Arizona Golf Guide

Arizona's weather - including some of the best winters in the world - help make it one of the top golf vacation getaways in America. Golf in Arizona, which includes world-known hot spots Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson, can provide desert escapes, big city life and five-star luxury golf resorts in the same trip.

Golfers and non-golfers alike know that Scottsdale boasts hip nightclubs, unique shopping and top-rated restaurants, spurred by a recent influx of celebrity chefs at hotels like Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Scottsdale's golf features some of the top-rated golf courses in the country, including Troon North Golf Club's Monument and Pinnacle, Grayhawk and Boulders. There are also some new additions creating plenty of buzz, including Saguaro Course at We-Ko-Pa and the redesigned Champions Course at TPC Scottsdale.

Phoenix, home to the international Sky Harbor airport that most Scottsdale golfers fly into and only a short drive away, can give you golf in the middle of a cosmopolitan city that has a major convention center and sports teams like the Phoenix Suns and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arizona Biltmore's Adobe Course is one of the oldest courses in the state. Raven at South Mountain features more than 5,000 pine trees in an anything-but-desert feel. And both, as well as other top Phoenix golf courses like the Nick Faldo-designed Wildfire Golf Club, let you swing within the city limits while still providing a vacation retreat feel.

Only two hours from the Phoenix-Scottsdale resort corridor, Tucson is known for providing even more natural desert golf while being home to some of the best spas - including its world-famous medical and health spas - in the world. You can take on Tom Fazio's design work at Ventana Canyon, Arnold Palmer's at Starr Pass or Jack Nicklaus' at La Paloma. Then, there's time for hikes in natural scenery or just kicking back under the stars.

Arizona Golf Destinations

  • Phoenix

    The sun always seems to shine on the world-class golf destination that is Phoenix, the fifth largest city in the United States with unlimited things to do and the weather to do them in.

    About an hour from Scottsdale in the foothills of the Sierra Estrella Mountains is the Golf Club of Estrella. Jack Nicklaus II designed this modern, imaginative desert gem.
    The Legacy features an 18-hole golf course designed by the renowned architect Gary Panks. Lush green fairways, forgiving rough, well placed hazards, and manicured greens offer a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.
    With a convenient central location in the Valley of the Sun, the Arizona Grand Golf Course at the Arizona Grand Resort is the perfect opportunity for golfers to test their game against a traditional links layout mixed with desert target golf.
  • Scottsdale

    Arguably the golf capital of the United States, it's hard to beat the weather and the number of high-quality golf courses in Scottsdale, Ariz. There are more than 200 courses cut out of the rocky terrain of the Sonoran Desert in the area.

    The 18-hole Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona is a resort golf course that opened in 1986. Designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf, Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale measures 7261 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 142 and a 74.
    Desert Canyon Golf Club boasts some spectacular views thanks to its dramatic mountain setting. The layout features narrow fairways that dogleg around high desert barrancas and arroyos and sculpted tees with stunning mountain backdrops.
  • Tucson

    With 350 days of sunshine each year, Arizona's second largest city, Tucson, is especially ideal for visitors who prefer outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, sightseeing, and, of course, golf. Rich with natural and geographical treasures, the name Tucson is derived from the Indian word for "spring at the foot of black mountain," and you'll find that spring is just southwest of downtown.

    The Mountain Course at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, one of two Tom Fazio designs at this Tucson resort, is a classic desert-style target golf course has quick, undulating greens, elevated tee shots and a number of memorable holes.
    The 18-hole Rolling Hills Golf Course in Tucson, Arizona is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1962. Designed by William F. Bell, Rolling Hills Golf Course measures 4146 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 99 and a 58.
    Star Pass Tucson Golf Club offers 27 holes of championship golf that have been host to legends such as Arnold Palmer and Phil Mickelson. The holes are divided into three nines that are played in three different 18-hole combinations. Coyote is the club's signature course and while the Roadrunner nine might be the shortest, it has plenty of elevation changes.

Kierland Golf Club - Mesquite/Ironwood Course

Emerald green fairways, golden desert grasses, and flawless bentgrass greens make this Scott Miller design very dramatic. More than three hundred bunkers, lakes, dry desert washes and strands of desert trees mark the course.

Also, as home of the Golf Digest Golf School, Kierland Golf Club offers a state-of-the-art teaching and practice facility, complimented by a first-class pro shop.

The Club is ideal for groups and tournaments, with its spacious 27-hole layout and food & beverage service.

Conveniently located central to the Scottsdale Road resort corridor, Kierland will thrill those who value a truly unique desert golf experience.

15636 Clubgate Dr
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
Maricopa County

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Kierland Golf Club - Acacia/Mesquite Course

Emerald green fairways, golden desert grasses, and flawless bentgrass greens make this Scott Miller design very dramatic. More than three hundred bunkers, lakes, dry desert washes and strands of desert trees mark the course.

Also, as home of the Golf Digest Golf School, Kierland Golf Club offers a state-of-the-art teaching and practice facility, complimented by a first-class pro shop.

