We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very solid golf experience”

Gold Canyon Resort - Sidewinder Golf Course
Ranked #5 of 11 things to do in Gold Canyon
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This 18-hole championship course features dramatic bunkers, water features, gently rolling fairways and a scenic layout that runs through the land's natural arroyos and dry creek beds.
Reviewed June 16, 2012

The Sidewinder course is definitely the stepson to the more spectacular Dinosaur Mountain course, but it shouldn't be discounted. It may not have the spectacular views and the crazy elevation changes, but it is a solid, fun, challenging round of golf.

My friends and I played both courses in one day and on the Sidewinder course we got hit with a crazy dust storm and high winds while on the back nine, so our scores took a hit, but not our enjoyment level. This course is just a good as many of the highly-touted courses in the Phoenix metro area.

It is definitely worth making the drive out there to play 36 holes and take in both courses. The Sidewinder should not be ignored.

3  Thank mauiwolf
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (26)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

24 - 26 of 26 reviews

Reviewed May 25, 2012

Stayed at the Gold Canyon Resort we had an amazing suite/
condo our bedroom had a four person in ground tub five feet away from the kingsize bed. flat screen TV in both rooms small kitchenette not the greatest but the resort had a wonderful club house with pub food at half price for happy hour and the restaurant Kokopellis was outstanding great menu and because we were staying there we had 20% off all meals. The Sidewinder Golf Coarse was so beautiful if you like desert suroundings the cactus,the wild life we even met up with a family of deer heard a few rattlesnakes they even warned us not to leave our carts without one of our clubs to use as a weapon if necessary...soooo exciting and the golf was breathtaking the views were the best can't wait to go back!

1  Thank Nina499283
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 19, 2010

Based on recommendation from the Pro Shop, I took my 80 yr old mother, my wife, and 18 yr old son golfing on Sidewinder Golf Course - excellent! The pro stated the course would be great for short hitters, long hitters and possessed incredible views - all very, very true! Had a great time!
Lunch in the restaurant was OK. Make the mistake of sitting at a table where the bartender was responsible for our service. Other staff picked up her slack and we finished on a good note.

1  Thank IMCO10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Gold Canyon Resort - Sidewinder Golf Course also viewed

Gold Canyon, Central Arizona
Gold Canyon, Central Arizona

Been to Gold Canyon Resort - Sidewinder Golf Course? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing