Whether you are a beginner or professional, Scottsdale is a golfer’s paradise.
With over 200 courses ranging from casual to upscale, there is a Tee Time with your name on it. This is what Golf.com has to say about courses in our area.
Heat seeking golfers have long zeroed in on the Phoenix metropolitan landscape and for good reason. Three hundred thirty days of sunshine. More than 200 courses with unique and dramatic holes set in the desert landscape. Annual PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour events. Award-winning resorts with 36 holes and public facilities among the country’s best. But it wasn’t always that way.
Valley of the Sun resident Tom Weiskopf, architect of many of the region’s best layouts, explains the area’s evolution as a golf destination.
“Thirty years ago when you thought about a vacation to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, you thought about three things: images of the Wild West mountains, cactus and horses, the Grand Canyon up north, and the good weather. Championship courses weren’t part of the package. Today we can compete against any market in the country in terms of the quality of the golf courses and golf experiences.”
He’s right. Few parts the country can match the lineup of quality courses, resorts and culinary options that you will find in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. January through early April is prime time for golf, with hotel rates and green fees at a peak. The shoulder seasons (November through December; mid-April through May) bring more available tee times and a price break. June through October brings the serious heat but also the lowest prices.
16 Courses to try in 2016 – Click on the Names to see the website for each course
Desert Forest G.C., Carefree 37207 N. MULE TRAIN ROAD (480) 488-4589
Desert Highlands Golf Club 10040 E Happy Valley Rd (480) 419-3745
Estancia Club 27998 N 99th Pl (480) 473-4400
Gold Canyon 6100 S Kings Ranch Rd (800) 827-5281
Grayhawk Golf Club 8620 E Thompson Peak Pkwy (480) 502-1800
Scottsdale National Golf Club 29001 N 122nd St (480) 443-8868
Silverleaf Club 18701 North Silverleaf Drive (480) 515-3200
Southern Dunes Golf Club 48456 AZ-238, Maricopa (480) 367-8949
Talking Stick Golf Club 9998 E Indian Bend Road (480) 860-2221
The Boulders 34631 N Tom Darlington Dr (480) 488-9009
The Mirabel Golf Club 37100 N. Mirabel Club Drive (480) 437-1500
TPC Scottsdale 17020 N Hayden Rd (480) 585-4334
Troon Country Club 25000 N Windy Walk Dr (480) 585-4310
Troon North Golf Club 10320 E Dynamite Blvd (480) 585-5300
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club 18200 E Toh Vee Cir (480) 836-9000
Whisper Rock Golf Club 32000 N Old Bridge Rd (480) 575-8700
If you are a true golf enthusiast and you are visiting – you may never want to leave! Scottsdale and the surrounding communities are a great place to live, work, play and retire. Call Platinum Realty at 480.326.6521 and let us help you relocate to this golfers paradise.
No. 5 at the Cholla Course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. ([photo by Joann Dost)