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Gold Canyon Resort - Sidewinder Golf Course

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Address: 6100 S Kings Ranch Rd, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118-4679
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This 18-hole championship course features dramatic bunkers, water features,...

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.

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Nice course, great condition, 1 of AZ's best.

Nice course, always in great shape, not too tough. (I only play in the summertime as it is expensive otherwise) Flat course, it's brother course, Dinosaur, is a mountain-type... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice course, always in great shape, not too tough. (I only play in the summertime as it is expensive otherwise) Flat course, it's brother course, Dinosaur, is a mountain-type, much more picturesque.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful track that will test your skills in a typical desert setting. Five tees are available for men with slope ratings ranging from 111 to a difficult 133. We played this course right after playing Dinosaur Mountain at the same resort. It was a great day indeed! Recommended.

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Burlington, Washington
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Group of 12 friends played golf on the Sidewinder course which was in fabulous condition. The fairways are wide yet many of the holes have their challenges. You can buy a special 1/2 price pass for the year which makes the price very fair compared to other courses. It is now one of my favorite courses.

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1 Thank Frank K
DirectorofGolf, Manager at Gold Canyon Resort - Sidewinder Golf Course, responded to this review

Hello Frank K, Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the conditioning of our Sidewinder golf course. It really is a great value especially if you have our Gold Card. We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you for your patronage. Best regards, Scott More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Very nice desert course, good layout decent conditions. However the service and amenities leave something to be desired, no water on course saw the cart 1X for 18 holes. Carts are in rough shape at least the one we drove poor steering etc and dirty.

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2 Thank Alan R
DirectorofGolf, Manager at Gold Canyon Resort - Sidewinder Golf Course, responded to this review

Dear AlanR, Thank you for choosing to play our Sidewinder golf course. We are happy that you enjoyed our course. I'm sorry that we fell short on your expectations concerning the beverage cart and cart condition. We would happily have changed out your golf cart had we known. We look forward to your return to Gold Canyon. More 

Gold Canyon, Arizona
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Very sporty and fun. Lots of interesting holes. Will suit all handicaps. Jan-March is very busy and slower of course, best to play in the fall or late spring.

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

Thanks for your 5 star review GeoBurkeJr! We hope to see you back at GCGR soon! More 

Portage la Prairie, Canada
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172 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

The four of us had a great day of golf on the Sidewinder Golf Course on a Thursday morning. We started earlier than our scheduled tee off time because of a no show in the time slot ahead of us. We had a very pleasant round with out any one pushing us. The course was challenging enough for us. We... More 

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

Hello Dianna, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your round on our Sidewinder golf course and that you found it to be challenging but fair! We hope to see you again in the near future and thank you for choosing Gold Canyon Golf Resort. All the Best More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

I enjoy playing this location however, the past two recent outings the play is backed up significantly. The play is significantly slow. I don't mind a modicum of slowness at times but this seems to now be a consistent pattern for this location. I actually thought that this location would be different than other locations in pace of play but... More 

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

Hello Dennis, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoy our location but sorry that the round took longer than expected. We go to great lengths to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable round and play within a reasonable pace of 4 hours and 15 minutes. Our tee times are spaced 9 minutes apart... More 

Calgary, Canada
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419 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Staff were very friendly. Starter was able to fit us in a little early. Driving range in a convenient location. Snack shop staff knew we were on a turn around and served us quickly. Course in great shape. Loved the GPS.

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

Thank you so much for the glowing review. We appreciate your feedback and will share your review with our staff. We hope to see you in the nearer future. All the Best More 

Edmonton, Canada
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113 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

A few years ago, we had loved the Dinosaur Mountain course at this 36 hole resort, so we figured we'd try the Sidewinder course this year as well. There are much less elevation changes, as it winds its way around the mountain, but it is an excellent layout and in great shape. The whole experience at Gold Canyon Resort is... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time and writing about your experience playing the Sidewinder golf course. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your round and the "whole" experience. We look forward to seeing you in the nearer future. Best Regards More 

Mesa, Arizona
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is a challenging course. Good carts, and good food. Great place after a round to sit back and relax. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets!

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

Dear Edward Steal, Thank you for your review of our Sidewinder golf course. We are glad that you enjoyed the course and amenities, and also the restaurant after your round. We hope to see you in the near future! Best Regards More 

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