The traditional post-round drink is being augmented by some serious food offerings at golf course clubhouses around Scottsdale. So much so that skipping the golf and going straight to the dining table isn’t an unrealistic option anymore. Here are some popular choices.
Noted Chef Richard Sandoval, who also creates the menu for La Hacienda at the nearby Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, gives golfers a wide array of choices at Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar. If ceviche or sushi doesn’t do it for you, then try the Cubano Sandwich, a soft bread roll layered with pork carnitas, cured ham, Swiss cheese and Chinese mustard.
A major-worthy meal at The Grill Kitchen & Bar starts with Bacon-Cheddar Pull-Apart Rolls, followed by a Grilled Ribeye that comes with a Loaded Baked Potato Pie, asparagus and caramelized onion jus. Still have room left? Try a slice of the 12-Layer Chocolate Cake, with cocoa sponge, ganache and white chocolate cream.
GRAYHAWK GOLF CLUB
Phil’s Grill remains an intimate sports bar located within the expansive clubhouse at Grayhawk. Bestsellers are the Navajo Corn Chowder and the Prime Rib Sandwich, featuring thinly sliced and slow- roasted prime rib, melted pepper jack cheese and creamy horseradish.
WESTIN KIERLAND GOLF CLUB
At Brittlebush Bar & Grill, start with the cornmeal-dusted polenta tops followed by the crispy, beer-battered mahi-mahi tacos served with a sweet chili orange glaze, Napa cabbage, chipotle aioli slaw, avocado and fresh tortillas. A complimentary dessert? Yes, please. That’s the Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding, featuring house-made caramel sauce, whipped mascarpone cheese and toffee crumbles.