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.

See also

Biltmore Adobe: #14

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.
... full article »


Special Deals

Phoenix Golf Package
Dates: February 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Choose your length of stay and enjoy golfing at The Legacy Golf Resort. This exciting Golf Getaway includes: Minimum of one night accommodation, 18 holes of golf, unlimited use of Practice Facilities on days you play golf.
Price range: $148

Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Prospector Course
Tee Times
Apache Junction $120
Poston Butte Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $35
Las Sendas Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $59
Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Lost Gold Course
Tee Times
Apache Junction $120
Golf Club at Johnson Ranch
Tee Times
Queen Creek $20
The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Tee Times
Maricopa $15
Los Caballeros Golf Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $35
Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $55
Ahwatukee Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $18
Desert Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $48
Arizona Grand Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $30
Papago Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $47
Pointe Golf Club on Lookout Mtn
Tee Times
Phoenix $55
Foothills Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Legacy Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $39
Western Skies Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $17
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $16
Ambiente Course at Camelback Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $69
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/Hawk
Tee Times
Scottsdale $29
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Maricopa $59
Falcon Golf Club
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $22
Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $29
Club West Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $15
Whirlwind Golf Club - Devil's Claw
Tee Times
Chandler $64
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $29
Whirlwind Golf Club - Cattail
Tee Times
Chandler $64
The Golf Club of Estrella
Tee Times
Goodyear $35
Raven Golf Club at Verrado
Tee Times
Buckeye $45
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course
Tee Times
Chandler $22
Longbow Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $58
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Palms Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Springfield Golf Course
Tee Times
Chandler $23.19
Sunbird Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $31
Pebble Creek Resort - Eagle's Nest Golf Club
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Cub Course
Tee Times
Chandler $17
Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $7
Adobe Dam Family Golf Center
Tee Times
Glendale $12
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Falls Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - Lakes Nine
Tee Times
Goodyear $65
Apache Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Apache Junction $20
Pueblo El Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
El Mirage $20
Arizona Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $20
Desert Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $8
Ken McDonald Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $15
Oasis Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $9 - $19
Southern Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Coronado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $8.5
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $11
Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Park
Tee Times
Goodyear $15
Moon Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $79
Tierra Grande Country Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $15 - $19
Union Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $29
The Boulders Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Carefree $155
Granite Falls Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Surprise $15 - $90
Palo Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $10
Wildfire Golf Club - Palmer Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $79
Legend Trail Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $37
Corte Bella Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City West $55
Kierland Golf Club - Ironwood/Acacia
Tee Times
Scottsdale $139
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Sidewinder Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $45
Granite Falls Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Surprise $15 - $90
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $80
Silverado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $27.5
Tatum Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $75
The Phoenician Resort - Desert/Canyon
Tee Times
Scottsdale $59
Copper Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $45
Willowcreek Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $36
Vista Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $59
TPC at Scottsdale - Stadium Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $63 - $299
Viewpoint Golf Resort Championship Course
Tee Times
Mesa $20
Aguila Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $12
Mountain Shadows Resort and Golf Club
Tee Times
Paradise Valley $15
The Legend at Arrowhead
Tee Times
Glendale $15
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Gold/Blue
Tee Times
Chandler $39
Desert Sands Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesa $24.5
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Palm Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Ocotillo Golf Resort - White/Gold
Tee Times
Chandler $39
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Blue/White
Tee Times
Chandler $39
Encanto Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Wigwam Golf Club - Patriot Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $32
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Peaks Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $60
Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch
Tee Times
Gilbert $35
Continental Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19.99
Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West
Tee Times
Sun City West $29 - $39
Mission Royale Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $20
Palmbrook Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $39
Orange Tree Golf Resort
Tee Times
Scottsdale $22.95
Wigwam Golf Club - Gold Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $32
Superstition Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $25
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Mesa $60
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $70
TPC at Scottsdale - Champions Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $69
The Phoenician Resort - Oasis/Desert
Tee Times
Scottsdale $59
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $75
Kierland Golf Club - Mesquite/Ironwood
Tee Times
Scottsdale $139
Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $129
Talking Stick Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $70
Riverview Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $21.75
Ironwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $25
Las Colinas Golf Club
Tee Times
Queen Creek $25
Peoria Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $22.06
Sundance Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $15
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Adobe Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Toka Sticks Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $19
Vistal Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Wigwam Golf Club - Heritage Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $32
Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $59
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Ranch Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $60
Greenfield Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $20
Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Links Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Sun City Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $45
Lakes At Ahwatukee
Tee Times
Phoenix N/A
Quintero Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $70.5
The Links at Queen Creek
Tee Times
Queen Creek $19
Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia
Tee Times
Peoria $39
Robson Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Eloy $35
Sun City South Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $36
Kokopelli Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $19
Encanto Park 9-hole Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $10
Raven Golf Club - Phoenix
Tee Times
Phoenix $55
Talking Stick Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $70
Eagle Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $55
Coyote Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $22
Cave Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Maryvale Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $16
Aguila Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $8
Wildfire Golf Club - Faldo Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $79
Francisco Grande Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $17
Lone Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $19
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $10
The Boulders Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Carefree $155
The Phoenician Resort - Canyon/Oasis
Tee Times
Scottsdale $59
Stonecreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $24.99
Painted Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $22
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Pine Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Troon North Golf Club - Monument Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $129
Bellair Golf Club
Tee Times
Glendale $22
Villa De Paz Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $13.85
Arizona Traditions Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $11
Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $18 - $93
Kierland Golf Club - Acacia/Mesquite
Tee Times
Scottsdale $139
Great Eagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $9
Coldwater Golf Club
Tee Times
Avondale $15
Karsten GC at ASU
Tee Times
Tempe $59
Rancho Manana Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $39
Mountain Brook Golf Club Gold Canyon $52 - $79
Desert Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $15 - $90
Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course Scottsdale $110 - $190
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Lakes Course Goodyear $22 - $49
Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon Course Scottsdale $125
Riverview Golf Course Mesa $15 - $17
Augusta Ranch Golf Club Mesa $7 - $36
Viewpoint Golf Resort Executive Course Mesa $14 - $22
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Palms Course Goodyear $20 - $69
The First Tee of Phoenix Phoenix $5
San Miguel Golf Club Eloy $40 - $50
Sun City Lakes West Sun City $52
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
First page Previous page Next page Last page

Area Map

loading local map...

Related Articles