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Canoa Ranch Golf Club

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4.0
503
5 Stars
86
4 Stars
228
3 Stars
110
2 Stars
61
1 Stars
18
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
88.8%
Recommend this course
410 out of 503 reviews
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Average Rating
3.5
27
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
85.2%
Recommend this course
23 out of 27 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
70
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
88.6%
Recommend this course
62 out of 70 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert
Par 71
Length 6701 yards
Slope 143
Rating 71.6
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Canoa Ranch Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6701 yards 71.6 143
Blue 71 6127 yards 67.7 134
Green 71 5703 yards 66.6 129
Green (W) 71 5703 yards 70.1 130
White 71 5078 yards 64.2 121
White (W) 71 5078 yards 68.9 119
Red (W) 71 4440 yards 65.5 108
Scorecard for Canoa Ranch Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 71.7/139 405 582 239 536 193 400 373 144 513 3385 407 549 432 208 416 185 385 158 576 3316 6701
Blue M: 68.6/131 W: 73.9/141 360 537 202 495 181 357 343 135 490 3100 370 522 388 197 373 163 344 133 537 3027 6127
Green M: 66.8/125 319 507 146 459 159 352 336 115 469 2862 362 485 382 173 351 156 301 126 505 2841 5703
White M: 64.1/115 W: 68.9/119 311 464 138 432 144 312 312 92 414 2619 333 409 350 124 314 119 257 102 451 2459 5078
Red W: 65.5/108 270 432 115 406 120 245 272 79 343 2282 293 385 310 90 264 95 228 87 406 2158 4440
Handicap 8 4 16 10 12 6 14 18 2 9 3 5 11 7 15 13 17 1
Par 4 5 3 5 3 4 4 3 5 36 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 3 5 35 71
Handicap (W) 10 4 16 2 14 12 8 18 6 7 1 5 17 11 13 9 15 3

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Lee E. Schmidt (2003) Brian Curley (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Dress code Collared shirts and Bermuda length shorts, no denim.

Reviews

4.0
503

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 59
Dinner 49
Patio Dining 38
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 71
Bunkers 68
Forced Carries 54
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 72
Locals 57
Advanced Golfers 50
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 52
Convenient to the City 37
At a Resort 35

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course. Greens should be better.

Great layout and scenic course. Greens are not up to what they should be.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Management issues!!!!!

Canoa Ranch has changed ownership and management but it continues to struggle to return to the course conditions, customer service, and golf experience it once provided its customers. I have been playing this course since it first opened as a yearly visitor and now as a property owner and winter resident. My visiting golf group of the last 6 years have chosen to play elsewhere the last 3 years due to poor course conditions. We took a chance this year and found the traps not raked, holding water, & in need of sand. Tee boxes were not mowed. Greens were spotty. Marshals are poorly trained. We were told we were behind on the front though at the turn the starter confirmed that at 2 hrs after 9 we were on pace. Same Marshall tells us after 12 we were behind again. He said, “I don’t care how fast you are playing you have 1.5 holes open between you and the next group ahead”! Then he wanted to assign tee boxes to each of us based on handicap. I don’t care if the group ahead wants to race through the round, I’m not going to chase them. We finished in 3 hrs 50 minutes and we’re loading our car 3 minutes shy of 4 hrs. I have 3 more groups visiting prior to the end of April and we will Pass on Canoa Ranch!!!! Sad to know I live just down the street and will play elsewhere until the Management and course conditions improve.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor marshaling

As a foursome, we played in 3 hours and 55 minutes, this is not an easy layout that you can play in 3 hours. Because there was an open hole in front of us, the marshal told us twice to speed up to clear the course for a tournament later in the day. I like playing fast, but the four of us could not play any faster and enjoy our round.

The course conditions are improving, bunkers are thin and some greens are patchy. Still a great layout.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Interesting Rolling Hills, Canyon Course

Fairways and greens were in nice shape and it was fun to play. Putts rolled true. Sand traps need attention though. Many had water in the bottom of them even late in the afternoon and they had yet to be raked up. Sand really needs to be replaced as it is tending toward being a coarse gravelly grit mixed with small stones. Sand was packed fairly hard and it was difficult splash sand beneath the ball as the club wanted to ricochet off of it.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

See below

I have come back to play this course more frequently because the playing conditions have improved.
Right now however I will boycott playing here until they get their booking system problems fixed.
Twice in the last 2 weeks I’ve had T-times cancelled and one time changed to a later time. Friends of
mine have had similar problems and in a couple instances showed up with booking confirmations but we’re told
their booking were not in the system.

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course to play. Will be back there soon.

The back nine is very challenging but, a lot of fun.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, s l o w play

Have played here several times and seem to have a chronic slow play problem. Too many players crammed into too few slots. Great course with scenic vistas.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value, needs a little work!!

This is a well layed out course with beautiful views and plenty of challenging holes. It’s not in its best shape but we’ve had some rough weather lately. (snow on the course today). Carts are great, tee boxes and fairways are nice, clubhouse is modern and inviting, I always enjoy this course. They need to really work on improving the greens and this will be a gem again soon!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairways have more grass than in the past. Greens need work. Rough and spotty..

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable round

The course is in better shape than when we played a year ago. They seem to be making steady improvements.
There are a few greens that have some rough spots. Many of the bunkers had standing water because of rain the previous night.
Pace of play was good. Our threesome finished in less than 3 hours.
The course layout provides some challenges and beautiful views. I also appreciated that there were no houses lining the fairways.
Would definitely play the course again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs yardage markers

The course was in great shape. Very hard to find any of the yardage markers other than the 150 yard marker in the fairway. Looks like the other markers have been removed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Canoa Ranch

Always like playing this challenging course. Everything was as expected except some of the sand traps need more sand. Always a problem in the desert! Still like this course anyway!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hopefully helpful hints

Mottled greens make trying to read a putt line a useless exercise. Please do whatever possible to improve this condition. Thank you.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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