Mountain at Ventana Canyon: View from #4
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4.6
1015 Reviews (1015)
5 Stars
701
4 Stars
227
3 Stars
50
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
18
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
92.1%
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934 out of 1015 reviews
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4.8
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.0%
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48 out of 50 reviews
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4.7
102 Reviews (102)
5 Stars
76
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.2%
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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
1015 Reviews (1015)

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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Reviews 924
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Ventana Canyon

Rode the Greens (6537/70.7/135) in around 4H as a single. Windy, clear and around 60, felt like 50.

Tees lush/level and nice to play from.

Fairways lush with deceptively few flat lies.

Dormant Bermuda rough provides great contrast to the lush green everywhere else. Ball can easily sit down and is penal.

Sand traps plentiful and very well maintained with good quality, light sand.

Large Bermuda greens firm and smooth. Medium fast to fast and very consistent from green to green.

Fazio design that is very spread out. Many forced carries that are fair, but no tricked up holes. If you miss fairways here by much, probably in the native area that is 90% unplayable and probably unfindable. Customer service excellent from all encountered. Drink cart around several times. Very nice grass practice area and balls are included in your fee. Excellent layout in very good playing condition. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 924
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ventana Mountain

Rode the Greens (6537/71.4/139) in 4H, 10M twilight. Played the front as a 2some and the back as a 3some behind a 4some. Mid 60's, clear and calm.

Overseeded tees excellent with most divots repaired, level/lush.

Overseeded fairways lush and nice to play from.

Bermuda rough mostly dormant and not overseeded. Provides a great contrast with the lush green fairways, tees and greens.

Sand traps excellent. Around the greens plenty of soft white sand. Fairway bunkers more firm.

Large Bermuda greens smooth, firm and medium fast to fast. Getting around this course w/o a 3 putt is challenging. Much tougher than average greens IMO.

Very nice Fazio design in excellent playing condition. Depending on your tee choice, many tee shots hitting over no man's land. The Greens feature several 200 yard forced carries as an example. Long climbs in carts, play down hill, then repeat the process is a common theme. Few holes are severely uphill. Customer service excellent on all levels. Bottled water provided. Drink cart around once late afternoon. Nice, all grass practice area which includes range balls. Driving range is close to a mile from the Pro Shop and the basic carts do not have GPS. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 924
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mountain

Rode the Greens (6537/71.4/139) in 3.5H mid day as a 3some. Mid 60's, partly cloudy and calm.

Overseeded tees level/lush with only a few divots unfixed divots. Excellent.

Overseeded fairways lush and very nice to play from.

Dormant Bermuda rough provides a great contrast with the lush green fairways, tees and greens. Very unpredictable clumpy lies make it penal.

Sand traps excellent. Around the greens plenty of fine white sand. Fairway bunkers much more firm.

Very challenging large green complexes with swales and drop offs. Bermuda greens smooth, firm and medium fast to fast.

Customer service excellent on all levels. Bottled water provided. Nice, all grass practice area which includes range balls. Only negatives are that it is close to a mile from where the Pro Shop is located. Basic carts do not have GPS. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 924
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Mountain

Rode the Greens (6537/71.4/139) in 4H mid day as a 4some. Mid 60's overcast and breezy.

Overseeded tees were excellent with only a few divots here and there. Level/lush.

Overseeded fairways were lush and nice to play from.

Bermuda rough is not overseeded. Mostly lush and maintained at a level that the ball often sat up. Usually okay to play from.

Sand traps were excellent. Around the greens plenty of fine white sand. Fairway bunkers are firm.

Bermuda greens were smooth, firm and medium fast to fast.

Customer service excellent on all levels. Only negatives are that the basic carts do not have GPS and that this complex is REALLY spread out. Nice, all grass driving range which includes range balls. However, it is close to a mile from where the Pro Shop is located. This course would be almost unwalkable because of this plus on many tees you ride hundreds of yards from the last green to again play downhill. Bottled water provided.

Tom Fazio design. Many holes have severe elevation changes. Common them is that you climb long distances in carts, then play down hill, then repeat the process. Almost no holes were severely uphill. Tight layout in spots with desert scape surrounding nearly every hole on both sides. If you are not straight this course will become penal real quickly. Excellent layout, one of the top ten courses I have ever played. Very enjoyable layout to play. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 924
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Canyon

Rode the Greens (6537/70.7/135) in around 5H as a single. Supposed to play with 3 singles, but they were MIA... and the starter let two 4somes go off before he would let me go. One group quickly let me play through, the other did not. Got a sarcastic "thanks for playing so slow behind us" from one of the guys as I drove up to #18 green. Breezy, partly cloudy and around 65.

Tom Fazio design. This is THE most spread out course I have ever played. They will not allow walkers because there are 4-5 holes that are about 1/3 mile to the next tee box. Course is not well marked. Very easy to get on the Mountain course by mistake.

No tricked up holes, the forced carries were fair. The tight holes were balanced by more open holes. However, there are no holes I would classify as wide open, at most you had a bailout on 1 side.

Tees overseeded with good coverage, lush and nice to play from.

Fairways were overseeded and lush and deceptively undulating, few flat lies.

Bermuda rough is dormant and generally penal, the ball sat down and it's clumpy.

Sand traps were plentiful and very well maintained with good quality, light sand.

Bermuda greens are firm and smooth. Medium fast to fast and very consistent from green to green. Probably the quickest Bermuda greens I have putted on since I last played here. Immaculately maintained.

Customer service other than the starter was excellent from all encountered. Very nice grass driving range is included in your fee. Excellent layout in very good playing condition. Highly recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great track, tough greens

Very scenic, layout is a little confusing. Fairways and greens are in great shape. The greens are fast and unreadable. If you think they will break away from mountains, sometimes they don’t

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 4
Handicap 20-24
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Love this course great condition and great day. Pace was slow on the back nine other than that fabulous

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great afternoon of golf!

I really enjoyed my round here! Practice facilities are great pre-round.
The course is beautiful....really great layout! Some spectacular views. Course was in great shape! Greens rolled very true and fast.
Only complaint would be the distance between the holes and in particular getting to #1 and #10 is basically driving the entire length of the property to get to each.. No way this course can be walked!
Otherwise an excellent golf experience!
Starter staff are great! very friendly!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent track

Top notch fairways and greens, most amenities lacking a bit at the cafe food and speediness, very small check in / clubhouse area however they did have a small covered outdoor eating area All in all I would play the course again and recommend to anyone intermediate and above

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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