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!

Scottsdale golf courses

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.

Plan the Perfect Arizona Golf Trip

March 24, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

Arizona golf trip

Arizona is home to some of the best golf courses in the world which makes it the perfect destination for a golf trip.  In the state of Arizona, there are more than 300 golf courses and over 200 within a short drive of the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Needless to say, there is more than enough golf to keep you entertained on an Arizona golf trip. Scottsdale (and the surrounding areas) is nestled in the Sonoran desert which has a beautiful and diverse landscape to enjoy while you hit the greens. 

Where Should You Stay During Your Arizona Golf Trip?

Before you start playing golf, though, you need somewhere to stay on your trip. An Arizona golf trip with your buddies is all about great golf and spending time together having fun and the perfect setting for that is a private vacation rental. A luxury vacation rental is the perfect home base for your golf trip, but it is also so much more than that. It is a place to unwind in luxury and make the most of your trip with unparalleled amenities. 

HolidayRental.com offers many different luxury private home rentals that give you the hotel experience but with more privacy, flexibility, space, and more. And, many of our luxury homes have putting greens right on the property to help you keep your golf game on point! Our private mansion rentals are located within minutes (or right on!) some of Scottsdale’s best golf courses for ultimate convenience.

When Should You Plan Your Arizona Golf Trip?

Peak golf season in Arizona spans from Winter into Spring because the weather is beautiful but make no mistake, you can golf all year long here! The weather is optimal for golf between October – April and those also happen to be the months when three is the most events and things to do in Arizona.

Arizona golf trip

Additional Ways to Enjoy Golf on Your Trip

Even the most seasoned and passionate golfers can only golf so many holes in a day. And, you and your buddies may want to experience all that Arizona has to offer both on and off the course during your trip. Fortunately, there are other fun golf-related activities to enjoy. If you visit Arizona in February, you and your buddies can attend the Waste Management Phoenix Open, also known as The Greatest Show on Grass. It is the most heavily attended golf even in the world and is something every golf lover should experience at least once. Another fun and relaxing way to enjoy golf in a different way is to visit Top Golf. Top Golf has stunning views, multiple levels of climate-controlled hitting bays, delicious food and drinks, and tons of fun for everyone to enjoy.

Where to Golf

With so many outstanding golf options, it is hard to narrow down the list since every golf group has different preferences, abilities, budgets, etc. Fortunately, GolfPass has a comprehensive list of Arizona golf courses that will help you choose where to play. And, if you need help narrowing things down, when you rent with HolidayRental.com, our team can help you coordinate any concierge services you may want or need including transportation, tee times, restaurant reservations, and more so that all you have to do is show up and have an unforgettable Arizona golf trip.

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