The Club is ideal for groups and tournaments, with its spacious 27-hole layout and food & beverage service.

Conveniently located central to the Scottsdale Road resort corridor, Kierland will thrill those who value a truly unique desert golf experience.

15636 Clubgate Dr
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
Maricopa County

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Kierland Golf Club - Ironwood/Acacia Course

Emerald green fairways, golden desert grasses, and flawless bentgrass greens make this Scott Miller design very dramatic. More than three hundred bunkers, lakes, dry desert washes and strands of desert trees mark the course.

Also, as home of the Golf Digest Golf School, Kierland Golf Club offers a state-of-the-art teaching and practice facility, complimented by a first-class pro shop.

The Club is ideal for groups and tournaments, with its spacious 27-hole layout and food & beverage service.

Conveniently located central to the Scottsdale Road resort corridor, Kierland will thrill those who value a truly unique desert golf experience.

15636 Clubgate Dr
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
Maricopa County

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Arizona Golf Guide

Arizona's weather - including some of the best winters in the world - help make it one of the top golf vacation getaways in America. Golf in Arizona, which includes world-known hot spots Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson, can provide desert escapes, big city life and five-star luxury golf resorts in the same trip.

Golfers and non-golfers alike know that Scottsdale boasts hip nightclubs, unique shopping and top-rated restaurants, spurred by a recent influx of celebrity chefs at hotels like Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Scottsdale's golf features some of the top-rated golf courses in the country, including Troon North Golf Club's Monument and Pinnacle, Grayhawk and Boulders. There are also some new additions creating plenty of buzz, including Saguaro Course at We-Ko-Pa and the redesigned Champions Course at TPC Scottsdale.

Phoenix, home to the international Sky Harbor airport that most Scottsdale golfers fly into and only a short drive away, can give you golf in the middle of a cosmopolitan city that has a major convention center and sports teams like the Phoenix Suns and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arizona Biltmore's Adobe Course is one of the oldest courses in the state. Raven at South Mountain features more than 5,000 pine trees in an anything-but-desert feel. And both, as well as other top Phoenix golf courses like the Nick Faldo-designed Wildfire Golf Club, let you swing within the city limits while still providing a vacation retreat feel.

Only two hours from the Phoenix-Scottsdale resort corridor, Tucson is known for providing even more natural desert golf while being home to some of the best spas - including its world-famous medical and health spas - in the world. You can take on Tom Fazio's design work at Ventana Canyon, Arnold Palmer's at Starr Pass or Jack Nicklaus' at La Paloma. Then, there's time for hikes in natural scenery or just kicking back under the stars.

Arizona Golf Destinations

  • Phoenix

    The sun always seems to shine on the world-class golf destination that is Phoenix, the fifth largest city in the United States with unlimited things to do and the weather to do them in.

    About an hour from Scottsdale in the foothills of the Sierra Estrella Mountains is the Golf Club of Estrella. Jack Nicklaus II designed this modern, imaginative desert gem.
    The Legacy features an 18-hole golf course designed by the renowned architect Gary Panks. Lush green fairways, forgiving rough, well placed hazards, and manicured greens offer a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.
    With a convenient central location in the Valley of the Sun, the Arizona Grand Golf Course at the Arizona Grand Resort is the perfect opportunity for golfers to test their game against a traditional links layout mixed with desert target golf.
  • Scottsdale

    Arguably the golf capital of the United States, it's hard to beat the weather and the number of high-quality golf courses in Scottsdale, Ariz. There are more than 200 courses cut out of the rocky terrain of the Sonoran Desert in the area.

    The 18-hole Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona is a resort golf course that opened in 1986. Designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf, Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale measures 7261 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 142 and a 74.
    Desert Canyon Golf Club boasts some spectacular views thanks to its dramatic mountain setting. The layout features narrow fairways that dogleg around high desert barrancas and arroyos and sculpted tees with stunning mountain backdrops.
  • Tucson

    With 350 days of sunshine each year, Arizona's second largest city, Tucson, is especially ideal for visitors who prefer outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, sightseeing, and, of course, golf. Rich with natural and geographical treasures, the name Tucson is derived from the Indian word for "spring at the foot of black mountain," and you'll find that spring is just southwest of downtown.

    The Mountain Course at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, one of two Tom Fazio designs at this Tucson resort, is a classic desert-style target golf course has quick, undulating greens, elevated tee shots and a number of memorable holes.
    The 18-hole Rolling Hills Golf Course in Tucson, Arizona is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1962. Designed by William F. Bell, Rolling Hills Golf Course measures 4146 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 99 and a 58.
    Star Pass Tucson Golf Club offers 27 holes of championship golf that have been host to legends such as Arnold Palmer and Phil Mickelson. The holes are divided into three nines that are played in three different 18-hole combinations. Coyote is the club's signature course and while the Roadrunner nine might be the shortest, it has plenty of elevation changes.