Destination: Scottsdale

Twenty-six municipalities make up Arizona's Valley of the Sun, anchored by the state capital of Phoenix, but no others do top-shelf golf quite like Scottsdale.

East of Phoenix and Paradise Valley, Scottsdale is one of the largest cities in the Valley with nearly 250,000 residents. Golf has played a large part in its rapid expansion since the 1980s. The city has developed into a popular home for touring pros, thanks to its warm winter climate, phenomenal golf vacation options and close proximity to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Annually, visitors and residents play 12 million rounds on Scottsdale's golf courses. Beyond the city borders, the options turn limitless, with more than 200 golf courses from which to choose. Scottsdale serves as home to several private golf clubs but also some of the nation's best public and resort courses, including many of the top multi-course facilities in Arizona - like the TPC Scottsdale, Talking Stick Golf Club and Troon North Golf Club.

Golf in Scottsdale comes at a premium, especially in the peak season of mid-January to April. The winter temperatures are mild, and the courses are lush and green as Bermuda fairways and rough are usually over-seeded with a cool-weather, rye grass.

The golf courses change a great deal by the season, both by price and condition, so make certain to examine a rundown of the golf seasons in Scottsdale before playing.

North of Scottsdale around the small towns of Carefree and Cave Creek, you'll find an escape from the sprawling valley and chic nightlife, replaced by beautiful mountains and boulder scenery. The acclaimed Pinnacle Course and Monument Course at Troon North, designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, sit 20 miles north of downtown Scottsdale. Further north in Carefree, the 36-hole, 1,300-acre Boulders Resort, a Waldorf Astoria property, is set beneath 12-million-year-old rock formations. From here, you're a short drive from the McDowell Mountain Range, also home to a regional park, as well as urban greenbelts.

Getting to Scottsdale


Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), west of Scottsdale, is a 20-minute drive from downtown and central Scottsdale. Flights connect to most large U.S. cities, more than a dozen Mexican destinations and London Heathrow. Scottsdale Airport (SDL), a smaller facility, sits nine miles north of the central business district.

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Featured Courses

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Papago Golf Course
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Phoenix 59
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/Hawk
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Scottsdale 35
Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King
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Scottsdale 35
Desert Canyon Golf Club
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Fountain Hills 48
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/King
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Scottsdale 35
Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
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Scottsdale 69
Camelback Golf Club - Ambiente Course
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Scottsdale 89
Longbow Golf Club
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Mesa 58
Coronado Golf Course
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Scottsdale 8.5
Champions Course at TPC Scottsdale
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Scottsdale 69
Oasis/Desert at Phoenician, The
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Scottsdale 79
Canyon/Oasis at Phoenician, The
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Scottsdale 79
Desert/Canyon at Phoenician, The
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Scottsdale 79
Pine at McCormick Ranch Golf Club
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Scottsdale 25
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
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Fountain Hills 59
Palmer Course at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge
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Phoenix 79
Mesquite/Ironwood at Kierland Golf Club
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Scottsdale 129
Vista Verde Golf Course
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Rio Verde 59
Monument at Troon North Golf Club
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Scottsdale 129
Rancho Manana Golf Club
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Cave Creek 39
Apache Wells Country Club
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Mesa $25 - $39
Palm at McCormick Ranch Golf Club
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Scottsdale 25
Championship at Painted Mountain Golf Club
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Mesa 22
South at Talking Stick Golf Club
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Scottsdale 80
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
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Scottsdale $10
Golf Club at Eagle Mountain, The
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Fountain Hills 55
Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale
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Scottsdale $63 - $299
Ironwood/Acacia at Kierland Golf Club
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Scottsdale 159
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club
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Scottsdale 27.5
North at Boulders Golf Club & Resort
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Carefree 155
Faldo at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge Resort
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Phoenix 79
Legend Trail Golf Club
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Scottsdale 37
Pinnacle at Troon North Golf Club
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Scottsdale 129
North at Talking Stick Golf Club
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Scottsdale 80
Peaks at Tonto Verde Golf Club
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Rio Verde 60
Marriott's Mountain Shadows Resort & Golf Club
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Paradise Valley 15
South at Boulders Golf Club & Resort
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Carefree 155
Executive at Continental Golf Course
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Scottsdale 19.99
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
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Mesa N/A
Acacia/Mesquite at Kierland Golf Club
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Scottsdale 159
Orange Tree Golf & Conference Resort
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Scottsdale 22.95
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
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Scottsdale 70
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