5 Best Phoenix and Scottsdale Area Golf Courses

By Ryan Watson

 

Best Phoenix Scottsdale Golf Courses

 

The dry desert environment of the Phoenix/Scottsdale area seems an odd place to find world class golf courses, but with modern technology, central Arizona has become one of the nation's premier golf destinations.

Full of challenging courses and beautiful views of desert, canyons, and mountains, the Phoenix/Scottsdale area is easily accessible by the Sky Harbor International Airport.  Come enjoy the sunshine and mild winters at these top-ranked courses that are available for all golfers. 

See more Arizona courses here!

 

 


 

 

Troon North Golf Club

10320 E Dynamite Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

The Pinnacle Course and The Monument Course 

On the top of any list of courses in Arizona is Scottsdale’s Troon North. Featuring two courses, The Pinnacle course is wonderfully designed and walkable, but many visitors prefer the spectacular desert views of The Monument course.

 

 

The Boulders Resort

34631 N Tom Darlington Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85262

North Course and South Course 

The Boulders features two unique desert courses that live up to its name. With boulders over 50 feet tall dotting the course, the South course gives some of the best views of any desert golf course in America. The Boulders is located in the town of Carefree.

 

 

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club

18200 E. Toh Vee Circle, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264

Cholla Course and Saguaro Course

Another course located in the Scottsdale area, the We-Ko-Pa Golf Club provides two challenging courses snaking through the canyonlands of Central Arizona. Located on land owned by the Yavapai Nation,  We-Ko-Pa uses the desert geography to create unique wide-open courses.

 

 

TPC Scottsdale

17020 N Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Champions Course and Stadium Course

Any list of courses in the Phoenix and Scottsdale region has to include the site of the Phoenix Open, the TPC Scottsdale. Home to the best attended golf tournament, this course features many interesting holes. While not boasting the same beautiful views as the other courses on this list, the TPC Scottsdale course is a must for fans of the PGA Tour who want their own chance to play the same course as the pros.

 

 

 

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club

48456 W Highway 238, Maricopa, AZ 85139

Located in the town of Maricopa, the Southern Dunes Golf Club might be overlooked by golfers visiting the region. But for those who know, the 7,300 yard course boasts one of the best courses in the area. Even better, Southern Dunes is much cheaper than its Phoenix and Scottsdale counterparts.  

 

 

 

About The Author

Ryan Watson is a freelance sportswriter and history professor. He has been an avid fan of golf since his father signed him up for golf camp as a young child. Ryan enjoys following the professional game and learning about new equipment and gadgets.

ACTIVITY FEED

Joe M. joined GolfLink
Jeff K. joined GolfLink
Hari S. joined GolfLink
Robert E. joined GolfLink
George P. joined GolfLink

View Activity Feed

Video of the Day
How to Master Your Backswing Shoulder Turn in Any Style of Swing Watch Video>>

Related Articles

Article Image 2020 U.S. Open: Spectator Information

The first of a record 6 major championships of the PGA Tour season ki...

Article Image List of U.S. Open Courses

The U.S. Open, founded by the USGA in 1895, is the second oldest majo...

Article Image U.S. Open Stories: Tiger Woods Shatters Records

  Tiger Woods remains a household name over two decades after h...

Article Image 2020 Safeway Open: Spectator Information

  The PGA Tour begins with the Safeway Open in Napa, California...

Article Image 2020 Safeway Open: Field Preview

  The PGA Tour kicks off after exactly 0 weeks off this Septemb...