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Getting To Know: Ventana Canyon Golf Club ( MOUNTAIN & CANYON)

An Insightful Interview With Aaron Aguilar, Golf Sales Manager

By Brian Weis

Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Aaron Aguilar who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.

Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
The Lodge at Ventana Canyon is a luxury four-diamond golf resort with 36 holes of Tom Fazio designed championship golf, 50 spacious guests suites, and 12 tennis courts surrounded by a 600-acre desert preserve in the foothills of Tucson's Catalina Mountains.
All suites range from 800 to 1500 square feet and capitalize on the incredible mountain views with spacious terraces, full kitchenettes, and in some cases an old fashion footed bathtub. The combination of the country club atmosphere coupled with outstanding services makes staying at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon a truly unique guest experience.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
The Tom Fazio designed Mountain & Canyon golf courses remain the two best courses in the Tucson Area. A fair test to all players and abilities, with 7 sets of tee's your are sure to find a playable golf course that delivers a challenge that all golfers strive for.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
The golf courses are nestled up against the Catalina Mountain range. This mountain range creates a huge draw effect that you will notice on your chipping and putting. As the ball losses speed, the draw towards the city greatly increases. This

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Sports Illustrated- "Top 18 holes In The World you Must Play"
Mountain #3

(AAA) Four Diamond Award 2008-2013

100 Best Resort Courses, Mountain Course #38, Canyon Course #85 One of America's Best Golf Courses: Mountain & Canyon Courses

Golf Magazine
Silver Medal, America's Best Resorts 2010

Golf Digest Award
75 Best Golf Resorts In North America (#72) Arizona's Best Resort Golf Course

Links Magazine
Top 50 Golf Courses in Country

Travel & Golf
40 Best Resort Golf Courses

Conde Nast Traveler Awards
Voted #1 Resort in North America
Reader's Poll Top 100 Golf Resorts, #35
Gold List- World's Best Places To Stay
Top North American Small Hotels
Mobile Travel Guide Four-Star Award
Top 25 Best Golf Resorts

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Mountain #3

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72/72
Yardage: M- 6898/C-6836
Slope: M-145 C-139
Rating: M-73.2 C-71.9

More Information
Ventana Canyon Golf Club
6200 N. Clubhouse Lane
Tucson, Arizona, 85750

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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