Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club (Canyon)

Originally Published: May 7, 2004
Golf Digest

Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club (Canyon)
The 221-yard 16th hole makes players work for a par.

Golf Digest's Best Places to Play rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Need To Know
Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club (Canyon)
6200 North Clubhouse Lane
Tucson, AZ 85750

Ventana Canyon is perched high in the foothills of the Santa Catalinas. Tom Fazio used the desert's natural beauty here to its fullest potential. Picturesque stands of Saguaro cactus and craggy cliffs make the resort's 36 holes simply awe-inspiring.

Both courses have dramatic holes carved out of rock and overlooking the city. The Canyon course, opened in 1984, features many such holes. And topping out at only 6,819 yards from the back tees, the course is plenty manageable for the recreational player.

One exception might be the 221-yard 16th. Any player making 3 here has earned it.