Golf for All Styles

With more than 200 courses in the city and surrounding area, Scottsdale is a golfer’s paradise. Want to be in-tune with the desert while you play? Check out our Desert Golf Must-Plays. Traditional courses more your style? We’ve got those, too. But the fun doesn’t end when you step off the green. Scottsdale dishes up off-the-course excitement with a variety of outdoor adventures and experiences.

  • Desert Golf Must-Plays

    At Troon North Golf Club, you’ll share the greens with Saguaro cacti and tee off in quintessential Sonoran Desert scenery on one of two courses, Pinnacle and Monument, both designed by Tom Weiskopf.

  • Desert Golf Must-Plays

    Purple mountain majesty and blue sunny skies are your backdrop when playing Grayhawk Golf Club’s Talon and Raptor courses, both of which have ranked in Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play in Arizona.”

  • Desert Golf Must-Plays

    Hand-stitched into the wilds of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation bordering Scottsdale, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club is immersed in the Sonoran Desert with no buildings, roads or markers to distract from play on the Saguaro and Cholla courses.

  • Desert Golf Must-Plays

    Perhaps best known as the home of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, TPC Scottsdale and its Stadium and Champions courses blend challenging desert golf with stunning McDowell Mountain views.

  • Desert Golf Must-Plays

    A Troon-managed course designed by Scott Miller, Kierland Golf Club features 27 holes with more than 300 bunkers, cool lakes, dry washes, and strands of trees plus an innovative FORE-MAX golf fitness program.

  • Golf for the Traditionalist

    McCormick Ranch Golf Club’s 36 holes dot fairways of pine, eucalyptus and palm trees that are an eye-catching juxtaposition to the wide open spaces and desert scenery directly to the north of the club.

  • Golf for the Traditionalist

    Tree-lined fairways, gently sloping contours and sparkling water hazards are characteristic of Camelback Golf Club, a longtime local favorite with the American links-style Padre and Indian Bend courses designed by Arthur Hills and Jack Snyder, respectively.

  • Golf for the Traditionalist

    Guests staying at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa can book a tee time at Gainey Ranch Golf Club and take on any of its three resort-style courses that test players with natural washes, ponds, sand dunes and more.

  • Golf for the Traditionalist

    In a best-of-both-worlds scenario, Talking Stick Golf Club’s North and South courses, located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, blend tranquil desert surroundings with challenging traditional- and links-style designs by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.

  • Off-The-Course Adventures & Activities

    Take a hike in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. More than 60 miles of trails are yours to explore and range in difficulty from scenic strolls to calorie-busting workouts.

    Tour time: Varies from 60 minutes to several hours depending on the trail you choose

  • Off-The-Course Adventures & Activities

    Block out time for high-energy activities and take your pick from indoor go-kart racing at Octane Raceway (above), a lesson in ropin’ and ridin’ from Arizona Cowboy College, or a romp through the Sonoran Desert with 360 Adventures.

    Tour time: Octane Raceway – 2 to 4 hours; Arizona Cowboy College – full- to multi-day; 360 Adventures – 4 hours to multi-day

  • Off-The-Course Adventures & Activities

    After playing TPC Scottsdale, head to Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and chill in the MVP Room, a relaxation lounge designed specifically for men that features the “Bentley” of multi-tasking massage beds, easy-to-read spa menus and sports magazines.

    Tour time: Options range from 60-minute treatments to full-day packages

  • Off-The-Course Adventures & Activities

    Nightlife in Scottsdale is some of the best in the Southwest and downtown is the place to be with more than 80 bars, lounges and nightclubs, most of which are in within walking distance of each other. Local favorites include Dos Gringos for tacos and cerveza above the Rusty Spur Saloon (above) for regional flair.

  • The 19th Hole

    If your love of sports goes beyond golf, make a beeline for Don & Charlie’s. This downtown Scottsdale landmark is a virtual shrine to sports memorabilia. But the real MVP here is a Chicago-inspired menu that includes melt-in-your-mouth barbeque ribs, prime steaks and a complimentary chopped liver plate served before every meal.

  • The 19th Hole

    If you’re a serious carnivore, we’ve got a place where you can chow down on unlimited beef (and pork and chicken and sausage). Fogo de Chao Churrascaria is a traditional Brazilian steakhouse serving 15 different cuts of succulent, slow-roasted meat sliced tableside by roaming gaucho chefs.

  • The 19th Hole

    Ready to spice things up? Snag a table at The Mission and place your order for their signature tableside guacamole. Made to your specifications from a variety of fresh ingredients, it’s the perfect preamble to Chef Matt Carter’s modern Latin cuisine. Don’t-miss dishes include the pork shoulder tacos, braised short ribs, and Almejas al Vapor, a lick-the-bowl-good blend of Peruvian clams, rock shrimp and chorizo in a creamy broth.

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