The pairing of Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley brings together two individuals with a common passion for the game of golf. The Schmidt-Curley partnership dates back to 1984.
The formation of Schmidt-Curley combines two friends and seasoned professionals with a strong desire to continue creating courses that will stand the test of time. Schmidt-Curley projects span from California to Arizona, Las Vegas to China, Louisiana to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Their Philosophy is to design a course that is demanding, but at the same time beautiful and enjoyable. A course that stirs the senses and elevates the players’ appreciation of the land and his own game.
Over the last 15 years, the duo has worked on more than 100 courses in 24 countries. Other projects include the other nine courses at Mission Hills Hainan;Thailand’s Siam Country Club and Amata Spring Golf Club; 10 of the 12 courses at Mission Hills Shenzhen; Southern Dunes Golf Club (Arizona,USA); the renovation of French Lick Resort’s Donald Ross Course (Indiana,USA) and many more.
As you will see, Canoa Ranch will mimic Lee and Brian’s effort to provide the finest product possible. From the panoramic views of Elephant Head to the beauty of Green Valley, Canoa Ranch is enjoyable, beautiful and memorable.
Golf Digest World Rankings
The June 2001 issue of Golf Digest featured the top courses around the world.
In China, the top 3 courses all have ties to Schmidt-Curley.The #1 and #3-ranked courses are Spring City Resort in Kunming and Chungshan Hot Springs, both courses designed by Lee while he was with Jack Nicklaus. The #2-ranked course, the Faldo Course at Mission Hills, was designed by Brian with Nick Faldo. On the list at #10 is Agile Country Club, a recent Schmidt-Curley design.
Canoa Ranch Golf Course Description
Canoa Ranch is a great example of how the Southwestern desert can be transformed into a golfer’s paradise without destroying the beauty of the surrounding native land. Canoa Ranch boast dramatic elevation changes, strategic bunkering and spectacular views of Elephant Head. Five sets of Tee Boxes for all levels of golf.
- Yardage: 4500 yards to 6701 yards
- Architect: Schmidt-Curley Designs
- Fairways: Bermuda
- Greens: Bent
- Tees: Bermuda
Canoa Ranch and Torres Blancas are the home courses for the Torres/Ranch Ladies Golf Association. The TRLGA play Canoa Ranch on Wednesday mornings and Torres Blancas on Monday mornings. For more information http://www.trlgagv.com
Canoa Ranch is also the home course for the Canoa Ranch Women’s Golf Association. The CRWGA play Canoa Ranch on Monday and Thursday mornings. For more information https://canoaranchwga.wixsite.com/crwga.
Canoa Ranch host the Canoa Ranch Men’s Club on Wednesday mornings. For more information https://canoaranchgolfclub.weebly.com/
Canoa Ranch also hosts the TGIF Golf Group on Friday mornings.
Torres Blancas hosts the Torres Tuesday Men’s golf group on Tuesday mornings.
For more information on any of these groups contact the Golf Shops.