Capital Canyon Club

A view from Hole #10, a dog leg left, 542 Yard Par 5

Capital Canyon Club


Phone: 928.350.3150

Address: 2060 Golf Club Lane

Prescott, Arizona 86303

General Manager: Laura Scrivner

Director of Golf Operations: Ron Gring
Course Superintendent: Jamison Bushman
Golf Course Architect: Tom Weiskopf
Membership Director: Rusan Schulz

About this Course:
Par 71 – 6622 yards from the tips

Celebrating its third year, Capital Canyon Club has two new leaders enthusiastically supporting their members. David Loomis is the new PGA Head Professional, adapting well to the high elevations of Prescott (reaching 6000 feet from the black tee box on number 4) from his former sea level position in the Cayman Islands. Michael Longoria (yes, a cousin to Eva) ascended from coastal Delaware to assume the Sales and Marketing Coordinator title, though he is involved in all aspects of the business. He is happy to introduce a new course app which he assists members’ navigation during “Appy Hour,” just one of many fun and creative gatherings at the club. Managed by Troon Prive, the private club division, members receive all the extended benefits such as preferred access to almost 300 worldwide facilities. 

The Tom Weiskopf designed course is well maintained with speedy greens. Tim, the food and beverage manager shares this tip, “Putts break away from the Water Tower.” You need to know the direction of the water tower, which is spotted from several holes and clearly towers above the 11th fairway. Views are astounding from all the holes at Capital Canyon and each has a name on the scorecard that reflects the history or picturesque landscape. 

Hole #2, par 4, 424 yards (Cottonwood) – After negotiating the tight opening hole, the longest par 4 on the front nine is a challenge. From an elevated tee box, there appears to be ample landing area on this downhill, slight dogleg left. However, if you try to cut some of the yardage by attacking the left side and corner, the bunker and trees hidden from the tee box might surprise you. Go too far right and the namesake tall cottonwood tree will block your approach shot to the massive green. Play the best percentage shot for an unobstructed approach to the green. Par is a good score on this hole. 

Hole #5, par 5, 490 yards (Bloody Basin) – Visual sensory is paramount to understanding this short par 5. The high-altitude tee box displays panoramic views of Thumb Butte and the green. The first portion of the fairway is downhill to a transition area guarded by rock outcroppings directly in the middle of the landing area. Big hitters must have accuracy along with distance to carry the trouble. Then a mid-iron uphill to the green must fully reach or the false front will compound the skills required to achieve birdie or par. When at the bottom of the fairway you only see the top of the flagstick. 

Hole #10, par 5, 618 yards (The Ruins) – As you make the turn and order from the snack station, notice that fairways are wider. However, the holes are longer and number 10 is no exception. This is a three- shot hole for most mortals as it snakes its way from right to left and downhill/uphill to a multileveled green with an imposing pond on the right side of the fairway. Play two strong shots staying left to avoid water and give yourself a short approach to the green. What a great opening to the back nine.

Hole #16, par 3, 170 yards (Hassayampa) – What makes this picturesque hole so difficult is the guardians of the approach. A large ravine separates all tee boxes from the green and a large boulder complex hugs the front right of the severely sloping green. Front bunkers might keep the ball from plunging into the abyss. Long balls are gone if they reach the heavily wooded area. The only forgiveness for inaccuracy is the mountain backdrop but if you find safety in the tall grass there, an errant shot back might fly over the edge to the ravine. Stop and take pictures and a deep breath.

All the finishing holes make you want to begin again. Currently Capital Canyon has 140 golf members and is flirting with the 200 mark for social members from all parts. Many are valley residents who enjoy Capital Canyon as a secondary club. Why not? Fresh, cooler air, gorgeous vistas, a great chef (love the blackened Ahi) and beautiful clubhouse with fitness center, pool, golf and activities. Call for diverse membership packages that include a discovery and corporate offering.