Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club
6200 North Clubhouse Lane
Tucson, Arizona 85750
Phone: (800) 828-5701
Ventana Canyon sits against the backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains and is unique among private country clubs, as it is situated within The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, widely known for its award-winning facilities. Nestled within this spectacular setting is 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 golf experience at Ventana Canyon offers a unique blend of challenge and playability, as both the Mountain and the Canyon courses meander from one unique hole to another.
Length: 6,836 yards
The Canyon Course is the longer of Ventana’s two courses and offers two distinct nine-holes of golf, separated by the Mountain Course. The course winds through the Esperero Canyon and integrates the massive rock formation known as Whaleback Rock, which is a huge boulder located behind the green on the 10th hole. The front nine is wide and forgiving with contoured fairways and more traditional straightforward holes, while the back nine offers more challenging holes, featuring steep and deep bunkers, dog legs, tough approaches and sloping greens.
Length: 6,898 yards
The Mountain Course features several elevation changes and many elevated tees that offer some astonishing views of the city. The fairways are narrow and plagued with uneven lies, while the greens are of average size, but well protected by bunkers throughout the course. The famous third hole stretches across 110 yards of pristine desert and canyons and is considered the most photographed hole west of the Mississippi River.
Awards and Recognitions
AAA Four-Diamond Award – 21 Consecutive Years
The World’s Best Places to Stay Gold List – Conde’ Nast Traveler
#1 Resort in North America – Reader’s Choice Award – Condé Nast
Arizona’s Best Resort Course – Golf Digest
40 Best Resort Courses – Golf & Travel
Top 25 Best Golf Resorts – Condé Nast Traveler
100 Best Resort Courses – Golfweek
Top 50 Golf Courses – Links Magazine
One of America’s Best Golf Courses – Golfweek