If you and your buddies are looking for a destination that not only provides incredible golf but a more personalized resort experience more akin to a boutique property, look no further.
Welcome to the Lodge at Ventana Canyon, nestled at the feet of the stunning Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson.
In addition to offering 36 Tom Fazio-designed championship golf holes on its Mountain and Canyon courses, the 600-acre lodge has just 50 one- or two-bedroom suites creating an exclusive private desert oasis feel for its guests.
In addition to its eight-lane, Jr. Olympic size competitive pool, the Lodge added a new beach entry-style resort pool, the Ventana Oasis, which offers guests incredible views of the surrounding mountains.
The Lodge At Ventana Canyon
A Sublime Golf Experience
The par-72 Mountain Course stretches nearly 7,000 yards from the tips and presents players with a true desert target golf experience. With saguaro cactus everywhere, the holes present a stern but fair challenge with elevation changes and fast, undulating green complexes. The signature hole is the 107-yard, par-3 third, which is carved into the mountain, and cost more than a million dollars to build. Take your time, grab some photos and enjoy this one on your way through.
While still offering the incredible scenery and photo-ops of the Mountain, the par-72, 6,800-yard Canyons Course plays a bit flatter as it winds its way through beautiful Esperro Canyon. But don’t be fooled. The course protects itself aptly with some tight landing areas and slippery greens. Players of all skill levels will enjoy a round at the Canyons.
Golf, Tennis And Craft Beer
The Lodge offers a Suite and Golf Package which includes a suite of your choice, a round of golf and cart, 90 day advance tee times, golf bag storage, and use of the practice facility throughout the stay.
Need a break from the course, head over to the Lodge’s award-winning tennis center for a lesson or a match.
The two on-site restaurants – the Ventana Bar and the Catalina Dining Room – offer tasty traditional and southwestern-themed fair including quesadillas, burgers, Pacific sea bass, shrimp and scallops, and pork Osso Bucco. Looking for some traditional southwestern options? Take the short ride into downtown Tucson and grab dinner at Tucson Tamale Company, featuring a menu of more than 30 tamales.
After, head down to Tap and Bottle for an incredible craft beer selection and equally awesome atmosphere.
Buddy Trip Cost
Travel (by car)
One hour and 45 minutes from Phoenix, 4 1/2 hours from El Paso, six hours from San Diego.
- Casino Del Sol
- Tucson Saguaros
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
- Sabino Canyon
- 47 Scott
- Tap and Bottle
- Barrio Brewing Co.
- Rialto Theatre
- Mountain Course: Tom Fazio, Andy Banfield (1987)
- Canyons Course: Tom Fazio, Andy Banfield (1984)