2CentGolf Rating: ★★★½☆

Course Information

Course Name: Desert Canyon Golf Club
Address: 10440 Indian Wells Dr.
City: Fountain Hills
State: Arizona
ZIP: 85268
Phone: 480-837-1173
Type of Course: Mountain
Price Paid: $39.00 (With Pass)
Month/Year Played: January, 2009; Updated May, 2010
Public/Private: Public
Par: 71
Ladies: 5230
Mens: 6171
Pros: 6489
Ladies: 70.5
Mens: 68.4
Pros: 69.9
Ladies: 117
Mens: 118
Pros: 125

Play Information:
Tees Played: Mens
Time: 4 Hours 25 Minutes
Walkable: Yes
Snake Holder: QuickBuck


Sub: Nice fun course, not difficult. Resort course style. Recommend for nice relaxed fun playing course. Would definitely play again – good value.

QuickBuck: Good course to play year round. They changed the 9’s, back nine is now the front nine. Holes 17 and 18 will tempt you to use a driver, don’t fall for it. Hit your tee shot 200 yards and you will be rewarded. The price is always right for this course and location.

Malibu: This course is in nice shape overall. Fairways were in nice shape, greens were nice. The sand traps were in need of T.L.C. (Sand). Greens were in good shape, but difficult to read. Overall fun experience.

Stone: Great views in traditional style mountain course with many elevation changes. By that I mean this course built in 1971 has more grass than later desert/mountain courses. There are desert areas, but with lots of grass for the average golfer as compared to a Grayhawk style course. This does not mean the course is necessarily easier, but is less psychologically intimidating, at least for me. Tricky finishing holes, but worth the effort. Nice restaurant and friendly staff. But where is the sand for the sand traps? Isn’t this Arizona, where sand is available in unlimited quantities? Okay, maybe sand traps use special sand, but please put some in the bunkers. Having said that, this is a course I would play any time and had a great time. Updated May, 2010: Still great place to play with friendly staff. Still not a lot of sand in the bunkers, but better. Played from the tips for the first time and completely changes the nature of the course – much harder with the 300 extra yards. Think I will play it from the Blue tees next time!

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★★½☆

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ★★½☆☆

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Driving Range - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Practice Green - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Playability - Rating: ★★★½☆

Scenery - Rating: ★★★★☆

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★★☆

Restaurant - Rating: ★★★½☆

Beverage Cart - Rating: ★★★★☆

Pro Shop - Rating: ★★★½☆

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★★★★☆

Difficult? - No

Play it again? - Yes

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