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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Papago Golf Course
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Phoenix 50
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/Hawk
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Scottsdale 45.99
Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King
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Scottsdale 45.99
Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
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Scottsdale 64
North at Boulders Golf Club & Resort
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Carefree $55 - $165
South at Boulders Golf Club & Resort
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Carefree $55 - $165
Desert Canyon Golf Club
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Fountain Hills 49
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/King
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Scottsdale 45.99
Camelback Golf Club - Ambiente Course
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Scottsdale 56
North at Talking Stick Golf Club
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Scottsdale 59
Coronado Golf Course
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Scottsdale 7.99
Faldo at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge Resort
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Phoenix 59
Pinnacle at Troon North Golf Club
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Scottsdale 115
Palm at McCormick Ranch Golf Club
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Scottsdale 25
Tegavah Golf Club
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Rio Verde 33
Golf Club at Eagle Mountain, The
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Fountain Hills 49
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
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Mesa N/A
Oasis/Desert at Phoenician, The
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Scottsdale 74
Rancho Manana Golf Club
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Cave Creek 39
Legend Trail Golf Club
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Scottsdale 45
Apache Wells Country Club
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Mesa $25 - $39
Monument at Troon North Golf Club
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Scottsdale 85
Peaks at Tonto Verde Golf Club
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Rio Verde 55
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club
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Scottsdale 27.5
TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course
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Scottsdale 89.5
Mesquite/Ironwood at Kierland Golf Club
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Scottsdale $69 - $179
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
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Fountain Hills 55
Canyon/Oasis at Phoenician, The
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Scottsdale 79
Pine at McCormick Ranch Golf Club
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Scottsdale 29
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
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Scottsdale 51
Palmer Course at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge
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Phoenix 59
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
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Scottsdale $10
Championship at Painted Mountain Golf Club
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Mesa 22
Ironwood/Acacia at Kierland Golf Club
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Scottsdale 89
Marriott's Mountain Shadows Resort & Golf Club
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Paradise Valley 20
Orange Tree Golf & Conference Resort
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Scottsdale 35
Acacia/Mesquite at Kierland Golf Club
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Scottsdale 89
South at Talking Stick Golf Club
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Scottsdale 49
Desert/Canyon at Phoenician, The
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Scottsdale 74
Executive at Continental Golf Course
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Scottsdale 10
Longbow Golf Club
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Mesa 39
TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course
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Scottsdale 129
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Dates: March 10, 2015 - December 31, 2015
Generous package deals at Lookout Mountain Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona let you experience fantastic savings without sacrificing quality. Lookout Mountain boasts expansive views of the North Phoenix Mountain Preserves coupled with an engaging game of golf. Includes a one-night stay, breakfast for two, and one round.
Price range: $158