Photo of The Lodge at Ventana Canyon (Canyon course)

The Lodge at Ventana Canyon

6200 N. Clubhouse Lane,

Tucson, Arizona 85750

  • Office

    +1 (520) 577 1400
  • Pro shop

    +1 (800) 828 5701 (tool free)
  • Fax

    +1 (520) 577 4074
  • Golf pro

    Carl Allen (Head Golf Professional)
  • Academy

    Ventana Canyon Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Desert-style. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Desert and residential.

  • Designer:

    Tom Fazio

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6819
5778
4939
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.6
67.6
70.2

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Canyon course. Also at Ventana Canyon is the 18-hole Mountain course (par-72; 6907 yards from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

32.320863

Longitude:

-110.850872

How to get there:

12 miles NE of downtown Tucson

Take route 77 (Oracle Road) heading north from Tucson. Turn right onto Ina Road heading east. After 11 miles (during which time Ina Road becomes Skyline Drive and then Sunrise Drive) turn left onto Kolb Road. After 1 mile Ventana Canyon Lodge, Golf & Racquet Club is on your right.

The Lodge at Ventana Canyon (Canyon course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1987

The Lodge at Ventana Canyon (Canyon course): Widely regarded as one of Arizona's finest public-access golf facilities, Ventana Canyon is home to two excellent desert-style layouts. The Canyon course, which wraps around the often higher-rated Mountain course, is another example of top-quality desert-style golf.

The front-nine of the Canyon course winds down through the Esperrero Canyon, exuding a mix of lush parkland blended with desert-style characteristics. Compared to other desert courses, you'll find fewer "wash areas" to be crossed en route to the excellent quality greens.

A magnificent collection of golf holes on the back-nine does more to emphasise the layout's desert features. The short par-4 10th gets the second-nine off to an impressive start, as you play out towards "Whaleback Rock".

Significant elevation changes create a dramatically scenic layout with a wonderful backdrop provided by the mountain skyline, and views down into Tucson itself. Upkeep of the course is generally excellent, with the lushness of the fairways and semi-rough, contrasting with the ruggedness of the nearby Santa Catalina Mountains.

Stay&Play at Ventana Canyon: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Around Tucson, AZ

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. The Canyon and Mountain courses alternate on a daily-basis between members-only and public access. Visitors cannot play Canyon and Mountain courses on same day.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: $225.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted but most players take a buggy.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The fabulous par-3 3rd hole on Ventana Canyon's Mountain course, measuring only 107 yards from the back tees, is one of the most photographed holes in American golf.

Where2Stay

  • The Lodge at Ventana CanyonAAA 4-Diamond

    6200 North Clubhouse Land, Tucson, Arizona 85750

    +1 (866) 613 9330

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    The Lodge at Ventana Canyon sits against the backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Nestled within this spectacular setting are a semi-private country club and lodge, with 50 suites and 36 holes of golf. Winding through the canyons and arroyos of this 600-acre desert preserve are Tom Fazio's two 18 hole championship courses (Mountain and Canyon). The Lodge is a prestigious AAA Four Diamond property.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Ventana Canyon (Canyon and Mountain courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Arizona National; Randolph Park (Dell Urich & Randolph North courses); Tucson National.

  • Loews Ventana Canyon Resort4-star

    7000 North Resort Drive, Tucson, Arizona

    +1 (520) 299 2020

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    Loews Ventana Canyon Resort is a top choice among Arizona luxury resorts. Whether exploring the best of Tucson or enjoy the stunning Catalina Mountain range, the hotel offers its guests a choice of 398 luxury guestrooms and suites, two heated pools and jacuzzi, two Tom Fazio-designed championship golf courses, four lighted tennis courts, a Lakeside Spa, and spectacular Sonoran desert scenery.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Ventana Canyon

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Arizona National; Randolph Park (Dell Urich & Randolph North courses); Tucson National.

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