SCOTTSDALE

United States, Arizona

SCOTTSDALE

Be seduced by a southwest paradise

Palms, pillared cactus, sunshine and breathtaking mountain views. Of course, there are over 100 championship golf courses. Then, add world-class shopping and outdoor adventure.

The North course is the older of the two courses at The Boulders and features bent grass with spectacular views of Black Mountain as the course meanders through the Boulders community. Both courses are built right into the desert foothills and offer breathtaking panoramas – including stunning boulder formations, striking Sonoran Desert sunsets and natural desert terrain. Keep your eyes open because desert wildlife is often visible during play. Every day, golfers are surprised to see a bobcat, rabbits, coyotes or a javelina while hunting for a wayward shot. In short your experience should be a scenic and natural wonder.

Architect
JAY MORRISH
Distance
6291 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
34831 N Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree AZ 85377
Normale
72

The South course provides its players with much of the same experience they would find on the North course at The Boulders. The scenic views and desert beauty continue – with even more locations for the perfect photographic moment. While the North course is the original offering from the resort, many people believe that the South course is the most scenic. In fact it has holes that go right up into the boulder formations. During your round you will encounter the signature “Boulder Pile” and also “Rosie’s Rock”, two of the resort’s most recognizable rock formations.

Architect
JAY MORRISH
Distance
6073 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
34831 N Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree AZ 85377
Normale
71

This championship course gently shifts between panoramic openness to the intimacy of lush foliage along Willow Wash. Mirroring the southwestern styling of the petroglyph-etched boulders that mark each hole, the adjoining Club House with Pro Shop and snack bar offer a casual but elegant retreat. Unlike many of Arizona’s “target” golf courses, Dove Valley Ranch is player friendly, with manicured transition areas that allow its guests to recover without penalty.

Architect
ROBERT TRENT JONES JR.
Distance
7011 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
72
Opening year
1998

Dinosaur Mountain is ready to offer you a truly unique golfing 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 and long, loping fairways. The views of the nearby Superstition Mountains are spectacular. Signature holes #3, #4 and #5 are among the most memorable in the game!

Architect
GREG H. NASH & JEFF D. HARDIN
Distance
6008 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
6100 S Kings Ranch Rd, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
Normale
72

Sidewinder snakes around the base of Dinosaur Mountain, through natural arroyos and dry creek beds. Native cholla and prickly pear cacti, mesquite and palo verde trees line the challenging twists and turns that will keep you on top of your game. And like the Dinosaur course, it’s a scenic adventure that will bring you back again and again. The Sidewinder course is noted for its creative design and challenging desert landscape. Round after round, you’ll never get tired of the panoramic vistas. Bring your clubs, bring your camera, and we’ll bring on one of the best golf experiences you’ll ever encounter. Golf Digest rated Sidewinder 4 stars!

Architect
KENNETH M. KAVANAUGH
Distance
6078 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
6100 S Kings Ranch Rd, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
Normale
72

There is golf. Then there is golf at The Golf Club of Estrella. The spectacular Nicklaus-designed 18-hole, par 72 course covers a distinctive 7,102 yards. It’s no surprise that the course is as visually stunning as it is exciting. The Sonoran Desert edges the velvet fairways, the Sierra Estrella Mountains surround them. Shots are played over natural desert washes. Relaxing or challenging? With the multiple tees designed to accommodate all levels of play, it’s your call. Come sunset, toast an eagle at The Player’s Grill with American Bistro faire. And since we’re a Troon-Golf managed facility, our level of service and attention to detail is world-renowned.

Architect
JACK NICKLAUS II
Distance
7139 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
72
Opening year
1999

The Raptor is 18 holes by Tom Fazio with Crenshaw Bent-grass greens and one of the finest desert layouts in the valley. The layout includes extensive mounding and massive bunkering, as well as shot-making pushed to the edge. It’s not for beginners, and even seasoned players will struggle when elements push the Raptor’s claws into the attack position.

Architect
TOM FAZIO
Distance
7135 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
72
Opening year
1995

This beautiful course is one of the most exciting and dramatic golf courses ever built in the Southwest. Talon course was recently named among Golf Magazine’s ‘Top 10 You Can Play in U.S.’ and has been selected to host many prestigious events, including the finals of the inaugural Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf in 1995. Talon offers elevated greens that are large and undulating, with numerous water hazards coming into play as well as one hole with an island green.

Architect
GRAHAM AND PARKS INTERNATIONAL
Distance
693 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
72
Opening year
1994

The new Longbow Golf Club was unveiled in the fall of 2003. Following a complete redesign with the addition of a striking new clubhouse, expanded acreage and totally revamped practice facility, Longbow, more than ever is a “must-play.” The new design improves upon perfection by lengthening the total yardage to 7,003 from the back tees, expanding the fairways and boosting par to 71. The intrigue and shot making choices that players will face are infinite. The distinctive new Arizona contemporary clubhouse is a one-of-a-kind structure that offers every amenity including a spacious outdoor event patio with fans, heaters, misters, outdoor kitchen and bar, enormous patio fireplace, convenient drive-up snack shop, cozy restaurant, and well-appointed golf shop.

