Designer: Ken Kavanaugh
Year Opened: 1997
Practice Facilities: Driving range and putting green.
Range balls Included: Yes
19th Hole: The Dining Room is called Kokopelli Restaurant. The snack bar is called Greenwoods Sports Bar. The banquet facilities can accommodate up to 300 guests. There is a drink cart.
Clubhouse: There is a full service clubhouse. The golf shop has the latest equipment and fashion.
Arizona Business Magazine: #1 Public Golf Course in Arizona in 2001 and 2002.
Four Star Ranking by Golf Digest Magazine
Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau: Top 5 Public Course in 97.
Top 10 Public Golf Course in Arizona-Arizona Republic
Most scenic golf courses in Arizona-Guest Information
1 -10 Course Rating by Meridian’s Golf Specialists: 9 ½
Comments by Meridian Guests: “One of the finest courses ever made.” “This course will challenge all skill levels.”
“Every hole is so unique, so good, so beautiful, so spectacular, so challenging.” “I never heard of Gold Canyon and I am glad I took the advice of Meridian’s staff. The course was a better layout than Troon, GrayHawk or the TPC Stadium and it was more fun. We also saved a few bucks. We were blown away from the dramatic elevation changes and the picturesque scenery at every turn.”
“The most fun I ever had.” “Visiting from the east coast I have never seen such a spectacular Gold setting.” “If you bring your camera don’t forget to bring lots of film because you may use a roll on every hole.”
The Drive: Well worth the 40 minute drive.