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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: 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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This is a hidden gem - a must do course

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Kenneth_Smith
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 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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2 Thank whoschris
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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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3 Thank AlaTexan
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 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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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 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 

Chester, NJ
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132 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

This course is very scenic. The greens are the best feature of the course as they are very fast and roll really well. Lots of par 3's with dramatic elevation drops making club selection difficult. If you are above the hole in several holes, it is virtually impossible to stop the ball within 10 feet of the hole.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review or Dinosaur Mountain course. We are happy that you enjoyed our beautiful surroundings of the Sonoran desert as well as our greens. we hope to see you in the nearer future! More 

Gold Canyon, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were members for a couple of years and love playing Dinosaur Mountain at Gold Canyon Golf Resort. It is on the same level with the best desert courses in Phoenix with forced carries, significant elevation changes and magnificent views!

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

Rick, thank you for the glowing review! We hope to see you and your wife on the links soon. All the Best, More 

Meridian, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This is a great golf course with a wonderful staff! Views are amazing and the course is in fantastic shape! Enjoy!!!!

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

Dear Craig G, Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review! We hope to see you soon. Best Regards, More 

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