Architect
KENNETH M. KAVANAUGH
Distance
7003 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
5601 E. Longbow Parkway, Mesa, Arizona 85215
Normale
71
Opening year
2003

The award-winning Lookout Mountain Golf Course sits among the magnificent 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, and a coveted ranking as one of the Top Ten Public/Resort Courses in Arizona for 2008 and 2009 via Arizona Business Magazine. Discover Lookout Mountain golf today, the standard in Phoenix golf courses.

Architect
BILL JOHNSON
Distance
6607 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
11111 North Seventh St, Phoenix, AZ 85020 (North Mountain)
Normale
72
Opening year
1989

Rees Jones has taken a pristine piece of lush Arizona desert and created Quintero Golf Club, often described as the “Purest Golf Experience” in the Southwest.

Created in the tradition of some of the world’s most renowned golf courses, Quintero’s focus is to provide members and their guests with the finest playing surfaces, warm personal hospitality and the ultimate challenge for their individual games.

The course has been created to offer a unique playing opportunity, testing players of all levels of expertise. From the tips, Quintero offers even the scratch golfer a challenge demanding exacting shots from tee to green.

Playing over 7200 yards from the Championship tees, and a comfortable 5043 yards from the forward tees, the Quintero experience offers strategic bunker placement, generous landing areas (for the straight hitters) and multi-level bentgrass greens often referred to as some of the smoothest and truest in the Southwest.

Architect
REES JONES
Distance
7208 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
16752 Arizona 74, Peoria, AZ 85383
Normale
72
Opening year
2000

The 18-hole “Rancho Manana” course at the Rancho Manana Golf Club facility in Cave Creek, Arizona features 6,004 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70 . The course rating is 67.8 and it has a slope rating of 125 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Bill Johnson, the Rancho Manana golf course opened in 1988. Dale Samar manages the course as the General Manager.

Architect
BILL JOHNSON
Distance
6004 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
5734 E. Rancho Manana Blvd, Cave Creek, Arizona 85331
Normale
70

The Raven at Verrado provides a unique Arizona golf experience for all golfers. The golf course is like two layouts in one, with the front nine playing along a mostly level terrain with wide fairways leading to relatively flat green complexes that are very player friendly. Some holes feature short carries, and the desert consistently defines the playing area. The back side plays into the mountains, with holes 11 through 14 featuring significant elevation changes and rolling fairways. Many of the views on this side, from the tee areas and from many green complexes looking backwards, are of postcard quality.

Architect
JOHN FOUGHT & TOM LEHMAN
Distance
7258 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
72
Opening year
2004

No other Sedona golf course provides a better combination of jaw-dropping splendor and exceptional challenge than the acclaimed Sedona Golf Resort. Located in the heart of one of the most captivating regions of the Southwest, the thrilling 6,646-yard, par – 71 course is widely considered among the world’s most unforgettable golf experiences. Winding around the famed red rocks of Sedona, each hole provides a unique adventure. If you could play golf in the Grand Canyon, this would be it. No wonder this championship Sedona golf course receives a continuous four-star rating from Golf Digest. Visitors and locals alike say that playing Sedona Golf Resort tops the list of things to do in Sedona, AZ.

Architect
GARY PANKS
Distance
6646 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
35 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351, United States
Normale
71
Opening year
1988

This scenic desert links-style course features numerous elevation changes in a canyon setting. Accuracy is foremost on this course’s rolling fairways surrounded by desert. Strategically placed arroyos provide a good test of golfer’s shotmaking skills from the tees, as well as approaching the greens. “GOLF Magazine” rated this course 42nd best under the 1996 category of the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S.”

Architect
KEITH FOSTER
Distance
6823 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
71
Opening year
1995

A links-style desert golf course, the Lost Gold Course maintains the Superstition Mountain reputation for playability and meticulous conditions. Jack Nicklaus teamed with son Jack Jr. to design this desert golf course, which opened in 1999. The links-style course offers generous fairways, and it possesses greater shot value than the Prospector Course, due to slightly smaller greens and strategic bunker placements. The Lost Gold Course was the site of the 2002 Senior Slam, when Fuzzy Zoeller edged Don Pooley by one stroke to win the $300,000 top prize.

Architect
JACK NICKLAUS & JACK NICKLAUS II
Distance
7351 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
72
Opening year
1999

The Prospector Golf Course, which opened in 1998, combined the creative skills of Jack Nicklaus and his son Gary. The designers have delivered a community-based course with inspirational vistas, fairways that are wide and friendlly, and green speeds that are faster than at some major tournaments. This Nicklaus course has been the site of the 2002 Countrywide Tradition tournament and the home of the LPGA Safeway International from 2004 to 2008. And recently the Prospector Golf Course was selected by Golfweek magazine as one of the “Top 100 Residential Courses.”

