Tee it up in Greater Phoenix
Shrouded by mountains on three sides and covered by a canopy of near-perpetual blue sky, Phoenix and its neighboring communities are home to more golf courses than you could hope to play in one visit. Many of the Greater Phoenix courses were designed by the greats, and most don’t have merely one signature hole, but many. Some golf courses in Phoenix occupy desert canyons where civilization feels a world away, while others are part of opulent resorts where golfers can indulge themselves with a post-round spa treatment.
Keep cool during summertime rounds
Phoenix summers bring heat but they also bring big savings to local courses. Greens fees at even the most renowned tracks are a fraction of their peak season rates. Follow these tips and you'll be enjoying summertime golf like a local:
Make an early-morning reservation: Tee it up early while the temperature is still about 20 degrees cooler than the midday high. With an early-morning round, golfers can enjoy 18 holes and be in the air-conditioned 19th hole in time for lunch.
Drink plenty of water: Staying hydrated is one of the keys to enjoying summer golf. A good rule of thumb is to drink at least a liter of water each hour.
- Protect yourself from the sun: Hats, sunglasses and sunblock are necessities. Make sure to apply sunblock about an hour before teeing off.
Since you're here
After a long day on the course, kick back and enjoy the local cuisine: Don't miss Barrio Café, known for modern, top-notch preparations of tradition Mexican dishes and margaritas. To get great food with amazing mountain views, check out El Chorro Lodge at the base of Camelback Mountain.
- Soothe the mind and muscles with a post-round treatment at a local resort spa.
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"If you're a golf junkie out for a quick fix that won't break the bank, stay put in Phoenix." -Golf Digest, February 2012