Scottsdale Public Golf Courses on Any Budget

By local contributor
Emily Lawrence

Scottsdale has over 50 golf courses within city limits and more than 200 additional courses in the Valley of the Sun. Whether you’re looking for a public or private course to play, we have it all, and with many different price points too.

Scottsdale public golf courses are the main attraction here and believe it or not, in the “World’s Finest Golf Destination” most of our courses are public!

 


Eagle Mountain Golf Club

Hole 2 green at Eagle Mountain Golf Club.

Eagle Mountain Golf Club offers dramatic elevated views of mountain ranges and unparalleled sunsets as you wind through natural box canyons. This Scott Miller-designed course proves to be challenging, yet fair, with contoured fairways that showcase the natural Sonoran Desert landscape. At the Inn at Eagle Mountain, you’ll find suite-style accommodations with Southwest furnishing making it a true boutique desert hideaway. $

 


Mountain Shadows Short Course

Mountain-Shadows---The-Short-Course---Putting-Green

Mountain Shadows Short Course, located in Paradise Valley, is an exciting par-3, 18-hole course at the base of Camelback Mountain and was voted the best par-3 course in America by Golf.com. Even though it’s a short course, there is no shortage of elevation, rugged slopes, water, bunkers or fun. Stay at Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale, a historic hotel that was recently rebuilt with stunning architecture, where you will be within feet of the first tee box. Expect to enjoy your first round that typically lasts 3 hours on the course. $$

 


TPC Scottsdale

TPC

If you’re looking to go all out and play a bucket-list course, TPC Scottsdale is a must as it is consistently top-rated and one of the best public golf courses in Scottsdale. Home to the Waste Management Phoenix Open, when playing the Stadium course, you can walk in the same footsteps as your favorite pro. When you arrive at the clubhouse, you’ll find Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar, an innovative restaurant part of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, a luxury resort steps from TPC. The resort offers many different Scottsdale golf packages that include rounds at TPC and other Scottsdale courses. $$$