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4.4
1054 Reviews (1054)
5 Stars
483
4 Stars
429
3 Stars
101
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
92.5%
Recommend this course
966 out of 1054 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.5
161 Reviews (161)
5 Stars
92
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.0%
Recommend this course
153 out of 161 reviews
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4.4
253 Reviews (253)
5 Stars
139
4 Stars
89
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.5%
Recommend this course
234 out of 253 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
1054 Reviews (1054)

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 105
Bunkers 43
Undulating Greens 42
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 74
Locals 58
Advanced Golfers 47
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 78
Convenient to the City 47
In the 'Burbs 43

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

FUN

Staff throughout was very nice! They are working on some tea boxes and sand trips so there were workers on the course. But still fun place to play I will really enjoy it when these are updated.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Day 7 of KC Guys Trip in AZ

First time any of us has played this course. Loved it, it was the best round of golf I've ever shot even though it was my first time. I'm a very weak player and I shot an 82. Putting for birdies on a lot of the holes. I personally had the best day ever. Dinner next time. I had to get the group to the airport after the round. Thanks guys.

Booking was easy. 2nd attempt failed, but was charged for 3 groups. Hope you guys credit me on the website mistake. Thank you. It was a pleasure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable round of Golf

We had a great time playing at Desert Canyon today despite the course conditions being partially in renovation (some Tee boxes and bunkers). Greens were in good conditions but fairways were still in transition with lawn laking density and consistency at times.

Will play again

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was having some repairs done to the traps and tee boxes.

Enjoyed the day, but the course was dry and grass sparse in some areas. Greens dry and not as good as they should be. The repairs to the traps lessened the course value. My cart was not very good, I should have changed it after the first nine. Staff and cart fellows were great. I like the course and will return, hopefully to better conditions. Don’t mis read my somewhat negative comments, I enjoyed the day.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 63
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course in great condition

This is one of our favorite vacation golf stops. Course is beautiful, staff is very friendly and the clubhouse bar is great for a cold drink following your round.

Played On
Reviews 2
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
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful Course

Friendly staff, well maintained course, excellent greens, two club elevation changes, magnificent vistas {bring your camera}

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dry, dry, dry.

Course was dry other then tee box. Putting surface was like ice. Sanded greens so approach shot would not stick. Website did not mention these conditions. Over priced for course conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Teetimes

We had a 12:03 tee time and when we arrived were told there was an outing and they were running about 45 minutes behind. Once we finally teed off pace of play was extremely slow. Took almost 5 hours. Went to restaurant because the food is pretty good but the service is always terrible! It took forever. When making an afternoon tee time make sure there isnt an outing ahead of you.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Double bogie Don

Shot 93 after shooting 79 last time playing course. My fault not the courses.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Inverse rating

It’s a 3.4 not a 4.3 course. If you just want to warm up maybe

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
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