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Best Golf Courses In Scottsdale

Scottsdale and the Phoenix area offer amazing dining options and amazing places to stay — and some of the best golf in the world. We put together a list of the most highly recommended golf courses in the area.
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THE STADIUM COURSE AT TPC SCOTTSDALE

MUST PLAY COURSES: THE 10 BEST GOLF COURSES IN SCOTTSDALE

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4.7
4.7/5

93.3%

Address: 17020 North Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona, 85255

Holes: 18

Par: 71

Yardage: 6508

Slope: 124

Rating: 71.0

Year built: 1986

Architect(s): Tom Weiskopf, Jay Morrish, Phil Smith

Greens: TiffDwarf Grass

Fairways: TiffDwarf Grass

Season: Year round

Green Fees: $409

Summary: Set in the Sonoran Desert and surrounded by the majestic McDowell Mountains, the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale, a 36-hole daily fee public golf course owned and operated by the PGA TOUR represents the standards of excellence in golf operations world wide. The design team of Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish created a masterful blend of challenge and playability between the Stadium Course and the Champions Course, two uniquely different golfing venues. From the first moment you arrive at TPC Scottsdale, the home of the PGA TOUR’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, you will experience first hand what sets TPC Network Clubs apart from all other golf facilities. TPC Scottsdale, a PGA TOUR Facility, embodies the standards of excellence in golf operations world wide.

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4.7
4.7/5

93.5%

Address: 5692 North Loop Road, Chandler, Arizona, 85226

Holes: 36

Par: 72

Yardage: 7334

Slope: 133

Rating: 73.6

Year built: 2002

Architect(s): Gary Panks

Greens: Winter: Rye; Summer: Bermuda

Season: Year round

Green Fees: $121-205

Summary: Whirlwind Golf Club is acknowledged as one of the finest golf facilities in the Southwest. After opening in fall of 2000, this golf club established itself as the premier Arizona golf resort destination. Located at Wild Horse Pass in the city of Chandler, Whirlwind Golf Club hosts 36 holes of championship golf: Cattail Course and Devil’s Claw Course. Although this course is only 11 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Whirlwind Golf Club offers a quiet, peaceful and well-conditioned golf facility with the feeling of a destination golf club. Whirlwind Golf Club was ranked among the best courses you can play by Golfweek Magazine and has hosted the PGA of America, USGA, Web.com, and now hopes you will come get a taste of the experience during a round at one of their splendidly designed courses. Whirlwind Golf Club is surrounded by majestic mountain views and is sprawling across pristine desert with no homes lining the fairways. Both courses offer a true test to golf and have many challenging Par 3’s and 4’s. With the enticing destination, distinguished course layout, and excellence in service and guest experiences, Whirlwind Golf Club will never fail to provide you the best golf and dining experience in South Valley.

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4.6
4.6/5

93.0%

Address: 5692 North Loop Road, Chandler, Arizona, 85226

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Yardage: 7017

Slope: 131

Rating: 72.8

Year built: 2000

Architect(s): Gary Panks

Greens: Winter: Rye; Summer: Bermuda

Fairways: Bermuda Grass

Season: Year round

Green Fees: $121-200

Summary: Whirlwind Golf Club has established itself as a premier golf destination for Arizonans as well as travelers from around the globe. The facility features 36 perfectly manicured holes draped over 242 acres of exquisite desert landscape. The property’s signature wild, roaming horses and other desert wildlife enjoy the peacefulness of Whirlwind’s unspoiled habitat. Despite the short 12-mile drive from Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport, guests of Whirlwind indulge themselves in the picturesque golf environment and the tranquility of a location so seemingly distant from the commotion of everyday life.

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4.6
4.6/5

92.6%

Address: 5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, Arizona, 85054-6147

Holes: 18

Par: 71

Yardage: 6846

Slope: 125

Rating: 71.2

Year built: 2002

Architect(s): Nick Faldo, Lee E. Schmidt, Brian Curley

Greens: Bent Grass

Fairways: Winter Rye Grass

Season: Year round

Green Fees: $128-140

Summary: Faldo Championship Course offers generous fairways in a spectacular Sonoran Desert-themed setting.

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4.6
4.6/5

94.4%

Address: 3636 E. Baseline Road, Phoenix, Arizona, 85042

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Yardage: 7078

Slope: 130

Rating: 73.3

Year built: 1995

Architect(s): David Graham, Gary Panks, Gary Stephenson

Greens: TiffDwarf Grass

Fairways: Bermuda Grass

Season: Year round

Green Fees: $89-179

Summary: Welcome to the Raven… the Highest Rated Golf Course in Phoenix, AZ, We hope you choose to join us soon. The only 4.5 star golf course south of the airport and closest to Downtown Phoenix, the Raven Golf Club- Phoenix has been rated as having the “#1 guest service in North America,” and this commitment to excellence is evident throughout the facility. Ideally located in Phoenix only five miles south of Sky Harbor Airport and a short drive from most valley Resorts or Hotels, The Raven is a “Must Play” in the Scottsdale/Phoenix region. The layout features rolling fairways framed by thousands of mature pine trees, as well as vistas of rugged desert mountains and the Phoenix skyline. The golf course’s playable and strategic design offers a fun golf experience for all players. The subtle elevation changes are enhanced by challenging sand and grass bunkers that are placed against large multi-tiered greens. With on site meeting facilities for up to 200 people, the Raven’s friendly service makes for a golf planner’s dream golf course. Just minutes from both Sky Harbor airport and Arizona State University, the Raven Golf Club-Phoenix is a convenient and “must-play” stop for golf enthusiasts visiting the Phoenix area. Rated the “#1 Golf Course in Phoenix” by Golf Digest, and “#1 Guest Service” by the Arizona Republic, the Raven Golf Club-Phoenix is famous for its exceptional guest service, incredible dining at the Raven Grill 36, and soothing mango-scented cooling towels during Arizona`s summer season.

