Scottsdale's 19th Hole

By local contributor
Scott McGinty

Whether you’re just coming off a round of 18, or are looking for a nice option for an early dinner around town, golf course restaurants are often overlooked. Not only do they dish up mouthwatering food, but you’ll also have an awesome view to go along with your meal. Check out some the best 19th holes in Scottsdale:

Grayhawk Golf Club

Phil’s GrillQuill Creek CaféThe Morning Joint, and Isabella’s Kitchen make up some of the best dining spots in Scottsdale, let alone on a golf course. From steak and seafood, to spaghetti and meatballs, there’s a meal at Grayhawk that will please most anyone.

TPC Scottsdale

Pan-Latin cuisine by celebrity chef Richard Sandoval and stunning 18th- green views are on the menu at Toro Latin Restaurant and Rum Bar. Browse the Suviche Bar (sushi and ceviche) or order from a wide range of small plates and grilled entrees to enjoy as you gaze over the course where the wildly popular Waste Management Phoenix Open is played every February.

McDowell Mountain Golf Club

A refurbished clubhouse, extensive menu, and great sunset views make Mesquite Grille a hidden gem in Scottsdale. Specialties include Blackened Mahi-Mahi Tacos, Scottish Salmon and Beef Tenderloin. The restaurant’s casual vibe and large stone fireplace make it the ideal spot for lounging on chilly nights. This is the quintessential golf course dining experience.

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club

Located just 30 minutes outside of Scottsdale, We-Ko-Pa’s Saguaro Grille and We-Ko-Pa Grille offer great dining experiences for breakfast and lunch, with unbeatable views. Surrounded by the Tonto National Forest, some of the tallest peaks in the area rise up from untouched Sonoran Desert. Grab a burger or pulled pork sandwich and enjoy the view!

Troon North Golf Club

The Pinnacle course’s lush 18th hole is your backdrop at Dynamite Grille. The breakfast menu offers hearty traditional fare, while the lunch/dinner menu serves up specialties like the Drunken Golfer French Onion Soup (spiked with sherry), Smoked Brisket Tacos and Grilled Filet Mignon.

Kierland Golf Club

Brittlebush Bar & Grill’s lodge-like setting, sweeping golf course views and massive rock fireplace creates a laid-back atmosphere that’s ideal for a casual lunch or early dinner. In addition to modern gastro-pub cuisine, Brittlebush offers a menu of Seasonal Sips like the Prickly Pear Margarita and Yips Cure: replace seasonal sips with Tournament Sips like the St. Andrews and Phoenix Open.