SunRidge Canyon Golf Club in midst of summer enhancements - to reopen September 29

SunRidge Canyon Golf Club is in the midst of a golf course enhancement project. The award-winning facility, ranked among the “Top 20 Best Courses You Can Play” in Arizona by Golf Magazine, will reopen on Saturday, September 29th with a new look and feel. Following a greens improvement project during the summer of 2015 and numerous course and facility enhancements during the summer of 2016, this year’s improvements include:

  The removal of bunkers on holes 1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12 and 18 to make for better playability and pace of play

  With bunkers removed, crews have added more than 45,000 square-feet of turf, widening fairways and landing areas

  Levelling of tee boxes, with a focus on the par three tee boxes

  Expansion of tees on the 8th hole

  Desert brush removal throughout the property

  Clubhouse kitchen renovation that includes new flooring and equipment

Crews also performed multiple aerifications and did verticutting in August. Greens and fairways will also be top dressed, which will further improve playing surfaces. The course will be overseeded in September, creating excellent playing conditions when the course reopens on September 29th. When the newly overseeded course reopens, golf carts will be permitted to drive in the rough.

Recent course renovations have improved the playability and agronomic conditions at SunRidge Canyon and course raters have taken note, as SunRidge Canyon’s ranking has improved in Golfweek – moving from No. 26 in 2016’s listing of best golf courses in Arizona, to No. 23 in 2017. 

“We continue to find ways to improve and enhance the overall experience here at SunRidge Canyon,” said Kris Starr, director of operations, SunRidge Canyon. “This year’s enhancements are focusing on improving playability and pace of play by removing a number of bunkers as well as leveling and expanding tee boxes. We continue to be committed to making SunRidge Canyon one of the finest golf, instruction and dining experiences in the Southwest.”

For more information on SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, the Wicked 6 Bar and Grill, Hot Stix Golf or instructional opportunities at SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, visit or call 480.837.5100.