Golf in Phoenix: Top 5 Golf Courses in Scottsdale, AZ
It’s no wonder Scottsdale and Phoenix have become beloved destinations for avid golfers. With hundreds of golf courses to choose from, including something for the more skilled golfer and options for shorter courses for newbies, you’ll find what you’re looking for on an Arizonan golf course.
Today, we will tell you more about golfing in Scottsdale and Phoenix. Along with five of the best courses, we’ll also share other helpful information golfers should know before they book a round.
Before we get into that, it’s also worth mentioning that if you need rides to or from Arizona golf courses or to or from the airport if you’re visiting, always know that All Valley Transportation is here for you! With our fleet of high-end vehicles, experienced drivers, and affordable rates, we make it easy to get around.
Golf in Phoenix and Scottsdale
Now, let’s talk more about golfing in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area!
What is the best month to golf in Phoenix?
The best months to golf in Phoenix and Scottsdale tend to fall between October and May. During this time, the weather is more tolerable to stay outside longer, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the low 80s and more cloud coverage. This means you won’t have to worry (as much) about the scorching Arizona heat when you’re out on the course.
Still, many people golf during the hottest months of the year. In that case, they tend to book tee times either much earlier in the day or later in the day to avoid the hottest parts of the day.
What is the hardest golf course in Phoenix?
If you’re seeking a challenge while golfing in Phoenix, Desert Mountain’s Chiricahua is one of the most challenging courses in the area. This 7,347-yard, par-72 course boasts multiple elevation changes and incredible views of Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Where does the PGA play in Phoenix?
The Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale is the place to be for PGA-level golf in Phoenix/Scottsdale.
The golf tournament takes place every February and has become one of golf’s biggest events, with fans turning out for exciting competition and an overall fun atmosphere. But the rest of the year, it’s open for others to golf!
If you want to experience the same course where PGA pros compete, you can book a tee time at the Stadium Course, which underwent renovations in 2014.
Five Best Golf Courses in Phoenix and Scottsdale
Now let’s get to the recommended courses if you’re golfing in Phoenix or Scottsdale.
1. Grayhawk Golf Club: Talon Course
Try the Talon Course at Grayhawk Golf Club if you’re in the area. Along with being one of the top-rated golf courses in the state, you’ll also find it on Golf Magazine’s list of the “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S.— a coveted spot!
The 6,973-yard course also hosts plenty of significant golf events throughout the year that are fun to watch.
2. Troon North Golf Club: Monument Course
If you’re looking for a gorgeous golf course in Scottsdale, you can’t overlook the Monument Course at Troon North Golf Club. Designed by golf course architect Tom Weiskopf, the Monument Course opened for play in 1990 and quickly became one of the premier golf courses in the country.
The Monument Course is a par-72 course measuring 7,039 yards from its back tees. Its rolling terrain, strategic bunkering, and wide fairways characterize the course.
3. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Cholla and Saguaro Courses)
This golf club boasts two terrific options for golfers: the Cholla Course and Saguaro Course.
The Cholla Course, designed by Scott Miller, is set on rolling terrain in the high Sonoran Desert on the outskirts of Phoenix. Golfers prepare for elevation changes and stunning views of nearby mountains and canyons!
The Saguaro Course at We-Ko-Pa is a par-71 course measuring 6999 yards from its back tees. It was created with minimal disturbance of natural desert vegetation and landforms in mind so players can feel like they’re playing through nature itself. In addition, the course was made to be walkable, which makes it a stand-out because most AZ golf courses aren’t!
4. Whirlwind Golf Club
Another golf club that offers two fantastic courses is the Whirlwind Golf Club which is technically located in Chandler, AZ (about a 30-minute drive from Scottsdale). However, its two 18-hole championship courses designed by Greg Nash are considered some of the best courses in Arizona—and their high ranking is proof of this.
The courses (Devil’s Claw and Cattail) feature stunning views of the Sierra Estrella Mountains and more of Arizona’s incredible terrain. Together, the courses cover 500 acres. Half of this is a turfed area, while the rest is a desert landscape.
5. The Boulders: Carefree
If you’re looking for golf that you won’t find anywhere else, the Boulders Club offers two courses that will provide it. Both 18-hole courses will take your breath away.
The North Course is the original course at The Boulders Club that features championship play with stunning views. However, this course is private, so you won’t be able to play here unless you’re a member.
The South Course, on the other hand, is a public course that offers a similar experience to the private course, with views just as (if not more) beautiful.
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Did you learn a lot about golf in Phoenix today?
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