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Sports Fans

Go beyond the bleachers. Walk in the footsteps of iconic golfers. Satisfy your need for speed. This itinerary is all about friendly competition and fun-loving fandom.


Day 1: Golf in the footsteps of pros

  • Play where the pros play at TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course. The course is the site of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the PGA Tour's most-attended event each year and home of the famously raucous 16th hole.

  • Make a day out of it and play TPC Scottsdale's Champions course, a memorable desert track in its own right, or explore the myriad other courses in Greater Phoenix.

TPC Scottsdale Stadium course
Hole 15 at TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course

Day 2: Catch a pro sports game

  • Greater Phoenix is home to teams in three major American sports leagues: The NFL's Arizona Cardinals, NBA's Phoenix Suns, and the  MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks.

  • In addition, Greater Phoenix is home to Indoor Football League's Arizona Rattlers, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, and the United Soccer League's Phoenix Rising Football Club.

  • No game happening while you're here? No problem. Go behind the scenes of the Cardinals' State Farm Stadium or the Diamondbacks' home, Chase Field. Both venues offer public tours throughout the year.

State Farm Stadium

Day 3: Golf in the desert

  • PING's world headquarters are located in Phoenix, and golf nuts can go behind the scenes with a factory tour. If you can't make it for a tour, you can still stop by weekdays for a free walk-in club fitting.

  • After getting your clubs tuned up, hit the links for a true desert golf experience at courses such as Troon NorthWe-Ko-Pa, Raven Golf Club at Verrado, or one of Phoenix's many public courses.

Troon North Golf Club
Troon North Golf Club

Bonus Day

  • Come late February through March, metro Phoenix is the center of the baseball universe thanks to Cactus League Spring Training. It's baseball heaven as 15 MLB teams compete in more than 220 games at ballparks throughout the area, with no two ballparks more than a 45-minute drive apart.​​

spring training