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Golf is a game that takes time. It takes time to improve your skills. It takes time to fill your bag with just the right clubs. It takes time to fix that hook or slice. It takes time to read the green. And sometimes it takes too much time to play a single round of golf.

When you’re short on daylight (literally or figuratively), but still want to get your fix, these five courses and experiences will satisfy your craving for great golf in a fraction of the time.


Mountain Shadows

Nestled at the foot of Camelback Mountain, with views of Mummy Mountain in the opposite direction, the Mountain Shadows course is comprised of 18 interesting par-3s and a bonus “wager hole” between 17 and 18. Best of all, your foursome can get around the course in a party cart in just a couple of hours.

Cool Clubs

Let Cool Clubs improve your golf game without ever stepping onto a golf course. Scottsdale’s Cool Clubs is an independent club fitter with state-of-the-art technology that lets you play on an indoor TrackManTM video screen while their staff analyzes your swing dynamics. Next, they’ll set you up with the perfect set of new clubs or modify your current set to fit your game perfectly. You’ll leave Scottsdale with an improved golf game and more time to enjoy the city.

Troon North Golf Club

Troon North Golf Club stands as a hallmark of the Scottsdale desert golf experience with two 18-hole courses stretching through the natural ravines and foothills in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. The Monument Express option provides a 9-hole, par-29 experience with all the stunning views in half the time.


Topgolf isn't your father's driving range. This high-tech, high-thrill range comes with a skills competition built in. Golf balls equipped with microchips track each shot’s accuracy and distance, and awards points for targets hit. Players can test their skills individually or compete with others in games like Top Pressure, Angry Birds and Quick 9. And although it’s technically not an indoor venue, all of Topgolf’s bays are climate controlled to keep you cool and comfy year-round.

Continental Golf Course

When your days are booked solid, why not golf at night? This quick, par-60 course is home to the monthly "Glow Golf" Night Tournament – one of the most entertaining experiences you’ll ever have on a golf course. The tournament price includes green fees (9 holes, 4 player scramble), a buffet-style dinner, glow ball and prizes.