Starting Oct. 1, we will resume charging fees for usage at winter rates (see below). Credit cards only, no cash please.

Canyon Nine Golf Course

Canyon Nine Golf Course Hole 6

Please sign in at the front desk of The Club at Town Center when the Golf Hut is closed.

The Canyon Nine Golf Course – an executive par 3 walking course – is the perfect choice for learning the game or a quick nine after work. No tee times required – play is first come, first served. Parking is free in The Club at Town Center lot.
For more information, please call 775.787.4500

Hours of operation

December-April: 11 am – 4 pm*
May-August: 7 am – 7 pm*
September: 8 am – 6 pm*
October: 8:30 am – 5 pm*
November: 9 am – 4 pm*
*Weather permitting; please call 787-4500 to confirm

Season rates
April 1-Sept. 30

Residents: $10 adult; $5 student*
Guests: $12 adult; $5 student*
Non-Residents: $20 adult; $5 student*
*Student rate is for ages 17 and under and ages 18 and over with a valid student ID

Winter rates
Oct. 1-March 31
Residents: $5 adult; $5 student*
Guests: $7 adult; $5 student*
Non-Residents: $15 adult; $5 student*
*Student rate is for ages 17 and under and ages 18 and over with a valid student ID

Loyalty points
Earn loyalty points each time you golf on the Canyon Nine. For each resident green fee purchased on your account, five points will be added to your loyalty account. Earn 50 points to receive a free green fee. These points roll over annually.

Canyon Nine rules:

  • In the interest of all, please avoid slow play.
  • It is the player’s responsibility to repair ball marks, replace divots and rake bunkers.
  • A ball coming to rest in natural vegetation areas must be abandoned. Areas surrounding Somersett are a natural habitat for the Great Basin rattlesnake. Be aware!
  • Soft spikes are mandatory

About Canyon Nine:

Tom Kite designed Canyon Nine with a different methodology than the nearby 18-hole Championship Course. He envisioned a series of controlled hitting areas rather than traditional tee boxes. You will notice these areas denoted on all holes. Varying your tee-off location will help reduce wear and tear to isolated tees. Holes #5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 each incorporate two separate hitting areas to appeal to different levels of play. Hole #9 is the course’s signature hole encompassing a beautiful water feature.

Canyon Nine Score Card (PDF)


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Golf Course Architects

architect_kiteTom Kite
Tom Kite is certainly well known in the game of golf as one of its consummate professionals with 19 PGA Tour victories, including the 1989 PLAYERS Championship and 1992 U.S. Open. Tom also played for the U.S. in seven Ryder Cups – four of them were victorious teams – and he would captain another squad in 1997. In addition to his PGA TOUR victories, Kite claimed the Vardon Trophy
(lowest scoring average) in 1981 and 1982 and is also a two-time winner of the Arnold Palmer Award (leading money winner). He led the TOUR in career earnings from Oct. 29, 1989, until Aug. 27, 1995. Since joining the Champions Tour in 2000, Kite has won seven times including a major championship. He led the Champions Tour in greens in regulation every year from 2000 to 2003.

Less well known, but rapidly changing, is his work in golf course design. Tom only takes on projects when he knows that his schedule will allow his full participation in the project. While he is highly involved in all phases of a project, he focuses on green design and course strategy.

architect_bectolRoy Bechtol
Roy Bechtol possesses over 30 years experience in Land Planning, Landscape Architecture and Golf Course Design. It is this unique combination that allows the Bechtol Russell team to truly integrate the golf course with the land plan to enhance the entire project. Roy is extremely experienced and comfortable in working in areas with critical environmental features and is well
known for environmental sensitivity. His involvement with golf course design began at the Austin Country Club with Pete Dye in the late 1970s. Since then he has worked on numerous projects with Tom Fazio, Tom Kite, and was associated with Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish & Associates for fourteen years.

In addition to his role in Bechtol Russell Golf, Roy has been the President and CEO of Planned Environments, Inc. for 30 years. Planned Environments is a full-service land planning and landscape architecture firm that has master planned over a million acres with the majority focused on golf communities.

architect_russellRandy Russell
Randy Russell brings one of the most varied experience backgrounds of anyone in the golf industry to Bechtol Russell Golf.

Beginning as an assistant golf professional at some of the major private clubs in the country such as Bel-Air and Winged Foot, he obtained a degree in Agronomy Turf Management prior to going to work with Kirby Player and Associates, Golf Course Architects in 1973.

From 1978 to 1999, as Director of Golf for the City of Austin, he was totally responsible for the entire operation of 5 golf courses, including the creation of a new golf course from its inception,
financing, personally designing the course, and providing construction management for the project. During the time with the City of Austin, he collaborated with Roy on several renovation projects that would prove to be the forerunner of Bechtol Russell Golf.