Destination Guide

Destination: Phoenix/Scottsdale

The Valley of the Sun -- made up of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and a slew of other rapidly growing cities -- is the golf capital of the American Southwest. With close to 200 golf courses, the Valley can make a legitimate claim to being the most golf-rich region in the United States. Each year millions of golfers from sun-starved winter climates make their way to this sun-splashed golfing pantheon to test their mettle on desert courses that yield more lost balls than birdies.

Scottsdale is at the epicenter of the Valley's golf map, and traveling golfers will be delighted to find one of the most impressive arrays of high-end daily-fee and resort golf courses in the world. Troon North, Grayhawk, Wildfire, Kierland and the Boulders provide championship golf and luxury accommodations, while properties such as We-Ko-Pa, Sun Ridge Canyon and Eagle Mountain stand alone as must-play courses.

To the south and west, Phoenix is home to some of Arizona's most venerable, traditional golf resorts, including the Camelback Inn and the Arizona Biltmore. Golfers on a budget will also find a solid (and surprisingly challenging) lineup of municipal tracks. Aguila Golf Course in south Phoenix is designed by renowned Arizona architect Gary Panks, and Superstition Springs Golf Club in Mesa is popular with the locals.

The West Valley, including the cities of Glendale, Peoria and Goodyear, is home to an admirable collection of quality golf courses that don't receive nearly the press as their eastern cousins. Notable designers include Jack Nicklaus II (Estrella Mountain Ranch), Hale Irwin (Palm Valley) and Robert Trent Jones Sr. (Wigwam Resort) and Jr. (Dove Valley Ranch). Golfers still can find a round for under $50 in the West Valley, even in the peak winter season.

The East Valley also serves up some quality golf on the cheap, albeit slightly more publicized. In terms of population, the city of Mesa has quietly crept up to the 43rd largest city in America at 400,000 strong, and Chandler isn't far behind. Facilities such as Ocotillo, Las Sendas and Gold Canyon have put upscale golf on the East Valley map to stay.

Scottsdale, Phoenix, East Valley and West -- whatever your druthers, an amazing golf adventure awaits. A little suntan lotion, a good golf cap and an appreciation for incredible golf course architecture are all you need to have a memorable golf vacation it out in the desert.

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Destination: Phoenix

In Phoenix, golfers can play fantastic golf courses and without having to shell out nearly as much money as they would to play one of north Scottsdale's finest. In fact, rates at some of Phoenix's best courses can be had for as low as $50 in the winter and $20 in the hot summer months. Top plays include Raven Golf Club, The Phoenician, the Adobe Course at the Arizona Biltmore, and the Arizona Grand.
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Courses

