Constructed in 1995, SunRidge Canyon was purchased in December 2010 by part-time Fountain Hills residents Don and Cindy Misheff. Their local, hands-on stewardship keeps SunRidge Canyon on the leading edge of the premier daily-fee “member for a day” golf club offerings available in the metro area – its Fountain Hills location makes it convenient too.
Designed by Keith Foster, a devout minimalist before it was popular, SunRidge Canyon displays all the best features the philosophy “less is more” offers. Instead of a grabbing a bulldozer, Foster laid his work on the canvas Mother Nature provided, relying on the magical effects her wind, water and relentless tectonic pressure worked on the picturesque McDowell Mountains. What she and her disciple created is a par-71 layout that tips out at 6,823 yards from the back tees; 5,193 from the front. Before you let that yardage start you salivating, be advised: level lies in fairways will be few and straight, flat putts won’t be found.Your SunRidge journey begins at the high end of one of its rugged canyons and gradually descends through the front nine, offering excellent views of Four Peaks and the Mazatzal Mountains to the east. As you make the turn, you begin a gradual climb to a thrilling string of finishing holes, dubbed the “Wicked Six”, that are among the best golf experiences in Arizona – for players and photographers alike. SunRidge Canyon’s practice facilities are first rate and feature the Jim McClean Golf School onsite. Expert club fitters from Hot Stix are here as well so any student of the game will find everything they’re looking for in one spot.
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