Sonoran Desert golf is unique in all the world – featuring Saguaro cactus forests, amazing rock formations, spectacular views, huge elevation changes, flowering desert plants and exotic desert critters. Virtually all of our courses feature some elements of desert golf, but another unique aspect of Scottsdale/Phoenix golf is our wide variety of styles. For example, if you prefer a more traditional parkland-style golf course, we’ve got you covered.

With each course offering its own diversity of challenges, the fun begins when you step onto the first tee.

As the home of champions, ASU Karsten has hosted pros such as Phil Mickelson, Anna Nordqvist and Paul Casey. Mere mortals are also welcome to enjoy this Pete Dye layout conveniently located in the heart of Tempe.

These two 18-hole championship golf courses, designed by Jay Morrish, are considered some of the most demanding in the Southwest and are known for their rugged beauty and breathtaking panoramas. Courses are semi-private.

Breathtaking views of Camelback and Mummy mountains, water features that are sure to keep your game sharp and pristine course conditions are what you will find at Camelback Golf Club. Featuring 36-holes of championship golf on the Padre course and the new $10 million Ambiente course that opened in the fall of 2013.

The course at Desert Canyon winds its way through wonderful desert terrain up and down the natural arroyos and canyons that occur in the Sonoran Desert. The fairways, though open, play tight and prove challenging, with strategically placed doglegs.

Designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones II, this course gently shifts between panoramic openness to the intimacy of lush foliage along Willow Wash.

Perched high above Scottsdale with scenic views all around, Eagle Mountain offers desert golf that weaves around craggy mountain peaks and plunges through shaded desert arroyos.

Dinosaur Mountain offers a unique experience in the high Sonoran desert. Every tee box presents a panoramic vista and an exhilarating challenge to your game. The course will take you up, over and around Dinosaur Mountain with dramatic tee-to-green elevation changes.

Rancho Mañana plays along Cave Creek, a perennial stream that flows among the picturesque foothills north of Scottsdale. In addition to its magnificent scenery, the course offers exceptional challenges and an unforgettable experience.

As Scottsdale’s coolest place to play, Grayhawk’s two tour-tested tracks have hosted high-profile events such as the Frys.com Open. The Grayhawk experience also includes world-class instruction, shopping and a variety of dining options.

The Westin Kierland Resort puts you in the center of the action in Scottsdale, and its exceptional

27-hole golf facility is arguably the city’s most cutting-edge. From the revolutionary FOREMaxx training system to Segway golf carts and its unique Scottish themed experiences, golf at Kierland is like nowhere else.

In 1995, Robert Trent Jones Jr. made his Arizona debut with this demanding desert-style layout that winds through the Usery Mountains.  It’s an upscale course with high standards for customer service and value.

This exquisitely manicured course meanders through the Sonoran Desert and features breathtaking, panoramic vistas, including well-known natural landmarks like Pinnacle Peak. A round provides players of all skill levels with numerous unique shot-making situations.
Longbow Golf Club hits the target with a firm and fast layout that has hosted many high-profile amateur and professional competitive events. It’s also a great place to relax on the sprawling patio for a post-round beverage.

This award-winning golf course sits along the North Phoenix Mountains and offers panoramic views of graceful Arizona landscape. Course recognitions include the Golf Digest Four Star Award for nine consecutive years, a Zagat rating as one of America’s Top Courses from 2005 – 2009.

Surrounded by a collection of Scottsdale’s most prominent resorts, McCormick Ranch Golf Club features breathtaking Southwestern scenery, immaculate course conditions, a restaurant, pro shop, practice facilities, and gracious attention given by its service-oriented personnel.

Led by the talented team of Steve Loy and PGA Tour star, Phil Mickelson, the new McDowell Mountain Golf Club delivers a wonderful desert-style experience on the recently renovated golf course and clubhouse – all this conveniently located in the heart of Scottsdale.

Managed by Troon Golf, Ocotillo Golf Resort adheres to the highest standards of course condition, customer service and amenities, creating a country club experience at what has become known as one of the nation’s exceptional daily fee facilities.

The Phoenician’s 27-hole golf course offers the challenge and diversity golfers long for, plus the beauty and tranquility that makes the game even more enjoyable. The facility consists of three distinctive nines – Oasis, Canyon and Desert – which offer multiple 18-hole combinations.

