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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Host of the largest-attended tournament in the world, the fan-favorite Waste Management Phoenix Open, TPC Scottsdale is a masterful blend of challenge and playability - grabbing the attention of the sport's top players and recreational golfers alike.
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Camelback Golf Club - Padre Course
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Scottsdale 12
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club
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Scottsdale 17.5
Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King
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Scottsdale 18
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/King
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Scottsdale 18
Camelback Golf Club - Ambiente Course
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Scottsdale 21
North at Talking Stick Golf Club
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Scottsdale $60 - $175
TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course
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Scottsdale $52.50 - $95.00
North at Boulders Golf Club & Resort
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Carefree $55 - $165
Starfire Golf Club - Squire/Hawk
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Scottsdale 18
Desert Canyon Golf Club
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Fountain Hills 25
South at Boulders Golf Club & Resort
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Carefree $55 - $165
Coronado Golf Course
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Scottsdale 5
Palm at McCormick Ranch Golf Club
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Scottsdale 19
Golf Club at Eagle Mountain, The
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Fountain Hills 29
Oasis/Desert at Phoenician, The
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Scottsdale 55
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
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Mesa N/A
TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course
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Scottsdale $39
Apache Wells Country Club
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Mesa 9
Executive at Continental Golf Course
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Scottsdale 8
South at Talking Stick Golf Club
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Scottsdale 25
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
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Scottsdale 29
Pinnacle at Troon North Golf Club
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Scottsdale 49
Monument at Troon North Golf Club
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Scottsdale 59
Faldo at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge Resort
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Phoenix 29
Tegavah Golf Club
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Rio Verde 19
Longbow Golf Club
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Mesa 15
Marriott's Mountain Shadows Resort & Golf Club
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Paradise Valley $185
Peaks at Tonto Verde Golf Club
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Rio Verde 25
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club - Silver Pony Course
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Scottsdale $10
Papago Golf Course
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Phoenix 10
Pine at McCormick Ranch Golf Club
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Scottsdale 10
Legend Trail Golf Club
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Scottsdale 25
Desert/Canyon at Phoenician, The
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Scottsdale 55
Rancho Manana Golf Club
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Cave Creek 10
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
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Fountain Hills $100 - $150
Acacia/Mesquite at Kierland Golf Club
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Scottsdale 32
Ironwood/Acacia at Kierland Golf Club
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Scottsdale 32
Palmer Course at Wildfire Golf Club at Desert Ridge
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Phoenix 27
Orange Tree Golf & Conference Resort
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Scottsdale 10
Championship at Painted Mountain Golf Club
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Mesa 10
Mesquite/Ironwood at Kierland Golf Club
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Scottsdale $69 - $179
Canyon/Oasis at Phoenician, The
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Scottsdale 28
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Dates: August 10, 2015 - September 10, 2015
Host of the largest-attended tournament in the world, the fan-favorite Waste Management Phoenix Open, TPC Scottsdale is a masterful blend of challenge and playability - grabbing the attention of the sport's top players and recreational golfers alike.
Price range: $345