Top 10 Scottsdale Golf Courses

September 30, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers | Vacation Rental Owners

Arizona is known as the “golf mecca” of the United States, and for a good reason – there are hundreds of golf courses in or near Scottsdale. Not only does Scottsdale have a lot of golf courses, but it is also home to some of the best golf courses in the world. Scottsdale’s peak golf season is October – April and the weather couldn’t be more beautiful or optimal for a day on the course. It’s no wonder that Scottsdale golf courses draw some of the most competitive players as well as avid golf aficionados. If you are ready to hit the greens in Scottsdale but aren’t sure where to start – not to fear! Check out our list of the top 10 Scottsdale golf courses below. And, if you are traveling to Scottsdale, rent a mansion in Scottsdale from HolidayRental.com because not only are they luxurious and filled with unparalleled amenities, they are conveniently located near (or even directly on) some of the best golf courses in Scottsdale!

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Top 10 Scottsdale Golf Courses

  1. Troon North Golf Club
    • Golf at Troon North Golf Club for a true desert golf experience. Troon North is home to two 18-hole courses that stretch through the natural ravines and foothills surrounding Pinnacle Peak mountain.
  2. Whisper Rock Golf Club
    • We-Ko-Pa Golf Club has two award-winning golf courses woven into the beautiful Sonoran desert. Not only are the golf courses well-designed and challenging, but the scenery and views from the course are also unparalleled. 
  3. Grayhawk Golf Club
    • Grayhawk Golf Club has two beautiful courses to choose from that are each unique, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy. One course offers a more desert-style layout and another course has a more traditional layout.
  4. TPC Scottsdale
    • Golf like one of the pros at the home of the famous Waste Management Open. Play the Stadium Course and even the infamous 16th hole – without the thousands of fans screaming at you from the stands like they do at the big tournament. 
  5. Quintero Golf Course
    • Ranked as the “Best Public Golf Course” in 2017 by Golf Digest and GolfWeekly, this gorgeous Arizona golf course was designed by master golf course architect Rees Jones.
  6. Boulders Golf Club
    • This semi-private golf club has two unique courses in the heart of the scenic Sonoran desert and views of the beautiful rock formations for which the area is known. 
  7. Camelback Golf Club
    • Camelback Golf Club is located at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Resort & Spa. Designed by notable golf architect Jason Straka, this fun and challenging course is nestled in the Camelback Mountain foothills and features rolling fairways, unique terrain, and elevation changes.
  8. Talking Stick Golf Club
    • Enjoy great golf in stunning scenery on either of the two courses designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, an acclaimed golf course design team. The course features broad, angular holes as well as fairways and greens surrounded by brush.
  9. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
    • Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club is a Troon Golf-managed facility on the Ak-Chin Indian Reservation that is welcoming, laid-back, and has some truly gorgeous and fun desert courses. 
  10. The Westin Kierland Golf Club
    • Experience the award-winning, player-friendly golf courses at the Westin Kierland Golf Club. You could rent a golf cart, of course. But if you really want a fun and unique experience, take advantage of the available technology here and rent a Segway, Golfboard, or Golf Bike for a one-of-a-kind golf experience.

Beat the Cold and Rent a Mansion in Scottsdale This Winter

September 23, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers | Vacation Rental Owners

As the temperatures drop, everyone knows what is coming next…heavy coats, snow, gray skies, rain, shoveling the driveway, scraping the windshield, etc. When that first chill is felt, it is easy for anyone’s mind to wander to dreams of vacationing in warmer destinations. Cold winter months can feel endless but rather than grinding it out, why not break it up with a getaway to warmer weather and sunny skies? You can ditch your coat and embrace vacation mode no matter what time of year it is when you rent a mansion in Scottsdale this winter!

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Escape the Cold and Enjoy a Warm and Sunny Vacation in Scottsdale

Arizona’s beautiful desert climate may get pretty toasty in the summer but winter is filled with gorgeous sunny days and beautiful weather. We’re talking perfect weather – Arizona has 300 days of sunshine and the average winter temperature in Arizona is 68 degrees. Because of the great weather and variety of things to do and see in AZ, it’s easy to see why anyone would be excited to rent a mansion in Scottsdale and treat themselves to a luxurious winter getaway. 

Things to Do in Scottsdale During the Winter

Whether you like to have a lowkey day sipping a cocktail by the pool, spend time in the great outdoors hiking, enjoy 18 holes of world-class golf, relax with a massage, eat delicious food, or party the night away – Scottsdale has something for you…and much more. If you love a sunny day on the golf course, there are hundreds of golf courses in and near Scottsdale. For avid foodies, the Scottsdale food scene is bursting with award-winning restaurants. And when it comes to nightlife, you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen the nightlife in Old Town Scottsdale.

