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
Encanto Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $29
Desert Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $63
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $29
Arizona Grand Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $72
Western Skies Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $20
Club West Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Falcon Golf Club
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $24
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/Hawk
Tee Times
Scottsdale $29
Poston Butte Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $49.99
Verrado Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $69
Lookout Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $44
The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Tee Times
Maricopa $15
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Lost Gold Course
Tee Times
Apache Junction $120
Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $29
Coldwater Golf Club
Tee Times
Avondale $25
Talking Stick Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $50
Ahwatukee Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $19
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $21
The Boulders Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
Las Sendas Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $39
The Golf Club of Estrella
Tee Times
Goodyear $60
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course
Tee Times
Chandler $25
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Maricopa $85
The Boulders Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Prospector Course
Tee Times
Apache Junction $120
Cave Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $16.62
Foothills Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Los Caballeros Golf Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $55
Riverview Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $14.75 - $36.00
Aguila Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $18.47
Legacy Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Sun City South Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $18
Southern Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $20
Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Park
Tee Times
Goodyear $15
Desert Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $7
Pebble Creek Resort - Eagle's Nest Golf Club
Tee Times
Goodyear $19
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $12
Oasis Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $10
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Falls Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Ken McDonald Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $15
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Cub Course
Tee Times
Chandler $16
Union Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $25
Robson Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Eloy $19
Wickenburg Country Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $29
Longbow Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $39
Coronado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $7.99
Moon Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $69
Pueblo El Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
El Mirage $29
Willowcreek Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $19
Viewpoint Golf Resort Championship Course
Tee Times
Mesa $35
Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $7
Sunbird Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $31
Springfield Golf Course
Tee Times
Chandler $15
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Palms Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Arizona Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $19.99
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Lakes Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Apache Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Apache Junction $25
Villa De Paz Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Rancho Manana Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $39
Palmbrook Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $39
Encanto Park 9-hole Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $9
Wigwam Golf Club - Patriot Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $49
Superstition Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $19.99
Whirlwind Golf Club - Cattail
Tee Times
Chandler $74
Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch
Tee Times
Gilbert $29.99
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Adobe Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $50
Tatum Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $80 - $90
Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $66
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $40
Corte Bella Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City West $39
Greenfield Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $22.09
Vistal Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $29
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Links Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $50
TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $129
Silverado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $29.5
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Ranch Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $59
Golf Club at Johnson Ranch
Tee Times
Queen Creek $30
Palo Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $9
Mission Royale Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $25
Ironwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $40
Quintero Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $89
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $79 - $185
Kierland Golf Club - Ironwood/Acacia
Tee Times
Scottsdale $114
Ocotillo Golf Resort - White/Gold
Tee Times
Chandler $35
The Legend at Arrowhead
Tee Times
Glendale $15
Bellair Golf Club
Tee Times
Glendale $15
Karsten GC at ASU
Tee Times
Tempe $39
Tegavah Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Verde $54
Wildfire Golf Club - Palmer Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $39
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Palms Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $16 - $69
Wildfire Golf Club - Faldo Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $119
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Peaks Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $59
Granite Falls Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Surprise $49
Francisco Grande Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $20
Lone Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $26
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Lakes Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $14 - $49
Great Eagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $5
Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia
Tee Times
Peoria $34
Wigwam Golf Club - Gold Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $49
Las Colinas Golf Club
Tee Times
Queen Creek $25
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Mesa $59
Eagle Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $79
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Pine Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Sundance Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $15
Ambiente Course at Camelback Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $104
The Phoenician Resort - Canyon/Oasis
Tee Times
Scottsdale $69
Peoria Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $24.81
Talking Stick Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $59
Copper Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $34
Wickenburg Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Wickenburg $40 - $95
The Phoenician Resort - Oasis/Desert
Tee Times
Scottsdale $69
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Gold/Blue
Tee Times
Chandler $35
Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $183
Orange Tree Golf Resort
Tee Times
Scottsdale $26.95
Papago Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $60
Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $49
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $10
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Blue/White
Tee Times
Chandler $35
Toka Sticks Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $19
Mountain Shadows Resort and Golf Club
Tee Times
Paradise Valley $25
Sun City Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $25
Aguila Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $4.99
Kierland Golf Club - Mesquite/Ironwood
Tee Times
Scottsdale $114
Raven Golf Club - Phoenix
Tee Times
Phoenix $55
Granite Falls Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Surprise $49
Coyote Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $22
TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $111
The Links at Queen Creek
Tee Times
Queen Creek $22
Continental Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $15
Whirlwind Golf Club - Devil's Claw
Tee Times
Chandler $74
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $56
Maryvale Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $16 - $43
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Palm Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Kierland Golf Club - Acacia/Mesquite
Tee Times
Scottsdale $114
Wigwam Golf Club - Heritage Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $30 - $40
Arizona Traditions Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $16
Stonecreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $29.99
Painted Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $21
Troon North Golf Club - Monument Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $109
Legend Trail Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $45
The Phoenician Resort - Desert/Canyon
Tee Times
Scottsdale $69
Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $44
Desert Sands Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesa $19
Kokopelli Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $18
San Miguel Golf Club Eloy $40 - $50
Sun City Lakes West Sun City $14.75 - $36.00
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West Sun City West $29 - $39
Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course Scottsdale $110 - $190
Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon Course Scottsdale $125
Riverview Golf Course Mesa $15 - $17
The First Tee of Phoenix Phoenix $5
Mountain Brook Golf Club Gold Canyon $52 - $79
Viewpoint Golf Resort Executive Course Mesa $28
Desert Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $49
Augusta Ranch Golf Club Mesa $7 - $36
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Sidewinder Course Gold Canyon $55 - $95
Adobe Dam Family Golf Center Glendale $9.50 - $14.00
Tierra Grande Country Club Casa Grande $15 - $19
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