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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
92.5%
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4.9
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4.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
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StaffFriendliness
4.8
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4.6
95 Reviews (95)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
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4.7
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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
1115 Reviews (1115)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 37
19th Hole Scenic Views 26
Patio Dining 24
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 122
Bunkers 104
Undulating Greens 92
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 116
Advanced Golfers 93
A Weekend Splurge 82
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 125
Worth the Drive 87
Convenient to the City 60

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Reviews 974
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 (6537/71.3/137) mid morning. 65, calm and clear with a 3H, 45M POP excellent for a weekend. Always hit/miss when you get matched up, but struck gold today with Quan/Ann. Seniors who played quick, hit many fine golf shots and were just delightful to play 18 with.

Tees lush and level with most divots properly repaired.

Fairways lush and excellent to play from.

Overseeded part of the rough is basically like playing from lush, mowed high fairways. Dormant Bermuda part of the rough is thick and clumpy.

Sand traps are about as good as you are going to see on any course that allows the public to play every other day. Plenty of immaculately maintained soft white sand. Fairway bunkers firmer, both well maintained.

Large greens have barely any ball marks due to the firmness. They putt smooth and medium fast speed.

Carts have good GPS. Challenging layout that unless you move up has many forced carries. Regardless of tee choice many lateral lost ball areas. Customer service excellent from everyone. No on course services, but a nice restaurant on site with a good selection @ reasonable golf course prices. Small snack shop available at the range, which is all grass and includes range balls. Nice short game practice area. Recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 974
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

Mountain

Rode the Greens (6537/71.3/137) early morning. Mid 40's when we teed off, 70ish by the time we finished. 3H, 40M POP. Was really nice to get matched up with 3 good to very good golfers.

Tees lush and level with most divots properly repaired.

Fairways lush, mowed tight and excellent to play from.

Overseeded part of the rough is basically like playing from lush, mowed high fairways. Dormant Bermuda part of the rough is thick and clumpy. Can be punitive even a few inches off a fairway or green.

Sand traps excellent with plenty of soft white sand. Fairway bunkers firmer, both well maintained.

Large greens are smooth, firm and putt medium fast speed. Barely any ball marks due to the firmness.

Due to how spread out the layout is, I almost never never seen a walker here. Carts have good GPS. Challenging layout that unless you move up has many forced carries. Regardless of tee choice many lateral lost ball areas. Customer service excellent from everyone. No on course services, but a nice restaurant on site with a good selection @ reasonable golf course prices. Small snack shop available at the range, which is all grass and includes range balls. Nice short game practice area. Recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 974
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

Canyon

Rode the Greens (6537/71.1/133) in 3.5H early morning with some hilarious financial planners. Nippy to start, but beautiful weather by the back 9. Calm and hazy.

Tees lush with few unfixed divots.

Fairways lush and excellent to play from.

Rough is either overseeded Rye or clumpy dormant Bermuda. Huge difference in the lies depending on where your ball ends up even a few feet apart.

Sand is immaculately maintained, Plentiful, thick and deep.

Greens smooth, firm and medium fast. They roll really well! Few ball marks.

Excellent all grass practice area that includes multiple chipping and putting greens. Fun, challenging Fazio layout that is up/down rolling hills. Very friendly customer service is 5 star here. No on course services, but snack shop @ the turn and a nice restaurant onsite. Carts have upgraded GPS. Recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 974
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

Canyon

Rode the Greens (6537/71.1/133) in 4H early morning with Rich, Heather and Dean. Nippy to start, but beautiful weather by the back 9. Calm and clear.

Tees lush with few unfixed divots.

Fairways lush and excellent to play from.

Rough is either overseeded Rye or clumpy dormant Bermuda. Huge difference in the lies depending on what you draw.

Sand was recently upgraded. Now THICK and deep. Immaculately maintained.

Greens medium fast and firm. Few ball marks. You need to avoid being above the hole on many greens here.

