3 years in a row for my birthday weekend. Will be looking for something else next year.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/30/2018

We would like to apologize for the experience while you were here for your Birthday Weekend. We never want any of our guests to have a sub par experience especially on their birthday weekend.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pretty good

If you haven't been before, allow extra time to find the course, then to find the proshop (It's tucked away behind the main building with little signage) then to take the long cart ride to first tee. The guy in the proshop was a little testy.It took 10+ minutes for someone to retrieve my bag from bag drop. Cart path only because of reseeding made for a lot of walking and a slow (5 hour) round. The pin placements were borderline punitive. The course has some dramatic holes, pretty generous driving areas on fairways, good traps well maintained, interesting greens, if somewhat oversized, grass was flawless all over the course.

My luck when traveling of being paired up with fun people ran out, but can't blame the course for that.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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Commented On 11/01/2018

Thank you so much for the 4-star review of Ventana Canyon. We are very sorry to hear the pace of play was slow while you were here with us. Please come back and visit us again soon.

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I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow Play

Unfortunately the play was 5 1/2 hours +. The course was aware that there were groups that were causing the problem, but clearly nothing was done to alleviate the problem. I tied off at 1:10, and finished in near complete darkenss. The course is in very good condition, and the views are stunning!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from Ventana Canyon on 10/19/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Please come back and tee it up with us again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Canyon Course @ Ventana Canyon, Tucson, AZ

Course was in great shape, altho cart path only due to recent o'seeding. Greens are large w/Undulations and very fast. Nice layout and worth the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Ventana Canyon on 10/19/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Please come back and tee it up with us again.
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Ventana Canyons

Golf course was amazing. My only problem was with Golfnow. Golfnow should have said that because of overseeding, carts were restricted to the cart paths. Being handicapped, it made the round very difficult

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Ventana Canyon on 10/16/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review of our golf course. We are sorry that you were alerted of the course maintenance. We hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Day

Other than the proshop person seemingly having a bad morning and the little help of starter as to directions of course, we loved the course and would love to play it again. The Canyon course just opened after seeding and the greens were a little rough, but the fairways and rough were very green and in great shape!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from Ventana Canyon on 10/16/2018:
Thank you so much for the 4-star review of Ventana Canyon. Glad to hear you enjoyed the course despite the course maintenance.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazingly beautiful course tucked beneath the Catalina mountains

Played Ventana many times while visiting our son at U of A. Never get tired of the beauty. The course is in great shape. The staff couldn’t be nicer. The greens, while some are a little goofy are in great shape. Really a treat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Ventana Canyon on 10/16/2018:
We are so thrilled you and your son enjoy our course! Thank you for the review!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Ventana Canyon on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review of Ventana Canyon. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Ventana Canyon on 10/01/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Please come back and visit us again soon.
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition

Mountain course is a great layout with amazing views and greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Ventana Canyon on 10/01/2018:
Thank you so much for the 4-star review of Ventana Canyon. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Mountain Course. Please come back and visit us again soon.
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