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
Western Skies Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $10
Los Caballeros Golf Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $14
Coldwater Golf Club
Tee Times
Avondale $15 - $55
The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Tee Times
Maricopa $30 - $90
Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Park
Tee Times
Goodyear $25 - $39
Verrado Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $39 - $129
Arizona Grand Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $59 - $89
Mountain Brook Golf Club
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $40 - $67
The Boulders Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
Club West Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $19 - $45
Foothills Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix N/A
Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $17
Cave Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Riverview Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $10
Encanto Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $19
Francisco Grande Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $10
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $17
TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $52.50 - $95.00
Lookout Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/Hawk
Tee Times
Scottsdale $17
Arizona Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $32 - $90
Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West
Tee Times
Sun City West $29 - $39
Ahwatukee Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix N/A
Ken McDonald Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $12
Desert Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $27 - $79
Golf Club at Johnson Ranch
Tee Times
Queen Creek $12
Legacy Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $67 - $109
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Maricopa $100
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course
Tee Times
Chandler $12
Poston Butte Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $15
Golf Club of Estrella
Tee Times
Goodyear $59 - $129
The Boulders Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
Las Sendas Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $27.99 - $89.00
Aguila Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $12 - $35
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Cub Course
Tee Times
Chandler $50 - $60
Wickenburg Country Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $9
Union Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $17
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Palms Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Coronado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $8
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Lakes Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $12.50
Peoria Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $12
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $28
Greenfield Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $24.99 - $36.99
Springfield Golf Course
Tee Times
Chandler $20 - $30
Pebble Creek Resort - Eagle's Nest Golf Club
Tee Times
Goodyear $11 - $20
Adobe Dam Family Golf Center
Tee Times
Glendale $6
Sun City South Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $10
Viewpoint Golf Resort Championship Course
Tee Times
Mesa $10
Sundance Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $24 - $69
Oasis Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $9 - $19
Las Colinas Golf Club
Tee Times
Queen Creek $17
Willowcreek Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $10
Villa De Paz Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $15 - $37
Southern Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $40 - $50
West Course at Sun City Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City $19.75
Pueblo El Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
El Mirage $29.77 - $41.90
Robson Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Eloy $30 - $50
Apache Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Apache Junction $20
Desert Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $7 - $14
Desert Sands Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesa $21 - $34
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Falls Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Wigwam Golf Club - Heritage Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $80 - $160
Kierland Golf Club - Mesquite/Ironwood
Tee Times
Scottsdale $33
Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $71
The Phoenician Resort - Desert/Canyon
Tee Times
Scottsdale $24
Toka Sticks Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $12
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Sidewinder Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $26
The Links at Queen Creek
Tee Times
San Tan Valley $45
Raven Golf Club - Phoenix
Tee Times
Phoenix $55 - $135
Painted Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $10
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Adobe Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $39
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Lakes Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $23 - $46
Stonecreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $24.99
Wigwam Golf Club - Gold Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $80 - $160
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $19
Rancho Manana Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $26
Moon Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $65 - $120
Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch
Tee Times
Gilbert $14
Great Eagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $5.5
Ironwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $40
Talking Stick Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19
Verde River Golf & Social Club
Tee Times
Rio Verde $75 - $95
Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Talking Stick Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19
Papago Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $22
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $100 - $150
Palo Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $8 - $10
Ambiente Course at Camelback Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $14
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Links Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $39
Arizona Traditions Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $11
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Mesa $29 - $85
Wigwam Golf Club - Patriot Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $80 - $160
Encanto Park 9-hole Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $9
Lone Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $11
Copper Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $16
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $10
Tierra Grande Country Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $15
Eagle Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $69 - $175
Whirlwind Golf Club - Cattail
Tee Times
Chandler $60 - $135
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Blue/White
Tee Times
Chandler $22
Sun City Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $15
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Ranch Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $25
Ocotillo Golf Resort - White/Gold
Tee Times
Chandler $22
Legend Trail Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Quintero Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $125
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Palm Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19
Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $26 - $150
Palmbrook Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $15
Desert Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $15 - $90
The Phoenician Resort - Oasis/Desert
Tee Times
Scottsdale $24
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Palms Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $36 - $69
Corte Bella Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City West $11
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $42
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Pine Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $21
Mission Royale Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $50
Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $18 - $93
Continental Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $8
Kokopelli Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $8
San Miguel Golf Club
Tee Times
Eloy $40 - $50
Aguila Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $8
Granite Falls Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Surprise $19
Bellair Golf Club
Tee Times
Glendale $10
The Legend at Arrowhead
Tee Times
Glendale $10
Wildfire Golf Club - Faldo Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $29.5
Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia
Tee Times
Peoria $15
Granite Falls Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Surprise $19
Wildfire Golf Club - Palmer Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $24
Coyote Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $7
TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Gold/Blue
Tee Times
Chandler $22
The Phoenician Resort - Canyon/Oasis
Tee Times
Scottsdale $24
Karsten GC at ASU
Tee Times
Tempe $26 - $149
Longbow Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $35 - $140
Kierland Golf Club - Acacia/Mesquite
Tee Times
Scottsdale $33
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $17
Kierland Golf Club - Ironwood/Acacia
Tee Times
Scottsdale $33
Viewpoint Golf Resort Executive Course
Tee Times
Mesa $10
Whirlwind Golf Club - Devil's Claw
Tee Times
Chandler $60 - $135
Superstition Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $11
Silverado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Peaks Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $160
Troon North Golf Club - Monument Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $51
Orange Tree Golf Resort
Tee Times
Scottsdale $37
Mountain Shadows Resort and Golf Club Paradise Valley $185
Tatum Ranch Golf Club Cave Creek $80 - $90
Sunbird Golf Resort Chandler $14 - $20
Wickenburg Ranch Golf Course Wickenburg $40 - $95
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Prospector Course Apache Junction $120
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla Course Scottsdale $45 - $235
Augusta Ranch Golf Club Mesa $7 - $36
Falcon Golf Club Litchfield Park $40
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro Course Scottsdale $45 - $235
Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course Scottsdale $165 - $255
The First Tee of Phoenix Phoenix $5
Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon Course Scottsdale $165 - $255
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Lost Gold Course Apache Junction $120
Grand Canyon University Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $10 - $55
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