Named one of the top residential golf courses in the country by Golfweek, this spectacular Rees Jones design combines challenge, playability and an unsurpassed natural desert setting to create what many have called Arizona’s “purest golf experience.” Just 40 minutes from Scottsdale, Quintero is a must play.

With countless Georgia Pines flanking the fairways, The Raven delivers a traditional golf experience punctuated by excellent conditions and attentive service. Conveniently located near the airport, the club also features a variety of facilities and services including club fitting, instruction, dining, events and a sprawling practice facility.

An easy 90-minute drive from Scottsdale, the golf course at Sedona Golf Resort weaves its way among the breathtaking beauty of Arizona’s spectacular red rock country. This one-of-a-kind golf experience leaves guests with an unforgettable appreciation for one of the most unique places on Earth.

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club was designed to offer a unique playing opportunity to test players of all levels of expertise. Built in 2002, this Fred Couples and Schmidt-Curley-designed golf course was created in the tradition of some of the world’s most coveted courses.

As thrilling as it is beautiful, SunRidge Canyon offers a desert-golf experience capped by the famed Wicked Six, Arizona’s most challenging finishing holes. The club’s performance center houses the Jim McLean Golf School, Hot Stix Golf and Method Athlete. And the new Wicked 6 Bar & Grill offers a spectacular indoor/outdoor dining experience.

This fabulous “core-golf” facility offers two distinctive 18-hole courses crafted by the legendary design team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Among the most highly decorated golf courses in the state, Talking Stick is a must-play for all serious golf visitors.

With two distinctly different and challenging 18-hole championship golf courses, designed by Gary Panks and David Graham, Tonto Verde offers classic desert-style golf that has been recognized for its charm and playability. Both courses, the Peaks and the Ranch, are immaculately maintained and are known for being some of the finest greens in the Valley.

Home of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the Stadium Course and clubhouse at TPC Scottsdale underwent a complete makeover just in time for the ’14-’15 season. The seven-month, $12 million project resulted in the resurfacing of greens, renovation of bunkers and tees, new cart paths, landscaping and overall enhancement of the challenge and playability. The Clubhouse also received a facelift with upgraded décor and amenities. The club’s Champions Course continues to offer 18 holes of exceptional Scottsdale golf.

Crafted by renowned golf course architect Gary Panks, the championship design at the daily fee Trilogy Golf Club draws upon distinctive land features and a backdrop of stunning Arizona scenery to result in a truly extraordinary setting.

Troon North Golf Club stands as the hallmark of the desert golf experience, with two 18-hole courses stretching through the natural ravines and foothills of the high Sonoran Desert. The immaculately groomed courses and exceptional customer service together create the renowned Troon Golf experience.

Inspired by the nearby Verde River and the panoramic Sonoran vistas, Verde River Golf Club (formerly known as Tegavah Golf Club) is located in a jaw-dropping corner of the Sonoran Desert where traditional desert golf meets modern elements to provide a serious test that doesn’t forget to have a little fun along the way.

An 18-hole championship golf course, Verrado Golf Club features a dramatic mountainside setting with massive rock outcroppings, large desert washes, picturesque box canyons and dramatic elevation changes. The course also offers magnificent views of the nearby White Tank Mountains and the Phoenix skyline.

We-Ko-Pa is blessed with jaw-dropping mountain vistas in every direction. Golfweek magazine ranks the Saguaro course #1 for Public Access in Arizona. The Cholla course isn’t far behind ranked #4. The two unique layouts at We-Ko-Pa make it the perfect place to enjoy 36-holes of unforgettable golf.

Featuring two 18-hole golf courses – Devil’s Claw and Cattail – Whirlwind Golf Club offers exceptional golf surrounded by Sonoran Desert and a world-class resort right next door.

Wildfire Golf Club’s two 18-hole championship golf courses are surrounded by majestic views of the McDowell Mountains and century-old saguaro cacti.  The Palmer Signature Course at Wildfire Golf Club offers scenic and expansive fairways allowing the ball to remain in play even on an errant shot. The Faldo Championship Course features generous fairways, large greens and 108 deep pot bunkers.

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