Arizona is best known for its rugged and vast desert landscape. Known as one of the most exotic golfing destinations and one of the truly elite golf hot spots in the world, the state is said to have mild winters and very hot summers. It has a wide variety of attractions suitable for either a leisure or business travel.
Through the centuries, nature has worked its own magic in Phoenix and Scottsdale as the rugged mountains now hold some of the famous golf resorts in Arizona. The golf vacation packages will allow you to discover the finest layouts that create exciting and challenging rounds in the green. Here are some of the over 50 golf vacation resort destinations that you can choose from.
We-Ko-Pa Golf club is now considered as an alternative to the upscale Scottsdale golf market. With two of the famous courses in Arizona, the golf club has already received various citations. Designed by Scott Miller, the 7,225 yard Cholla Course ranks #2 on the state’s best public courses as one of the many awards the layout has already received. The Saguaro Course on the hand provides every golfer a unique desert golf experience. It was cited as one of the “Top 10 Best New Courses You Can Play”.
Gold Canyon Golf Resort holds two rated public golf resorts in Arizona. The Dinosaur Mountain Course has the tee-to-green elevation changes and the long, loping greenways that take you to a truly unique golfing experience. On the other hand, the Sidewinder course offers a challenging golf experience for veteran golfers as the landscape itself is embedded with its creative design. Natural dry creek beds and arroyos followed up by mesquite and Palo Verde trees are what make up this course.
Grayhawk Golf Club is a paradise set for the golfers at heart. A unique yet exciting golf experience waits as you wind through some of the spectacular Sonoran Desert that ever existed. The Talon Course’s back nine was built around a series of deep box canyons and thick stands of trees creating dramatic tests of golf. The strategically placed fairway bunkers of the Raptor Course on the other hand can quickly transform a scramble for bogey from an offline drive.
Famous architect Randy Heckenkemper modified what once was the Bureau of Reclamation storm water retention area into a grandeur Scottsdale golf course comprising 6,624 yards of nature's greens. A natural masterpiece itself as the course was built on the western slope of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale. Many golf vacation packages are offered all year round with the frequent return of satisfied customers.
The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain is a course nestled in the colorful mountain ranges of the desert. This natural wonder creates the par 71, 6,777 yard course that tests every golfer’s skill levels. Undulating fairways as well as the bunkered greens makes this layout placed in the “must play” list.
The signature 17th Hole in a 209-yard, par 3 at SunRidge Canyon Golf Club is what makes the course very challenging. The course also features numerous elevation changes in a canyon setting. It is the choice of layout where a golfer can play a 209-yard par 3 over a boxed canyon then play a 152-yard par three off an elevated tee the following day.
The Troon North Golf Club which holds two of Arizona’s groomed courses stretches through the ravines and foothills of the Sonoran Desert. The resort now serves as the hallmark of the desert golf experience. The Monument Course, conceived by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish creates the perfect challenging layouts for the pros as well as the average golfer. The Pinnacle Course is built on the striking elevation changes and around the dramatic granite boulders with tighter landing areas.
Ocotillo Golf Club has now become the one of the finest upscale facilities in the country. With the surroundings like the Elegant Arizona Oasis, award-winning facilities now flow throughout the course. Every golfer is expected to take on the challenges created by the lush, rolling fairways and waterfalls and lakes that come nearly on every hole.
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