Ventana Canyon - Canyon Course
The Canyon Golf Course winds through the inspiring beauty of Esperro Canyon and incorporates the massive rock formation known as Whaleback Rock.
Golf at Ventana - a challenging and memorable event. It's a visit with nature that not only includes the beauty of the desert foliage, but also a visit with wildlife such as deer, roadrunners, quail, rabbits, bobcats and birds of every description.
Course Information for
Ventana Canyon - Canyon Course
36 hole regulation length course
2 golf course(s)
Managed by Troon Golf, LLC
Ventana Canyon - Canyon Course
18 hole regulation length course
Daily Fee golf course
Designed by Thomas Fazio, ASGCA
72 par, 6,819 yards
72.3 rating, 140 slope
* includes golf
Dave Schneider, Director of Golf
Premium on Straight Shots.
Food & Beverage Available
Member Owned Carts Allowed
High: 85° F
Low: 57° F
Four Day Forecast
Partly Cloudy / Wind
Fun and friendly course
This was my first time at this course and it is now one of my favorite. The staff was great and very friendly. The course was perfect and laid out very well. The long cart drives was actually pretty fun and the views were great.
October 21, 2014
Would not play it again with cart path only. Way too much walking. With everyone having to walk to their ball, it made it a 5 1/2 hour round.
October 12, 2014
front nine has great views
course was in great condition. Be sure to check yardages closely before pulling your club. Also be sure to check if hole is dogleg to put yourself on the correct side of fairway.
October 4, 2014
superb course and setting
well maintained, nice people, excellent practice facilities too.
September 28, 2014
Keep it in play
Great views, great condition both fairways and greens. Multiple tee choices. Play up if you don't hit it straight because you'll spend too much time looking for lost balls. Course knowledge is a must. Your third round will be a lot more fun than your first round.
September 22, 2014
Impeccably maintained course
The course was beautifully maintained. Lovely views, great condition. Wish we could play it daily.
September 16, 2014
Ventana in the summer
Great course with awesome views. Challenge from the tips.
September 15, 2014
Played both the Mountain and the Canyon courses for the first time. I think the Mountain played a little easier but that might be due to playing with two guys that had played it several times before. Course knowledge is key which I didn't have on Canyon the second day. The courses were in great shape, the greens held approach shots well and putted true. The rough was thick and hard to hit out of. A golf cart is a must...very hilly and large distances between some holes. Highly recommend this great test of golf.
September 6, 2014
The Lodge at Ventana Canyon offers a variety of options for dining, including the Hearthstone with its beautiful terrace, and the Sierra Bar with its panoramic views of the foothills.
The Hearthstone: The resort’s Hearthstone dining room features a dramatic fieldstone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic vistas of the Santa Catalina Mountains, the golf course and the lush green mesquite trees, palo verdes and saguaros lining the shadowed chasms of Ventana Canyon. Just outside, the Sabino Terrace dining area is frequented by quail, chuckawallas and other desert dwellers who make themselves at home around the resort. These are beautiful settings for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Golf House Grill: Here’s the ideal place for quick sandwiches, snacks and drinks next to the driving range. Hours vary seasonally.
Sierra Bar: The Sierra Bar is a favorite spot for congenial dining after a round of golf. Enjoy a casual dinner in an informal setting. Relax at the bar with its TV screens reflecting the latest news and sports. Or lounge with a drink by the fireplace overlooking the golf course and the Santa Catalina foothills.
Amidst the natural pageantry of Ventana Canyon, the resort’s remarkably spacious guest suites capitalize on the spectacular setting. Inviting private balconies and patios offer breathtaking views of the golf course, dazzling city lights and majestic mountains towering above The Lodge. Every suite offers 800 to 1500 square feet of homelike comfort…including one or two bedrooms with king-size beds, a lavishly stocked refreshment center, and large baths with telephones, terrycloth robes and often an old-fashioned footed bathtub.
Tennis: Just east of The Lodge is an inviting tennis complex with twelve lighted, hard-surface courts (including a stadium court for exhibition and match play), all of which feature spectacular views of the Sonoran Desert. Players of all levels can expand their skills by taking advantage of tennis instruction from the professional staff.
Swimming: The sports swimming complex located just east of The Lodge offers a junior Olympic-size pool with lap lanes, along with towels and locker facilities.
Fitness Center: The round-the-clock fitness center offers men’s and women’s saunas and whirlpool spas. The fitness center can also arrange for a massage in the privacy of your suite.
Around The Lodge: Colorful narrators guide exciting jeep tours through the Sonoran Desert, describing the cactus, coyotes, roadrunners and other desert dwellers you pass along the way. Ride one of the spectacular desert trails near the resort, or wherever you like…either by day for a look at the wonders of nature, or by night for a glimpse of what old-time cowboys saw by starlight. Hot air balloon rides offer breathtaking vistas of the city, the desert canyons and the pines along the Catalina Mountains. Nature walks and trail hikes reveal the wonders of Ventana Canyon, known as a spiritual haven to long-ago desert dwellers who left their petroglyphs on nearby walls of stone.
Local Attractions: The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is the place for an up-close look at the fascinating plants and animals that inhabit the desert surrounding Tucson. The renowned Southwestern artist Ted DeGrazia built his Gallery In The Sun in the Santa Catalina foothills, where today it’s filled with some of his best-known work and is open to visitors. One of Arizona’s top five favorite sites for tourists, Saguaro National Monument is a virtual forest of saguaros, enhanced by spectacular desert vistas. The Wild West comes to life at Old Tucson, a former Western movie location that gives visitors a glimpse of life in the Old West. Built by the famous Father Kino, the Mission of San Xavier del Bac is one of the most photographed Southwestern treasures. The futuristic ecological experiment of Biosphere II is a living, breathing exhibit of the earth’s many ecosystems all under one roof. And Tucson offers a dazzling variety of shops and galleries that reflect its diverse cultural heritage.
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