North Course at Boulders Resort in Scottsdale offers scenic desert views and a target-style challenge
CAREFREE, Ariz. -- Located just north of downtown Scottsdale, the Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa is home to one of the Valley of the Sun's most luxurious golf and features two 18-hole championship golf courses: Boulders North and Boulders South.
Both designed by Jay Morrish and rated fairly similar by most magazines, the North Course at Boulders Resort plays 6,811 yards from the championship tees, while there are four other sets playing as close as 4,900 yards. Built in the 1980s, the golf course plays a little tighter and shorter compared to some of its well-known neighbors such as Troon North and Grayhawk Golf Club. That said, the North still possesses a good amount of difficulty with a target-style design that requires strategic placement off the tee and approach shots into well protected, bentgrass greens.
While the North offers plenty of boulder and desert scenery, the South is considered the more scenic of the two, playing closer to some of the formations, including the famous, balancing "Rosie's Rock."
Both golf courses at Boulders Resort maintain a very high level of conditioning and have some of the area's best service. The resort is also home to one of Scottsdale's top practice facilities and golf academies, run by Director of Instruction Donald Crawley, a "Top 100 Teaching Professional" according to Golf Digest.
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