This is a review of the Dinosaur Mountain course.
Gold Canyon was a trip. The first turn in to the parking lot made it seem like the drive from civilization might not be worth it as it had the feel of pulling in to a mobile home park. This somewhat underwhelming feeling was enhanced by the sign on the golf shop door stating that water was not available on the course and the range with its mats and 'no drivers allowed' sign. It was definitely not until I hit the pracitce green near the 1st tee and then the course itself that I thought it would be worth the time and money.
Alone the golf course would probably merit a 5 star rating. It was in great shape with firm, smooth and fast greens. The layout was decent and required a number of different shots and there were some incredible views. The greens fees were not too bad. But factoring in the aforementioned points plus a fairly expensive but only average burger in the restaurant afterwards puts the overall experience at 4 stars. I will definitely consider returning next year.