Ventana Canyon - Canyon Course

4.4900882353 4.5 stars from 5 (670)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6836 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Ventana Canyon Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 670 Reviews
5 stars:
454
4 stars:
158
3 stars:
32
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

612 out of 667 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Ventana Mountain Course"


JJosephGolfNut's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyable round of golf, was neither pushed or had to wait for anyone the entire round. course was in great condition, greens were fast but true. Altogether an enjoyable round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Father's Day"


vernehill's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

PLAYED WITH MY SON. STAFF WAS GREAT. PACE OF PLAY WAS PERFECT. COURSE WAS IN GOOD SHAPE EVEN AFTER THE STORM THE DAY BEFORE. COULD NOT ASK FOR A BETTER WAY TO SPEND FATHER'S DAY.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 06/21/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Please come back and visit us soon.


u000001970570's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
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Reviewed on

staff not friendly. staff person at pro shop by the resort very unwelcoming. I wanted to buy some merchandise and asked it as I could not find the tag. he said something to the effect of 'keep looking' and offered not help. he cart attendant - and there was no one else there- asked if I'd been in contact with my party, I had not and told him so. asked by me why, he said ' you may have to come back here to pick him up. the range/clubhouse is a long way to the cart pick up and I'm the paying guest, so why would I have to do this? just a bad taste in my mouth. several employees that certainly aren't going to help Ventana earn my golf buck.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 06/21/2018:

We are very sorry to hear the staff was unprofessional during your visit here. We do not condone rude behavior to our guests. Please accept our deepest apologies.



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 06/21/2018:

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

"Very Disappointed"


u000001190221's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This golf course was very disappointing, as five greens did not have pins or flagsticks and irrigation was running on numerous greens. I mentioned this to course management and they could care less and wouldn’t give a refund. Very disappointed.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 06/15/2018:

We are very sorry to hear about your experience while you were here with us. We hope that all of our guests have the best possible experience while they are here with us.

"Excellent conditions, great tie to play Ventana."


jeromeg52's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens near perfect, and fast. Fairways nice and firm for a good rollout. Rough trimmed to very playable length. Bunkers pristine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National on 06/15/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Please come back and visit us soon.

"A must play!"


Bulldogbruce's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ultimate golfing experience! Mountain course is an awesome layout with spectacular views that will bring you back for another round of golf. This course is on my must play list when visiting Tucson.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 06/18/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Glad to hear you enjoyed your round on the Mountain Course. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Aerated greens"


virgocurtis's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were fine, with extra watering on some brown spots cause of the heat. Greens had been aerated a while ago and still had evidence of that, making them very difficult to read and putt. Even small breaks seemed to be magnified which was difficult. Ventana is a walk in a garden to play. It's very beautiful and a fine experience every time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Response from Ventana Canyon on 06/15/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Ventana Canyon. Glad to hear you enjoyed your round while you were here with us. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Driving and not with your driver"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hmmmm...well needless to say it was difficult to find pro shop. Once you get your cart you have to drive a mile or so to the driving range. It was a cluster since everyone there was on a shotgun start. We had to drive, again, to our starting hole...what a trip. The course itself was ok to play. No yardage book or gps. I have to say I remember most about driving to hole to hole then the course itself. The pace of play was sloooooooow. No marshall.....after driving back up to hole #1 my partner and I decided to call it a day.....with 4 holes to play...I will skip this course next time down and pay a few more dollars.....


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 06/15/2018:

We are very sorry to hear about the slow pace of play. There normally aren't shotgun starts. We hope you reconsider and give our course another shot.


u000003388549's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 06/07/2018:

Hello, thank you for he four-star rating. We are glad you had a great golf experience at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon. We also appreciate your rating on our pace of play. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!

"great course, disappointing service"


mikerx18's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

started playing as a single, me, and a rider, my wife. there were NO reps on the entire course with towels, drinks or info. but the worst part was when we finished the 18th, found our way to the proshop, it was closed at 2. ok where is the the valet when we got there at 3pm? we waited , we looked, where do we go with our clubs? we had passed an employee going the opp way and he didnt say a word. 10 minutes later he arrived. well, not fair to leave people not knowing where the help is and waiting when it was 106 degrees. we didn't know how to get to our car with our clubs expected better from this facility.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 06/07/2018:

Hello mikerx18, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and we appreciate your feedback on our customer service and staff friendliness. Thank you for visiting The Lodge at Ventana Canyon and we hope to see you again soon!


brghtnjm's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 06/07/2018:

Hello brghtnjm, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and we appreciate your feedback and rating on the slow pace of play. Thank you for visiting The Lodge at Ventana Canyon and we hope to see you again soon!

"A long drive rewarded"


rdvcr93's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed this course. It helped considerably that I was paired up with someone who had played the course before. The course did not have a yardage book and the layout posted on the cart was difficult to read. BUT, the course was very well maintained and interesting to manuever through. The greens were a challenge to putt and to hold an approach shot since they had recently been aerated. The course does not lend itself to fast play since in very few instances do you go from green to the following tee in less than a couple of minutes: it took 10 minutes in a cart to go from the 9th green to the 10th tee. The pro shop was difficult to find, but the playing experience made it worth the hunt.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 06/04/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Glad to hear you were able to enjoy your round with us. Please come back and visit us soon.


u000005823851's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The mountain course was awesome, fairways were awsome! The greens were aeriated recently so they were bumpy! The views were Incredible! We played the round 4HRS &15minutes. Not to bad for first time on the mountain course. Would play once a week if i lived closer.

The draw back to this whole review is there is NO guidance to entrance of the course and No bag drop! NO SIGNS LEADING YOU TO THE COURSE! VERY VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND HELP TO GUIDE YOU.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 05/30/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review. Glad to hear you were able to enjoy the course after our maintenance. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Greens are terrible."


dougswanson57's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
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Reviewed on

Green were very grainy. Poor service. At 3:00 there was no one around to clean clubs or help getting club to parking lot. No what you expect from a resort course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 05/21/2018:

Doug, we would like to apologize for the experience you faced while you were here at Ventana Canyon. We hope your next round with us is much better.

"great vistas on the course"


technician1's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

it was a fun day. the greens were recently aerated so putting was a challenge and we has not been informed of the green condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 05/21/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Ventana Canyon. Glad you were able to enjoy your round despite the recent course maintenance. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Nice Course"


Jbkelso's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing either the Canyon course or the Mountain course, especially after May 1 when the prices drop. Both courses have always been in very good shape for the desert. The guy in the pro shop who checked me in owes me 3 bucks.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Kevin Christian on 05/16/2018:

We are sorry for the confusion about the $3. Would you mind emailing us so that we can rectify the situation? <br/> Kevin Christian | kchristian@thelodgeatventanacanyon.com

"Disappointing"


frankmaier's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a friend in from Illinois and wanted to show him a nice course. I've played there a few times before and enjoyed it. Not this time. We got there and the guy in the pro shop was very aloof. Got out to the course and found out that all the greens had just been sanded. If I'd had known that in advance, I wouldn't have played the course. It was like putting on the beach. If that wasn't bad enough, we had a five hour round. Saw the ranger once and he said the course was backed up. Really!. How'd you like to wait on every shot for five hours in 100+ heat. I won't be back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 05/14/2018:

We would like to apologize for the course being under maintenance during your round.

"This course has rolling greens"


atsilva51's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition and challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 05/14/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Great Track"


u00000379256's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Carved into the Catalina Mountains on the Eastside of Tucson this place is a real gem. Great staff, excellent fairways and the greens are superb. I will return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 05/14/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Please come back and visit us soon.


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