It's time to hit the links. Find the best golf courses in Scottsdale.
Hidden in the Sonoran Desert foothills, The Boulders is a rejuvenating oasis that surpasses any other golf experience. Grab your clubs for a round on two championship golf courses but don’t forget to enjoy the spa and pampering services. For those craving recreational outdoor experiences, The Boulders further delights with horseback riding, rock climbing, swimming, hiking and tennis. 34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive, 480.488.9028, bouldersclub.com
Set amid rolling fairways and the Camelback foothills, the Camelback Golf Club prides itself on creating an attentive guest experience. Its two gorgeous courses, Ambiente and Padre, feature 18 holes each on a challenging terrain for golfers of all skill levels. Rejuvenate before or after in the 36,000-square-foot clubhouse, where you can enjoy lunch and drinks on the deck of Acacia Restaurant as you overlook sweeping views of Camelback Mountain. 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, 480.948.1700, marriott.com
Since 1994, Grayhawk Golf Club has featured two golf courses, Talon and Raptor, each full of personality. Raptor features traditional course challenges with rolling fairways and deep bunkers while Talon features a desert-style course. Both of Grayhawk’s courses are considered some of the best Scottsdale has to offer, but it doesn’t stop there. Make a day out of your time on the course, and don’t forget to grab some cuisine at one of the club’s four restaurants. 8620 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, 480.502.1800, grayhawkgolf.com
Offering two championship courses, TPC Scottsdale is the permanent home of the Waste Management Phoenix Open each February, known to golf fanatics as “The Greatest Show on Grass.” Those local to Scottsdale can enjoy golf year-round with a TPC Pass, and those vacationing can enjoy a luxury stay with one of TPC’s resort partners just a few steps off the fairway to access its courses. 17020 N. Hayden Road, 480.585.4334, tpc.com
Troon North Golf Club, North Scottsdale’s crown jewel, features the Monument and Pinnacle courses that gracefully wrap around the northern slopes of landmark Pinnacle Peak. Located in the golf mecca of the Southwest, these two North Scottsdale golf courses in sunny Arizona offer golf connoisseurs a true luxury golf experience. 15044 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.606.1000, troon.com
Settled in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, We-Ko-Pa offers stunning views of the McDowell Mountains, Four Peaks and Red Mountain. The two award-winning golf courses rest on Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation land that cannot be commercially developed on, so the landscapes are there to stay. We-Ko-Pa’s Clubhouse was styled with desert details in mind, so the natural beauty and culture of the course will follow you inside as well. 18200 E. WeKoPa Way, 480.836.9000, wekopa.com
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