One of the best benefits of the Arizona sunshine is being able to play golf almost year-round. Arizona is famous for its amazing golf courses and communities, with something to offer for golfers of all skill levels.
Here is an introduction to five courses that should be on your list.
1. DC Ranch, North Scottsdale – designers Tom Lehman and John Fought
Nestled into the McDowell mountains, this par 71 course is great for family golfers and intermediate level players. The lush greens, beautiful mountain views and long holes create a very enjoyable golf experience and is located within minutes of luxury real estate. DC Ranch also offers amenities such as tennis, swimming, dining and entertainment to provide you with one club to meet all of your social needs.
2. The Rim Golf Club, Payson – designers Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish
The word for this par 72 Golf Digest pick is “heaven.” Picturesque ponds, rock formations, rolling greens, and majestic pines provide an intriguing round for any level player. The Rim, aptly named for its home in Mongollan Rim country, is surrounded by luxury real estate in a tranquil rural setting.
3. Whisper Rock, Scottsdale – designers Tom Fazio and Phil Mickelson
This exclusive and beautiful 72 par set of desert courses are all about the sensations and experiences of the golf game. A thought provoking club where pros love to play, Whisper Rock will give you the challenge you’ve been looking for. The award winning golf bar and outstanding practice facility round out the perfect golf adventure and you will love every minute of your time there.
4. Starr Pass Golf Club & Resort, Tucson – designer Richard Starr
For the more advanced golfer, Starr Pass’ 27 holes wind through the Tucson mountains on three challenging Arnold Palmer signature courses. Wildlife of all kinds can be seen as you play this scenic club. The resort boasts an organic Mediterranean restaurant, weekly wine tasting, and a spa featuring many therapeutic treatments. Luxury real estate in this golf community has spectacular views of the city of Tucson and Catalina mountains in the background.
5. Sedona Golf Resort, Sedona – designer Gary Panks
As if playing in view of the unforgettable landscapes of Sedona weren’t enough to satisfy, this par 71, varied elevation course has been consistently well-rated by numerous golf publications and tourism guides alike. Tiered greens, tricky bunker placement and some of the longest holes in the state lend to a superb golfing experience that you will not soon forget. The Sedona area is home to some of the finest luxury real estate to be found and the Sedona Golf Resort will please every time you play.
Golfing in Arizona is a stimulating experience for any level player. These courses are a great start to your Arizona golfing experience and should not be missed.