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Boulders Golf Club
Tucked into the Sonoran Desert foothills of Scottsdale, Arizona, these two world-class 18-hole championship courses are considered to be some of the most demanding in the Southwest. Massive granite boulder formations blend with the architecture and nature surrounding the club and give it a ruggedly luxurious feel.
Camelback Golf Club
Both of Camelback’s golf courses, Padre and Ambiente, offer breathtaking views of the Camelback Mummy mountains and reward players with gleaming water features and creatively-shaped greens. The Padre course features 36-holes of championship golf, while the Ambiente course is the newest of the two, with renovations worth $10 million.
Desert Canyon Golf Club
Nestled within Fountain Hills, the course at Desert Canyon Golf Club winds its way through wonderful desert terrain and offers a variety of elevation changes. The desert-like course has a wonderful view of the signature fountain in Fountain Hills, which holds the title of the world’s tallest fountain, standing at 550 feet.
Dove Valley Golf Club
Designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., this desert-style golf course shifts between panoramic openness to the intimacy of lush foliage along Willow Wash. It maintains the natural character of the desert while keeping itself strategic enough to test the course-management skills of every player.
Eagle Mountain Golf Club
Perched high above Scottsdale in the ravines of Arizona’s McDowell Mountains, this Scott Miller designed course is a challenging yet fair player experience. The course winds through natural box canyons, rolling hills, and lush desert valleys. This par 71, 6,800-yard layout demonstrates man’s creation in harmony with nature like nowhere else.
Gold Canyon (Dinosaur Mountain)
Gold Canyon Golf Resort offers two 18-hole championship golf courses. Dinosaur Mountain is consistently rated as one of the top courses in Arizona, and its dramatic elevation changes make for a rollercoaster of a game. Sidewinder is rated 4 stars by Golf Digest, and offers a challenging desert layout for golfers of all abilities.
Rancho Mañana Golf Club
Rancho Mañana features a 70-par, championship course well-known for its playability for golfers of all levels. It is located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert in historic Cave Creek. Its dramatic elevation changes and unspoiled desert terrain make for an unforgettable golf experience.
Grayhawk Golf Club
Considered to be among the best golf courses in Scottsdale, Arizona, GrayHawk Golf Club features two par-72 golf courses – Talon and Raptor. Talon is a desert-style course that skirts thick stands of the Sonoran Desert and box canyons while Raptor is more traditional and offers generous fairways and deep greenside bunkers.
Kierland Golf Club
Honored as one of the “Top 10 Public Courses in Phoenix/Scottsdale” by Golf Advisors, the Westin Kierland Resort is a Scottsdale “must-play.” The resort offers an exceptional 27-hole golf facility and unique Scottish themed experiences like nowhere else.
In 1995, Robert Trent Jones Jr. made his Arizona debut with the inauguration of Las Sendas Golf Club. It is placed among the “Top 10 Golf Courses in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa.” Las Sendas offers a demanding desert-style layout that winds through the stunning Usery Mountains.
Legend Trail Golf Club
Legend Trail Golf Club is located in North Scottsdale, near the Carefree/Cave Creek border. The course meanders through the Sonoran Desert landscape and features beautiful, panoramic vistas, including area landmarks such as Pinnacle Peak and Lone Mountain. It’s generous fairways, strategic bunkering, and contoured greens make for a challenging yet fair round of golf.
Longbow Golf Club
Longbow Golf Club offers 18 holes of par-72 golf that measures 7,003 yards. The course is a solid mix of long and short holes through the rolling desert scrubland.
This award-winning golf course sits along the North Phoenix Mountains and features 18 holes of championship golf. The club has hosted eye-catching affairs in the past, like the Harmon Killebrew Invitational and the Royce Clayton Charity Classic.
McCormick Ranch Golf Club
Located in the heart of Scottsdale, the McCormick Ranch Golf Club features two unique courses. The Palm and Pine courses offer breathtaking views of Camelback and McDowell Mountain. The Palm course is especially loved due to its amazing panoramic views beyond vast, sparkling lakes.
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
McDowell Mountain Golf Club is located in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is considered one of the few premier golf courses in the area. The course delivers a wonderful desert-style experience and underwent a significant enhancement in 2011.
Ocotillo Golf Resort
A desert oasis situated in Chandler, Arizona, Ocotillo Golf Club offers 27 holes of stunning golf designed by renowned architect Ted Robinson.
Showcasing the unique beauty of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, the Phoenician course plays to a par 71 and offers four sets of player-friendly tees. The course was recently re-designed by architect Phil Smith, who transformed the previous 27-hole facility into a cohesive 18-hole golf course with natural rhythm and flow.
