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
Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West
Tee Times
Sun City West $10
Riverview Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $10
Wigwam Golf Club - Gold Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $16
The Boulders Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Carefree $38
Coldwater Golf Club
Tee Times
Avondale $10
Desert Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $13
Las Sendas Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $16
Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Park
Tee Times
Goodyear $10
Arizona Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $11
Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $19
Los Caballeros Golf Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $22
Foothills Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $10
Mountain Shadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Paradise Valley $10
Lookout Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $18
Western Skies Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $10
Arizona Biltmore Golf Club - Links Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $19.29
The Legacy Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $14
Golf Club at Johnson Ranch
Tee Times
Queen Creek $12
Poston Butte Golf Club
Tee Times
Florence $15
Starfire Golf Club - King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19.99
Golf Club of Estrella
Tee Times
Goodyear $13
The Boulders Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Carefree $38
Arizona Grand Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $17
TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $69
The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Tee Times
Maricopa $11.25
Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort
Tee Times
Casa Grande $12
Grand Canyon University Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $12
Longbow Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $24
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Maricopa $32
Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch
Tee Times
Gilbert $13
Verrado Golf Club - Founder's Course
Tee Times
Buckeye $16
Ahwatukee Country Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $10
Victory Course at Verrado Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $16
Arizona Biltmore Golf Club - Adobe Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $25
Palmbrook Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $10
Viewpoint Golf Resort Championship Course
Tee Times
Mesa $10
Coyote Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $12
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $20
West Course at Sun City Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City $11.99
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Sidewinder Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $69.99
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Palms Course Goodyear $20 - $53
Bellair Golf Club
Tee Times
Glendale $10
Tierra Grande Country Club Casa Grande $10
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course
Tee Times
Chandler $15
Union Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $16
Augusta Ranch Golf Club Mesa $20.25- $62.75
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Palm Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $16
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Mesa $11
Superstition Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $10
Whirlwind Golf Club - Cattail
Tee Times
Chandler $34
Lone Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $12
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Peaks Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $12
Granite Falls Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Surprise $18
Ironwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Chandler $15
Ken McDonald Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $10
Orange Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $13
Mission Royale Golf Club
Tee Times
Casa Grande $10
Wickenburg Country Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $13
Kierland Golf Club - Mesquite/Ironwood Scottsdale $69 - $179
Sunbird Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $12
Peoria Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $10
Bear Creek Golf Complex - Cub Course
Tee Times
Chandler $10
Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club
Tee Times
Wickenburg $17
Coronado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $7.99
Legend Trail Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $4
Sundance Golf Club
Tee Times
Buckeye $10
Moon Valley Country Club Phoenix $99
Copper Canyon Golf Club - Lake/Mountain Course
Tee Times
Buckeye $18
Kierland Golf Club - Ironwood/Acacia Scottsdale $69 - $179
Robson Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Eloy $14
Ocotillo Golf Resort - White/Gold
Tee Times
Chandler $25
Encanto Park 9-hole Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $8
Desert Sands Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesa $8
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - West Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $15 - $75
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Ranch Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $12
Ambiente Course at Camelback Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $35
Stonecreek Golf Club Phoenix $20 - $30
Wildfire Golf Club - Palmer Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $30
Whirlwind Golf Club - Devil's Claw
Tee Times
Chandler $19
Sun City Country Club
Tee Times
Sun City $27
Arizona Traditions Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $8
Painted Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Mesa $10
Wildfire Golf Club - Faldo Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $16
Papago Golf Course Phoenix $60 - $110
Continental Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $10
Desert Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
Glendale $9
Palo Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $9
Las Colinas Golf Club
Tee Times
Queen Creek $10
Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $35
Copper Canyon Golf Club - Mountain/Vista Course
Tee Times
Buckeye $18
The Legend at Arrowhead
Tee Times
Glendale $15
Greenfield Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $9.99
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Blue/White
Tee Times
Chandler $25
TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $41
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tempe $10
Great Eagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $5.5
Raven Golf Club - Phoenix Phoenix $55 - $109
Desert Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $18
Kokopelli Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilbert $10
Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek - East Course
Tee Times
Goodyear $15
Palm Valley Golf Club - The Lakes Course Goodyear $23 - $46
Pebble Creek Resort - Eagle's Nest Golf Club
Tee Times
Goodyear $15
Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Surprise $14
Rancho Manana Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $12
Falcon Golf Club
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $20
Corte Bella Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City West $22
Viewpoint Golf Resort Executive Course
Tee Times
Mesa $9
Apache Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Apache Junction $10
Sun City South Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $10
Troon North Golf Club - Monument Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $35
Starfire Golf Club - Mulligan 9
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19.99
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $37
Silverado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19.5
Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $20
Talking Stick Golf Club - Piipaash Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $29
Quintero Golf Club
Tee Times
Peoria $25
Willowcreek Golf Course
Tee Times
Sun City $12
Copper Canyon Golf Club - Vista/Lake Course
Tee Times
Buckeye $18
Springfield Golf Course
Tee Times
Chandler $10
Mountain Brook Golf Club
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $10
Eagle Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $33
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $19.5
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Pine Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $16
Southern Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Phoenix $9
Ocotillo Golf Resort - Gold/Blue
Tee Times
Chandler $25
Kierland Golf Club - Acacia/Mesquite Scottsdale $69 - $179
Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia
Tee Times
Peoria $19
Talking Stick Golf Club - O'odham Course Scottsdale $59 - $165
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
Tee Times
Chandler $15
Granite Falls Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Surprise $18
Wigwam Golf Club - Red Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $13
The Phoenician Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $24
Toka Sticks Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $15
Pueblo El Mirage Golf Course
Tee Times
El Mirage $10
Wigwam Golf Club - Blue Course
Tee Times
Litchfield Park $13
Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Course
Tee Times
Gold Canyon $245
Aguila Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Laveen $5
The Links at Queen Creek
Tee Times
San Tan Valley $15
Cobre Valle Country Club Globe $18
The First Tee of Phoenix Phoenix $5
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla Course Scottsdale $75 - $190
Cave Creek Golf Course Phoenix $26 - $34
Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course Scottsdale $80 - $115
Aguila Golf Course Laveen $14 - $19
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro Course Scottsdale $75 - $190
Verde River Golf & Social Club
Tee Times
Rio Verde $15
Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club - Prospector Course Gold Canyon $120
Encanto Golf Course Phoenix $24 - $32
Oasis Golf Club Florence $9 - $19
Tatum Ranch Golf Club Cave Creek $80 - $90
Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club - Lost Gold Course Gold Canyon $120
Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon Course Scottsdale $79 - $114
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