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PHOTOS: Tour The Stone Canyon Club, the stunning venue for The Match 3

The 12th hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

Phil Mickelson, Stephen Curry, Charles Barkley and Peyton Manning face off on Friday at The Stone Canyon Club for Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change.

But if you haven’t heard of The Stone Canyon Club, we’re here to fill you in. The club is in Oro Valley, Ariz., about 20 miles north of downtown Tucson and a two-hour drive from Phoenix. The Jay Morrish design opened in 2000 as a part of a private residential golf community.

“The same features that make the site so dramatic — the boulders, the saguaros, the elevation shifts — are also a massive impediment to good golf,” said Brian Curley, a GOLF Magazine Top 100 course rater who toured the site before the course was built. “When you take that all into account, as an architectural achievement, it’s pretty resounding.”

To check out a hole-by-hole tour of Stone Canyon, click through the gallery above or below.

You can watch the latest iteration of The Match beginning at 2 p.m. ET on Friday on TNT. The event begins at 3 p.m. Click here for more information about how to watch.

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The 1st hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 2nd hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 3rd hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 4th hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 5th hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 6th hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 7th hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 8th hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 9th hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 10th hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 11th hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 12th hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 13th hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 14th hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 15th hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 16th hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 17th hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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The 18th hole at The Stone Canyon Club.

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