Golf vacations — Arizona Golf

 
 

Traveler.com brings you the best resources to help you plan your memorable Arizona and Scottsdale golf vacations.  Deals are plentiful to this top destination, so take advantage now.

 
 
 

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* Best places to play, stay and dine

* Secrets resorts don't want you to know

* Tips known only to locals and a few

 

 

Special Offers:

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort - 1 night for 2 golfers + 2 golf rounds

TPC Scottsdale & Fairmont 

The Boulders

Grayhawk; two wonderful courses – Talon and Raptor 

We-Ko-Kash - book at We-Ko-Pa Golf

 

Arizona golf package companies

Tucson & Scottsdale Golf Vacations - premier golf vacations and hotel or private vacation home or condo

Troon Golf Vacations - upscale and luxury golf vacations

Scottsdale Golf & Lodging - Arizona golf vacations for any budget

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort golf vacations - "I'd rather be golfing" vacation packages

The Lodge at Ventana Canyon golf vacations - 2 Tom Fazio courses

 

Arizona and Scottsdale golf courses and resorts

Tucson

Ventana Canyon Resort - Mountain and Canyon courses

Arizona National Golf Club - University of Arizona home courses; Top 100 Courses You Can Play

La Paloma - tied to the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

 

Scottsdale

TPC Scottsdale - home of the PGA's wildly popular PGA FBR Open and the renovated Desert (now Championship) course

Troon North - Monument and Pinnacle courses among the best desert courses in America

Talking Stick Golf Club - 2 Crenshaw and Coore designs; Golf Digest Best Places to Play 2009

Kierland Golf Club - part of the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Phoenician Resort - the classic Resort continues to please

The Boulders - always a Platinum Medal or one of the world's top golf resorts

Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon and Raptor courses

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - consistently ranked among top in Arizona and among nation's Best You Can Play

 

Other Phoenix-area resorts

Trilogy at Vistancia - 5 Stars rated by Golf Digest, the only Arizona course to receive it

The Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa - many awards, including Best Southwest Resort for Buddy Trips and Family Trips by T&L Golf

Raven Golf Club at Verrado - be a "Member for a Day" at this award-winning club in the fascinating Verrado community

 

Secrets and Tips for your Arizona golf vacation

Scottsdale's (New) Improved Troon North

Troon North Golf Club, a 36-hole bastion of Scottsdale golf vacations, has been touting its "two new golf courses".  Intrigued why the golf club would mess with its acclaimed Monument Course and its Pinnacle Course, a solo Tom Weiskopf design, we made our anonymous site visit to find the truth for you.

Troon North says Weiskopf returned to create a "completely new playing experience."  The truth is, while Weiskopf updated some bunkers, a few holes, and added superior bentgrass to the greens, the main change was simply transposing nines for more cohesive routings. In sum, not quite "two new golf courses."

 

The Best Course to Play at Grayhawk

There are two golf courses at Grayhawk Golf Club, the popular Scottsdale, Arizona golf vacation spot which hosts the PGA Tour's Fry's Electronics Open.  But if you could only play one round, which golf course would you choose?

We know.  It's the Raptor Course, the newer of the two layouts.  Tom Fazio's track features more stunning desert vistas and elevation changes than the Talon Course, and its undulating greens are among the toughest to read of all Scottsdale golf courses.

 

Best Arizona golf schools

Arizona Golf Academy - Each golf school is private - schedule a school for you, on the dates you want; call 1-888-465-3125

TOUR Academy - TPC Scottsdale; call 1-888-877-9193

Troon North Golf School - Scottsdale, offered 7 days per week in 1, 2, 3 and 7 day combinations

The Boulders Golf Academy - Scottsdale, led by Golf Magazine Top 100 instructors and adjoining the Golden Door Spa

Grayhawk Learning Center - rated the #2 Golf School in the country; formerly known as the Kostis/McCord  Learning Center; call 480.502.2656

The Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa; Jim McLean Golf School - opened January, 2007 to rave reviews