The Gold Canyon Golf Resort is located among Arizona's Superstition Mountains, a name that generates an air of mystery and imagination. The great Apache war chief, Cochise, is reputedly buried somewhere among these mountains, and ancient tales of lost gold mines, including “The Lost Dutchman,” are considered by many to be fact rather than legend. And nowhere is the mystique more apparent than at the legendary Gold Canyon Golf Resort in Arizona.
Two courses designed by Ken Kavanaugh - the Dinosaur Mountain Course and the Sidewinder - take golfers deep into the High Sonoran desert where the solitude of the environment enhances an overall spiritual feeling that only comes when we are at one with nature.
The Dinosaur Mountain Course offers a round of golf as exhilarating as you could wish for. The course is one spectacular vista of the Superstition Mountains after another. The views from the course’s two signature holes - four and five - are beyond description; golf in the Arizona desert does not come any better than this. Dinosaur Mountain has always been considered a players course, but in truth the placement of the tee boxes offers golfers of all levels of skill an enjoyable and challenging round.
The Dinosaur, the number 1 rated public golf course in Arizona, also ranks high among the most scenic courses in the Great Southwest.
Gold Canyon’s second course, The Sidewinder, is noted for its creative design and the way it incorporates the undulating desert landscape. Its panoramic vistas are no less spectacular than those of the Dinosaur Mountain course. This is a course you’ll want to play more than once.
- Read my full review of the Gold Canyon Resort, its golf courses, spa and restaurants.