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
Pointe Golf Club on Lookout Mtn
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Phoenix $23.5
The Golf Club of Estrella
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Goodyear $20
Desert Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $29
Poston Butte Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $19.99
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Riverview Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $18.5
The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Tee Times
Maricopa $15
Cave Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Arizona Grand Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Verrado Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $15
Club West Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
The Boulders Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
Aguila Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $12
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Lost Gold Course
Tee Times
Apache Junction $120
Falcon Golf Club
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $15
Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $27
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Prospector Course
Tee Times
Apache Junction $120
Encanto Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Foothills Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Western Skies Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $10
Golf Club at Johnson Ranch
Tee Times
Queen Creek $20
Papago Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $20
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course
Tee Times
Chandler $17
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Maricopa $25
Whirlwind Golf Club - Devil's Claw
Tee Times
Chandler $60 - $135
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/Hawk
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Los Caballeros Golf Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $15
Whirlwind Golf Club - Cattail
Tee Times
Chandler $31
Legacy Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Ambiente Course at Camelback Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $30
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $18 - $75
Ahwatukee Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Las Sendas Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $25
The Boulders Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Apache Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Apache Junction $15
Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Park
Tee Times
Goodyear $10
Adobe Dam Family Golf Center
Tee Times
Glendale $9.5
Ken McDonald Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $13
Arizona Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $15
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Palms Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $20
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Cub Course
Tee Times
Chandler $8
Pueblo El Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
El Mirage $12.95
Southern Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $11
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Lakes Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $20
Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $8
Union Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $19
Villa De Paz Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $13.85
Pebble Creek Resort - Eagle's Nest Golf Club
Tee Times
Goodyear $20
Longbow Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $30
Desert Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $7
Sunbird Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $16
Moon Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $31
Willowcreek Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $18.75
Sun City South Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $18.5
Coronado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $7
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Falls Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $20
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $8
Oasis Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $10
Springfield Golf Course
Tee Times
Chandler $15
Wildfire Golf Club - Palmer Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $39
Granite Falls Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Surprise $18
Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia
Tee Times
Peoria $15
Maryvale Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
The Phoenician Resort - Oasis/Desert
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Peaks Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $160
Stonecreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $19.99
Arizona Traditions Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $11
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Blue/White
Tee Times
Chandler $29
Palmbrook Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $15
Kierland Golf Club - Acacia/Mesquite
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
Tatum Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $30
Viewpoint Golf Resort Championship Course
Tee Times
Mesa $12
Lone Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $19
Corte Bella Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City West $20
Coldwater Golf Club
Tee Times
Avondale $10
Peoria Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $13.81
Wigwam Golf Club - Patriot Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $25
Mountain Shadows Resort and Golf Club
Tee Times
Paradise Valley $10
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Links Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $20
Toka Sticks Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $19
Great Eagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $9.48
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $14.95
TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $63 - $299
Continental Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $9.99
Superstition Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $18
Legend Trail Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Greenfield Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $14.99
Raven Golf Club - Phoenix
Tee Times
Phoenix $20
Copper Canyon Golf Club
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Buckeye $22
Ironwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $13
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Ranch Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $29
Sun City Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $17
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Adobe Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $20
Wildfire Golf Club - Faldo Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $39
The Phoenician Resort - Canyon/Oasis
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Talking Stick Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Kierland Golf Club - Ironwood/Acacia
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
Ocotillo Golf Resort - White/Gold
Tee Times
Chandler $29
Coyote Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $13
Troon North Golf Club - Monument Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
Vistal Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
Talking Stick Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Palms Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $16
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Sidewinder Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $27
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Pine Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Wigwam Golf Club - Heritage Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $30 - $40
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $100 - $150
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Gold/Blue
Tee Times
Chandler $29
Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $18
Eagle Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $25
Wigwam Golf Club - Gold Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $25
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Lakes Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $14
Palo Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $10
Orange Tree Golf Resort
Tee Times
Scottsdale $20
Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $31
Desert Sands Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesa $13
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Palm Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Silverado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $17
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Mesa $29
Francisco Grande Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $12
TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $29
Encanto Park 9-hole Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $10
Sundance Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $9
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $10
Mission Royale Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $14
Kierland Golf Club - Mesquite/Ironwood
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch
Tee Times
Gilbert $20
Aguila Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $8
Bellair Golf Club
Tee Times
Glendale $18
Quintero Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $49
Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West
Tee Times
Sun City West $29 - $39
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $35
Karsten GC at ASU
Tee Times
Tempe $21
Robson Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Eloy $15
Tegavah Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Verde $30
Rancho Manana Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $26
Las Colinas Golf Club
Tee Times
Queen Creek $18
Kokopelli Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $10
Granite Falls Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Surprise $18
Lakes At Ahwatukee
Tee Times
Phoenix N/A
The Phoenician Resort - Desert/Canyon
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Painted Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $17
The Links at Queen Creek
Tee Times
Queen Creek $45
The Legend at Arrowhead
Tee Times
Glendale $15
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
Sun City Lakes West Sun City $52
Mountain Brook Golf Club Gold Canyon $52 - $79
San Miguel Golf Club Eloy $40 - $50
Augusta Ranch Golf Club Mesa $7 - $36
Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon Course Scottsdale $125
The First Tee of Phoenix Phoenix $5
Riverview Golf Course Mesa $15 - $17
Viewpoint Golf Resort Executive Course Mesa $14 - $22
Tierra Grande Country Club Casa Grande $15 - $19
Desert Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $18
Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course Scottsdale $110 - $190
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
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