Architect
JACK NICKLAUS II & GARY NICKLAUS
Distance
7225 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
8000 E Club Village Dr, Apache Junction, AZ 85118
Normale
72
Opening year
1998

Opened in 1996, this Scott Miller designed course is a spectacular representation of man’s creation in harmony with nature as it winds through natural box canyons, rolling hills, and lush desert valleys. The vistas provide an incomparable panorama of landmark mountains, picturesque valleys and downtown cityscapes, all combined with the tranquility of the pristine Sonoran Desert.

Architect
SCOTT MILLER
Distance
6763 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
71
Opening year
1996

One of the few 27-hole Scottsdale golf resorts in the Phoenix area, the world-class Kierland Golf Club provides a multi-faceted approach to the Arizona golf experience. Fully integrated into The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, the Kierland Golf Club opened in 1996 and features a par-72, 6,900-yard course with three distinct nine-hole courses and a fully staffed golf facility.

Architect
SCOTT MILLER
Distance
6913 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
72
Opening year
1996

Rivaling its famous sister course in both beauty and playability, the brilliantly crafted Randy Heckenkemper designed Champions Course offers the consummate desert golf experience. Featuring 7,115 yards of undulating Bermuda fairways, pristine greens and challenging bunkers, the par-71course meanders over natural ravines and picturesque foothills, with five par-3’s and a diverse variety of par-4’s and par-5’s to thrill golfers of all skill levels. A quartet of dramatic finishing holes make this golf gem a “must play” at prices commensurate with municipal golf facilities.

Architect
RANDY HECKENKAMPER
Distance
6423 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
71
Opening year
2007

The Stadium Course offers you the opportunity to Play Where the PGA TOUR Professionals Play. Surrounded by spectacular Mountain views, the course was designed specifically to host the Phoenix Open and features spectator mounding that promises an excellent view to all in the 450,000+ galleries that gather during the Tournament.

Architect
TOM WEISKOPF & JAY MORRISH
Distance
7216 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
71
Opening year
1986

When players visit Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia they can expect the finest experience in golf. In keeping with the commitment of offering courses in tournament ready golf conditions, the Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia course was created in a way that enhances the natural environment and respects the delicate balance between drama and playability. The facility is, quite simply, the “Best in the West,” and it’s not just us saying it. From guests of the club to others in the industry to the major publications in golf, all agree that Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia is a must-play experience in the Valley of the Sun.

Architect
GARY PANKS
Distance
7259 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
72

The Monument presents a challenging layout for the pros, as well as an enjoyable experience for the average golfer. Both will enjoy the wide fairways that wind through lush desert vegetation, natural washes and towering saguaros. The challenge, visual sensation, and special ambiance of Troon North sets the standards by which all others are measured and the immaculately groomed golf course and exceptional level of customer service create the renowned “Troon Golf Experience.”

Architect
TOM WEISKOPF & JAY MORRISH
Distance
7028 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
72
Opening year
1990

Built around dramatic granite boulders and striking elevation changes, The Pinnacle features a more traditional desert layout with tighter landing areas and spectacular carries over desert washes. The challenge, visual sensation, and special ambiance of Troon North sets the standards by which all others are measured and the immaculately groomed golf course and exceptional level of customer service create the renowned “Troon Golf Experience.”

Architect
TOM WEISKOPF
Distance
7044 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
72
Opening year
1995

Open since December 2001, the Cholla Course at We-Ko-Pa has garnered countless honors and has quickly become recognized as the reference course for quintessential desert golf. Designed by Scott Miller, this 7,225 yard layout was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the 10 best new public courses in the world shortly after its debut. Since then, Zagat Survey 2006-2007 gives Cholla its highest rating among all Arizona courses and Golfweek ranks the layout #2 on its 2006 list of the state’s best public courses.

Architect
SCOTT MILLER
Distance
7225 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
72
Opening year
2001

The landscape of the new Saguaro course features fascinating movement that has allowed Crenshaw and Coore to design a course that is unique to the desert, and differ from the original Cholla course. The championship layout will challenge players of all skill levels with a beautifully fair test of golf, and will require them to play a variety of shots and find solutions to unusual challenges. Fashioned with walking in mind, Saguaro is a refreshing classic throwback to golf course design.

Architect
BILL COORE & BEN CRENSHAW
Distance
6912 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
71
Opening year
2006

The Faldo Championship Course, which plays up to 6,846 yards, sits on a 174-acre site and offers a slight variation from the typical desert-theme courses. It features generous fairways, large greens and multiple tee boxes. The surrounding mountains and century-old saguaro cacti as well as 108 sand bunkers, reminiscent of the Australian sand belt courses, provide a spectacular setting for the golf course and golfing guests.

Architect
NICK FALDO
Distance
6846 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
5350 Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054, United States
Normale
71
Opening year
2002

The Palmer Signature Course plays up to 7,145 yards, providing a very scenic desert experience. The expansive fairways allow the player to remain in play even on an errant shot. The flashed bunkering on Palmer is superb, and the putting greens carry plenty of undulation, like many Arnold Palmer designs. The expansive square footage of the greens (average size is 7,000 square feet) allow the undulations to create subtle challenges for the short game without feeling contrived or “tricked up”.

Architect
ARNOLD PALMER
Distance
7145 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
5350 Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054, United States
Normale
72
Opening year
1997

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