Arizona Golf Vacations

Ventana Canyon Golf Club

Ventana Canyon Golf Club home to 36-holes of the most high-end desert golf; the city of Tucson has to offer. The Mountain and Canyon golf courses are semi-private; meaning, you may not play both courses in the same day. Odd days of the year allow the Canyon as the public course and even days of the year do the same for the Mountain course.

The Mountain Course is a target style desert golf layout featuring several elevation changes and many elevated tees. Astonishing views of the city may be seen from these high elevations. There are many forced carries on the golf course. The fairways are narrow and plagued with uneven lies. Greens are of average size well protected by bunkers throughout the course. The Mountain is one of the top requested Tucson golf courses in the state.

The Canyon Course is longer than its sister course; however, considered less difficult. The golf course winds through Esperro Canyon and integrates the massive rock formation known as Whaleback Rock, which is a huge boulder located behind the green on Hole 10. Narrow fairways and forced tee carries are also present of this golf course. Views of the Tucson skyline may be seen from every tee box on the course.

Scenic Fact: Hole #3 located on the Mountain course at Ventana Canyon stretches across 107 yards of cactus and canyons and the elevated tee box boast views of Sonoran desert that extend hundreds of miles into Mexico. It is the most photographed hole in the state of Arizona.

We rate this Arizona golf course:
Degree of difficulty: Difficult

Nearby Golf Courses:

Arizona National Golf Course / Omni Tucson National Golf / Starr Pass Golf Club / Conquistador Golf Club



Course Information:

  • Type of Course: Semi Private – Desert
  • Number of holes: 36
  • Season: Year Round
  • Pro-Shop: Opens at 7am
  • Year Built: 1984
  • Water Hazards: Yes
  • Designer: Tom Fazio
  • Caddies Available: No
  • Club Rental: Yes
  • Golf Cart Rental: Included
  • Pull-Cart Rental: Yes
  • Driving Range: Yes
  • Putting Green: Yes
  • Chipping Area: Yes
  • Practice Bunker: Yes
  • Teaching Pro: Yes
  • Golf School: Ventana Canyon Golf School Academy
  • Food Facilities: Yes
  • Bar: Yes
  • Accommodations: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort & Spa

Address and Directions:

Ventana Canyon Golf Club
7000 N Resort Dr
Tucson, AZ 85750

Directions from Tucson International Airport:

Start out going SOUTHEAST on S TUCSON BLVD.
Take S TUCSON BLVD toward AIRPORT EXIT.
Turn RIGHT onto E VALENCIA RD.
Turn LEFT onto S ALVERNON WAY.
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto S GOLF LINKS RD.
Turn LEFT onto S SWAN RD.
Turn RIGHT onto E SUNRISE DR.
Turn LEFT onto N CRAYCROFT RD.
N CRAYCROFT RD becomes E KOLB RD.

Estimated Time: 34 minutes | Estimated Distance: 19.00 miles

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