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4.5
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
14
1 Stars
17
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
93.0%
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736 out of 800 reviews
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4.5
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
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1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
97.4%
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75 out of 77 reviews
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4.5
122 Reviews (122)
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 6898 yards
Slope 143
Rating 72.8
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Ventana Canyon Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6898 yards 72.8 143
Green 72 6537 yards 71.4 139
Gold 72 6338 yards 70.3 137
Blue 72 5939 yards 68.9 134
Silver 72 5733 yards 67.4 129
Silver (W) 72 5733 yards 74.3 135
Turquoise (W) 72 5335 yards 71.4 131
Coral (W) 72 5100 yards 70.0 128
Copper (W) 72 4695 yards 68.2 125
Scorecard for Mountain
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: 72.8/143 W: 80.1/154 422 347 107 598 392 230 454 517 414 3481 353 445 548 292 183 435 169 403 589 3417 6898
Green M: 71.4/139 W: 77.7/153 386 347 107 512 392 208 416 517 364 3249 353 406 509 292 183 413 169 374 589 3288 6537
Gold M: 70.3/137 W: 76.5/148 386 336 104 512 361 208 416 474 364 3161 337 406 509 281 154 413 139 374 564 3177 6338
Blue M: 68.9/134 W: 74.1/141 353 336 104 512 332 176 370 474 364 3021 337 377 443 281 154 335 139 349 503 2918 5939
Silver M: 67.4/129 W: 72.9/138 353 279 98 486 332 176 370 447 350 2891 326 377 443 255 145 335 109 349 503 2842 5733
Turquoise M: 65.9/122 W: 71.0/135 353 279 100 486 280 141 252 447 350 2688 239 286 426 255 145 335 109 349 503 2647 5335
Coral W: 69.7/131 299 279 100 486 280 141 252 447 350 2634 239 286 426 255 145 263 109 295 448 2466 5100
Cooper M: 63.5/117 W: 67.6/124 299 240 67 432 280 141 252 404 260 2375 239 286 378 209 102 263 100 295 448 2320 4695
Handicap 7 3 17 13 11 5 1 15 9 14 4 10 18 12 2 16 6 8
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 9 17 5 11 13 15 1 7 18 12 8 10 14 4 16 2 6

Course Details

Year Built 1987
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1987) 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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4.5
800 Reviews (800)

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
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Pack a lunch!

Took five and a half hours to play. Ranger didn't seem concerned with pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented On 06/24/2019

Hi Engineer, we're sorry to hear pace of play wasn't quite up to our usual standards. If you'd like to speak with someone in the Pro Shop about your experience, please give us a call at (520) 577-1400. We hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One of the best

Difficult course to play the first time due to the travel distances between some of the holes but the course was in excellent condition other than a couple of thin spots in some fairways. The greens were smooth, rolled true and very quick. Overall a very very nice course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/24/2019

We're glad you enjoyed your time with us, David. Be sure to book another round at Ventana Canyon soon!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 06/24/2019

Thanks for the review!

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Played On
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
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Commented On 06/24/2019

Thanks for the 5-star review!

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

Excellent course Can’t say more about it!

Can’t say more about it! The course is in great shape staff is wonderful great layout a definite need to play!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 06/18/2019

Thanks for saying so, Garry! Thanks for the 5-star review, be sure to book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great summer golf

Great summer golf day in Tucson! Played the Canyon Course, was in excellent shape, fast greens. Always enjoy being in the Catalina Mountains, wonderful vistas, majestic setting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 06/17/2019

We're glad to hear it, Roadman. Thanks for the 5-star review, be sure to book another round with us soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Gorgeous Challenge

From the start....staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Jay and Scott were very helpful. The course was in great condition! The greens were extremly difficult....lines and slope were most challenging....but condition was great. Overall it was a 5 out of 5 star experience!@

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 06/13/2019

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us, Nik! We look forward to seeing you 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
Previously Played

Great course

Great course, but they need bathrooms near the pro shop on the canyon course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 06/10/2019

Thanks for the 4-star review!

