Mountain at Ventana Canyon: View from #4
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4.6
967 Reviews (967)
5 Stars
661
4 Stars
219
3 Stars
50
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
18
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
90.1%
Recommend this course
887 out of 967 reviews
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4.5
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.7%
Recommend this course
42 out of 49 reviews
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4.5
86 Reviews (86)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.4%
Recommend this course
76 out of 86 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 6898 yards
Slope 143
Rating 72.8
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Ventana Canyon Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1987
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1987) 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
967 Reviews (967)

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 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gorgeous Course

Very nice course. My only complaint is they didn’t have ANY water jugs on the course which is very dangerous.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t miss this course

We played to Mountain course in late May
Great shape with Fabulous views
Fun to play
But fairly pricey unless you get a deal or play it out of “ high season”.

We WILL. be back to play the Canyon Course

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 98
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great golf

Canyon course, little or no waiting. Pushed from behind, hit into, but not a course reflection. Fast, smooth greens. Some of the best around, compare to Sewailo, La Paloma.
Fairways full, bunkers especially good:fluffy and full. Overall a great golf experience that costs more but conditions reflect the added money. Didn’t see a drink cart but kiosk at the turn. Yardages on sprinkler heads (front, mid, rear) help. Layout is special as are the views.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful

My first impression was how friendly the staff was. I was greeted at the door and all the way through, with directions and help getting through the resort.
The course (Canyon) was in excellent condition. The greens were the best I've played all season. Hats off to the grounds crew

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Most of the cups have a crown around them

The cups were not set properly and had a crown around them. Like the cone of a volcano. This caused many putts to be missed. This course and facility is too good to have this type of problem. Your course maintenance manager should be all over this. I talked to one of the employees and they said they've had the complaint before. I'd played with 3 others and we all had the same concern with the cups not set properly. You need to include proper cup setting in your green set up.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Greens and fairways were perfect. Switched courses on us because of aeration which is understandable but still disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Outstanding course layout.

Course condition was excellent. Pace of play was horrendous! Over booked.
Course forbids private food or drink, but turns around and charges $5.00 for a .69 cent bottle of soda. Didn’t buy food...to expensive.
Would not have found pro shop without help..poorly marked.
Driving range limits distance to 225 yards, so inadequate preparation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ventana Golf

Practice facilities were very good. The course is in a very pretty setting and well tended. The fairways were very forgiving but the greens were something I think even the pros would have trouble with, very difficult. The pace of play was terrible, we had to wait on the 3 some ahead of us on each hole and their was a 2 some behind us that was always right on our tail. Never saw a marshal. For the price of this course I would have expected better spacing.
I played Dove Mountain last week and didn't have any problem maintaining a rhythm without waiting to play each hole and having someone right behind me. Preferred that course over Ventana.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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 12
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
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