Capital Canyon Club in Prescott just may be the luckiest golf course in Arizona. From April 11th through the beginning of July there were an incredible 14 holes-in-one at Capital Canyon by 14 different members. According to the National Hole-In-One Registry, the probability of a golfer making a hole-in-one is roughly 12,000 to 1. With approximately 5,500 rounds played on the par 71, 6,622 yard course from April through July, Capital Canyon members were averaging an ace every 393 rounds. Unbelievable, right?
Recently, Cameron Cox a sports reporter with 12News in Phoenix, visited the club to investigate the hole-in-one craziness (see video above). He gathered some of the ace-making members and headed out to the 140-yard, par-3 sixth hole to see if luck could strike again – only this time on camera. Five members took unsuccessful swings, before member Gary Hicks stepped to the tee and made ANOTHER ACE on camera! If you’re scoring at home, that’s 15 holes-in-one since April and Hicks’ second ace since April 30th.
“I don’t know if it’s the spirit here or it’s the water or the camaraderie or the people here or it’s just God looking over us,” said member David Barreira.
Capital Canyon Club Ace Facts:
- Four on hole 3 – 150 yard par 3
- One on hole 4 – 360 yard par 4 – played as a par 3 during “Masters Par 3 Tournament”
- Six on hole 6 – 151 yard par 3 – including Gary Hicks’ ace caught on camera
- One on hole 11 – 150 yard par 3
- One on hole 16 – 144 yard par 3
- One on hole 17 – 170 yard par 3
- All of the holes-in-one have been made by members of the club.
- Two aces were made on April 11th with four total aces made in the month April, three were made in May and six made in June.
For some historical context, the ace count over the last four years:
- 2016: 6 holes-in-one
- 2017: 11 holes-in-one
- 2018: 11 holes-in-one
- 2019: 11 holes-in-one (Member Mark Batchelor had three)