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TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course
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Scottsdale $170
Ahwatukee Country Club
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Phoenix $18.75
Victory Course at Verrado Golf Club
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Buckeye $40
Golf Club at Johnson Ranch
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Queen Creek $24
Arizona Grand Golf Course
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Phoenix $39
Las Sendas Golf Club
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Mesa $24
Starfire Golf Club - Squire
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Scottsdale $24.99
Aguila Golf Course
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Laveen $31
Foothills Golf Club
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Phoenix $24
Lookout Mountain Golf Club
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Phoenix $57
Legacy Golf Club
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Phoenix $29
Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch
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Gilbert $29.99
Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Park
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Goodyear $15
Desert Canyon Golf Club
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Fountain Hills $41
Golf Club of Estrella
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Goodyear $16
Verrado Golf Club - Founders Course
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Buckeye $63
Club West Golf Club
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Phoenix $22
Riverview Golf Course
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Sun City $22
Coldwater Golf Club
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Avondale $17
Arizona Golf Resort
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Mesa $20
Francisco Grande Resort & Golf Club
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Casa Grande $18
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Tempe $17
The Boulders Golf Club - North Course
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Carefree $169
The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
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Maricopa $20
Poston Butte Golf Club
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Florence $49
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
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Maricopa $59
Ken McDonald Golf Course
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Tempe $26
Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King
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Scottsdale $29.99
The Boulders Golf Club - South Course
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Carefree $169
Western Skies Golf Club
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Gilbert $20
Cave Creek Golf Course
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Phoenix $21.18
Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West
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Sun City West $17
Los Caballeros Golf Club
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Wickenburg $25.65
Encanto Park Golf Course
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Phoenix $19.34
Kierland Golf Club - Mesquite/Ironwood Scottsdale $69 - $179
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Palm Course
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Scottsdale $35
Copper Canyon Golf Club
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Buckeye $47
Aguila Par-3 Golf Course
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Laveen $4.99
Bellair Golf Club
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Glendale $18
Ironwood Golf Club
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Chandler $36
Springfield Golf Course
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Chandler $15
Rancho Manana Golf Club
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Cave Creek $36
Corte Bella Golf Club
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Sun City West $60
Legend Trail Golf Club
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Scottsdale $45
Viewpoint Golf Resort Executive Course
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Mesa $10
Papago Golf Course Phoenix $14 - $36
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Ranch Course
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Rio Verde $49
Wildfire Golf Club - Faldo Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $85
Kierland Golf Club - Acacia/Mesquite Scottsdale $69 - $179
The Phoenician Resort - Canyon/Oasis
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Scottsdale $68
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
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Mesa $39
Sun City Country Club
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Sun City $35
Wigwam Golf Club - Patriot Course
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Litchfield Park $35
Ocotillo Golf Resort - White/Gold
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Chandler $35
Whirlwind Golf Club - Devil's Claw
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Chandler $88
Palo Verde Golf Course
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Phoenix $8.29
Longbow Golf Club
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Mesa $44
Wildfire Golf Club - Palmer Course
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Phoenix $65
Verde River Golf & Social Club
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Rio Verde $75
Raven Golf Club - Phoenix Phoenix $55 - $135
Apache Creek Golf Club
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Apache Junction $21
The Phoenician Resort - Oasis/Desert
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Scottsdale $68
Lone Tree Golf Club
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Chandler $15
Eagle Mountain Golf Club Fountain Hills $69 - $175
The Legend at Arrowhead
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Glendale $19
Falcon Golf Club
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Litchfield Park $15
TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course
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Scottsdale $79
Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Course
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Scottsdale $103
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Blue/White
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Chandler $35
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course
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Chandler $25
The Short Course at Mountain Shadows
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Paradise Valley $27
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
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Chandler $26
Coyote Lakes Golf Club
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Surprise $19
Great Eagle Golf Club
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Surprise $6.22
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Course
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Gold Canyon $245
Wigwam Golf Club - Heritage Course
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Litchfield Park $28
Troon North Golf Club - Monument Course
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Scottsdale $103
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Falls Nine
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Goodyear $35
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Gold/Blue
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Chandler $35
Silverado Golf Course
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Scottsdale $29.5
Karsten GC at ASU Tempe $26 - $149
Mountain Brook Golf Club
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Gold Canyon $33
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Adobe Course
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Phoenix $35
Viewpoint Golf Resort Championship Course
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Mesa $25
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
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Scottsdale $29.5
Adobe Dam Family Golf Center
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Glendale $5.99
Pebble Creek Resort - Eagle's Nest Golf Club
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Goodyear $35
Painted Mountain Golf Resort
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Mesa $16
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Pine Course
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Scottsdale $35
Pueblo El Mirage Golf Course
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El Mirage $18
Desert Springs Golf Club
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Surprise $49
Kokopelli Golf Club
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Gilbert $20
Granite Falls Golf Club - North Course
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Surprise $49
Talking Stick Golf Club - Piipaash Course
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Scottsdale $49
Peoria Pines Golf Club
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Peoria $15
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Links Course
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Phoenix $25
Palmbrook Country Club
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Sun City $22
Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
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Scottsdale $49
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
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Fountain Hills $72
Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia
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Peoria $35
Desert Mirage Golf Course
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Glendale $11
Willowcreek Golf Course
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Sun City $25.75
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Lakes Nine
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Goodyear $35
West Course at Sun City Lakes Golf Club
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Sun City $25.75
Mission Royale Golf Club
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Casa Grande $17.5
Las Colinas Golf Club
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Queen Creek $20
Robson Ranch Golf Club
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Eloy $21
Southern Ridge Golf Club
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Phoenix $19
Desert Sands Golf Course
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Mesa $14.25
Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club
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Cave Creek $30
Coronado Golf Course
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Scottsdale $7.99
Continental Golf Club
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Scottsdale $15
Superstition Springs Golf Club
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Mesa $25
Wickenburg Country Club
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Wickenburg $26
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Lakes Course Goodyear $23 - $46
Quintero Golf Club
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Peoria $102
Kierland Golf Club - Ironwood/Acacia Scottsdale $69 - $179
Moon Valley Country Club Phoenix $65 - $120
Ambiente Course at Camelback Golf Club
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Scottsdale $75
Union Hills Country Club
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Sun City $25
The Phoenician Resort - Desert/Canyon
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Scottsdale $68
Villa De Paz Golf Course
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Phoenix $12
Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club
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Wickenburg $58
Orange Tree Golf Resort
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Scottsdale $25
Stonecreek Golf Club Phoenix $115
Cobre Valle Country Club Globe $18
Greenfield Lakes Golf Club
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Gilbert $12
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Peaks Course
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Rio Verde $49
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Cub Course
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Chandler $27
Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course
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Glendale $10
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Palms Course Goodyear $36 - $69
The Links at Queen Creek
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San Tan Valley $20
Toka Sticks Golf Club
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Mesa $21
Wigwam Golf Club - Gold Course
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Litchfield Park $29
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Palms Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $35
Whirlwind Golf Club - Cattail
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Chandler $90
Arizona Traditions Golf Club
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Surprise $16
Talking Stick Golf Club - O'odham Course
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Scottsdale $49
Encanto Park 9-hole Golf Course
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Phoenix $8.29
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Sidewinder Course
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Gold Canyon $69.99
Tierra Grande Country Club Casa Grande $15
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
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Scottsdale $62
Sun City South Golf Course
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Sun City $22
Sundance Golf Club
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Buckeye $22
Cimarron Golf Club
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Surprise $49
Granite Falls Golf Club - South Course
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Surprise $49
The First Tee of Phoenix Phoenix $5
Grand Canyon University Golf Course
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Phoenix $15
Oasis Golf Club Florence $9 - $19
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Prospector Course Apache Junction $120
Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course Scottsdale $165 - $255
Sunbird Golf Resort Chandler $14 - $20
Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon Course Scottsdale $165 - $255
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro Course Scottsdale $45 - $235
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Lost Gold Course Apache Junction $120
Tatum Ranch Golf Club Cave Creek $80 - $90
Augusta Ranch Golf Club Mesa $7 - $36
San Miguel Golf Club Eloy $40 - $50
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla Course Scottsdale $45 - $235
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