Scottsdale, Arizona is one of the largest cities in the Valley of the Sun, and golf has played a large part in its rapid expansion over the past three decades.
How good is golf in Scottsdale? According to golf publications, golf pros, course architects and golf instructors, Scottsdale golf is as good as the game can get. The area offers golfers more than 174 courses. Ideal weather with sunshine more than 329 days a year.
Scottsdale provides a setting where the conditions for playing the game are as superb as the golf courses. Not only are the courses well designed, but Scottsdale courses are in excellent condition.
Unique golf course architecture clearly has contributed to Scottsdale’s stellar reputation as a dream golf destination. Golf architect Tom Weiskopf designed courses at DC Ranch, Troon North Golf Club and the Tournament Players Club (TPC). Other well-known golf architects, including Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jr., Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Jay Morrish, Robert Cupp, Arnold Palmer-Ed Seay, Billy Casper, Ben Crenshaw and Bill Grove, have also left their distinctive imprints on Scottsdale’s golf scene.
Superbly groomed and challenging courses, top instruction, an ideal climate and a standard of service second to none have sealed Scottsdale’s reputation as one of the world’s best places to golf. Golfers and golf writers agree that, in Scottsdale, golf really is as good as it gets.