Rent a Mansion in Scottsdale for the Ultimate Winter Getaway

There is an endless selection of things to do on your winter vacation in Scottsdale but no matter what you choose – you will be out of the cold and in warm and sunny Arizona. Rent a mansion in Scottsdale at one of HolidayRental.com’s luxury vacation homes and enjoy total privacy and unparalleled amenities. Our concierge can assist you in arranging a personal chef, in-home massage, private yoga, or anything else that would take your vacation to the next level. Leave the heavy winter clothes behind and head to Scottsdale for an incredible luxury winter vacation experience.

Rent a Mansion in Scottsdale for New Year’s Eve

September 16, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers | Vacation Rental Owners

Rent a Mansion in Scottsdale for New Year’s Eve

Everyone wants to ring in the New Year in style and one of the best places to do so is in Scottsdale. No matter how you like to spend New Year’s Eve, the best way to ensure your trip is unforgettable is to rent a mansion in Scottsdale! Hotels are crowded and you have to share all of the amenities and common areas with a bunch of strangers but a luxury home offers you privacy, comfort, and the flexibility to do whatever you want, whenever you want. And, whether you spend the entire night at your luxury rental home or start there and go out for a night on the town, your New Year’s Eve is sure to be unforgettable.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Scottsdale 

If you think the nightlife in Scottsdale is fun on a regular night, you won’t believe the epic night you can have in Scottsdale on New Year’s Eve. There’s a huge selection of incredible restaurants and nightlife in Scottsdale, and on NYE, there will be exclusive parties and the hottest events you can imagine. When you rent a mansion in Scottsdale for New Year’s Eve with HoildayRental.com, our concierges would be happy to assist you with recommendations and reservations at the hottest spots in town to ensure you can party the night away in style.

Rent a Mansion in Scottsdale for New Year’s Eve

When you rent a mansion in Scottsdale for New Year’s Eve, there are endless options to have a unique luxury vacation experience. HolidayRental.com’s rental homes offer far more space for you and your friends and family, as well as luxury home comforts such as a full gourmet kitchen, sparkling pool, home theater, etc.

Reserve a private chef to prepare food and drinks before going out, stay in and have a delicious meal, or have a personal chef come in the morning to make breakfast after a night of partying. If you enjoyed a big NYE night, you may be recuperating in the morning and want to arrange for a drip IV service to come and rehydrate everyone. Perhaps you want to start the new year fresh with some morning yoga next to the pool with a view of the city? All of these things can be arranged for you so that all you have to do is have a fun, stress-free, unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration.

The Hottest Dining and Nightlife in Old Town Scottsdale

September 9, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers | Vacation Rental Owners

Nightlife in Old Town Scottsdale

If you’ve never spent a night out in Old Town Scottsdale, you don’t know what you are missing! Old Town Scottsdale has something for everyone, including fine dining, trendy bars and restaurants, and some of the hottest nightlife in the country. Your next trip to Scottsdale wouldn’t be complete without seeing all that Scottsdale has to offer and trust us – we have more than enough dining and nightlife in Old Town Scottsdale to make every night out unforgettable!

Old Town Scottsdale is the place to be and HolidayRental.com has many Scottsdale luxury house rentals conveniently located near the most exclusive and exciting places to be – some within walking distance! Restaurants, bars, and the best nightlife are all in close proximity so it is easy to hit a few spots in an evening. Our concierges can assist you in finding the best options for your group and are happy to arrange reservations on your behalf, or a car service to make it easy to get from one place to the next in style. 

Where to Eat in Old Town Scottsdale 

  • Maple & Ash
    • Enjoy a modern, elevated take on the traditional steakhouse experience with an extensive wine list at this Scottsdale hotspot. 
  • The Mission
    • This beloved Old Town establishment offers delicious modern Latin cuisine in an elegant setting. The Mission has an excellent selection for tequila lovers!
  • Francine
    • Transport yourself to the south of France with this relatively new addition to Old Town Scottsdale’s culinary scene. Francine has become instantly popular thanks to its delicious French Mediterranean cuisine and elegant decor.
  • Bourbon & Bones
    • Bourbon and Bones is a modern chophouse and bar serving up delicious and innovative takes on traditional steakhouse favorites in a high-energy, upscale setting. 
  • Toca Madera
    • This modern Mexican steakhouse serves up delicious, bold flavors, along with an outstanding selection of tequila and excellent cocktails. With a focus on creating a unique sensory experience, everyone will find something they love at Toca Madera. 

