Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Sidewinder

Gold Canyon, Arizona | 18 holes | Desert | Par: 71 | 6533 yards

The Sidewinder at Gold Canyon Golf Resort slithers about the base of Dinosaur Mountain among arroyos and dry creeks. Indigenous cacti like cholla and prickly pear and trees like mesquite and palo verde feature along the testing curves that require top play.

The Sidewinder at Gold Canyon Golf Resort slithers about the base of Dinosaur Mountain among arroyos and dry creeks. Indigenous cacti like cholla and prickly pear and trees like mesquite and palo verde feature along the testing curves that require top play.

A round on the Sidewinder at Gold Canyon Golf Resort begins on the 487-yard par-5 first. It's one of four par-5s, with the others measuring over 500 yards from the gold tees; the second of these is the 523-yard sixth. The last is the 505-yard 18th, a tough way to finish, requiring a drive up the middle of the fairway, between two washes, to hit the green in two.

The reward after a round on the Sidewinder at Gold Canyon Golf Resort sits in The Bar & Grill, simply named and recently redone in marble and slate, but not in such a way to remove its casual ninth-hole charm.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 71 6137 69.4 127
Red (W) 72 4403 66.1 110
Gold 71 6533 71.6 132
White 71 5315 64.8 112
Blue 71 5727 67 121
Blue (W) 72 5727 73.7 137
White (W) 72 5315 70 125

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At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Ken Kavanaugh
  • Type: Resort
  • Style: Desert
  • Built in: 1997
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Search tee times

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes

Tuition

  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy:

Services

  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees
  • Pull carts: No

Prices


6100 S Kings Ranch Rd
Gold Canyon, Arizona 85218
P: (800) 827-5281, (480) 982-9449
F: (480) 983-9554
W: gcgr.com


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