Construction began on Canyon West in April of 1996. Shortly after starting construction on the course, a thick slab of limestone was found about 4 feet deep. After puzzling over what to do with this massive rock formation, it was suggested building a majestic waterfall from the limestone. Throughout the entire construction, huge slabs of limestone and rock where used to create the course's signature look. Waterfalls, streams, fountains, and even the markers on the driving range were constructed out of BIG limestone slabs. They also rustled up some mighty nice and authentic western memorabilia like wagons, tools, tack, and other rustic treasures and added some cactus to the mix to create 21 scenes scattered throughout the course in places where golfers might enjoy chancing upon them.
Friendly concepts built into the course show in the greens, fairways, sand traps and lakes which are built to keep the ball rolling onto the green or fairway instead of into a hazard. A ball that ends up in a sand trap, most likely prevents the ball from rolling into the lake, or even worse, out of bounds. Canyon West’s course design also includes surprises along the cart path (which is decorated every 50 yards with a red sculptured brick design) like the heart shaped tee boxes for the women on #2 hole; the heart shaped sand trap on #8 in the middle of a huge figure eight shaped green; and rustic fences constructed out of cedar posts to protect the native prairie grasses and wild flowers bordering the course. Prickly pear cactus, cholla, live oaks, mesquite, wild plum thickets, and a few big native pecan trees dot the course and protect the deer, quail, raccoons, bobcats, pumas, opossums, occasional skunk, and other wildlife.
Champions Bermuda was chosen for the putting surfaces and 419 bermuda was the choice for the fairway grass.
During the entire construction of the club, the focus of creating a course that looked like it belonged to the natural lay and landscape of the land was always in the fore front. Everyone involved was driven by one thought,"Make it happen". Although the massive undertaking surprised many folks, everyone always knew they could build the course the way it was envisioned.
If you would like to host a special event, tournament, reception, wedding, graduation, or have another idea, just call us, and we will Make It Happen.