About Seven Canyons
In 1956, Jack Snyder had a vision. He found a 200-acre parcel in the wilderness and visualized a master-planned real estate development centered around a golf course. Many years and many hurdles later, Seven Canyons was born in the heart of the red rocks, and Jack’s dream was finally realized.
Our current ownership is completing the last phase of this legacy. The final two communities, The Retreat and The Enclave, bring a modern sophistication to the diverse line of development phases. With over fifty percent sold, these residential properties are your opportunity to join the Seven Canyons family.
Our Early Days
By 1961, the first playable golf course was opened, completing the first phase of Jack’s vision. Back in those days, dirt roads across red sandstone shadowed your drive to the magnificent site. It was not for the light-hearted. Due to the slow economic development of Sedona at the time, the course was closed a few years later.
Reimagined in 2000, John Lang and Dave Caven teamed up on the next wave of development. The original proposal was a luxury fractional residential community. The vision was brought to a new level of distinction.
Yet, unresolved was fitting 18 holes and a real estate development in a box canyon. Fortunately, PGA golf legend Tom Weiskopf was instantly struck with inspiration. In a matter of days, Weiskopf toured the land on horseback with a notepad. Within two weeks, the master plan for the Seven Canyons golf course was realized.
“The sheer beauty of Seven Canyons Golf Club is arresting. I consider it irreplaceable real estate.”~ Tom Weiskopf
In April 2003, Seven Canyons was officially opened with great success. Significant membership and ownership interest followed Caven’s pomp and flair. In 2004, the practice park was added to bring players more breathtaking views for inspiration.
In 2007, construction was completed on the Villas at Seven Canyons, 30 luxury homes with fractional ownership opportunities offering 2,600-square-feet of elevated living. This old-world refuge quickly sold out, but with limited resale opportunities, you can still get a slice of heaven.
Seven Canyons Revival
In 2013, a savvy and successful fund of investors recognized Seven Canyons’ potential and acquired it. The new ownership partnered with the Enchantment Group to elevate Seven Canyons to its original glory. Enchantment Group’s expertise in luxury destination resorts helped maintain Seven Canyons’ longstanding sophistication. This ongoing partnership offers reciprocal benefits to resort guests and club members alike, allowing various uses and special offers at these exclusive properties.
The infusion of capital focused on expanding property development. The Clubhouse, a central hub for amenities and social gatherings, opened in April 2015. Designed by Douglas Fredrickson Architects, the 23,000-square-foot Clubhouse includes The Clubhouse Restaurant & Bar, Mana Fitness Center, golf shop, locker rooms, and event space.
Ownership also partnered with Dorn Homes, a leading development and construction company, and cutting-edge PHX Architects to help realize the final wave of development. For the last five years, every detail of these modern and transitional homes was
carefully considered. These award-winning show stoppers will take your breath away. Many of these homes have already sold, and Dorn is working hard to bring the final wave of move-in ready homes to you soon.
In October 2017, ownership turned to the top global golf management company, Troon, to elevate the club and course to new
heights of luxury and service. The Troon Privé designation, and the benefits that it offers our membership, greatly enhance the Seven
Canyons lifestyle of distinction. The success of this relationship led to Troon’s appointment to fully manage all aspects of golf and
club. Although their accomplishments are already evident, we look forward to sharing their achievements with you in the future.
It’s time for you to join the legacy!
“We are thrilled to now be fully engaged in a more comprehensive fashion. By bringing private club operational efficiencies and proven best practices to the club, we look forward to further enhancing Seven Canyon’s position as the premier club experience in Sedona.”
~ Rob DeMore, President, Troon Privé