A common question our Scottsdale golf courses hear from visitors is “when is the best time to golf in Arizona?” The answer: always! There is never a bad time to have a Scottsdale golf trip, but we do have some tips and tricks, including when golf prices drop, to make sure your time on the links is a hole-in-one.
June - August: When Golf Prices Drop
Let’s start with when golf prices are at their lowest, because who doesn’t love a deal? June through August is when you’ll find high temperatures, but low rates. Tee off at sunrise to get the coolest part of the day and then reward yourself with pool time in the afternoon at one of Scottsdale's best pools. This is the time to play multiple bucket-list courses and not break the bank.
November - April: Peak Season
Peak season is November through April, when the weather in Scottsdale is impeccable. Tee sheets fill up fast, especially around the world-renowned Waste Management Phoenix Open. There are over 50 golf courses in Scottsdale (most are public!), so you’re almost certain to get a tee time, it just takes some planning!
In October, many Scottsdale golf courses go through “overseed” to transition from bermudagrass to ryegrass. This process takes several weeks, meaning courses close for play. The good news is, not all courses go through overseeding at once and many 36-hole courses overseed sections of the course during different weeks. Always call ahead in October to ensure the course you’re dying to play is open.