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
Longbow Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $24
Poston Butte Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $15
The Legacy Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Verrado Golf Club - Founders Course
Tee Times
Buckeye $21
Ahwatukee Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Arizona Biltmore Golf Club - Links Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $10.99
Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $19
Western Skies Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $9
Las Sendas Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $16
The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Tee Times
Maricopa $12
Coldwater Golf Club
Tee Times
Avondale $12
TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $59.5
Golf Club of Estrella
Tee Times
Goodyear $13
Club West Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Riverview Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $12
Francisco Grande Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $12
Grand Canyon University Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West
Tee Times
Sun City West $12
Wigwam Golf Club - Gold Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $15
Victory Course at Verrado Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $35
The Boulders Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Carefree $37
Foothills Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Mountain Shadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Paradise Valley $12
Golf Club at Johnson Ranch
Tee Times
Queen Creek $6
Arizona Grand Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Lookout Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Desert Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $32
Los Caballeros Golf Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $12
Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Park
Tee Times
Goodyear $9
Arizona Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $9
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Maricopa $30
Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $14
The Boulders Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Carefree $37
Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch
Tee Times
Gilbert $13
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Pine Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $15
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $20
Eagle Mountain Golf Club Fountain Hills $69 - $175
Karsten GC at ASU Tempe $26 - $149
Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $7
Papago Golf Course Phoenix $14 - $36
Continental Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $12
Springfield Golf Course
Tee Times
Chandler $10
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Mesa $12
Moon Valley Country Club Phoenix $69
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Palms Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $15
Kierland Golf Club - Acacia/Mesquite Scottsdale $69 - $179
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Palm Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Sunbird Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $14
Las Colinas Golf Club
Tee Times
Queen Creek $12
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $245
Ken McDonald Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $11
Pueblo El Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
El Mirage $8
Palo Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $6.43
Desert Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $9
Viewpoint Golf Resort Championship Course
Tee Times
Mesa $8
The Phoenician Resort - Desert/Canyon
Tee Times
Scottsdale $24
Superstition Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $12
Viewpoint Golf Resort Executive Course
Tee Times
Mesa $8
Ironwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $15
Union Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $12
Aguila Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $4.99
Granite Falls Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Surprise $12
Copper Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $15
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Cub Course
Tee Times
Chandler $12
Ocotillo Golf Resort - White/Gold
Tee Times
Chandler $21
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $12
TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $35
The Links at Queen Creek
Tee Times
San Tan Valley $12
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Falls Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $15
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Ranch Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $12
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Gold/Blue
Tee Times
Chandler $21
Wickenburg Country Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $8
Peoria Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $10
Apache Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Apache Junction $12
Rancho Manana Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $12
Greenfield Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $9.99
Robson Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Eloy $13
Great Eagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $6.22
Coronado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $7.5
Encanto Park 9-hole Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $6.45
Southern Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Arizona Biltmore Golf Club - Adobe Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $10.99
Desert Sands Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesa $10.75
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $29
Falcon Golf Club
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $9
Talking Stick Golf Club - Piipaash Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $21
Tierra Grande Country Club Casa Grande $15
Mission Royale Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $12
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Lakes Course Goodyear $23 - $46
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $4
Desert Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $12
Whirlwind Golf Club - Devil's Claw
Tee Times
Chandler $26
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Palms Course Goodyear $36 - $69
Wigwam Golf Club - Blue Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $13
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Sidewinder Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $69.99
Bellair Golf Club
Tee Times
Glendale $12
Villa De Paz Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Quintero Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $25
Adobe Dam Family Golf Center
Tee Times
Glendale $5.99
Willowcreek Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $12
The Phoenician Resort - Canyon/Oasis
Tee Times
Scottsdale $24
Sun City Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $18
Wigwam Golf Club - Red Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $13
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course
Tee Times
Chandler $12
Starfire Golf Club - Squire
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19.99
Whirlwind Golf Club - Cattail
Tee Times
Chandler $22
Corte Bella Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City West $21
Mountain Brook Golf Club
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $12
Legend Trail Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Kierland Golf Club - Ironwood/Acacia Scottsdale $69 - $179
Sun City South Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $12
West Course at Sun City Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City $11.99
Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia
Tee Times
Peoria $12
Coyote Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $12
Kokopelli Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $10
Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Palmbrook Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $12
Raven Golf Club - Phoenix Phoenix $55 - $135
Kierland Golf Club - Mesquite/Ironwood Scottsdale $69 - $179
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Peaks Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $12
Orange Tree Golf Resort
Tee Times
Scottsdale $12
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Blue/White
Tee Times
Chandler $21
Painted Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $10
Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $12
The Legend at Arrowhead
Tee Times
Glendale $12
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Lakes Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $15
Wildfire Golf Club - Faldo Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $21
Pebble Creek Resort - Eagle's Nest Golf Club
Tee Times
Goodyear $15
Granite Falls Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Surprise $12
The Phoenician Resort - Oasis/Desert
Tee Times
Scottsdale $24
Toka Sticks Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $12
Troon North Golf Club - Monument Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Stonecreek Golf Club Phoenix $115
Wildfire Golf Club - Palmer Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $21
Cobre Valle Country Club Globe $18
Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $23
Talking Stick Golf Club - O'odham Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $21
Lone Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $12
Sundance Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $12
Ambiente Course at Camelback Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $27
Silverado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $12
Arizona Traditions Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $11
Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $21
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $12
Oasis Golf Club Florence $9 - $19
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Lost Gold Course Apache Junction $120
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla Course Scottsdale $45 - $235
Encanto Golf Course Phoenix $24 - $32
Tatum Ranch Golf Club Cave Creek $80 - $90
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Prospector Course Apache Junction $120
Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course Scottsdale $165 - $255
The First Tee of Phoenix Phoenix $5
Verde River Golf & Social Club
Tee Times
Rio Verde $15
Aguila Golf Course Laveen $12 - $35
Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon Course Scottsdale $165 - $255
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro Course Scottsdale $45 - $235
Cave Creek Golf Course Phoenix $12 - $35
Augusta Ranch Golf Club Mesa $7 - $36
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