Photo of The Lodge at Ventana Canyon (Mountain 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
6907
5733
4676
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73
67.5
68.3

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Mountain course. Also at Ventana Canyon is the 18-hole Canyon course (par-71; 6819 yards from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

32.321771

Longitude:

-110.840829

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 (Mountain course)

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1984

The Lodge at Ventana Canyon (Mountain course): Widely regarded as one of Arizona's finest public-access golf facilities, Ventana Canyon is home to two excellent desert-style layouts. Occupying pride of place in the centre of the resort, and bordered on both sides by the Canyon course, the Mountain course is a wonderfully natural desert layout, with limited housing flanking the holes.

The drama comes early on this wonderfully crafted layout. The short par-3 3rd, played at the highest point on the course, provides one of Arizona's legendary holes. Things continue strongly on the front-nine, so much so, that the back-nine may actually feel a little less spectacular, although the quality of golfing challenges laid down by Tom Fazio continue unabated.

Throughout, the views of the Santa Catalina mountains and desert plains are stunning. The fairways here are lush, and the greens well-defended by menacing bunkering, grassy mounds and occasionally water. It's well worth going out of your way to ensure Ventana Canyon is included in your Arizona golfing itinerary.

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

    Visit website

    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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