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
Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $21
The Boulders Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/Hawk
Tee Times
Scottsdale $15
The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Tee Times
Maricopa $15
Whirlwind Golf Club - Cattail
Tee Times
Chandler $29
Western Skies Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $9
Los Caballeros Golf Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $30 - $95
Falcon Golf Club
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $40
Desert Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $25
Karsten GC at ASU
Tee Times
Tempe $15
Legacy Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $20
Riverview Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $14.75 - $36.00
Las Sendas Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $21
Cave Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $11
Foothills Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $11
Talking Stick Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $60 - $175
Aguila Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $14.77
Arizona Grand Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $59 - $89
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $14
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Maricopa $30
Encanto Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $18
Silverado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19.5
Ahwatukee Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $11
The Golf Club of Estrella
Tee Times
Goodyear $20
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $15
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course
Tee Times
Chandler $15
Club West Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $14
Poston Butte Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $22.5
Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $15
Lookout Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $22
Ambiente Course at Camelback Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $24
TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $52.50 - $95.00
The Boulders Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
Coldwater Golf Club
Tee Times
Avondale $17
Verrado Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $23
Pebble Creek Resort - Eagle's Nest Golf Club
Tee Times
Goodyear $14
Sun City South Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $15
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Lakes Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Palms Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Viewpoint Golf Resort Championship Course
Tee Times
Mesa $12
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $10
Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Park
Tee Times
Goodyear $10
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Cub Course
Tee Times
Chandler $7.52
Coronado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $5
Oasis Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $7
Arizona Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $14.99
Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $9
Moon Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $29
Union Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $15
Pueblo El Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
El Mirage $10
Las Colinas Golf Club
Tee Times
Queen Creek $16
Ken McDonald Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $10
Wickenburg Country Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $10
Apache Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Apache Junction $11
Desert Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $8
Sunbird Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $14 - $20
Springfield Golf Course
Tee Times
Chandler $14
Sundance Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $12
Desert Sands Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesa $14
Greenfield Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $14.99
Willowcreek Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $15
Villa De Paz Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $11
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Falls Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Robson Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Eloy $30 - $50
Southern Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $11
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Gold/Blue
Tee Times
Chandler $29
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $30
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Ranch Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $29
The Phoenician Resort - Desert/Canyon
Tee Times
Scottsdale $44
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Blue/White
Tee Times
Chandler $29
Papago Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $23
Ironwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $40
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Pine Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $20
Sun City Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $17
Kierland Golf Club - Ironwood/Acacia
Tee Times
Scottsdale $44
Quintero Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $89
Talking Stick Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Wildfire Golf Club - Faldo Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $23
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $45
Tatum Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $80 - $90
The Phoenician Resort - Oasis/Desert
Tee Times
Scottsdale $44
Legend Trail Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Lakes Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $14
Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
Maryvale Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $16 - $43
Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $18 - $93
Corte Bella Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City West $14
Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch
Tee Times
Gilbert $20
The Legend at Arrowhead
Tee Times
Glendale $10
Kierland Golf Club - Mesquite/Ironwood
Tee Times
Scottsdale $44
Granite Falls Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Surprise $14
Raven Golf Club - Phoenix
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Mountain Shadows Resort and Golf Club
Tee Times
Paradise Valley $185
Arizona Traditions Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $8
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Palms Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $21
Orange Tree Golf Resort
Tee Times
Scottsdale $16
Whirlwind Golf Club - Devil's Claw
Tee Times
Chandler $29
Tegavah Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Verde $25
Golf Club at Johnson Ranch
Tee Times
Queen Creek $20
Granite Falls Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Surprise $14
Palmbrook Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $20
TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
Longbow Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $18
Kokopelli Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $10
Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West
Tee Times
Sun City West $10
Superstition Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $16
Continental Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $10
Coyote Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $8
Kierland Golf Club - Acacia/Mesquite
Tee Times
Scottsdale $44
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $100 - $150
Mountain Brook Golf Club
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $20
Bellair Golf Club
Tee Times
Glendale $14
Wickenburg Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Wickenburg $40 - $95
The Links at Queen Creek
Tee Times
Queen Creek $45
Wigwam Golf Club - Patriot Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $15
Francisco Grande Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $12
Wildfire Golf Club - Palmer Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $23
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Peaks Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $25
Vistal Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $29 - $34
Palo Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $9
Ocotillo Golf Resort - White/Gold
Tee Times
Chandler $29
Troon North Golf Club - Monument Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $29
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Links Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $57
Wigwam Golf Club - Gold Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $80 - $160
Rancho Manana Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $20
Encanto Park 9-hole Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $9
Copper Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $22
Wigwam Golf Club - Heritage Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $80 - $160
Aguila Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $4.99
Painted Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $14
Toka Sticks Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $18
San Miguel Golf Club
Tee Times
Eloy $40 - $50
Mission Royale Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $13
Stonecreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $17
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Adobe Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $39
Eagle Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $32
Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $26 - $150
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Mesa $22
The Phoenician Resort - Canyon/Oasis
Tee Times
Scottsdale $44
Peoria Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $10
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $10
Tierra Grande Country Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $11
Viewpoint Golf Resort Executive Course
Tee Times
Mesa $8
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Palm Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $20
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Sidewinder Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $29
Great Eagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $9
Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia
Tee Times
Peoria $14
Lone Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $17
Sun City Lakes West Sun City $14.75 - $36.00
The First Tee of Phoenix Phoenix $5
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Lost Gold Course Apache Junction $120
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Prospector Course Apache Junction $120
Adobe Dam Family Golf Center Glendale $9.50 - $14.00
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon Course Scottsdale $125
Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course Scottsdale $110 - $190
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
Desert Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $15 - $90
Riverview Golf Course Mesa $15 - $17
Augusta Ranch Golf Club Mesa $7 - $36
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