Best Bars & Nightlife in Old Town Scottsdale

  • Maya Day & Nightclub
    • Maya Day & Nightclub is one of the hottest places to be in all of Scottsdale. Party the night away at their indoor/outdoor club, enjoy their epic pool parties, go big with bottle service, and dance the night away with their live DJs.
  • Bottled Blonde
    • Bottled Blonde is a trendy bar and nightclub that has great pizza, bar food, and of course – dancing! Play games in their beer garden, get bottle service, and party all night at this hotspot located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. 
  • Casa Amigos
    • Casa Amigos is one of the hottest restaurants and nightclubs in Scottsdale. Enjoy an epic night with great music from DJs, dancing, and bottle service.
  • AZ88
    • AZ88 is a trendy modern saloon with great food and even better drinks! Enjoy an award-winning cocktail and dance with your friends to the hottest music spun by their live DJs!
  • Wasted Grain
    • This unique 3,000-square-foot garden has multiple stages for live entertainment, three bars, oversized games, and more! Whether you love live music or a DJ dropping the latest hits, Wasted Grain has you covered!

Stay in Arizona Luxury Home Rentals for the Holidays

September 2, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers | Vacation Rental Owners

Children are back in school, football is back on TV, and if this year is like last, the holidays will be here before we know it. No matter what holidays you celebrate, it is a season to spend time and have fun with family and friends. Whether we live near each other or are spread out across the globe, it is often more convenient and enjoyable to choose a central location for everyone to meet and spend the holidays together. Hosting everyone in your home means lots of cleaning, preparations, cooking, etc. – it’s exhausting. And, if the weather is bad, it could mean flight delays and cancellations, or dangerous conditions in which to drive. That is why many people are choosing Arizona luxury home rentals for the holidays where everyone can stay under one roof and celebrate together in style. 

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Stay in Arizona Luxury Home Rentals for the Holidays

Scottsdale is sunny and beautiful all year long and the winter weather could not be more perfect for a holiday getaway. Temperatures cool off but there is no snow or sleet to combat with, no need to shovel driveways, just average temperatures in the high 60s for that cool crisp feeling without needing layers of clothing. HolidayRental.com’s Arizona luxury home rentals are nestled in exclusive neighborhoods with maximum privacy while still very close in proximity to the area’s top attractions like fine dining, nightlife, hiking, shopping, golf, and more. 

When you rent a mansion in Scottsdale, nobody has to deal with hotels and their restrictions and limitations, everyone can stay under one roof in a gorgeous home that has tons of room for everyone. With homes that can sleep as many as 22, it is easy to see that even large families can have their own space to spread out with the added convenience of being able to gather together privately whenever you want. Our homes have gourmet kitchens so cooking your favorite holiday meals will be no problem. And, if you’d rather take the holiday off from cooking, we can assist you in ordering prepared food or better yet – hiring a private chef to do the cooking for you so you don’t have to lift a finger! Also, our homes have sparkling pools that can be heated in the winter for your comfort, as well as spas, putting greens, tennis and basketball courts, home theaters, outdoor kitchens, and many other features for you and your family to enjoy any time you want. 

Ditch the Hotel – Stay in Arizona Luxury Home Rentals for the Holidays

Why spend your holidays spread out at hotels, spending countless exhausting hours cleaning and cooking at your home, or being cramped and uncomfortable trying to find somewhere for everyone to sleep in limited space? Rather, spread out and enjoy all that HolidayRental.com’s Arizona luxury home rentals have to offer for the holidays. Make your holidays magical this year and rent a mansion in Scottsdale for your whole family to enjoy!

Watch Fall Football at Scottsdale Luxury House Rentals

August 26, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers | Vacation Rental Owners

Fall is here and that means we are in the season of falling leaves, cooler temperatures, and most important of all…FOOTBALL. College and NFL football seasons start in early September and for football fanatics, it is a season of exciting games and epic matchups. Whether you are a dedicated fantasy football player and watch every single game or simply love to root for your favorite team each week, it is always more fun to watch the game with your friends and family. There are tons of things to do in Arizona in the fall, but if it’s football you are interested in, you may want to attend a local game while you are visiting. When you stay at HolidayRental.com’s exclusive properties, not only are you in a convenient location to get to any local football games, our Scottsdale luxury house rentals all have huge televisions and/or home theaters that are perfect for watching your favorite teams.