Ranked as the “Best Public Course” by both Golf Digest and Golf Weekly Magazines in 2017, the Quintero Golf Club is a must-play golf course. The course was designed by architect Rees Jones and combines challenge, playability, and an unsurpassed natural desert setting to create an unforgettable experience.
Raven Golf Club – Phoenix
The Raven Golf Club in Phoenix is a spectacular championship golf course offering manicured greens and an expansive facility. The course has earned recognition among the nation’s top daily fee golf properties and has receive 4.5 stars from Golf Digest.
Sedona Golf Resort
The acclaimed Sedona Golf Resort is located in the heart of one of the most captivating regions of the Southwest, and winds around the famed red rocks of Sedona. This and its 6,646-yard, par-71 course makes it a golf bucket list experience that is unmatched anywhere else.
Southern Dunes Golf Club
Sprawled across 320 acres of the Ak-Chin Indian Reservation, the Southern Dunes Golf Club offers its players a championship Australian Sand Belt-style golf course with uninhibited 360-degree views of Arizona’s magnificent desert expanse. The course is proud to provide a true daily fee facility for everyone to enjoy and with unmatched playability.
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club is nestled between the canyon walls and foothills of the McDowell Mountains. The Keith Foster-layout of the course features scenic elevation changes and bold design that makes for a thrilling experience. The course also offers the famed Wicked Six, one of Arizona’s most challenging finishing holes.
Talking Stick Golf Club
Talking Stick Golf Club offers two distinctive 18-hole courses. The O’odham course is known for its broad, angular holes and for rewarding a player’s thoughtful play. The Piipaash course, on the other hand, is known for its tree-lined fairways and raised greens which offers a more straightforward style of play. The goal of the club was to portray golf in a traditional way in which it quietly merges with the desert scenery surrounding it. This is the perfect serene golf experience in Arizona.
Tonto Verde Golf Club
Tonto Verde Golf Club is a member-owned club with limited guest play. It offers two premier championship 18-hole courses in the classic desert-style golf. The Peak course has expansive fairways surrounded by desert terrain, while The Ranch course offers wider fairways and landing areas. Both are known for their charm and playability and have been repeatedly been featured in Arizona’s Golf Insider Magazine.
TPC Scottsdale is located in the Sonoran Desert with stunning views of the McDowell Mountains,and is regarded Arizona’s professional golf headquarters. The club boasts of two championship courses and 36 professional-level holes.
Trilogy at Vistancia
Designed by renowned golf course architect Gary Panks, Trilogy Golf Course is a 7,300-yards, 18-hole championship daily-fee course that showcases three different types of native grasses. This mixture of greenery gives the course a chaparral look and feel that blends perfectly with the surrounding Sonoran Foothills.
Troon North Golf Club
Revered as Scottsdale’s crown jewel, the renowned Troon North Golf Club offers two 18-hole courses that stretch through the natural ravines and foothills of Pinnacle Peak. It only takes a picture for golfers to realize this course is a must-play in Arizona.
Verde River Golf Club
Reborn in 2017 after undergoing renovations directed by Tom Lehman, Verde River Golf Club remains a stunning golf course that offers its players a fusion of nature and luxury found nowhere else.
Verrado Golf Club
In the shadows of the White Tank Mountain lies Verrado Golf Club. The 36 holes of championship golf you experience here were designed by PGA Tour Star, Tom Lehman. It’s rugged natural beauty and extraordinary views make for an unforgettable experience.
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club offers two award-winning golf courses set in the thriving Sonoran Desert. Both of the courses offered here, Cholla and Saguaro, have garnered critical acclaim from industry leading publications such as Golf Magazine, Golfweek, and Golf Digest. The 36 holes of unforgettable golf rewards its players with majestic views of the McDowell Mountains, Red Mountain, Four Peaks and the Superstitions.
Whirlwind Golf Club
The two 18-hole golf courses – Devil’s Claw and Cattail – offered at Whirlwind Golf Club were crafted by renowned architect Gary Panks. Through this thoughtful design, the club has easily become one of the premier golf facilities in the Southwest. It is known for its serene playability; a peaceful experience you don’t want to miss.
Wildfire Golf Club
Whirlwind Golf Club was designed by Arnold Palmer and Nick Faldo. The courses deliver an upscale golf experience in Phoenix, Arizona. They are known for highlighting Arizona’s natural beauty with views of the McDowell Mountains and century-old saguaro cacti.The courses are part of JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, making this golf club a bucket-list golf experience.
Why These Courses?
Experience unique landscapes with each part of the valley. Pinnacle Golf Vacations sees the experience that each course has to offer, and believes that all of these courses are worth a round.