Fun, challenging Fazio layout that is up/down rolling hills. Customer Service always top notch here. No on course services, but snack shop @ the turn and a nice restaurant onsite. Excellent all grass practice area that includes multiple chipping and putting greens. Carts have upgraded GPS. Recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 974
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 (6537/71.3/137) twilight. 60ish, overcast and calm. Had other commitments, so did not finish 18 on a round with a hideous POP with all the snowbirds playing.

Tees lush/level but could use more consistent divot repair with the amount of play. Still an 8/10, only part of the course I did not rate 9 or better.

Fairways very lush and excellent to play from.

Bermuda rough is thick and can be punitive even a few inches off a fairway or green. Part of the rough is overseeded and is basically like playing from lush, really high fairways.

Sand traps very good with plenty of soft white sand. Fairway bunkers firmer, both well maintained.

Large Bermuda greens are firm, smooth and medium fast speed. Barely any ball marks due to the firmness. Best Bermuda greens I have ever putted on anywhere by a large margin.

Customer service very good from all. Usually no on course services, but a nice restaurant on site with good selection/reasonable golf course prices. Small snack shop available at the range, which is all grass and includes range balls. Nice short game practice area. Carts have good GPS. Challenging layout that unless you move up has many forced carries. Regardless of tee choice many lateral lost ball areas. Recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Resort golf at it's finest

This was a first class facility with friendly staff and service.
The pace was 3.5 hours on this particular afternoon with 2 gentlemen from Texas. We all enjoyed the course although there was no cart service so make sure you visit and stock up at the Golf House adjacent to the practice area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 974
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 (6537/71.3/137) twilight. 80ish,clear and calm. Around a 4H POP.

This Fazio layout is a real conundrum for me to manage now that I have seen it 30+ times. Numerous holes I can now play much better knowing where not to miss. However, ignorance was bliss in that there are also numerous holes I played well early on because I did not realize I was hitting into areas with almost no margin for error and kept getting away with it. Now that I see how much trouble there is and I lay back more, the holes play completely differently.

Tees lush/level with most divots repaired.

Fairways very lush and excellent to play from.

Bermuda rough is thick and can be punitive even a few inches off a fairway or green.

Sand traps very good with plenty of soft white sand. Fairway bunkers firmer, both types well maintained.

Large Bermuda greens roll nice. Firm, smooth and medium fast speed.

Excellent all grass practice area which includes range balls but it is a long way from the pro shop and 1st tee. Customer service very good from all. No Drink cart on weekdays. Nice restaurant on site with good selection/reasonable golf course prices. Carts have now been upgraded to include GPS. Challenging layout with forced carries and many lateral lost ball areas. Recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 974
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

Rode the Greens (6537/71.1/133) in less than 4H with Gerta, a Sr. lady with alot of game! 75, calm and clear.

Fun, challenging Fazio layout that is up/down rolling hills. In excellent shape after fall over seeding.

Tees lush, near immaculate with few unfixed divots.

Fairways lush, mowed tight and excellent to play from.

Rough mostly transitioning Bermuda. Can be clumpy and punitive because of the way a lie can vary so much in about 2'.

Sand usually excellent here, fine beach sand that the ball frequently sits slightly down in. Marking it down today because I was 2/2 on getting lies with too little sand underneath the ball.

Greens almost always smooth and firm. Medium fast, downhill putts have to be cozied up to the hole or you will quickly have 6-10' coming back.

Customer Service always top notch here. Nice restaurant onsite and excellent all grass practice area that includes multiple chipping and putting greens. They finally upgraded the carts to GPS, so that is a nice addition recently. Recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 974
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

Canyon

Rode the Greens (6537/71.1/133) in less than 4H with 3 very nice Seniors. 75, breezy and clear.

Fun, challenging and up/down rolling hills Fazio layout that is in excellent shape after fall over seeding.

Tees lush, near immaculate with few unfixed divots.

Fairways lush and excellent to play from.

