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Best Golf Courses in Scottsdale

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✍️ Matthew Allen | ⏰ 8 min read

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Troon North (Monument)

The Monument course at Troon North Monument is a stunning desert gem. This masterpiece offers 18 holes of challenging play, set against the backdrop of breathtaking Sonoran Desert landscapes. The course's layout embraces the natural terrain, featuring rugged bunkers, undulating fairways, and strategically placed hazards.

Golfers experience a true desert golf adventure while enjoying panoramic views of Pinnacle Peak and the surrounding mountains. With its harmonious integration with nature and expert design, Troon North Monument stands as a must-play destination for golf enthusiasts seeking a unique and memorable experience.

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Troon North (Monument) facts
Location Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Length 7,039 yards
Par 72
Designed by Tom Weiskopf, Jay Morrish
Established 1990

❝Lovely course in excellent condition. We had a very nice breakfast there at a good price.❞
Richard (visited August)

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TPC Scottsdale (Stadium)

The TPC Scottsdale Stadium course regularly hosts "The Greatest Show on Grass" the Phoenix Open. The popular Waste Management event brings in some of the largest crowds in PGA Tour golf.

The Stadium course which was renovated in 2014 is a Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish design and is most famous for its short 16th Hole, nicknamed "The Coliseum". The green is surrounded by spectator stands which hold up to no less than 20,000 fans watching the spectacle that unravels through the four days of play.

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TPC Scottsdale (Stadium) facts
Location Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Length 7,261 yards
Par 71
Designed by Tom Weiskopf, Jay Morrish
Established 1986

❝Loved our visit here, course in fabulous condition, greens quick & true. Loved 16-18 after seeing it so many times for the Waste Management, would definitely recommend.❞
Mark (visited May)

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Quintero Golf Course

Quintero Golf Club, situated in the picturesque desert landscape of Arizona, stands as a testament to the design prowess of Rees Jones. This 18-hole marvel seamlessly integrates with the rugged terrain, offering an enchanting golfing experience. The course presents golfers with dramatic elevation changes that add an extra layer of challenge and excitement to every swing.

As you navigate the strategically placed bunkers and contoured greens, you'll find yourself immersed in the beauty of the Sonoran Desert, with sweeping vistas of majestic mountains on the horizon. The layout encourages both skill and strategy, rewarding precise shots and thoughtful decision-making. Whether you're a seasoned golfer seeking a formidable test or simply seeking to bask in the stunning surroundings, Quintero delivers an unforgettable and captivating golfing journey.

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Quintero Golf Course facts
Location Peoria, Arizona, USA
Length 7,249 yards
Par 72
Designed by Rees Jones
Established 2000

❝Stunning course. My favourite of the trip. If you play any course in and around Scottsdale I recommend this one.❞
Mike (visited May)

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We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro)

The Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw designed We-Ko-Pa Saguaro Golf Course offers a captivating desert golf experience. This 18-hole course showcases the natural landscape, with undulating fairways, strategic bunkers, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

The course's layout emphasizes player creativity and shot-making, while the pristine Sonoran Desert setting adds to the allure of this exceptional golf destination.

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We-Ko-Pa Saguaro Course facts
Location Fort McDowell, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Length 6,966 yards
Par 71
Designed by Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw
Established 2006

❝A good golf course, a little further out of Scottsdale but facilities are excellent, staff welcoming and friendly, marshalls roaming to keep up pace of play. A good sound test of golf in lovely surrounsdings.❞
Colin (visited April)

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Grayhawk (Talon)

The Talon course at Grayhawk was designed by Gary Panks and David Graham, the 18-hole layout offers a captivating blend of desert landscape and challenging play. Showcasing elevated tees, undulating fairways, and strategically placed bunkers, providing golfers with a variety of shot options and stunning vistas of the surrounding McDowell Mountains.

With its meticulously crafted design and natural beauty, Grayhawk Talon remains a premier destination for golf enthusiasts seeking an exceptional desert golfing experience.

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Grayhawk Talon Course facts
Location Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Length 6,973 yards
Par 72
Designed by David Graham, Gary Panks
Established 1994

❝We played Grayhawk the week before the NCAA, it was set up manicured and the most difficult our group had ever seen, we all said what an experience!❞
Derek (visited June)

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Kierland Golf Club

Designed by renowned golf course architect Scott Miller, Kierland Golf Course is a 27-hole layout offering a diverse and captivating golfing experience. Its innovative design seamlessly blends into the surrounding Sonoran Desert landscape, with rolling fairways, strategically placed bunkers, and challenging greens.

