Ventana Canyon - Mountain Course

4.5236941176 4.5 stars from 5 (647)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6898 yards
  • Slope: 145
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • 6200 N Clubhouse Dr, Tucson, Arizona 85750, Pima County
  • (520) 577-4006, (520) 577-4061
  • thelodgeatventanacanyon.com

Year built: 1987
Architect(s): Tom Fazio (1987), Andy Banfield
Type: Resort
Style: Desert
Golf Season: Year round

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 6898 yards 73.2 145
Gold 72 6318 yards 69.9 133
Green 72 5808 yards 71.7 141
Silver 72 5733 yards 68.1 128
Blue 72 5731 yards 69.0 136
Turquoise 72 5335 yards 71.4 131
Copper 72 4992 yards 68.2 125

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 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 647 Reviews
5 stars:
445
4 stars:
148
3 stars:
30
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

593 out of 644 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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"Hope you can find the Pro Shop"


artsdeal's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played the Mountain Course: Drove to Resort there is no sign for golf or a bag drop. Was told pro shop was behind the restaurant. Parked walked to pro shop and was told to go back to car and they would send someone to get clubs. That is it just the clubs, walked back to our cart. All the practice facilities are at Canyon course. Nice facilities. Pace of play was great. Course is beautiful. Greens are cut for the Pros and so were the pin placements. The green could no hold a shot if you dropped straight down on them. Expect to have many more than your normal 3 putts. If you are a 10+ handicap I would say you are wasting your time. Not enjoyable at all.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"this course has rolling greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape, but pace of play was extremely slow 5.5hours. A call to the club house and another conversation with the starter provided no results. Otherwise it was a great time


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition, bunkers actually had sand in them. Tee off was 12:10 and got to 89 degrees but had a nice breeze most of the day until about 12th hole then started to get windy. Loved the layout of the mountain course. Played from the Blue Tees.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 04/18/2018:

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


Molldoll's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 04/18/2018:

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



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 04/18/2018:

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

"Terrible Service"


MarlinMiles's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course!! Well maintained. Terrible customer service. Unfriendly pro shop. Cart person not around and not helpful. Starter was not available or busy!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 04/18/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Ventana Canyon. Sorry to hear you had such a poor customer service experience. We hope your next one is much better.

"Great course. Tough greens."


thebigo22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful, scenic course that is always in perfect condition. Only complaint is that the greens are undulating and very difficult. Not quite as diabolical as Dove Mountain but tough in their own right. My buddy, who is an 11 handicap, 3-putted multiple times and 4-putted twice as well. (He chipped in from 100 yards on 17 just to avoid putting. ) Other than that, it's a very fair though challenging course and is fun to play because it is so well-manicured. It was about a 4 1/2 hour round on a warm Sunday afternoon. Waited on some holes but overall not bad. Can't complain about an extra 15 minutes on such a beautiful course on a gorgeous day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 04/10/2018:

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


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 04/03/2018:

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


hsamora's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 04/03/2018:

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

"Beautiful course"


gvanstee's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an excellent course. That has great views and is in great shape. The course is very playable. Only negative was friedliness of staff


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 04/03/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Sorry to hear that the staff was unpleasant. We will address this internally.

"nice courses, beware the "varied" prices!"


ktmartin's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Both courses here are quite nice courses however, beware the variety of prices you may pay! I stayed at the resort and was given a price around $150 +tax to play the first day, only to find that my playing partners payed $100 +tax to play (and they were staying at the resort as well)...the next day, I asked about the difference in price and was given some b.s. answer about how "like airline prices, our prices vary based on availability and demand" and "they must have booked their times after I did". I pointed out that my reservation confirmation indicated that they were already booked when I booked and so that blew that argument out of the water. I then indicated that, as a result, I would like the same rate that my playing partners from the previous day had and was told that they could only offer me the $119 rate +tax. Still about $40 better than the day before but then I found out that my playing partners for day two were paying the "member" rate of $75, so... So, to make a short story long, always ask what the member rate is for the course and try to negotiate up from there and certainly don't expect to get any resort breaks if you are staying at the resort!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 04/10/2018:

Sorry to hear about your experience with us. We hope that you still enjoyed your round with us here at Ventana Canyon.


u8312964's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 03/28/2018:

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

"Best course in Tucson Area"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have always loved playing the two courses at Ventana Canyon. I think they are the best courses, condition wise, you can play without a membership to a country club - and maybe it is even better than the country clubs. It never disappoints!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 03/28/2018:

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


Molldoll's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 03/28/2018:

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



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 03/28/2018:

Sorry you did no enjoy your round at Ventana Canyon.

"Not for your average player"


u397126550's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had an afternoon tee time. When we got there we were told there was a half hour delay due to frost in the morning. funny thing was the low was 45 that day. We had to wait on every tee box, and got only 12 holes in before dark. The course is difficult due to the narrow fairways. There are some great views on the front nine. signage to get to the course is not very good, I got lost after the round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 03/28/2018:

Sorry about the delay your faced and your overall experience. We hope your next round with us is much better.


u075899030's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 03/19/2018:

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

"Great course... local knowledge vaulable"


u000001641811's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with a couple friends... only second time playing so almost like first timers... layout is a bit unique ...you have to follow closely the markers for to stay on the course...and correct hole... tee colors seemed to vary and be a bit odd also... could have been lack of explanation...

Beautiful day...not hot, not cold...a bit of a wind, but not bad...my playing partners were not great... one was off his game...the other groused about how difficult the course is... he shot a 92 and said he normally shoots high 80s at his home course...so did fine... I would golf here again anytime.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 03/19/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Ventana Canyon. Glad to hear you guys ended up having a great time with us. Please come back and visit us soon.



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ventana Canyon on 03/16/2018:

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


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