Rough mostly transitioning Bermuda and is clumpy and can be penal.

Sand excellent. Fine beach sand that the ball frequently sits slightly down in.

Greens are smooth and firm. Medium fast, better not get above many pins here.

Customer Service always top notch here. Nice restaurant onsite and excellent all grass practice area that includes multiple chipping and putting greens. Biggest downside is no GPS on the otherwise nice carts. Recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 974
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 (6537/71.3/137) twilight. 80ish, partly cloudy and breezy. Less than 4H POP.

Tees mostly lush/level with most divots repaired.

Fairways lush and very nice to play from.

Bermuda rough is thick and can be punitive even a few inches off a fairway or green.

Sand traps very good with plenty of soft white sand. Fairway bunkers firmer, both types well maintained.

Large Bermuda greens roll nice. Firm, smooth and medium speed.

Customer service very good from all. No Drink cart on weekdays. Nice restaurant on site with good selection/reasonable golf course prices. Excellent all grass practice area which includes range balls but it is a long way from the pro shop and 1st tee. Basic carts do not have GPS. Challenging layout with forced carries and many lateral lost ball areas. Recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
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 974
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

Canyon

Rode the Greens (6537/71.1/135) in less than 4H with Ken. 80's, clear and calm made for great golf weather. Course is very green and lush after over seeding.

Tees near immaculate with most divots filled in. Mostly level and very lush.

Fairways very nice to play from. Lush and they still play firm.

Rough not high but lush. Many times the balls sinks to the bottom of the over seeded Bermuda.

Sand traps excellent with plenty of good quality sand.

Greens medium speed and firm. Few ball marks due to the firmness and you have to play for roll out here.

Cart and Pro Shop staff always good here. Almost never any on course services, but nice restaurant on site with good service, decent prices and plenty of options No GPS on the carts is about the only negative, but the sprinklers are reasonably well marked. Spread out, challenging layout with a nice practice area. Recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 974
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 Canyon

Rode the Greens (6537/71.1/135) in less than 4H with Frank. 85, clear and calm made for nice golfing conditions.

Course has come in nicely after over seeding, green and lush!

Tees lush/level. Near immaculate with most divots filled in.

Fairways lush and very nice to play from, a little longer than their usual tight but still firm.

Rough much better over seeded. Not high but lush.

Sand traps excellent with plenty of good quality sand.

Greens medium speed and firm. Few ball marks due to the firmness and you have to play for roll out here.

No on course services, but nice restaurant on site with plenty of options @ decent prices. Cart and Pro Shop staff always good here. No GPS on the carts is about the only negative, but the sprinklers are reasonably well marked. Challenging layout with a nice practice area. Recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Love Playing Ventana Canyon Mountain Course!

Beautiful course, greens rolled fast and true. Will definitely be back to play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 974
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Mountain

Rode the Greens (6537/71.3/137) early Sunday. Only reached 90 later in the round, muggy but fairly calm. 4H, 10M POP.

Tees mostly lush/level with most divots repaired.

Fairways lush and very nice to play from.

Bermuda rough is thick, the ball will sit down to where you almost have to step on it to see it unless you are right on top of it. Even though it is not ridiculously tall, it is very punitive.

Sand traps very good with plenty of soft white sand. Fairway bunkers firmer, both types well maintained.

Large Bermuda greens were rolling nice after the recent rains. Still firm, smooth and medium speed.

Very enjoyable round made even better when my guest from Colorado almost aced #3, the signature par 3 with the green cut out of the top of a hill surrounded by lost ball territory for a kick in birdie!

Challenging layout with forced carries and many lateral lost ball areas. Customer service very good from all. No Drink cart even on the weekends was a surprise? Nice restaurant on site with good selection/reasonable golf course prices. Excellent all grass practice area which includes range balls but it is a long way from the pro shop and 1st tee. Basic carts do not have GPS. Recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Dbl

Played mountain course, a true pleasure would recommend this facility anytime

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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