Course Details
Holes 18
Par 70
Yardage 6584
Rating 71.1
Slope 140

Ken Kavanaugh, Greg Nash, Stuart Penge

Stuart Penge

Head Professional:
Paul Kostelac

Course Record:
63 Joel Krybel

Pro-Shop: Opens 1 hour before 1st tee time

Year Built: 1996- Renovated

Type of Greens: Winter: Bermuda base overseeded with Rye and Poa

Water Hazards: 1 Hole

Accept Tee Times: Yes

Dress Code: No Denim, Collared Shirt and Bermuda Shorts Required

Walking Allowed: No

Cart Access: Course

Golf Cart Rental: Yes

Pull-Cart Rental: No

Chipping Area: No

Practice Bunker: No

Golf School: Yes

Food Facilities: Beverage Cart, Snack Bar, and Restaurant

Bar: Full Bar

Accommodations: On the Premises



Gold Canyon, Dinosaur Mountain


6100 S Kings Ranch Rd
Gold Canyon, AZ 85219

Zagat Survey (Scale of 0 to 30)

Course Facilities Service Value
26 18 20 21

"Bring your A game and your camera" gush nature lovers at this "out of the way, but worth it" resort track amid the ghost towns east of Phoenix that delights the eye with "huge elevation changes" and splendid "high-desert views" of the Superstition Mountains"; even zoologists would admit "it's a challenge keeping your eye on the ball while watching" "roadrunners, bobcats, javelinas" and "more jackrabbits than an Easter special" "frolic in the fairway" but besides the critters, there's "no one on the course".

Profile: Located just outside Phoenix, Gold Canyon Golf Resort boasts two 18-hole championship golf courses: Dinosaur Mountain and The Sidewinder.
This resort added nine new holes to an existing nine to create the Sidewinder Course, which opened in September, 1998. The original nine holes on the Sidewinder Course, which opened in 1997, run along the lower flatlands and wind through a housing development. The course now measures 6,481 yards from the back tees and plays to a par of 71.

The picturesque Dinosaur Mountain Course can be difficult for the beginning to intermediate player. It is a par 70 and measures 6,584 yards from the back tees. Many great views of the Superstition Mountains and surrounding valleys can be seen from every hole. The course is a target-style design. The small greens are fast, and the fairways are narrow.

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