Watch Fall Football at Scottsdale Luxury House Rentals

Watch Fall Football at Scottsdale Luxury House Rentals

During football season there are nearly endless games to watch on television and our luxury homes are the perfect setting for watching football. Though there are many Scottsdale VRBO home rentals, HolidayRental.com’s properties are unparalleled. With luxury accommodations and furnishings like huge televisions – picture yourself watching football on a 144’’ television or on a movie theater screen – as well as gourmet kitchens, sparkling pools, televisions on the patio, and more to enjoy, it is sure to be an unforgettable football experience for you and your friends. 

Attend a Football Game in Scottsdale

If you want to attend a game in person, Arizona Cardinals and ASU Sundevils games’ are just a short drive away. At HolidayRental.com, we can help you arrange private transportation to a game, make dinner arrangements, and find the best bars and clubs for you to go to after the game if you want to keep the fun going. Fall football is best enjoyed with friends and only made better when you don’t have to worry about how and where you will watch games. We want you to have a true luxury experience on your trip and that is why we have made sure that you can have a great experience watching football in one of our Scottsdale luxury house rentals or use it as your home base before and after going to a game locally.

Plan an AZ Golf Trip This Fall

August 18, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers | Vacation Rental Owners

Perfect weather, world-class golf courses with freshly overseeded greens, and some friends – sounds like the perfect Arizona golf trip to us! Arizona is known for moderate fall and winter weather with comfortable yet cool temperatures. While the rest of the country starts to feel the winter chill, it’s sunny and cool in Arizona, making it the perfect time to visit and hit the greens. And, with high-end shopping, excellent dining, and tons of sports and entertainment, you can fill up your AZ golf trip with non-stop fun and relaxation. With over 50 golf courses in Scottsdale and over one hundred more in surrounding areas, you will want to stay long enough to try out a few courses and see all that the area has to offer. 

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First Things First – Where to Stay in Scottsdale

The best way to truly make the most of your AZ golf trip and enjoy all the comforts and space of a home is with a luxury home rental in Scottsdale. At HolidayRental.com, it is our firm belief that you shouldn’t have to stress about accommodations, amenities, figuring out the best Scottsdale golf courses, making tee times, making reservations, etc. That’s not a vacation, that is a trip that will leave you feeling drained.

A luxury Scottsdale mansion rental is the perfect accommodation for a golf getaway because it gives everyone plenty of room to spread out and have their own space, and tons of room to gather and spend time together. The difference between something like a Scottsdale AirBnB rental and a luxury home rental at one of HolidayRental.com’s properties is the luxury experience. We work with you during and after booking to make sure you have found the perfect rental home and have an itinerary full of things you want to do. And, you will have a personal concierge to make those arrangements for you so you don’t have to worry about booking tee times, making restaurant reservations, planning activities, arranging transportation, etc. Tell us what you want and need and we will make it happen!

Many of our luxury Scottsdale mansions have putting greens on their grounds for you to practice your golf game any time you want. And, with other amenities like sparkling pools, spas, basketball and tennis courts, and more – you and your friends will love having private and exclusive activities to enjoy right at your rental home. Want to unwind after a long day on the course? Let us arrange in-home massages, private yoga, or a personal chef so that you can truly unwind in the lap of luxury. 

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Where to Golf in Scottsdale

With hundreds of golf courses, narrowing down the best courses for your trip may seem daunting. GolfPass has a comprehensive list of Arizona golf courses that can help you start narrowing down where you want to play but your personal concierge can offer you local insider information and help you choose courses that are optimal for your group. And, as aforementioned, not only can our team offer suggestions, they can arrange tee times, and can even get you into some of the most exclusive courses in the area! Beautiful fall Arizona weather is almost here and your perfect AZ golf trip starts with a luxury rental home in Scottsdale from HolidayRental.com.

Celebrate the 4th of July in Scottsdale

June 2, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

4th of July in Scottsdale

The summer months may be warm and sunny in Arizona, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t tons of things to do! If you happen to be visiting over the 4th of July in Scottsdale and you want to watch a dazzling display of fireworks, be entertained, eat great food, play games, and have a great time celebrating America’s independence – we know just the place! The perfect way to enhance your stay at one of HolidayRental.com’s luxury vacation rentals in July is with a great Independence Day celebration (and plenty of fun throughout your trip with all that Arizona has to offer)! 

Celebrate the 4th of July in Scottsdale While Staying with HolidayRental.com!

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale

Monday, July 4, 2022

5pm – 9pm 

Event Features:

  • Bull Riding
  • Mutton busting for children
  • Mayor Ortega presents “The Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show” featured on America’s Got Talent
  • Live Performances of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from the feature film Encanto and more!
  • Games such as the Cha-Cha Slide, chicken dance, & more!
  • Balloon Artists and face painters! 
  • Old-fashioned cake walks ​
  • Parade of Heroes honoring outstanding community leaders in the fields of Safety, Fire Safety, Veterans, Neighborhood, Healthcare, and Community
  • The largest fireworks display in Scottsdale begins at 9pm! 

