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.
A good walk is rarely spoiled
Part of the experience is the playability, part is the environment. The Boulders Golf Club's two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Jay Morrish are considered some of the most demanding in the Southwest. But the biggest challenge is keeping your eye on the ball, with the amazing views of rugged desert beauty and breathtaking panoramas.
Troon North Golf Club has two courses designed by Tom Weiskopf that slope through natural ravines by Pinnacle Peak in north Scottsdale, and the desert landscape throughout is picturesque.
If you want to try your hand at the pro’s course, head to TPC Scottsdale and play the Stadium Course designed by Jay Moorish and Tom Weiskopf. This course was specifically designed for the legendary Waste Management Phoenix Open which annually attracts 500,000 boisterous fans, making it the best-attended event on the PGA Tour.
One Phoenix golfing experience not to be missed is Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa's Scots-flavored Links Course, one of two layouts next to the only resort to be inspired by the genius of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Since you're here
Dependable sunshine and warm temperatures make outdoor activities a way of life in Phoenix. When you're not hitting the links, enjoy a hike in the South Mountain Park/Preserve - the largest municipal park in the country.
After a long day on the course, kick back and enjoy the local cuisine from 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.
Visit Phoenix in March and catch 15 MLB teams in town for Cactus League Spring Training.
Of course we have to mention our numerious resorts and their spas that offer post-golf-game treatments like Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, The Spa at Camelback Inn and The Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician.
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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