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
Aguila Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $12
Arizona Grand Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $23
Falcon Golf Club
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $15
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Poston Butte Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $19.99
Papago Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $31
The Boulders Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
Los Caballeros Golf Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $15
Ahwatukee Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Prospector Course
Tee Times
Apache Junction $120
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $18 - $75
Ambiente Course at Camelback Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $30
Riverview Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $14.75 - $36.00
The Golf Club of Estrella
Tee Times
Goodyear $20
Encanto Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course
Tee Times
Chandler $17
Golf Club at Johnson Ranch
Tee Times
Queen Creek $20
Las Sendas Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $25
Legacy Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Cave Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $13
Verrado Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $15
Desert Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $29
Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Maricopa $34
Pointe Golf Club on Lookout Mtn
Tee Times
Phoenix $31
Western Skies Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $10
The Boulders Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Lost Gold Course
Tee Times
Apache Junction $120
Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $26
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/Hawk
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Tee Times
Maricopa $15
Whirlwind Golf Club - Cattail
Tee Times
Chandler $35
Foothills Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Club West Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Whirlwind Golf Club - Devil's Claw
Tee Times
Chandler $35
Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Park
Tee Times
Goodyear $10
Union Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $20
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Lakes Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $20
Apache Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Apache Junction $15
Pebble Creek Resort - Eagle's Nest Golf Club
Tee Times
Goodyear $20
Arizona Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $15
Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $8
Ken McDonald Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $13
Southern Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $11
Springfield Golf Course
Tee Times
Chandler $15
Coronado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $7
Longbow Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $20
Willowcreek Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $18.75
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $8
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Falls Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $20
Villa De Paz Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $13.85
Sun City South Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $18.5
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Cub Course
Tee Times
Chandler $11
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Palms Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $20
Moon Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $39
Oasis Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $10
Adobe Dam Family Golf Center
Tee Times
Glendale $9.5
Sunbird Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $16
Pueblo El Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
El Mirage $12.95
Desert Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $6
Lakes At Ahwatukee
Tee Times
Phoenix N/A
Robson Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Eloy $15
TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
Kierland Golf Club - Mesquite/Ironwood
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
Kierland Golf Club - Ironwood/Acacia
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
The Phoenician Resort - Desert/Canyon
Tee Times
Scottsdale $45
Wildfire Golf Club - Palmer Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $29
Kierland Golf Club - Acacia/Mesquite
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
Tegavah Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Verde $30
Silverado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19.5
Encanto Park 9-hole Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $10
Mission Royale Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $14
Legend Trail Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Francisco Grande Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $2
Toka Sticks Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $19
Troon North Golf Club - Monument Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
Arizona Traditions Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $9.49
Kokopelli Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $10
Granite Falls Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Surprise $18
Corte Bella Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City West $25
Coldwater Golf Club
Tee Times
Avondale $10
Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
Coyote Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $13
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Links Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $45
Talking Stick Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $40
TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $63 - $299
Orange Tree Golf Resort
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19.95
Rancho Manana Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $28
Karsten GC at ASU
Tee Times
Tempe $21
Bellair Golf Club
Tee Times
Glendale $18
Greenfield Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $15.99
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Pine Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Gold/Blue
Tee Times
Chandler $25
The Legend at Arrowhead
Tee Times
Glendale $15
Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West
Tee Times
Sun City West $29 - $39
Wigwam Golf Club - Heritage Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $30 - $40
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Adobe Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $30
The Phoenician Resort - Oasis/Desert
Tee Times
Scottsdale $45
Maryvale Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $18
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Palm Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Peoria Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $13.81
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $40
Wildfire Golf Club - Faldo Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $29
Mountain Shadows Resort and Golf Club
Tee Times
Paradise Valley $12.5
Viewpoint Golf Resort Championship Course
Tee Times
Mesa $12
Ocotillo Golf Resort - White/Gold
Tee Times
Chandler $25
Palmbrook Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $15
Wigwam Golf Club - Gold Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $20
Copper Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $22
Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch
Tee Times
Gilbert $20
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Peaks Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $29
Painted Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $17
Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $31
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Mesa $29
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Lakes Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $14
Granite Falls Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Surprise $18
Las Colinas Golf Club
Tee Times
Queen Creek $18
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Talking Stick Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $40
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Blue/White
Tee Times
Chandler $25
Vistal Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $13.85
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Sidewinder Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $27
Great Eagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $9.48
Superstition Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $18
Stonecreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $19.99
The Links at Queen Creek
Tee Times
Queen Creek $45
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $100 - $150
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Palms Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $16
Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia
Tee Times
Peoria $20
Desert Sands Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesa $13
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $10
Quintero Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $59
Ironwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $40
Sundance Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $9
Eagle Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $32
The Phoenician Resort - Canyon/Oasis
Tee Times
Scottsdale $45
Raven Golf Club - Phoenix
Tee Times
Phoenix $20
Lone Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $19
Aguila Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $8
Sun City Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $18
Wigwam Golf Club - Patriot Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $20
Palo Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $10
Tatum Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $30
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Ranch Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $29
Continental Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $9.99
The First Tee of Phoenix Phoenix $5
Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon Course Scottsdale $125
Tierra Grande Country Club Casa Grande $15 - $19
Riverview Golf Course Mesa $15 - $17
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
Desert Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $18
Sun City Lakes West Sun City $52
Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course Scottsdale $110 - $190
Viewpoint Golf Resort Executive Course Mesa $14 - $22
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
Augusta Ranch Golf Club Mesa $7 - $36
Mountain Brook Golf Club Gold Canyon $52 - $79
San Miguel Golf Club Eloy $40 - $50
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