As of January 1, 2008 GolfTest USA had the opportunity to move our test facility to the beautiful Canoa Ranch Golf Club in Green Valley. This move will allow us much more flexibility in our testing schedule. In past years we could only test one or two club categories at a time. We have received many comments (complaints if you prefer) from club companies and golfers alike that we consider reevaluating our testing schedule. By testing one club category at a time we found that many of the test results were old “news” by the time they were posted and no longer of use to golfers trying to figure out what new clubs would be best for them. We are now able to run testing regimens on all club categories concurrently. Club companies can now send us their clubs for testing when they are ready (instead of when GolfTest USA is ready) to introduce their new clubs so golfers can see the results of our independent golfer testing. In the past club models were on the shelves for 2 or 3 years but now that cycle has changed to ever year. We feel our new testing schedule will help us stay ahead of the curve and keep our test results relevant to the more than 2 million golfers worldwide who rely on our test results to help them make their decisions on which clubs would be right for them.
The Canoa Ranch practice area has a large expansive putting green, varied short game scenarios and a wide deep driving range. By being located in the Green Valley area we can draw from a pool of over 20,000 golfers from all age groups and demographics. In the winter months golfers from all over the country and world vacation here to play the many beautiful, challenging and reasonably priced (even in winter) golf courses located within 20 miles for Green Valley. Just a few miles down the road is the famous Tubac Country Club where Tin Cup, one of the most popular golf films of all time was filmed. Twenty miles to the north is Tucson, which has several of the top rated courses in the US.
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The Canoa Ranch Golf Club (www.canoaranchgolfclub.com) is one of the most scenic courses in the country. If you are fortunate enough to be able to play here be sure to bring your camera as each hole offers awesome views of the mountains and the desert. It is surrounded by three different mountain ranges and is cut in a series of arroyos that cause each hole to have its own unique look and feel. Many of the holes have daunting elevation changes. It is a par 70 that has 6 par threes. Only the brave and most skilled players should consider playing from the tips as the par 3’s are some of the most difficult found anywhere. Canoa Ranch brings new meaning to the term “target” golf. Any golfer who walks away with a score of 90 or less can indeed be proud of good day of golf. For the less challenged playing the course from the forward tees will decrease one’s frustration to a reasonable level.
Canoa Ranch has a sister course just a few miles away called Torres Blancas Golf Club (www.torresblancasgolf.com). It is more subdued and forgiving than Canoa Ranch but still offers an enjoyable and challenging day of golf for all skill levels.
Unlike some other testing organizations we do not accept any advertising revenue from any of our clients. Thus we are able to remain completely independent and unbiased.