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Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course

6100 S Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon, AZ 85219
480-982-9449
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
Description: Recently redesigned, this course is challenging, secluded, and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery.
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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Not too Challenging but difficult enought to keep you coming back for more. The views are fantstic, and the greens are well kept. For being in the Desert I am impressed

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Our group of 8 played this course on March 11, 2014. I have to say, this course was perfection. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We went early to have the breakfast buffet ($10.95 Monday-Saturday) and were not disappointed. After that, we headed over to the driving range. The practice facility was nice. The only complaint that I have... More

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

Dear Candicemh, Thank you for review and kind comments. I'm glad that you and your guests enjoyed your day at Gold Canyon. I wanted to address the one concern that you had about our driving range because others have mentioned the same thing. The original nine holes of golf and driving range were built in 1982. Today this is the... More

North Vancouver
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Gold Canyon Dinosaur is one of our 'must do's' on our annual 4 day guys trip to Phoenix, coming from Vancouver. Beautiful course,views, great service, just a treat. Unfortunately, this year on March 1 we hit the first day in 70 of rain. We were worried about the 72 hr cancellation policy but they were kind enough to waive the... More

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

Dear Mydogsnameisdog, Thank you for your kind words about our facility and staff. We were just as disappointed as you were about the weather last Saturday. We hadn't seen a drop of rain for over 70 days and unfortunately it had to happen on the day you were scheduled to play our Dinosaur Mountain course, which was sold out. We... More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Had a group of executives fly in for a one day visit and they arranged golf after seeing this course had such high reviews on golf digest. We purchased a 6 pack of warm beer in the clubhouse and on the 2nd hold the beer cart girl arrived. We handed her the cooler asking for some ice and ordered a... More

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

Dear JQBARKER, I was just alerted to your review. First of all, thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I’m glad that you and your guests enjoyed the challenge and beauty of our Dinosaur Mountain golf course. I was disappointed to hear about your encounter with one of our beverage cart employees. The particular brand of... More

Goleta, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This was one of the most beautiful golf courses I've played. The vistas and course are unique. I may never go back though. Unfortunately, on about the 12th hole a marshal came up to us and stated that we were 5 minutes behind. We said we had a bad hole and would pick it up. He then rudely stated that... More

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

Dear jonkevinmcconnel, Thank you for your review and your positive comments about our Dinosaur Mountain golf course. I’m happy that you enjoyed the course, scenery and vistas. We often hear that it’s easy to get caught up in our spectacular setting. With that being said I’m sorry to hear about your experience with our golf course marshals. I can assure... More

Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Every time we go to Phoenix we play Dinosaur Mountain. Scenic holes, great elevation changes and in great condition. Upgrades to the snack shop are great, much better than the old one. Very challenging course but always fun to play.

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

Thank you for your kind words and I'm happy to hear that you like the improvements that we've made to our facilities. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to sunny AZ! Best regards, Scott Scherger PGA Director of Golf More

SALEM
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I have played this course since it's opening in 1987. It was a beautiful course in the middle of nowhere back then, but much better now. They rearranged the course years back to make two courses, which made the Dinosaur course even more spectacular. Always in excellent condition, and plenty challenging. Some blind shots, and quite a few extreme elevation... More

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

Dear BrianB, Thank you for taking the time and reviewing our Dinosaur Mountain golf course. We appreciate your kind comments. You've seen a lot of positive changes since your first visit back in 1987. We always strive to improve and get better and our Golf Course Maintenance staff does a terrific job year round on the golf courses. We hope... More

Juno Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Wow, just so much fun being from Florida loved the scenery and elevations. Beware of #15 next time I will know how to play it!

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

Dear Pam B, Thank you for your review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed our Dinosaur Mountain course. We are very fortunate to have such a spectacular setting. It sounds like you played it safe on #15? If so next time go for it! We hope you had a safe trip back to FL and we look forward to seeing... More

kelowna
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127 reviews 127 reviews
39 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Have been coming here for five years for annual boys golf trip. This is my favorite course played in the whole phoenix area. Will come back and play every year for sure!

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The course is playable for all a normal desert mountain course that is target golf. The course was in great shape - though the sand traps were a bit rough due to a ton of recent rain. Do not walk this course it is very hilly and has large gaps between the holes. Nice range though not long enough for... More

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