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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 2014
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
Description: Recently redesigned, this course is challenging, secluded, and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery.
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New Hampshire
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The front nine are challenging enough, but if you play the back nine you better bring a bucket of balls.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Enjoyable golf experience on an enjoyable course in excellent condition. Challenging greens with plenty of break. Very friendly staff.

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

Dear Bob H, We appreciate you taking the time to review our Dinosaur Mountain course. We are happy that you enjoyed the conditioning of the course, the staff and our service. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to AZ. Kind Regards More

Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The course is my favorite any I have played in my 45 years of golfing. It is in great shape, has incredible elevation changes, and is smack dab in the middle of the Sonoran desert with Saguaro cacti, ocotillo, and mesquite trees. It will challenge every golfer! Be sure to take a club if you hit into the desert to... More

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

Dear Trey C, Thank you for the glowing review and the great photos. That is quite the compliment to be your favorite golf course that you have played in 45 years of playing golf! We appreciate you taking the time to review our Dinosaur Mountain golf course and we hope to see you soon. Also, since you live in the... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The course is always in great shape even in the summer.The staff is pleasant and the pace is perfect. Challenging but playable for all levels of golfer.

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

Dear miken, Thank you for the great review! We are fortunate to have a terrific golf course Superintendent who has been with us for over 17 years. He and his team do a great job of keeping the golf courses in top shape year round as you witnessed last month. Summer can be challenging in AZ as you are aware.... More

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We come to Phoenix every year for a week of golf in the winter and will never miss a chance to play Dinosaur Mountain. The elevation changes are dramatic and the views are spectacular. The course was in excellent condition as were the greens. The staff was helpful and the tee times were spread apart nicely so as not to... More

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

Dear Lucita9, Thank you so much for taking the time and commenting on our Dinosaur Mountain course. We are delighted that you choose us each time you return to Phoenix to play golf. I'm glad that you mentioned that the tee times are spread apart. Our intervals are every 10 mins which dramatically helps with pace of play leading to... More

Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Off the plane, onto the course, no time to warm up. Loved the course, great conditions, Elevation changes are magnificent. As sun set the course cools off and the shadows are welcomed. Greens ran true. Most enjoyable of the 4 I played.

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

Dear Jlbod, Thank you for the glowing review and we are happy that you enjoyed our Dinosaur Mountain course the best out of the 4 that you played in Phoenix! We hope to see you again on your next adventure to the Valley of the Sun! Best Wishes, More

Gold Canyon, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

not the toughest course in AZ, but absolutely spectacular vistas. Staff is on top of things. Greens are very good and generally fast. Bring your camera. Great buffet breakfast

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

Dear Walt M, Thank you for the wonderful review and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful Dinosaur Mountain golf course as well as our service. We hope to see you soon! Best Regards More

Gold Canyon, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

At the base of the Superstition mountains you will find the Gold Canyon Resort. Amazing place to play golf, food is excellent and the spa is wonderful too! You will not be disappointed--check it out!

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

Dear Cary H, Thank you for your glowing review. We were happy to hear that you enjoyed our golf course as well as our restaurant and spa. We hope to see you in the near future. Best Regards More

Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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DirectorofGolf, Manager at Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course, responded to this review

Dear TonyD, Thank you for taking the time and writing a review of our Dinosaur Mountain golf course. We were delighted to see that you enjoyed our beautiful and unique golf course. Our golf course superintendent and staff really do a terrific job in maintaining both of our golf courses. We will pass along your comments. We hope to see... More

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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