The Acacia, Ironwood, and Mesquite nines each offer distinct challenges, catering to players of all skill levels. With stunning mountain views and meticulous landscaping, Kierland Golf Course provides an unforgettable golfing adventure in a breathtaking natural setting.

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Kierland Golf Club facts
Location Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Length 7,017 yards
Par 72
Designed by Scott Miller
Established 1996

❝Very good course and helpful staff to help you get started.❞
Richard (visited August)

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The Boulders (North)

The Boulders North Course is a golfing masterpiece designed by Jay Morrish. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Sonoran Desert, this 18-hole layout offers a challenging yet rewarding experience. Its rugged terrain is characterized by massive boulders and natural contours, seamlessly integrated into the landscape.

Golfers navigate through elevated tees, undulating fairways, and creatively placed hazards. The par-72 course showcases the raw beauty of the desert landscape, encouraging players to strategize and test their skills. With its distinctive design and breathtaking vistas, the Boulders North Course delivers a memorable golfing adventure that captures the essence of Arizona's natural allure.

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Boulders North Course facts
Location Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Length 6,959 yards
Par 72
Designed by Jay Morrish
Established 1984

❝Always in good condition and a great course.❞
Derek (visited June)

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Wigwam Resort (Gold)

The Gold Course at the Wigwam Resort in Arizona, designed by Robert Trent Jones, is a picturesque 18-hole oasis. Set amidst lush greenery and towering palm trees, it offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for golfers.

The course showcases meticulously crafted fairways, strategically placed bunkers, and undulating greens that demand precision. With stunning views of the surrounding desert landscape and a harmonious blend of nature and design, the Wigwam Resort provides a serene escape for golf enthusiasts of all levels.

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Wigwam Resort Gold Course facts
Location Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Length 7,345 yards
Par 72
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr.
Established 1965

❝It was great to play a course that has hosted a number of tournaments including the US Open qualifiers.❞
Jane (visited May)

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Talking Stick (O'odham)

The O'odham course at Talking Stick is a captivating blend of nature and golf. The Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw 18-hole championship course showcases the stunning desert landscape, with undulating fairways bordered by native vegetation.

Its layout respects the environment and offers a peaceful escape, allowing golfers to immerse themselves in the desert's beauty. The Talking Stick O'odham Golf Course offers a harmonious balance between the game and the surrounding desert ecosystem, making it a unique and memorable golfing experience.

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Talking Stick O'Odham Course facts
Location Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Length 7,133 yards
Par 70
Designed by Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw
Established 1997

❝Excellent golf all year round combined with some great views❞
Mark (visited October)

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We-Ko-Pa (Cholla)

Designed by Scott Miller, the We-Ko-Pa Cholla course offers a captivating desert golf experience, seamlessly blending with its natural surroundings. The layout boasts breathtaking views of the Four Peaks, Superstition and Red Mountain ranges. With challenging elevation changes, strategic bunkers, and native desert flora, golfers are presented with a harmonious blend of aesthetics and playability.

This 18-hole desert gem provides golf enthusiasts with an unforgettable journey through Arizona's rugged terrain, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking an authentic and engaging golfing adventure.

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We-Ko-Pa Cholla Course facts
Location Fort McDowell, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Length 7,225 yards
Par 72
Designed by Scott Miller
Established 2006

❝Best of trip for me, not surrounded by houses so desert was in bloom and saw lots of birds and wildlife. Course condition magnificent.❞
David (visited January)

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Frequently asked questions about Golf in Scottsdale

How many golf courses are there in the Scottsdale area?

There are around 200 golf courses in Scottsdale alongside 12 golf resorts.

Which is the best course at TPC Scottsdale?

The course which suits most golfers at TPC Scottsdale is the Champions course, the Stadium course is more suitable to the low handicapper.

How much does a golf holiday to Scottsdale cost?

Prices including Flights, 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast and 4 Rounds of Golf start from £1449 per person (based on twin / double occupancy). Green fees vary significantly from as low as £50 per round to £300 or higher at top-rated golf courses such as TPC Scottsdale. The lowest prices will be found in the hot summer season (July to August) with higher prices found in the winter season between January to April when golf is particularly popular in Scottsdale.

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