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst Managed Property

Good luck finding Canyon Course, even though the clueless security guard misdirects you, naming the wrong street to turn into. Zero signage directing you to "Canyon Course" but plenty of signs directing you to various Loews facilities. Rude, condescending staff when you ask for specifics/help, no obvious bag drop, zero parking (because of hotel events). Rick in golf shop could care less about the experience prior to arrival, "but write a review on GolfNow because others have complained about the signage, and nothing will get fixed unless you complain." Smarmy bag boy making snide comments under his breath and over their radios -- great customer service. Non-equity club, apparently, so if the service & experience are abysmal, no skin off the members backs, but perhaps that's by design? Won't ever play again/recommend this property.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 06/10/2019

I appreciate you taking time to leave us a review, and I want to apologize for any inconvenience. Unfortunately, the hotel owns the parking lot and had a large conference. My bag staff was positioned in the parking lot to drive players to overflow lots and help them with their bags and directions, but logistics can be difficult when the parking lot is full.

I've also been informed of the radio chatter incident, and I can assure you that all involved have been disciplined. You have my personal apology for any offense caused. I'd love a chance to change your mind about the course, so if you'd be willing to give us another shot, your next round is on me.

Please reach out to me personally if that's something you're interested in. Regardless, I appreciate you coming out to Ventana Canyon and I wish you nothing but the best.

-Kevin Christian, PGA
Tournament Coordinator & Events Manager
kchristian@thelodgeatventanacanyon.com

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course in great shape

My biggest grip was the greens which are hard to read and extremely fast. I must have lost 10 strokes to the greens.
Pin placement was tough but to be fair there aren’t a lot of flat spots on these greens. U need to play it more than once or twice a year to get used to the greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented On 06/07/2019

Thanks for the 4-star review, Ron! Come see us again soon, we're sure you'll have a better time around now that you've seen the greens before.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented On 06/07/2019

Thanks for the 4-star review!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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Commented On 06/03/2019

Hi Jeff, we appreciate you taking time to review us on Golf Advisor. If you'd like to speak with someone in the Pro Shop about your experience, please give us a call at (520) 577-1400. We hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 06/03/2019

Thanks for the 5-star review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Greens Aerated Sanded

Fairways and grass around greens in great shape. Greens just aerated and sanded, never saw snack cart entire after turn. Dropping clubs off up top no the most convenient thing to do and carry them down stairs.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/30/2019

We appreciate the honest review, Hoff, Thanks for taking time to review us on Golf Advisor. If you'd like to speak with someone at the Pro Shop about your experience, please give us a call at (520) 577-1400.

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Played On
1.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Play on the sandy greens not real

The greens were filled with sand, this condition is not considered normal. Putting can be scratched off the playing card. Your score will not count, not a real round of golf.
Upsetting at the least!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/03/2019

Hi Dan, we're sorry to hear you were disappointed about the course conditions, but aeration is a necessary part of keeping our greens healthy. The impact is typically minimal, and the greens tend to heal quickly, so we hope you'll book another round with us soon to see the results firsthand!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect weather for golf

A challenging but scenic golf course. It’s surely one of my favorites.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/30/2019

Thanks for the 5-star review!

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always perfect

Great course all the time. Incredible views and the course is in perfect shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/03/2019

We appreciate the 5-star review! Be sure to book another round with us soon.

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

Great experience

The Mountain course is in excellent shape. The greens were a little bit bumpy due to aeration, but still very fast. Women’s tee boxes are excellent compared to most courses.Immaculate!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/23/2019

Thanks for the 5-star review, Jogi! Come see us again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Beautiful setting , fun course layout.

Nice experience to play this course but very awkward check in, plan extra time as it takes an extra 20-30 minutes compared to most courses. Took so long finding where to check in then to cart down to 1st tee, had no time for practice or warm up. Greens had just been aerated and top dressed, no mention of that on tee time site. One last picky thing - a course with high end green fees should have golf towels on every cart, not many ball washers on course.. However, in balance an enjoyable well conditioned course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented On 05/22/2019

Hi Marsalis, we appreciate the honest review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your round at Ventana Canyon! Be sure to book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/20/2019

Thanks for the 5-star review!

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