We went to Tucson for a week to play golf and this was our last course. I wish we had played it sooner, and played both.
It's a little awkward finding the place-it's as though golf was a second thought for the Loewe's resort. Once we found where we were going, everything was smooth and people very friendly. The range is some distance from the pro shop at the hotel, but once you get on the course and realize how big this property is, it becomes much more logical.
Great starter, and we were paired with a scratch and a +20 player who were both great companions.
The course is stunningly beautiful, and challenging to all levels. They have multiple tees, and combo settings that work well. Ask the starter where to play, and eliminate any tendency to exaggerate your skill. You can use all the help you can get.
My one comment is that these are some of the toughest greens to figure out I've ever seen. They are fast, and have a definite grain or break tendency. We spent the whole round trying to figure it out, and none of us ever got comfortable.
The cart girl was present for our first nine holes, then we never saw her again. You do not circle back past the snack shack at the turn, so that was a bit annoying.
All in all-a great place to play. Although we didn't try every place in Tucson, this must be one of the very best.
December 16, 2014
Ventana Canyon continues to delight!
We played the Canyon Course. It was in excellent condition as usual, with moderately fast greens and manicured fairways. Having played nearly all of the Tucson courses open to the public, I would have to say that Ventana Canyon is tops! We played as a twosome, paired with a single, and we never had to wait on a tee for the group in front. Pace of play was excellent. All of the staff were courteous, helpful and enthusiastic, making us feel like we were really appreciated. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to experience a top quality course in excellent condition!
November 24, 2014
What a view
We really enjoyed this course. Most of the time felt like we were the only people on the course. Every hole is different. Would love to play again
November 13, 2014
Excellent golf course and facilities
Excellent golf course, practice range, putting green and a very friendly staff. The facilities along with super weather made for a great day of golf in Tucson.
October 30, 2014
Spectactular views and plenty of wildlife
We Played the course before an expected heavy rain fall so it was cloudy and cool not typical for AZ.
We were the only twosome on course, along with a family of bobcats and more variety of birds then I've seen in a long time. There are many interesting holes designed in the hills , finding tee boxes and climbing slippery steeps can present a challenge. Like most resort courses this is very well kept. Hard to find a bad lie and greens rolled true.
It's hard to find clubhouse from parking lot because it's down below restaurant & spa.
Beers are $6 each 6 for $30.
We did get soaked by automatic sprinklers twice which prompted a call to pro shop and put a "damping" on an otherwise perfect day.
October 22, 2014
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