Ventana Canyon - Canyon Course

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4.5
755
5 Stars
510
4 Stars
176
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
90.2%
Recommend this course
693 out of 755 reviews
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4.5
57
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
98.2%
Recommend this course
56 out of 57 reviews
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4.4
126
5 Stars
76
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
89.7%
Recommend this course
113 out of 126 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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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

4.5
755

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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful Course, Crazy Layout

Two courses: members play one (today, Mountain Course), outside customers play other (today, Canyon Course). Not walkable, power cart required to negotiate extensive and circuitous layout. 5 tee choices, this playable by all skill levels, although forced carries may challenge some. Excellent conditions, with over seeded rough as well as fairways. Greens are superb.

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

Great Little Saturday

We played Ventana Canyon Mountain course on a breezy Saturday in March. Impeccable condition as always. What a fantastic course. You owe it to yourself to play this course...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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 Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ventana Canyon - Canyon course

Overall excellent golf experience. Course conditions were great. Pace of play was great, less than 4 hours. This course has the unusual feature that there are long distances between greens and next tee so it is completely unsuitable for walking. Sometimes this is a several minute golf cart ride across streets and through housing. Once you get accustomed to this it is no problem. The concrete cart paths are in excellent condition so carts can be driven at full speed. Because the course is laid out in a mountainous terrain it is necessary to place the holes where ever they will fit the surroundings.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course and fast greens

Played the Mountain course for first time, and had a great time. This is target golf with a lot of elevation changes. The course was in great shape, and the greens were very fast. I'm usually good for one three-putt every couple of rounds, and I had 4 on this day. It's not always clear where the next hole or tee box is, and without a regular in our foursome, we would have gotten lost more than once.. He even admitted that the course could be better marked. We had a great time and enjoyed the golf and views. FYI, there are coolers on the (brand new) carts, but no GPS.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
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Commented On 2019-03-13T14:02:32.000+00:00

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, however, we're very sorry to see that your recent round with us may not have met expectations. We would appreciate any additional feedback on your experience with us for potential improvements and encourage you to reach out to our staff so we may address any of your concerns directly. We hope we have the chance to welcome you back for a much-improved golf experience soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad guest service

None of the employees have a personality, except the guy in the shop. Starter was clueless, didn't greet anyone - just kept looking at his clipboard. By the time I finally sued what time was next he had to figure out that he was supposed to send me out 2 groups ago...had to play the 1st hole by myself in front of another group so I could catch up to the group I was supposed to join in the first place. Greens were inconsistent and would only hold a short iron dropping from the sky. The player asst told us on the 11th hole that we were not allowed to have 3 carts on the fairway at the same time!? What!? At the end of the round, I think I woke up the guy at the cart return - then he goes to clean my clubs and I tell him they are already clean...he then questions me and says in will see if they are clean or not!? Really? I think I know when my clubs are clean... For that price and prestige - what a JOKE!!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
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 Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-12T17:31:53.000+00:00

Thanks for the 5-stars! We truly appreciate you choosing The Lodge at Ventana Canyon and hope to have you back again soon.

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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

Fun mountain course

The course is in spectacular condition and the views are wonderful. Finding our way around was a bit confusing, but we found all the holes.
The course is short from the copper tees and a bit overrated for it’s distance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-12T17:31:43.000+00:00

Carla, thanks for the 5-stars and great feedback on the course! We truly appreciate you choosing The Lodge at Ventana Canyon and hope to have you back again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice track

Nice dessert course with some interesting holes and challenges. Not. Too difficult so a wide range of golfer with different skill levels can enjoy the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-03-12T17:31:20.000+00:00

Thanks for the 5-stars and great feedback on the course! We truly appreciate you choosing The Lodge at Ventana Canyon and hope to have you back again soon.

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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
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-06T14:01:45.000+00:00

John, thanks for the 5-star review and choosing to play The Lodge at Ventana Canyon! We hope you had a great time with us and come back soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ventana Canyon - Canyon Course

The Canyon course is easier than the Mountain course. It was very enjoyable to play. Tees and fairways are in great condition. Greens are very smooth but very firm and difficult to hold, even with a short iron for 12 handicapper. Ventana Canyon is both a private club and a resort facility. The private club side and the resort side swap courses on each succeeding day so members are never playing with out of towners like me. This is a good arrangement. However the logistics of the courses are strange. The first tees are near the private club and 1 mile away from the resort and only a small building with minimal bathrooms and small snack bar are available to resort golfers at the first tees. This arrangement is substantially less than comparable resort courses. However the golf is great and after getting accustomed to the strange logistics, Ventana Canyon is a must destination for Tucson golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 2019-03-12T17:34:31.000+00:00

Thanks for the 5-stars and taking the time to share your feedback with us. Your comments on some of our amenities and layout are valued by our staff as we continuously work towards new improvements and providing an even better experience for our golfers. We truly appreciate you choosing The Lodge at Ventana Canyon and hope to have you back again soon.

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

Great course

Ventana Canyon is always in great shape. Surrounded by mountain views. Tough course. The kind you have to play several times to figure out the greens. Pace of play was perfect. Never waited for the group ahead or pushed by the group behind. A little pricey but worth it as a treat for yourself every once in a while.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-12T17:30:19.000+00:00

Thanks for the 5-stars and great feedback on the course! We truly appreciate you choosing The Lodge at Ventana Canyon and hope to have you back again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ventana Canyon - mountain course

Very good challenging golf course. Very good condition. Members alternate with greens fee paying players to play different courses each day, then swap courses the next day. Greens fee payers start at Loews Resort and have to travel in golf cart about 1/2 mile to first tees of the two courses. There are very few amenities at the first tee location and the turns. Two bathrooms, a range and a very small snack bar are there along with a starter. We saw the beverage cart only once during the 18 holes. So I would say great golf course but somewhat lacking on-course amenities.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-12T17:33:23.000+00:00

Thanks for the 5-stars and sharing your feedback with us. Your comments on our amenities are valued by our staff as we continuously work towards improvements and providing an even better experience for our golfers. We truly appreciate you choosing The Lodge at Ventana Canyon and hope to have you back again soon.

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

Great course but confusing to find

Played the mountain course and thought it was a great track, interesting shots and necessary to hit solid shots to score. The greens were hard and fast and very tricky with the mountain/valley effect in full swing. The pace of play was slow, took almost 5 hours to play and waiting nearly every shot but a great day and pairing and enjoyed it. Would recommend it for sure

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-03-06T14:03:45.000+00:00

Thanks for the 5-star review and recommendation! We truly appreciate your feedback on the course, as well as your patience regarding the pace of play on a busier day. We hope you had a great round and look forward to welcoming you back to The Lodge at Ventana Canyon for an even better one 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 Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-05T14:59:52.000+00:00

Thanks for the 5-star review and choosing The Lodge at Ventana Canyon! We hope to welcome you back for another great experience soon.

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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

A must

Superb layout. A Fazio gem. Great condition. Greens were a bit slow, but other than that...5 stars!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-05T14:59:36.000+00:00

Thanks for the 5-star review, kind feedback, and choosing The Lodge at Ventana Canyon! We truly appreciate your comments and hope to have you back again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent desert course

Fine staff, course in excellent condition.
Long rides between some holes helps to have someone who knows the course.
Blind shots and lots of opportunities to lose balls. Be patient, you won’t score well the first time.
Bring your camera.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-03-12T17:29:23.000+00:00

Thanks for the 4-stars and great feedback! We appreciate you choosing The Lodge at Ventana Canyon and hope to have you back again soon.

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