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
Golf Club of Estrella
Tee Times
Goodyear $13
Arizona Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $9
Foothills Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Victory Course at Verrado Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $35
Western Skies Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $9
Francisco Grande Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $12
Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $14
Los Caballeros Golf Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $12
Longbow Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $24
Las Sendas Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $16
Desert Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $32
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Maricopa $30
Poston Butte Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $15
The Legacy Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Verrado Golf Club - Founders Course
Tee Times
Buckeye $21
Lookout Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Ahwatukee Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Golf Club at Johnson Ranch
Tee Times
Queen Creek $6
Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $19
The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Tee Times
Maricopa $12
Wigwam Golf Club - Gold Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $15
Coldwater Golf Club
Tee Times
Avondale $12
Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West
Tee Times
Sun City West $12
Arizona Grand Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Arizona Biltmore Golf Club - Links Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $10.99
Riverview Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $12
Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch
Tee Times
Gilbert $13
Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Park
Tee Times
Goodyear $9
The Boulders Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Carefree $37
Grand Canyon University Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $59.5
The Boulders Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Carefree $37
Mountain Shadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Paradise Valley $12
Club West Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $245
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Lakes Course Goodyear $23 - $46
Coronado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $7.5
Arizona Biltmore Golf Club - Adobe Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $10.99
The Phoenician Resort - Desert/Canyon
Tee Times
Scottsdale $24
Cobre Valle Country Club Globe $18
Aguila Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $4.99
Mountain Brook Golf Club
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $12
Viewpoint Golf Resort Championship Course
Tee Times
Mesa $8
Whirlwind Golf Club - Cattail
Tee Times
Chandler $22
Apache Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Apache Junction $12
Palmbrook Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $12
Sun City South Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $12
Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $21
Southern Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $7
Mission Royale Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $12
Eagle Mountain Golf Club Fountain Hills $69 - $175
Sundance Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $12
TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $35
Palo Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $6.43
Greenfield Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $9.99
Talking Stick Golf Club - Piipaash Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $21
Rancho Manana Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $12
Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $12
Corte Bella Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City West $21
Ambiente Course at Camelback Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $27
Desert Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $12
Las Colinas Golf Club
Tee Times
Queen Creek $12
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Lakes Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $15
Sun City Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $18
The Links at Queen Creek
Tee Times
San Tan Valley $12
Copper Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $15
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Palms Course Goodyear $36 - $69
Ocotillo Golf Resort - White/Gold
Tee Times
Chandler $21
Legend Trail Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Ken McDonald Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $11
Papago Golf Course Phoenix $14 - $36
Granite Falls Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Surprise $12
Desert Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $9
Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $23
The Phoenician Resort - Canyon/Oasis
Tee Times
Scottsdale $24
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Peaks Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $12
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $12
The Legend at Arrowhead
Tee Times
Glendale $12
Kierland Golf Club - Mesquite/Ironwood Scottsdale $69 - $179
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Pine Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $15
Karsten GC at ASU Tempe $26 - $149
Falcon Golf Club
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $9
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course
Tee Times
Chandler $12
Ironwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $15
Painted Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $10
Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia
Tee Times
Peoria $12
Great Eagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $6.22
Raven Golf Club - Phoenix Phoenix $55 - $135
Starfire Golf Club - Squire
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19.99
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Gold/Blue
Tee Times
Chandler $21
Villa De Paz Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Union Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $12
Bellair Golf Club
Tee Times
Glendale $12
The Phoenician Resort - Oasis/Desert
Tee Times
Scottsdale $24
Talking Stick Golf Club - O'odham Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $21
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $29
Kierland Golf Club - Ironwood/Acacia Scottsdale $69 - $179
Robson Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Eloy $13
Coyote Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $12
Wigwam Golf Club - Red Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $13
Wickenburg Country Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $8
Adobe Dam Family Golf Center
Tee Times
Glendale $5.99
Orange Tree Golf Resort
Tee Times
Scottsdale $12
Encanto Park 9-hole Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $6.45
Quintero Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $25
Lone Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $12
Peoria Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $10
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Palms Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $15
Pueblo El Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
El Mirage $8
Tierra Grande Country Club Casa Grande $15
Pebble Creek Resort - Eagle's Nest Golf Club
Tee Times
Goodyear $15
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Ranch Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $12
Moon Valley Country Club Phoenix $65 - $120
Granite Falls Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Surprise $12
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Blue/White
Tee Times
Chandler $21
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Sidewinder Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $69.99
Arizona Traditions Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $11
Kierland Golf Club - Acacia/Mesquite Scottsdale $69 - $179
Toka Sticks Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $12
Troon North Golf Club - Monument Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Cub Course
Tee Times
Chandler $12
Stonecreek Golf Club Phoenix $115
Sunbird Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $14
Silverado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $12
Wildfire Golf Club - Palmer Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $21
Superstition Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $12
Springfield Golf Course
Tee Times
Chandler $10
Desert Sands Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesa $10.75
Wigwam Golf Club - Blue Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $13
Continental Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $12
Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Kokopelli Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $10
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Falls Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $15
Willowcreek Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $12
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Mesa $12
Wildfire Golf Club - Faldo Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $21
West Course at Sun City Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City $11.99
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $4
Viewpoint Golf Resort Executive Course
Tee Times
Mesa $8
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Palm Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Whirlwind Golf Club - Devil's Claw
Tee Times
Chandler $26
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $20
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $12
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla Course Scottsdale $45 - $235
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro Course Scottsdale $45 - $235
Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon Course Scottsdale $165 - $255
Verde River Golf & Social Club
Tee Times
Rio Verde $15
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Lost Gold Course Apache Junction $120
Cave Creek Golf Course Phoenix $12 - $35
Aguila Golf Course Laveen $12 - $35
The First Tee of Phoenix Phoenix $5
Oasis Golf Club Florence $9 - $19
Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course Scottsdale $165 - $255
Augusta Ranch Golf Club Mesa $7 - $36
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Prospector Course Apache Junction $120
Encanto Park Golf Course Phoenix $16 - $43
Tatum Ranch Golf Club Cave Creek $80 - $90
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