The words, Golf Vacation, bring excitement to anyone who plays the game. After all, travel is an extension of our lives, and golf travel is something everyone in the game dreams about. There is a Bucket List for all who play the game. For great golf, there are few places in the world like the Southwest where the sun shines 325 days a year. “The Valley of the Sun” could well be the most perfect place for a golf vacation. Scottsdale is the center of Desert Southwest golf with 150 premier courses, 50 top-rated golf resorts, and some of the most spectacular course designs anywhere. It’s simply hard to beat.
What makes Scottsdale one of the fastest-growing choices for golf travelers starts with the airport. Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix has ranked #1 again in the J.D. Power Survey of Best U.S. International Airports, and with one of the best rental car terminals in the country as well; the arrival part is seamless. The Annual Waste Management Open each year at TPC Scottsdale, the “Greatest Show on Turf,” is amazing. Add to that Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium, home of the Cardinals, the same week as a PGA Tour Waste Management and you got the whole enchilada here in one week! While prime golf season is pretty much November through April each year in the Southwest, many choose the shoulder seasons of May and late September before and after the heat, which are perfect as well.
In a region where 10 of the Top 25 U.S. Golf Resorts reside, it’s never an issue to find top golf resort facilities that have it all. The Sonoran Desert offers a dry climate with great weather and good ball carry on hundreds of majestic emerald green fairways. There is so much to choose from in golf, it’s easy to forget the amazing restaurants, shopping and activities that make the region such a diverse and fantastic destination. With resorts like the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess at TPC, The Hyatt at Gainey Ranch, The Four Seasons at Troon North, The Boulders Resort, The Phoenician, Orange Tree Resort, The Westin Kierland, Talking Stick Resort, Marriott Camelback, and many more, there is no shortage of luxury here in Scottsdale. All the Troon courses are amazing as well as We-Ko-Pa, Grayhawk, TPC Scottsdale, Eagle Mountain, Legend Mountain, McCormick Ranch, Papago, Rancho Manana, and so many more.
Home of The Waste Management Open the TPC Scottsdale is one of the most viewed golf courses in the world and on all our bucket lists. Home of both The Stadium Course, The Champions Course, and today, home to Draftkings first Sportsbooks courses.
With two award-winning golf courses set in the thriving Sonoran Desert, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club delivers one of the best golf experiences in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. Scott Miller designed the Cholla Course, while Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw teamed up to create Saguaro. The results have captivated the golf world ever since.
Troon North sets the standard in desert golf in Scottsdale with two remarkable designs in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. Troon North is on every list to play, designer Tom Weiskopf has made even more dramatic layouts on the Monument and Pinnacle courses. The facilities, the service, and the amenities are truly epic here.
A truly unforgettable golf experience on two spectacular courses, The Raptor and The Talon.
Grayhawk is one of the leading daily fee public facilities in the Valley. Home to NCAA championships and a local favorite for charity tournaments with a capacity for 288 players in one event.
Nestled alongside McDowell Mountains, Eagle Mountain is one of the region’s most dramatic course designs. In 1996 the facility designed by Scott Miller opened to rave reviews for its contoured fairways and steep elevation layout. A great spot for a sunset round in the desert.
The beauty of Scottsdale Golf is there are so many choices for premier golf facilities. The valley offers so much more than just golf with great nightlife, restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, and enough diversity to make you come back year after year. For more info go to https://www.experiencescottsdale.comWHAT'S YOUR REACTION?