Other Things to Do During Your Scottsdale Vacation in July

And, while we think our vacation homes have so many outstanding amenities including sparkling pools that you never need to leave the house for an epic vacation, if you are visiting in the summer you might be looking for other fun activities to do around the valley. Fortunately, we have some suggestions to fill your vacation with plenty of activities and fun!

Best Luxury Spas in Scottsdale for Your Next Vacation

May 26, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

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One of the best parts of any vacation is getting a little rest, relaxation, and PAMPERING. A visit to Scottsdale wouldn’t be complete without indulging in a bit of self-care at one of the many luxury spas in the area. Scottsdale, and its surrounding areas, are well-known for having some of the most luxurious spas that have not only outstanding and unique services but also have delicious food and gorgeous pools to perfectly round your spa day. Every spa is unique and has special features and services that make them ideally suited to the type of spa day you want to have. So, below we take a closer look at luxury spas in Scottsdale and highlight some of their unique attributes to help you determine which spa (or multiple spas!) you want to experience on your next vacation in Scottsdale. 

Best Luxury Spas in Scottsdale for Your Next Vacation

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Spa

There are a lot of reasons to love the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Spa. First and foremost, we love that one of the premier spas in Scottsdale is located so close to many of HolidayRental.com’s luxury vacation rental homes. Enjoy an Asian-inspired journey of rejuvenation with luxurious treatments, lavish spa amenities, indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a tranquil Zen meditation garden, a soothing reflection pond, and the views of the gorgeous valley from the spa are unparalleled.

Well & Being Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

The Well & Being Spa focuses on blending spa services with wellness for a completely rejuvenating and unique experience. Their description of their luxury spa experience says it best, “From the exhilaration of Aerial Yoga to the tranquility of a customized aromatherapy massage and the motivating kickstart of a new, evidence-based approach to nutrition and exercise, you’ll always go home feeling energized, enlightened and empowered…ready to Live It Well.”

Joya Spa at Omni Montelucia

Your spa day at Joya Spa will be anything but ordinary. Get ready for an extraordinary spa experience in a luxury setting. Immerse yourself in the sounds, smells, and feelings of wellness while you enjoy all of the many amenities that Joya has to offer. This is the perfect place to escape into a world of pampering while you enjoy healthy indulgences that will nurture your body and replenish your soul like never before. 

The Phoenician Spa

Unwind in luxury, nurture your spirit, and balance your wellness at The Phoenician Spa. Indulge in an exclusive collection of services and amenities to enjoy and enjoy the rooftop pool with stunning sweeping views of the valley.

Phoenix and Scottsdale Art & Culture

May 19, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

Every city in the world has its own unique identity and culture. When you travel, you get the unique opportunity to not just visit a place but learn and experience art and culture in a new way that you may not otherwise get to. Sure, Scottsdale and Phoenix have great weather, beautiful golf courses, amazing restaurants, and more – but that’s not all there is to enjoy while visiting. The Phoenix and Scottsdale art and culture scene is robust and should not be missed when you are visiting. Not only are there new and exciting art and cultural experiences but there are also many steeped in the tradition of indigenous people and the history of the Southwest. 

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Phoenix and Scottsdale Art & Culture

Phoenix Art Museum

Considered the largest art museum in the southwestern United States, the Phoenix Art Museum showcases an expansive collection of acclaimed art spanning from the Renaissance to the present.

Heard Museum

The Heard Museum has existed for nearly a century and is dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art. In collaboration with American Indian artists and tribal communities, Heard Museum strives to provide visitors with a distinctive perspective on the art of Native people, especially those from the Southwest.

Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center’s mission is to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science. With immersive experiences, tons of fascinating permanent exhibits, and many exhibitions throughout the year, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

MIM Musical Instrument Museum

Enjoy seeing, hearing, and truly experiencing music in a unique way at the MIM. With a collection of more than 8,000 instruments from more than 200 world countries, the galleries reflect the rich diversity and history of many world cultures.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Explore, imagine, play, create, and learn at one of the top three children’s museums in the nation. Kids of all ages will love the exhibits and experiences that abound at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix.

Taliesen West

Taliesin West was world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home. Though it is no longer occupied as a home, it has been preserved and is a UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark. It is open to the public for one-of-a-kind tours and experiences.

Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale is filled with more than great restaurants and nightlife, it is also home to a number of art galleries that showcase the art of the southwest as well as Native American art.

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