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Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course

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Address: 6100 S Kings Ranch Rd, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118-4679
Phone Number: +1 480-982-9449
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Recently redesigned, this course is challenging, secluded, and surrounded...

Recently redesigned, this course is challenging, secluded, and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery.

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Beautiful course

Beautiful course. Plays fairly. Nice elevation changes. Good service. Course played slow due to just being opened and still wet. Worth the green fees.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
MattandMeganP
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St. John's, Canada
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St. John's, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful course. Plays fairly. Nice elevation changes. Good service. Course played slow due to just being opened and still wet. Worth the green fees.

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great views on the Dinosaur course. The course was in beautiful shape but a couple of the greens had ridiculous slope.

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DirectorofGolf, Manager at Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course, responded to this review

Dear Richard D, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Dinosaur Mountain course. The greens can be a little tricky to read especially playing it for the first time. The best tip would be to stay below the hole, especially on holes 1, 3 & 14. We hope to see you back at... More 

Cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful golf course. I'm from the UK so the desert style layout is not what I'm used to but the course layout and condition was nothing short of superb. The views here are stunning. The staff are also friendly and helpful. A all round great experience at a reasonable fee.

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DirectorofGolf, Manager at Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course, responded to this review

Dear Mikelaketahoe, Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the views and conditioning of our Dinosaur Mountain course as well as the service. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to AZ! Best Regards More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Despite playing really badly and donating several balls to the local wild life I'd play here again and again and again. The course has some seriously stunning holes; the 16th has to be one of the most challenging tee shots off the blacks unless you hit a big straight ball. Wonderful par 3's. Longer that they look, elevated tees. And... More 

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DirectorofGolf, Manager at Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course, responded to this review

Many thanks for choosing to play our Dinosaur Mountain course Kenneth_Smith. Sorry that you donated so many balls to the desert but I'll bet you found a few too! Hopefully you had a birdie or two during your round. We are blessed to have such a spectacular setting and our golf course maintenance team really takes pride in the their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

It's a drive from anywhere in the West Valley, but a trip out to Phoenix (for golf, at least) needs to include Gold Canyon Resort. During prime season the rates will be expensive -- it is one of the best public courses in the state -- but you'll experience desert golf at it's finest. Terrific elevation changes, natural surroundings and... More 

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DirectorofGolf, Manager at Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course, responded to this review

Hello Michael D and thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We are happy that you enjoyed your day at Gold Canyon. You are correct that the Dinosaur Mountain course is 6656 yards from the tips but keep in mind it's a par 70 with six par 3's so it actually plays much longer than... More 

Gold Canyon, Arizona
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

the gold course is beautiful, but very expensive even in the summer....it seems they cater to the business man with an expense account..

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I played it a while back but still impressed with the course to this day highly recommended wel worth the money. not that it was expensive

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DirectorofGolf, Manager at Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course, responded to this review

Hello whoschris, thank you for your comments and the 5 star review! We hope to see you back at Gold Canyon soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Played the Dinosaur Mountain course on a guys golf trip. Out of the 3 courses we played this was my favorite. Very scenic, course was in good shape and the elevation actually provided some breeze which is much needed in the heat. It's a must play course in the Scottsdale area.

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DirectorofGolf, Manager at Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and choosing to play our Dinosaur Mountain golf course. We're happy that you picked it as your top course on your recent trip to Scottsdale. Thanks again and we hope to see you on your next trip to AZ! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I flew in from Chicago with my 14 year old son and found out about Dinosaur Mountain after doing a lot of research on area golf courses. I have been playing golf for 30+ years and this was one of the most enjoyable rounds of golf I have played. The scenery was unbelievable. They had about 8-10 holes that were... More 

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DirectorofGolf, Manager at Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course, responded to this review

Dear brad694, Thank you so much for the terrific and detailed review. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you and your son on your next trip to AZ! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

The Dinosaur Mountain golf course at Gold Canyon Resort is one of the most unique and scenic courses you can play in the Phoenix area. If you like straightforward and predictable golf, then don't play here. This baby is a masterpiece carved into the beautiful desert and mountainous terrain. Having played here a lot in the late '90s, and making... More 

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DirectorofGolf, Manager at Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course, responded to this review

Dear drewperkins, Thank you so much for your review and choosing to play our Dinosaur Mountain golf course. Hopefully you'll make it back to AZ and Gold Canyon in the nearer future. More 

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