Sensational SunRidge Canyon

Golfers that play, dine or practice at SunRidge Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills, are ‘in the know’ on what is truly a sensational desert golf experience. From the scenic elevation changes and dramatic desert vistas, the famous (or infamous) Wicked 6 stretch of finishing holes, to the post round entertainment and fun found at the Wicked 6 Grille, SunRidge Canyon is truly sensational. 

Not resting on their laurels, the ownership of SunRidge Canyon continues to push to provide even more ‘sensation’ to the SunRidge experience. This past summer, an ambitious enhancement program was completed with the refreshed course unveiled this fall.  

Enhancements included regrassing of all putting surfaces on the course to Champion ultra dwarf Bermuda grass, expansion of putting surfaces, bunker redesign, and expanding landing areas. Resurfacing all the putting greens to Champion Bermuda has enabled the clubs agronomic team to quicken up, already swift green speeds. Putting surfaces were expanded upon, whereby over 5,000 square feet of putting surfaces was added to a number of holes throughout the course to restore the putting greens to the size of the original design. Additionally, a number of bunkers were redesigned, with some fairway bunkers eliminated. Lastly, golfers should get off to a great start in their rounds with expanded landing areas on created fairways of holes early in the round. 

“These course enhancements were executed in collaboration with our agronomic leader Ron Ruppert, and also with input and valuable feedback from Scottsdale area PGA Tour veterans and SunRidge Canyon friends including Gary McCord, Peter Kostis and Howard Twitty,” said Wes Neal, head golf professional. “They were completed in the spirit of making the golf course more forgiving for the average player, while maintaining the challenge and appeal of SunRidge Canyon.”

Changes were not left just to the course. SunRidge Canyon Golf Club also expanded upon their popular practice facility, adding teeing area space to approximately 14,000 square feet, as well as expanding the current practice facility performance center. The latter of which was done to accommodate the move of Hot Stix Golf from their former Scottsdale Airpark location to SunRidge Canyon. SunRidge Canyon will now be the global home of Hot Stix Golf, the leader in technology-based club fitting by certified club-fitters utilizing proprietary fitting software and technology.

Recently, the club also announced a new affiliation with Troon whereby SunRidge Canyon will welcome and participate in proven Troon programs such as Troon Rewards, Troon Golf Vacations, Troon Advantage and Team Troon group/tournament opportunities. SunRidge Canyon has also been added to the popular Troon Card program as a participating club for Arizona and National TwoSome and FourSome card programs.  

Golf at SunRidge Canyon has always been an adventure. Where nature plays a profound role in the layout that traverses the ridges in Fountain Hills in some of the most picturesque and dramatic stretches of natural land in the Sonoran Desert. “Already ranked amongst the ‘Top 20 Best Courses You Can Play’ by Golf Magazine, our guests have been nothing but pleased about the outcome of the enhancements,” said Kris Starr Director of Operations.

But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself why SunRidge Canyon is truly sensational. For tee times, more information on SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, the Wicked 6 Bar and Grill, Hot Stix Golf or instructional opportunities, visit or call 480.837.5100.