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4.6
952 Reviews (952)
5 Stars
654
4 Stars
213
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
18
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
91.5%
Recommend this course
875 out of 952 reviews
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4.7
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.3%
Recommend this course
50 out of 56 reviews
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4.6
82 Reviews (82)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.2%
Recommend this course
74 out of 82 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 6836 yards
Slope 137
Rating 71.7
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Ventana Canyon Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1984
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1984) 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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
952 Reviews (952)

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
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Par 3's

First time here and the course was excellent Weather was perfect and a lot of great scenery,
the par 3's were really great and the last hole was a thing of beauty., The Whale rock hole was also a real gem on this course. I highly recommend this course especially if you have never played it. I live in Pittsburgh and will probably never get here again and this one was on my bucket list.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Top 5 Course in AZ

Beautiful layout, pristine conditions, and unique holes that are fair, but challenge even the best golfers. You truly get what you pay for here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hole-in-the-Wall Mountain Highlight

Obviously a well-managed, well-maintained track, as one would expect given the price of play. But was surprised that the lightening fast greens did not roll smoothly and were marred by ball marks.
The amenities are considerable, the practice area is top shelf, and the Par 3 Hole-In-The-Wall is one of the most visually appealing holes anywhere.
I’m not convinced it was worth the money, but then most playing it are not particularly concerned with cost.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't play here!

The course has a strange lay-out to begin with--somer holes are 1/2 milk apart and the signage is missing to lackadaisical but we had to quit after 17 holes and 41/2 hours! Waited an every single tee box from #7 to #18n when we quit due to time constraints. Called the golf shop twice and they said "they were taking care of it"--never once saw a ranger. The municipal courses have a better pace of play. Will NEVER make the mistake of playing here again!

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Odd layout, tough greens, nice views

The Canyons course is bizarre. One of the most oddly routed courses I've ever played. Some of the holes are 1mile apart! Holes wind their way through neighborhoods, across a major road and through all sorts of strange configurations and routes. You will get lost! Apart from the impossible to navigate design, the course is a decent test. The greens are HUGE and very challenging to navigate without a lot of local knowledge.

In the end it was a fun day but marred by a really strange design. The other course (Mountain) is better, although it does share some of the same visual and routing challenges its not as crazy.

Overall, the conditions were great and the staff was super nice but the layout was just too odd to enjoy. This course is impossible to walk and the carts lack GPS, so as a newbie, it was real challenge.

They need GPS and better signage. Finding your way around this place is a chore.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Course Played in Tucson

Ventana Canyon is a confusing layout, from finding the drop bag area to navigating long routes to the range and then back again to number 1 and 10 tee boxes. It is also expensive. In spite of the above, the property is beautiful, the course outstanding and I would still rate it as the best golf experience I have had in the Tucson area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome

Beautiful course, not too hard to play, great shape, staff was very nice

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

So Fun!!

I'm an 8 handicap and golf all over the USA and this place is at the top of the must play again list! Greens were fast and smooth but would hold a ball, fairways and bunkers perfect. The views from the course are stunning, I saw a Bobcat 30 ft away. Course management is for sure the key here!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I’m going to Starr Pass

The gentleman in the pro shop was wonderful! The rest of the staff was luke warm. The set up for starting the course is laid out poorly. We had to carry our clubs down 2 flights to the pro shop and then down to get a cart. Less than happy staff greeted us. It’s high season. Add some staff!! Restrooms were less than adequate on the course. You finish at 18 and there was no restroom available. We stopped in to the resort to use the restroom and they were filthy. Give me one good reason to return here! You are one of the most expensive rounds in Tucson and delivered the least! Going back to Starr Pass.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Most scenic course

It was difficult to concentrate on golf during our first round at Ventana, because I was so distracted by the stunning views.
We played the Canyon course and look forward to returning to play the Mountain course..
Practice facility and starting area were accommodating, and easy to utilize.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Desert Courses!

Great Desert Track in good condition !
Perfect for stay and play both courses !
Looking forward to returning next year !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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