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4.5
4.5/5

94.8%

Address: 6808 S 32nd St, Phoenix, Arizona, 85042-6004

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Yardage: 6946

Slope: 127

Rating: 72.0

Year built: 1999

Architect(s): Gary Panks

Greens: TiffEagle Grass

Fairways: Bermuda Grass

Season: Year round (closed 10/15-11/1)

Green Fees: $49-140

Summary: The Legacy Golf Club, located in Phoenix, Arizona, sits on the ranch of the famous early-20th-century land developer Dwight B. Heard. Golfers can embrace the rich history here while playing on the manicured course that was designed by Gary Panks. Figures like Teddy Roosevelt and Pancho Villa have visited Heard here at the Sierra Vista House where the first hole begins. With elevated views that reveal sights of Camelback Mountain, Squaw Peak and the skyline of Phoenix, Legacy Golf Club receives yearly recognition as one of the best public courses to play in Phoenix.

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4.5
4.5/5

91.5%

Address: 17020 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85255

Holes: 18

Par: 71

Yardage: 7115

Slope: 140

Rating: 71.7

Year Built: 2007

Architect(s): Randy Heckenkemper

Greens: TiffDwarf Grass

Fairways: TiffDwarf Grass

Season: Year round

Green Fees: $212

Summary: Set in the Sonoran Desert and surrounded by the majestic McDowell Mountains, the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale, a 36-hole daily fee public golf course owned and operated by the PGA TOUR represents the standards of excellence in golf operations world wide. The design team of Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish created a masterful blend of challenge and playability between the Stadium Course and the Champions Course, two uniquely different golfing venues. From the first moment you arrive at TPC Scottsdale, the home of the PGA TOUR’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, you will experience first hand what sets TPC Network Clubs apart from all other golf facilities. TPC Scottsdale, a PGA TOUR Facility, embodies the standards of excellence in golf operations world wide.

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4.5
4.5/5

93.7%

Address: 11111 North 7th Street, Phoenix, Arizona, 85020

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Yardage: 6617

Slope: 135

Rating: 71.2

Year built: 1989

Architect(s): Bill Johnston

Season: Year round

Green Fees: $103-187

Summary: This magnificent par-71 course has garnered many honors. Golf Digest named it one of the 450 best public courses in the country and Lookout Mountain has been consistently voted one of the top 25 golf courses in the state of Arizona. Our course has also hosted celebrity events such as the Arizona Baseball Charities Classic and the Phoenix Suns Scramble. Pointe Hilton Resorts at Tapatio Cliffs and Squaw Peak are world-class destinations with a unique family atmosphere. Surrounded by expansive mountain views, golf courses and laced with blooming floral gardens and waterfalls, the Pointe Hilton Resorts offer all guests a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Collectively, the two Pointe Hilton Resorts offer 1,148 suites, eight restaurants and more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space.

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4.5
4.5/5

89.0%

Address: 10320 E Dynamite Blvd., Scottsdale, Arizona, 85255

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Yardage: 7028

Slope: 147

Rating: 73.3

Year built: 1990

Architect(s): Tom Weiskopf, 

Greens: Bent Grass

Fairways: Bent Grass

Season: Year round

Green Fees: $199-525

Summary: Troon North Golf Club stands as the hallmark of the desert golf experience, stretching through the natural ravines and foothills in the high Sonoran desert in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. 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. Troon North’s Monument and Pinnacle courses consistently rank at the top of every golfer’s must-play list, and as of October 2007 golfers in search of the ultimate golf experience are returning to Troon North Golf Club to play Tom Weiskopf’s true vision. New course renovations by original designer and British Open Champion, Tom Weiskopf, have created two new layouts with improved playability! Troon North Golf Club also offers food and beverage services to our guests while providing one of the most scenic backdrops in the State of Arizona. The Grille at Troon North overlooks the 18th hole of the Monument golf course which is surrounded by beautiful desert landscape and custom built homes. The Grille at Troon North is open for breakfast seven days a week, and provides lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. The Grille is open to golfers and non-golfers for an unparalleled dining experience. Troon North also offers numerous catering and banquet options.

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4.5
4.5/5

89.1%

Address: 34631 N Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, Arizona, 85377

Holes: 18

Par: 72

Yardage: 6291

Slope: 142

Rating: 73.1

Year built: 1984

Architect(s): Jay Morrish

Greens: Bent Grass

Fairways: Bermuda Grass

Season: Year round

Green Fees: $169-369

Summary: Two captivating 18-hole championship courses designed by Jay Morrish are sculpted into the desert so golfers can tee off from the top of a boulder, look out over fairways framed by ancient saguaros, and catch an occasional glimpse of desert wildlife darting into the rough. (That’s given way to one of the more colorful rules for playing The Boulders: if a coyote picks up your ball and carries it off, you can drop a ball and play it from there.) Golfers also appreciate the extensive practice facility at The Boulders Club to sharpen their game before or after a round of golf. In addition, the resort offers special vacation packages and golf programs like the innovative Women To The Fore.

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