Gold Canyon Golf Resort, Dinosaur Mountain Course Golf Canyon, AZ

December 2002
Gold Canyon Website

FACILITIES
CONDITIONING
COURSE
STAFF
Pro Shop
8
Tee Boxes
9
Yardage Marker
10
Attendants
10
Range
10
Fairways
10
Pace of Play
8
Starter
10
Practice Green
9
Rough
8
Scenery
10
Marshals
10
Chipping Green
9
Greens
10
Architecture
10
PGA Pro
9
Carts
9
Bunkers
9
Challenge
10
Pro Shop Staff
9
Restaurant
8
Water Hazards
5
19th Hole
8
Overall:
9
Overall:
9
Overall:
10
Overall:
9

REVIEW:
Dinosaur Mountain at Gold Canyon Golf Resort is located about 30 minutes east of Phoenix near Apache Junction. It has a reputation to live up to as Golf Canyon claims that Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course is the #1 public course in Arizona. We have also heard from many golfers that you have to play Dinosaur Mountain when you come to Arizona. As soon as we arrived at the course the attendants were right there to get our clubs and instructed us on where to proceed next. It was very busy as there is also the adjoining Sidewinder course and yet they were very organized in insuring that we got the #1 tee on time. The starter was very informative and gave us a lot of tips about the course. The GPS system was very useful in assisting us with the layout of the hole, trouble spots and distances to the pins. Each hole was expertly designed to challenge golfers and also reward well struck shots. After each hole we were excited to get to the next hole to see the views of the mountains and what adventures awaited us on our tee shots. The entire staff made our golfing experience very enjoyable. There is so much more to Dinosaur Mountain than just playing a round of golf. All of our staff will fondly remember playing here for years to come. We hope we get a chance to come back here again. Everything about Dinosaur Mountain lives up to its reputation as the #1 public course in Arizona. We look forward to having the opportunity to review the Sidewinder course this year. 

RATING:
GolfTest USA recommends Dinosaur Mountain as an “Elite Course” golf course in the Phoenix area.

Elite Course:
The best the area has to offer
Must Play Course:
Don’t miss playing here
Quality Course:
Good solid track
Average Course:
A standard golf experience
Only in a Pinch:
Below average golf