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4.4
1082 Reviews (1082)
5 Stars
498
4 Stars
438
3 Stars
104
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
93.0%
Recommend this course
992 out of 1082 reviews
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4.4
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
91.3%
Recommend this course
21 out of 23 reviews
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4.4
161 Reviews (161)
5 Stars
87
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.4%
Recommend this course
152 out of 161 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6410 yards
Slope 124
Rating 69.5

Nestled within Fountain Hills, the course at the Desert Canyon Golf Club offers a championship course with a variety of elevation changes with views canyon and mountain views. It is a desert-style course with some elevated tees and open fairways that play tight with a few doglegs. Water bunkers come into play on a few holes as well as numerous well-positioned sand bunkers. From nearly every hole on the golf course, views of the signature fountain in Fountain Hills, which is the world's tallest fountain at 550 feet, can be seen.

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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect John Allen

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $29
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Men: collared shirts/mock turtlenecks. Shorts do not have to be Bermuda-length. No: tattered jeans/jean shorts that have holes, tank tops, T-shirts, cut-off shorts.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.4
1082 Reviews (1082)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 45
Patio Dining 35
19th Hole Scenic Views 27
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 106
Bunkers 43
Undulating Greens 42
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 75
Locals 58
Advanced Golfers 47
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 79
Convenient to the City 47
In the 'Burbs 43

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4.0
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Conditions Excellent
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Layout Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Good
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Friendliness Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Perfect weather
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Reviews 7
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Perfect weather
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I Recommend This Course
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 1
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1.0
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Poorly Ran Staff

I visited this course this week. We played on Tuesday then booked again for Friday. Today we were playing with a couple of friends of foreign decent. During our play, we ran into some drunk, rude local players.

They were making comments toward our friends. They then turned their attention toward us as we defended them. During our play, they then gathered with others from their league. They stacked up 6 carts on the same tee box totaling 12 people.

They yelled out inappropriate comments and threatened us. We called up to the clubhouse and spoke about it with them. Not only did the women in the clubhouse not care, but they told us it was fine they had 12 people on one tee box.

When we caught up to the course ranger, he laughed and talked it up with the guys. We were told it was locals who were members and if we didn't like it we could leave. This course allowed locals to get drunk, play with 12 people at once and be inappropriate toward us.

We found that this course is not a place you should visit if you want to be treated with respect as most golfers are supposed to be. This course doesn't adhere to proper golf course educate. There should only be 4 to a tee box, but because they are local members, they were allowed to do what they wanted.

We paid $275 to play only to be run off or face the treatment from this course. When we git back to the clubhouse, we again told staff and they said maybe we should find a different course should we revisit Arizona.

I will be spreading the word about this course to others publically to make sure they learn you cannot treat people this way just because you're a member.

They, as a course, had a responsibility to protect all players when brought to their attention and chose not to.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best condition in Fountain Hills

The golf course is great shape especially the greens - best I have played in November 2021!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
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 Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

WEll maintained - easy to play

We’ll maintained Easy to play. Friendly staff. Good pace of play

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable morning

Start time was just shy of 8 am, and we finished in about three and a half hours. Fairways and greens were in excellent shape, although the greens were a little slow. My impression is that this will change in the coming days. Lots of elevation changes. Although the course appears short on the scorecard, you will find that to be deceiving as you will be hitting up hill with your 2nd shot quite a bit. This course was a joy to play and we will definitely be back on our next Scottsdale trip.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Challenging but fair

Great course, scenery amazing. Challenging, back 9 is tougher.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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