Ventana Canyon - Canyon Course

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4.5
699
5 Stars
470
4 Stars
166
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
89.8%
Recommend this course
638 out of 696 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
69
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
84.1%
Recommend this course
58 out of 69 reviews
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4.5
131
5 Stars
84
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.0%
Recommend this course
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

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
699

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 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
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
Response from Ventana Canyon on 09/18/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bandit BJ

Played September 13th Course was in great shape greens were true and fast.....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Ventana Canyon on 09/14/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Please come back and tee it up with us soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Response from Ventana Canyon on 09/13/2018:
Thank you so much for the 4-star review of Ventana Canyon! Please come back and tee it up with us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good day

The course was in great shape

No dead spots in fairways and the rough was also in good shape.

The greens were faster then the ones we normally play on and they rolled true so that was nice. All in all we had a good day at this course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from Ventana Canyon on 09/12/2018:
We are so happy to hear you had a great day while playing Ventana Canyon! Thank you for the 5-star review, hope to see you on the course again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ventana Canyon

A very fun well maintained course. Fair, not tricked up. If you’re looking for a “desert course” this is not for you. Played the Canyon Course, getting around can be tricky. Great variety of holes. This course is at least $150.00 in season, so for $39.00 with balls and a cart, a great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Ventana Canyon on 09/10/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Canyon Course. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Ventana Canyon on 09/10/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Please come back and visit us soon.
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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Ventana Canyon on 09/10/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Ventana Canyon (Mountain)

Rode the Greens (6537/71.4/139) in 5H mid day. Paired with Rob, Brian and Marge. It was in the high 90's, overcast and calm.

Tom Fazio design. Many holes have severe elevation changes. Common them is that you climb long distances in carts, then play down hill, then repeat the process. No holes were severely uphill. The layout is tight in spots with desert scape surrounding nearly every hole on both sides. If you are not straight this course will become penal real quickly.

The Bermuda tees were excellent with only a few divots here and there. Level/lush.

The Bermuda fairways had been vericutt and were maintained long, almost like light rough. Only part of the course not excellent or exceptional.

The Bermuda rough was mostly lush and maintained at a level that the ball often sat up. Usually good to play from.

The sand traps were the best I have played out of in a ling time. Fine, coarse sand that was excellent to play from and they were beautifully maintained.

The Bermuda greens were smooth and medium fast. Best Bermuda greens I have putted on since I played the sister Canyon course here last year.

Only negatives are that the basic carts do not have GPS and that this complex is REALLY spread out. You park close to a mile from where the practice facilities and first tees are. This course would be almost unwalkable because of this plus many tees you ride hundreds of yards from the last green to again play downhill. The customer service was exceptional from everyone. Cart gal out making the rounds. Plenty of water stations on the course. Excellent layout, one of the top dozen courses I have ever played, very enjoyable to play. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Response from Ventana Canyon on 09/04/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. We appreciate the kind words. We are sorry we do not have GPS on the carts, we have noted you request. Thank you again and hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One of the nicest courses I’ve ever played.

We have played 5 courses in the Tucson the last couple times we have visited, looking at potential areas/clubs to become members of. Not only if there one, but TWO amazing courses to play. The entire course is pristine, challenging, beautiful view on every hole, and at my favorite hotel chain for an extra star! No regrets, must play if you play any course in the area at a great value!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Ventana Canyon on 09/04/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Glad to hear you enjoyed the course, please come back and visit us soon.
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