Calm and comfortable Arizona resort ideal for golfing enthusiasts
Located to the southeast of Phoenix, the Gold Canyon Golf Resort offers guests luxury accommodation that focuses more on calm and comfort than it does big city amenities. Even though the city is just a short distance away, the resort still retains an air of Arizona wilderness. It also happens to house a pair of excellent golf courses.
Guests visiting the luxury resort will find 85 guestrooms, all of which are well-equipped. Alongside private en-suite bathrooms, each includes a separate sleeping and bedding area, as well as a private patio. Within the resort accommodation guests will find the likes of a refrigerator, honor bar, tea and coffee making facilities, and a hairdryer. Many rooms are also fitted with sofa sleepers, which can prove ideal to families or small groups staying at the resort.
A number of luxury suites are also available. Some of these include spa hot tubs in either the bedroom or on a private patio. Some also include fireplaces, adding a grand aspect to any stay.
Kokopellis Restaurant offers guests fine dining, with a menu stacked with the likes of Cajun Rib-Eye steak, as well as a number of lighter meals, sandwiches, and burgers. The restaurant looks out upon the Superstition Mountains, a truly scenic sight. The Bar and Grille is a less formal dining option, and is often referred to as the 19th Hole. Here guests can enjoy a number of dishes or a refreshing cold drink. Between the two is The Ledge, a vast patio that houses a bar and offers a further range of eating options.
Unsurprisingly, considering its name, the Gold Canyon Golf Resort is a popular destination with golfers. The resort features two well landscaped and competitive courses that should prove enjoyable to any player.
The first, Dinosaur Mountain, is a 36-hole course set against the backdrop of the Superstition Mountains. Players make their way around and over Dinosaur Mountain, with each tee offering a stunning panoramic view of the Arizona landscapes surrounding it.
The second course, Sidewinder, winds around the base of Dinosaur Mountain, amidst the natural vegetation and desert. Expect a few cacti looking on as you attempt to sink that putt. The Gold Canyon resort also offers a variety of competitions, schools, and group play options.
Those not so keen on golf can make an appointment with the resorts deluxe spa. Here a large number of beauty and holistic treatments are on offer, including massages, facials, and manicures/pedicures. A deep massage is ideal for those trying to loosen those big city stress knots.
The resort also features an outdoor swimming pool for those looking to complete a few leisurely laps. The accompanying patio offers a perfect locale in which to enjoy a spot of sunbathing.
Anybody hoping for a little more adventure need only make their way to one of the many nearby state and national parks. As well as hiking, riding, and climbing, visitors heading out from the Gold Canyon Golf Resort can enjoy terrific vistas and magnificent wildlife.