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
Verrado Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $24
Ambiente Course at Camelback Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $55
Encanto Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $18
Aguila Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $17
Cave Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $22
Club West Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Poston Butte Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $22
Legacy Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Desert Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $32
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/Hawk
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Maricopa $38
The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Tee Times
Maricopa $15
Los Caballeros Golf Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $19
Western Skies Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $15
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Ahwatukee Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Talking Stick Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $60 - $175
Coldwater Golf Club
Tee Times
Avondale $17
Falcon Golf Club
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $18
Lookout Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $29
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $14
Riverview Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $14.75 - $36.00
Whirlwind Golf Club - Devil's Claw
Tee Times
Chandler $34
Las Sendas Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $19
Foothills Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $10
The Boulders Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
The Boulders Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
Karsten GC at ASU
Tee Times
Tempe $19
The Golf Club of Estrella
Tee Times
Goodyear $20
Arizona Grand Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $59 - $89
Papago Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $30
Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $30
Whirlwind Golf Club - Cattail
Tee Times
Chandler $29
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course
Tee Times
Chandler $11
Pebble Creek Resort - Eagle's Nest Golf Club
Tee Times
Goodyear $17
Ken McDonald Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $12
Moon Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $55
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Falls Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Coronado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $7.99
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Lakes Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Viewpoint Golf Resort Championship Course
Tee Times
Mesa $12
Sundance Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $15
Sun City South Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $15
Arizona Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $14.99
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Palms Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Desert Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $7
Oasis Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $17
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Cub Course
Tee Times
Chandler $7
Willowcreek Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $15
Sunbird Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $17
Springfield Golf Course
Tee Times
Chandler $20
Southern Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Las Colinas Golf Club
Tee Times
Queen Creek $17
Desert Sands Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesa $15
Wickenburg Country Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $15
Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $7
Greenfield Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $14.99
Pueblo El Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
El Mirage $19
Villa De Paz Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Union Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $20
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $12
Apache Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Apache Junction $15
Robson Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Eloy $30 - $50
Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Park
Tee Times
Goodyear $10
Sun City Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $18
Golf Club at Johnson Ranch
Tee Times
Queen Creek $17
Copper Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $29
Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia
Tee Times
Peoria $20
Coyote Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $17
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Links Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $40
Superstition Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $19
Peoria Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $17
Legend Trail Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $29
Kierland Golf Club - Acacia/Mesquite
Tee Times
Scottsdale $54
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Pine Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Great Eagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $9
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $79 - $185
Troon North Golf Club - Monument Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $49
Kierland Golf Club - Mesquite/Ironwood
Tee Times
Scottsdale $54
Orange Tree Golf Resort
Tee Times
Scottsdale $15
Ironwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $40
Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $75
Mission Royale Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $15
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Palms Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $21
Wigwam Golf Club - Gold Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $25
Rancho Manana Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $24
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Peaks Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $19
Silverado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19.5
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $29
Longbow Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $20
Bellair Golf Club
Tee Times
Glendale $15
TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $80.5
The Phoenician Resort - Oasis/Desert
Tee Times
Scottsdale $35
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $32
The Links at Queen Creek
Tee Times
Queen Creek $15
Corte Bella Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City West $25
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Palm Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Vistal Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $17
Tegavah Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Verde $22
Toka Sticks Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $15
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Adobe Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $40
Maryvale Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $16 - $43
Viewpoint Golf Resort Executive Course
Tee Times
Mesa $8
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Blue/White
Tee Times
Chandler $25
TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
Francisco Grande Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $12
Painted Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $10
Lone Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $20
Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $18 - $93
The Legend at Arrowhead
Tee Times
Glendale $15
Wildfire Golf Club - Faldo Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $19
Encanto Park 9-hole Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $9
Continental Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $12
Eagle Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $24
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Ranch Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $29
The Phoenician Resort - Canyon/Oasis
Tee Times
Scottsdale $35
Wigwam Golf Club - Patriot Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $25
Palmbrook Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $20
Arizona Traditions Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $10
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Mesa $34
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Lakes Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $14
Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $35 - $125
Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch
Tee Times
Gilbert $24
Tatum Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $80 - $90
Palo Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $9
Quintero Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $45
Stonecreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $18
Mountain Shadows Resort and Golf Club
Tee Times
Paradise Valley $185
Wildfire Golf Club - Palmer Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $19
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Gold/Blue
Tee Times
Chandler $25
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $10
Ocotillo Golf Resort - White/Gold
Tee Times
Chandler $25
Kokopelli Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $15
Granite Falls Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Surprise $17
Aguila Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $4.99
Raven Golf Club - Phoenix
Tee Times
Phoenix $29
Talking Stick Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Kierland Golf Club - Ironwood/Acacia
Tee Times
Scottsdale $54
Granite Falls Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Surprise $17
Wickenburg Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Wickenburg $40 - $95
The Phoenician Resort - Desert/Canyon
Tee Times
Scottsdale $35
Wigwam Golf Club - Heritage Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $30 - $40
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Prospector Course Apache Junction $120
San Miguel Golf Club Eloy $40 - $50
Sun City Lakes West Sun City $14.75 - $36.00
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
Tierra Grande Country Club Casa Grande $15 - $19
Augusta Ranch Golf Club Mesa $7 - $36
Adobe Dam Family Golf Center Glendale $9.50 - $14.00
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Sidewinder Course Gold Canyon $55 - $95
Mountain Brook Golf Club Gold Canyon $52 - $79
Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course Scottsdale $110 - $190
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Lost Gold Course Apache Junction $120
The First Tee of Phoenix Phoenix $5
Riverview Golf Course Mesa $15 - $17
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
Desert Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $15 - $90
Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon Course Scottsdale $125
Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West Sun City West $29 - $39
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