Scotch, Music and Caddies

By local contributor
Scott McGinty

Kierland Golf Club

Scottsdale courses are putting a hip, young spin on the traditional game with cool offerings such as the Scottish Golf Experience at Kierland Golf Club. To honor Scottish immigrants who helped develop Arizona and make the game truly authentic, don rented kilts and enjoy Johnnie Walker beverages while perfecting your swing. Finish your round as bagpipes signal the end of the day and the start of the Scottish Pipes at Sunset Series, where Bagpiper Michael McClanathan creates the melodic tunes of old-world Scotland at the Dreamweaver Canyon fire pit.

Grayhawk Golf Club

If there is one course in Scottsdale deemed edgy, Grayhawk Golf Club would be it. Swing to classic rock music on the practice range with a playlist that includes hits from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aeorsmith, Van Morrison and, of course, the Stones. If fashion is your thing, check out the pro shop offering the latest golf threads, shoes and accessories.

TPC Scottsdale

Wanna play like the pros at the Waste Management Phoenix Open? Hit from the same tees as Phil and Tiger on TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course with the Full Caddie experience. Caddies carry your bags, offer shot selection advice, rake bunkers, read greens and much more. Plus, get the insider’s perspective of the history and heritage of golf and the TOUR. And don’t miss the plaques inside the clubhouse commemorating the top moments of the Open’s history – JB Holmes’ monster drive on the 18th hole years ago, Tiger’s “loose impediment” that took help from the fans to move, and Andrew Magee’s hole-in-one on a par four, just to name a few.