Destination Guide

Destination: Scottsdale

There's no other way to say it: Scottsdale -- and in particular north Scottsdale -- is a golfing Mecca.

Nearly 200 public golf courses have been built in the Valley, and it seems like 198 of them are in six-mile square radius in north Scottsdale.

There's Troon North and We-Ko-Pa, Grayhawk and Wildfire, Kierland Golf Club and The Boulders and, just a few miles east, in Fountain Hills, Sunridge Canyon and Eagle Mountain.

Those are just a few of the offerings in Scottsdale. Golfers could plan a seven-day vacation, play 36 holes a day and still not hit all of of the top golf courses in Scottsdale.

The quality offerings come at a price, though. First, properties like Troon North and Grayhawk aren't always easy on the wallet. A winter tee time will run north of $200. But golfers don't seem to mind, given how spectacular both the courses and the surrounding scenery are.

Second, Scottsdale's best courses, like Troon North, aren't for the pitch-and-putt crowd. The desert layouts will tax the most accomplished golfer. It's wise to stock up on sunscreen and golf balls. But, then, if you're going to pay $200, might as well get your money's worth.

Scottsdale does have alternatives for the golfer looking for more affordable tee times, or a higher level of playability. The North and South Courses at the Talking Stick Resort are easier on the scorecard, and McCormick Ranch features two old-fashioned, tree-lined golf courses with plenty of water.

Then, of course, there's the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale, site of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. No golfing trip to the Valley is complete without standing on the tee box of the infamous par-3 16th hole on TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course and imagining 20,000 boisterous fans primed and ready to boo if your tee shot misses the green. It's a unique -- and yes, somewhat frightening -- experience.

That's the beauty of the Scottsdale golf scene. There's something for everyone, from the high handicappers who just want to enjoy themselves to the serious golfers who expect the best of everything, from the clubhouse to the course.

Simply put, Scottsdale has it all. The difficult part isn't picking which courses to play, but which courses don't make the cut.

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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/Hawk
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Ambiente Course at Camelback Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $30
The Boulders Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
The Boulders Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Carefree $55 - $165
Desert Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $29
Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King
Tee Times
Scottsdale $18
Las Sendas Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $21.99
Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $27
Coronado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $7
Longbow Golf Club
Tee Times
Mesa $15
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $100 - $150
Legend Trail Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Eagle Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Fountain Hills $25
Tegavah Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Verde $30
The Phoenician Resort - Canyon/Oasis
Tee Times
Scottsdale $24.99
Orange Tree Golf Resort
Tee Times
Scottsdale $20
The Phoenician Resort - Desert/Canyon
Tee Times
Scottsdale $24.99
Rancho Manana Golf Club
Tee Times
Cave Creek $26
Kierland Golf Club - Mesquite/Ironwood
Tee Times
Scottsdale $36
Talking Stick Golf Club - North Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Talking Stick Golf Club - South Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $29
Continental Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $9.99
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $10
Wildfire Golf Club - Palmer Course
Tee Times
Phoenix $29
Troon North Golf Club - Monument Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $39
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Pine Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $25
Silverado Golf Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $17.5
TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $63 - $299
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Ranch Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $29
Tonto Verde Golf Club - Peaks Course
Tee Times
Rio Verde $160
The Phoenician Resort - Oasis/Desert
Tee Times
Scottsdale $24.99
Kierland Golf Club - Ironwood/Acacia
Tee Times
Scottsdale $36
McCormich Ranch Golf Club - Palm Course
Tee Times
Scottsdale $35 - $126
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Mesa $29
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Scottsdale $14.95
Kierland Golf Club - Acacia/Mesquite
Tee Times
Scottsdale $36
Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon Course Scottsdale $125
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course Scottsdale $110 - $190
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla Course Scottsdale $45 - $225
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