Ventana Canyon - Canyon Course

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4.4
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
38
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
89.3%
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4.4
46
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
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1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
93.5%
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43 out of 46 reviews
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4.3
115
5 Stars
65
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
86.1%
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99 out of 115 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

4.4
731

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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Ventana Canyon - Canyon Course
Commented On 2019-02-14T14:15:01.000+00:00

Thanks for the 5-stars! We hope you enjoyed your recent round at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon. Tee it up again soon!

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Great course

Played here before and I’m never disappointed. Always what I expect

Conditions Excellent
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Commented On 2019-02-08T18:26:23.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5-star review and dedication to playing our course! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your recent experience with us at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon. Come back soon!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mountain Course aptly named!

Fun course, but hilly. Many elevated tee boxes with awesome views, some with awesome hills to climb to get to the tee box! The mountain has a huge effect on putts! The starter will warn you and it doesn't take long to become a believer!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-08T18:26:18.000+00:00

Thank you for the 4-star review and sharing your feedback! We're glad to hear you had a fun experience with us recently at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon. Come back soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-29T19:48:39.000+00:00

Thanks for the 5-star review! We truly appreciate your support here at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon. Tee it up again soon!

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Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-29T19:48:02.000+00:00

Thanks for the 5-star review! Join us at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon again soon.

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5.0
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Great course

I've played all over, Hilton head, Midwest. This was one of the best I've ever played. Thanks to all the staff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-29T19:51:52.000+00:00

Thanks for the fantastic feedback and 5-star review! We appreciate your dedication to playing our course and look forward to welcoming you back to The Lodge at Ventana Canyon again soon.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

There was no one around when I finished my round. I Didn'tknow where to leave my cart and I didn't know how to get to my car. I was surprised.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-29T19:47:41.000+00:00

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us, however, we apologize for any confusion regarding your recent round. We're not quite sure why this would have been the case, but if you could contact our staff at 520-577-1400, we may be able to better address this concern. We hope we can have you back for an improved golf experience soon!

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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-18T21:10:29.000+00:00

Thanks for the 5-star review! We appreciate your support and hope to have you back at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon again soon.

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5.0
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Previously Played

Beautiful course, always in great condition! Had a great time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-15T16:43:53.000+00:00

Thank you for the great feedback on our course and 5-star review! We truly appreciate your support here at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon. Come see us again soon!

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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-01-18T21:10:46.000+00:00

Bruce, thanks for the 5-star review! We appreciate your support and hope to have you back at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon again soon.

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

Super course!

Great course with super fast greens. Loved the Fabio layout. A must play in Tucson!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course

The course was very nice. Staff was friendly. Very spread out.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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 2018-11-30T21:19:17.000+00:00

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 2018-11-30T20:54:59.000+00:00

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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