Marriott’s Canyon Villas

The Sonoran Desert Blends Effortlessly with World-Class Golf at Desert Ridge®...

An oasis surrounded by the pristine Sonoran Desert in the heart of the Valley of the Sun where Phoenix meets Scottsdale, Marriott’s Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge® is poised to capture the best of resort living. With two championship golf courses and a wealth of outdoor activities including horseback riding, hot-air ballooning, off-road excursions and hiking nearby, Desert Ridge® offers the active vacationer a world of excitement. Full use of shared resort amenities with the adjacent JW Marriott Desert Ridge® Resort and Spa, the largest luxury resort in Arizona, adds four acres of waterways for swim­ming; an adult lap pool; a feature pool with waterfall and fire show and a lazy river with a water slide; a children’s activity center; a tennis pavilion with grass and clay courts; a world-class fitness center; a two-level 28,000-square foot spa with 41 treatment rooms, and nine exciting dining venues including Roy’s Pacific Rim and Blue Sage by Mark Miller to the mix.


At Canyon Villas, Wildfire® Golf Club offers a dynamic golf experience with two champ­ionship courses, including 18 holes of Nick Faldo challenges and 18 holes of Arnold Palmer’s undulating greens to test your skills. The Faldo Course plays at 6,846 yards from the tournament tees and 5,245 yards from the forward tees while The Arnold Palmer Signature Course plays at 7,145 yards from the tournament tees and 5,505 from the forward tees.

The two 18-hole layouts at Marriott’s Desert Ridge® have distinct characteristics, yet each shares the incredible Sonoran Desert landscape, views of the McDowell Mountains to the east and sweeping views of Mummy Mountain and Camelback Mountain to the south. The Faldo Course sits on a 174 acre site with generous fairways, large bent grass greens and tees and some 106 well-sculpted sand bunkers, some lining an entire fairway. The bunkers are well placed and allow

players to determine the amount of challenge they wish to face and offer an opportunity to use a variety of shot making skills. The course’s multiple tee placements also

allows the individual player to select a tee that meets their individual skill level, creating a fair test for the lower handicap golfers and an enjoyable outing for the higher handicap player.

The Palmer Course plays nearly 300 yards longer than the Faldo Course and offers strategic hazards as it integrates the Sonoran Desert seamlessly through­out the golf course. Lush with exotic blooming cacti, mesquite, palo verde trees and wild sage, the course is very playable with expansive fairways, flashed bunkering and large putting greens (averaging 7,000-square feet) creating a delightful balance between challenge and visual beauty.

The state-of-the-art practice facilities at Wildfire® Golf Club include an all grass driving range with grass tees, putting and chipping greens, and a fairway bunker. The 25,000-square foot masterfully designed clubhouse is highlighted by the Steakhouse at Wildfire® Golf Club’s restaurant and bar, an extensive golf shop and dramatic views of the McDowell Mountains. The golf shop carries the latest and highest quality golf apparel, accessories and a range of equipment choices.


Marriott’s Canyon Villas are located within the Desert Ridge® community. The planned 252 two-bedroom, two-bath villas are arranged in intimate settings around courtyards along the golf course and throughout the Sonoran Desert on the resort’s 22 acre landscaped grounds. Each of the villa’s enjoy perfectly placed private decks or patios overlooking either the Wildfire® golf course or the spectacular Sonoran Desert. In addition to sharing the amenities of the adjacent JW Marriott Desert Ridge® Resort and Spa, Marriott’s Canyon Villas offers many on site amenities including a courtyard pool that includes a children’s pool, two whirlpool spas and a pool bar. There’s even a fire pit designed as a focal point for evening social gatherings.
Each of the distinctly designed and tastefully appointed 1,260-square foot two bedroom, two bathroom Canyon Villas can accommodate as many as eight people in comfort.

The luxurious master suite offers a king-size bed, television, an oversized soaking tub, vanity and a separate shower with its own vanity. The villa’s guest suite features a full bath, king-size bed, a double sleeper sofa in the sitting area, television, its own entrance and a private balcony or patio furnished with outdoor furniture.

The spacious living area provides a queen-size sleeper sofa, an entertainment center with a television and a video cassette player and access to the balcony. The villa’s dining area accommodates six comfortably with a breakfast bar that provides seating for two.

The Canyon Villa’s deluxe kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, oven, microwave, full size refrigerator, and dinnerware service for eight. Other Villa amenities include a utility room with a washer and dryer and linens for eight.

Where the fairway’s edge meets the desert the scent of sage prevails in an environment of stately saguaros, flowering ocotillo, beavertail, cholla and barrel cacti that is home to cottontail and jackrabbit, coyote, javelina, red- tailed hawk, roadrunners, chuckwalla and Gambel quail. It’s a scenic wonderland in which to enjoy bicycling and hiking. The adjacent 110-acre Desert Ridge® Marketplace offers a variety of entertainment, dining and retail choices.

Marriott’s Canyon Villas are available through Marriott Vacation Club International which offers a variety of owner­ship options and features.

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