Top 3 Brag-Worthy Golf Courses in Scottsdale

By local contributor
Emily Lawrence

Scottsdale golf - there is truly nothing like it. Many think the best golf in Scottsdale is flat with wide-open fairways, and when they come to play, they are welcomed with a surprise. The top golf courses in Scottsdale have larger-than-life Saguaro-studded fairways, granite boulders, and are all uniquely designed to show off the Sonoran Desert.

 


Troon North Golf Club

Three men golfing at Troon North Golf Club

Troon North Golf Club offers two 18-hole courses winding through the foothills of Pinnacle Peak with substantial elevation changes and spectacular mountain views. During a round, you’ll find immaculately groomed fairways and greens, and a few surprises like hole three on the Monument course. The par-5 hole was built around a 25-foot boulder in the middle of the fairway. The goal, of course, is to hit around it. Are you up for the challenge?

 


Grayhawk Golf Club

Grayhawk Golf Club

At Grayhawk, players will find two challenging but fun courses significantly different from each other. The Talon course is a target-style with large multi-tiered greens with a back nine that is built around deep box canyons, and on the Raptor course, you’ll find a more traditional approach with generous fairways and greens that will test your short game. It is the former host of PGA TOUR Frys.com Open and hosts the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division 1 golf championships, so it’s pretty sought-after!

 


We-Ko-Pa Golf Course

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club

“If you haven’t played We-Ko-Pa, you haven’t experienced Scottsdale golf” is a phrase that gets spoken a lot, and it’s pretty accurate. We-Ko-Pa has two award-winning golf courses, surrounded by views of mountain ranges in each direction you hit. The Saguaro course designed by Coore Crenshaw showcases a highly walkable design, so if you’re up for a walk, no cart needed to truly immerse yourself! With not a building insight, and surrounded by stunning, peaceful nature, you can concentrate on each shot.

The best golf course in Scottsdale guarantees you a memorable desert golf experience.