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
Ambiente Course at Camelback Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $69
Golf Club at Johnson Ranch
Tee Times
Queen Creek $30
Cave Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $13.85
Western Skies Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $22
Arizona Grand Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $59 - $89
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course
Tee Times
Chandler $28
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Ahwatukee Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $17
Encanto Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $16
Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Maricopa $84
Pointe Golf Club on Lookout Mtn
Tee Times
Phoenix $34
Poston Butte Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $39.99
Desert Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $42
Las Sendas Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $54
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Prospector Course
Tee Times
Apache Junction $120
Papago Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $55
Falcon Golf Club
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $18
The Boulders Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
Verrado Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $55
The Boulders Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $55
Legacy Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $35
The Golf Club of Estrella
Tee Times
Goodyear $55
Riverview Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $14.75 - $36.00
Los Caballeros Golf Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $25
Club West Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Tee Times
Maricopa $20
Whirlwind Golf Club - Devil's Claw
Tee Times
Chandler $64
Whirlwind Golf Club - Cattail
Tee Times
Chandler $64
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $25
Aguila Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $18.47
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/Hawk
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Foothills Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $18
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Lost Gold Course
Tee Times
Apache Junction $120
Ken McDonald Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $30
Arizona Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $19.99
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Falls Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $7
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Lakes Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Longbow Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $30
Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Park
Tee Times
Goodyear $12
Pebble Creek Resort - Eagle's Nest Golf Club
Tee Times
Goodyear $35
Union Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $25
Oasis Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $25
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Palms Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Willowcreek Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $21.75
Pueblo El Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
El Mirage $27
Coronado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $11.5
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Cub Course
Tee Times
Chandler $18
Apache Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Apache Junction $25
Sun City South Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $21.75
Southern Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Moon Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $69
Springfield Golf Course
Tee Times
Chandler $30
Sunbird Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $29
Desert Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $7
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $12
Villa De Paz Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $13.85
The Phoenician Resort - Oasis/Desert
Tee Times
Scottsdale $45
Desert Sands Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesa $20.5
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Mesa $49.99
Lone Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $26
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $79 - $185
Las Colinas Golf Club
Tee Times
Queen Creek $25
Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $60
Raven Golf Club - Phoenix
Tee Times
Phoenix $35
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Links Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $57
Vistal Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Greenfield Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $22.09
The Phoenician Resort - Canyon/Oasis
Tee Times
Scottsdale $45
Wigwam Golf Club - Gold Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $32
Mountain Shadows Resort and Golf Club
Tee Times
Paradise Valley $20
Eagle Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $85
Granite Falls Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Surprise $15 - $90
TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $68
Tegavah Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Verde $60
Arizona Traditions Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $15
Talking Stick Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $60
Granite Falls Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Surprise $15 - $90
Karsten GC at ASU
Tee Times
Tempe $54
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $41
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Palm Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Viewpoint Golf Resort Championship Course
Tee Times
Mesa $25
Tatum Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $80 - $90
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Pine Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Bellair Golf Club
Tee Times
Glendale $22
Silverado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25.5
Peoria Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $22.98
Palmbrook Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $29
Aguila Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $8
The Legend at Arrowhead
Tee Times
Glendale $15
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Lakes Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $24
Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $18 - $93
Painted Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $18
Maryvale Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $20
Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $95
Copper Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $47
Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West
Tee Times
Sun City West $29 - $39
Corte Bella Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City West $59
Toka Sticks Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $19
The Links at Queen Creek
Tee Times
Queen Creek $20
Coyote Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $20
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Ranch Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $45
Wildfire Golf Club - Faldo Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $79
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Gold/Blue
Tee Times
Chandler $29
Continental Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $16
Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch
Tee Times
Gilbert $25
Kierland Golf Club - Ironwood/Acacia
Tee Times
Scottsdale $99
Wildfire Golf Club - Palmer Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $79
Orange Tree Golf Resort
Tee Times
Scottsdale $26.95
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Adobe Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $57
Troon North Golf Club - Monument Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $95
Kierland Golf Club - Acacia/Mesquite
Tee Times
Scottsdale $99
Talking Stick Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $60
Palo Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $10
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $10
Ironwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $40
Wigwam Golf Club - Heritage Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $30 - $40
Robson Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Eloy $46
Kokopelli Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $16
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Peaks Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $45
Sun City Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $32
Superstition Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $20
Encanto Park 9-hole Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Sundance Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $15
Stonecreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Francisco Grande Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $19
Legend Trail Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
Great Eagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $9
TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $140
Wigwam Golf Club - Patriot Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $32
Mission Royale Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $22
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Blue/White
Tee Times
Chandler $29
Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia
Tee Times
Peoria $49
Kierland Golf Club - Mesquite/Ironwood
Tee Times
Scottsdale $99
Coldwater Golf Club
Tee Times
Avondale $15
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $59
The Phoenician Resort - Desert/Canyon
Tee Times
Scottsdale $45
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Palms Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $25
Rancho Manana Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $36
Ocotillo Golf Resort - White/Gold
Tee Times
Chandler $29
Quintero Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $79
Viewpoint Golf Resort Executive Course Mesa $14 - $22
Tierra Grande Country Club Casa Grande $15 - $19
San Miguel Golf Club Eloy $40 - $50
Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course Scottsdale $110 - $190
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Sidewinder Course Gold Canyon $55 - $95
Adobe Dam Family Golf Center Glendale $9.50 - $14.00
Riverview Golf Course Mesa $15 - $17
The First Tee of Phoenix Phoenix $5
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
Augusta Ranch Golf Club Mesa $7 - $36
Sun City Lakes West Sun City $14.75 - $36.00
Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon Course Scottsdale $125
Desert Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $15 - $90
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
Mountain Brook Golf Club Gold Canyon $52 - $79
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