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

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Legacy Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Whirlwind Golf Club - Cattail
Tee Times
Chandler $60
Pointe Golf Club on Lookout Mtn
Tee Times
Phoenix $62
The Boulders Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
Golf Club at Johnson Ranch
Tee Times
Queen Creek $20 - $65
Desert Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $33
Riverview Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $18.5
The Golf Club of Estrella
Tee Times
Goodyear $25
Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $46
Cave Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $13
Encanto Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Poston Butte Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $20
Ahwatukee Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $18 - $75
Verrado Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $49
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course
Tee Times
Chandler $50 - $60
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Lost Gold Course
Tee Times
Apache Junction $120
Las Sendas Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa N/A
The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Tee Times
Maricopa $25
Falcon Golf Club
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $15
Arizona Grand Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $59 - $89
Western Skies Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $54
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Prospector Course
Tee Times
Apache Junction $120
Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19
Los Caballeros Golf Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $30 - $95
Whirlwind Golf Club - Devil's Claw
Tee Times
Chandler $60 - $135
Ambiente Course at Camelback Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale N/A
Aguila Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $12
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Maricopa $54
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/Hawk
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19
Club West Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Foothills Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix N/A
Papago Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $31
The Boulders Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
Apache Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Apache Junction $15
Adobe Dam Family Golf Center
Tee Times
Glendale $9.5
Southern Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $11
Sun City South Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $18.5
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Cub Course
Tee Times
Chandler $11
Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $8
Moon Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $65 - $120
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $8
Oasis Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $9 - $19
Pueblo El Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
El Mirage $29.77 - $41.90
Springfield Golf Course
Tee Times
Chandler $25
Sunbird Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $14 - $20
Longbow Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $29
Coronado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $7
Ken McDonald Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $13
Union Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $20
Arizona Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $15
Desert Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $6
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Palms Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $20
Willowcreek Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $14.75 - $36.00
Villa De Paz Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $13.85
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Lakes Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $20
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Falls Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $20
Pebble Creek Resort - Eagle's Nest Golf Club
Tee Times
Goodyear $11 - $20
Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Park
Tee Times
Goodyear $25 - $39
Wildfire Golf Club - Palmer Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $79
Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $48
Kierland Golf Club - Ironwood/Acacia
Tee Times
Scottsdale $69
Aguila Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $8
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Lakes Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $16
Greenfield Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $14.99
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Adobe Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $45
Sun City Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $45
Las Colinas Golf Club
Tee Times
Queen Creek $15
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Ranch Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $160
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Peaks Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $59
Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia
Tee Times
Peoria $25
Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $18
Vistal Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $20
Lone Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $19
Mission Royale Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $50
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $60
TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $84
Raven Golf Club - Phoenix
Tee Times
Phoenix $55 - $135
Eagle Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $47
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Blue/White
Tee Times
Chandler $30
Palmbrook Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $15
Kierland Golf Club - Acacia/Mesquite
Tee Times
Scottsdale $69
Kierland Golf Club - Mesquite/Ironwood
Tee Times
Scottsdale $69
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Mesa N/A
Bellair Golf Club
Tee Times
Glendale $18
Great Eagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $9.48
Maryvale Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $13
Francisco Grande Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $15
Talking Stick Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $70
Legend Trail Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $49
Corte Bella Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City West $85
Wigwam Golf Club - Patriot Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $29
Granite Falls Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Surprise $15 - $90
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Palms Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $20
Arizona Traditions Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $9.49
Tatum Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $30
Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West
Tee Times
Sun City West $29 - $39
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $10
Granite Falls Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Surprise $15 - $90
Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch
Tee Times
Gilbert $20
Desert Sands Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesa $21 - $34
Orange Tree Golf Resort
Tee Times
Scottsdale $37
Troon North Golf Club - Monument Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $115
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Gold/Blue
Tee Times
Chandler $30
Peoria Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $13.81
The Phoenician Resort - Oasis/Desert
Tee Times
Scottsdale $36
Kokopelli Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $15
The Phoenician Resort - Desert/Canyon
Tee Times
Scottsdale $36
Coldwater Golf Club
Tee Times
Avondale $55
Continental Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $9.99
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Palm Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Wigwam Golf Club - Gold Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $30 - $40
Robson Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Eloy $50
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Sidewinder Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $55 - $95
The Links at Queen Creek
Tee Times
Queen Creek $45
TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $63 - $299
Wildfire Golf Club - Faldo Course
Tee Times
Phoenix N/A
Karsten GC at ASU
Tee Times
Tempe $71
Stonecreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $115
Wigwam Golf Club - Heritage Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $30 - $40
Quintero Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $125
Toka Sticks Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $19
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Links Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $45
Talking Stick Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $60 - $175
Encanto Park 9-hole Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $10
The Legend at Arrowhead
Tee Times
Glendale $15
Painted Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $16
Silverado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $34
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19
Tegavah Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Verde $110
Mountain Shadows Resort and Golf Club
Tee Times
Paradise Valley $20
Lakes At Ahwatukee
Tee Times
Phoenix N/A
Superstition Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $20
Copper Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $22
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $65
The Phoenician Resort - Canyon/Oasis
Tee Times
Scottsdale $36
Viewpoint Golf Resort Championship Course
Tee Times
Mesa $15 - $56
Rancho Manana Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $36
Ocotillo Golf Resort - White/Gold
Tee Times
Chandler $30
Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $99 - $245
Sundance Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $24 - $69
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Pine Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $35 - $126
Palo Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $10
Coyote Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $18
Ironwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $40
Augusta Ranch Golf Club Mesa $7 - $36
Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course Scottsdale $110 - $190
Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon Course Scottsdale $125
Desert Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $18
Sun City Lakes West Sun City $52
San Miguel Golf Club Eloy $40 - $50
Viewpoint Golf Resort Executive Course Mesa $14 - $22
Mountain Brook Golf Club Gold Canyon $52 - $79
Riverview Golf Course Mesa $15 - $17
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
The First Tee of Phoenix Phoenix $5
Tierra Grande Country Club Casa Grande $15 - $19
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