Phoenix’s West Valley Golf Part 2: Estrella and Verrado

These Master-Planned Gems Are Worth The Drive

OK, you’ve made the leap and decided to do your next winter or spring desert golf jag in Phoenix’s West Valley, out beyond the big ol’ dome where the Cardinals play and the Super Bowl came around a few years back. Perhaps you’ve deciced to make the venerable Wigwam Resort your home base, played a Read more…

Phoenix’s West Valley Golf Part 1: The Wigwam

Why the Wigwam Is a Sweet Home Base

As host to the PGA Tour’s raucous Waste Management Open, golf-rich Scottsdale grabs many headlines among winter golf travelers, and understandably so. It’s one of America’s most potent golf destinations, loaded with top-tier layouts like Troon North, the Boulders, Grayhawk and, yes, TPC Scottsdale itself. But way over on the other side of town, what’s Read more…

Hell 2 Heaven Golf Challenge Celebrates Extremes

One Summer Day, Two Rounds, Nearly Two Miles of Elevation Change 

In what may resemble golf’s version of mood swings, players will experience the lowest of lows and highest of highs in one day at the Hell 2 Heaven Golf Challenge. This bucket-list event, set for the summer solstice, June 21, 2018, is destined to be a marriage made in, ahem, Heaven! Daring participants will begin Read more…

Tucson Golf A Different Desert Experience

Play Where Authentic Arizona And Cool Golf Coexist
Tucson Golf-Dove Mountain

So what about Tucson golf? In the Grand Canyon State, greater Phoenix-Scottsdale has the capitol building, the population, the professional teams, the over-the-top golf event, scores and scores and scores of courses and a sense of superiority. Tucson cares not. For it has history, an artsy vibe, authenticity, balance; call ’em just righteous cool chops. Read more…

We-Ko-Pa Cholla Is Golf-Ready Again

Arizona Favorite Gets A Great Makeover

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club’s Cholla course in Fort McDowell, Arizona, is back and better than ever after a $1.8 million renovation project — an update to vital elements of an award-winning golf experience that invariably require attention with time. “We’re very pleased with the way the renovation turned out,” said Matt Barr, general manager of We-Ko-Pa Golf Club.  “Although Read more…

Sweet On St. George Golf

Utah’s Fastest-Growing City Takes Desert Golf To New Heights

There are sleepers, and there are deep sleepers. In golf destination terms, St. George, Utah, is both. For quality of public-access courses, it’s as deep as the crimson-tinted canyons of Zion National Park, whose southwestern gate is just 40 minutes east — or even the Grand Canyon itself, the less-visited but more beautiful North Rim Read more…

Spring Training. Golf. Scottsdale.

This triple travel play gets the MLB season off to a scorching start

As the calendar slides from February into March, as the Super Bowl fades well into the rear-view mirror and March Madness lurks a couple doglegs down the road, there’s one late-winter sporting sweetspot to hit without fail, especially if you’re a golfer and a baseball fan: A Spring Training roadtrip to the Valley of the Sun, a.k.a. Phoenix-Scottsdale and environs.

Focus On: Eagle Mountain

Hurry, this place won't be such a hidden gem for long

Nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, Eagle Mountain Golf Club and the Inn at Eagle Mountain offer an intimate getaway just eight miles from downtown Scottsdale. Smaller in size than other Phoenix-area resorts (Eagle Mountain is more of a retreat than a resort), its 42 “mini suites” are terraced onto a hillside and offer postcard views of the golf course and valley far below.

Focus On: Greater Phoenix

The home of desert golf

With more than 100 golf courses, the Phoenix-Scottsdale area has enough variety to satisfy golfers of all skill levels and budgets.

Scottsdale, Arizona

The best of the Desert West is now better than ever

Want a real party? The PGA Tour comes to The TPC of Scottsdale January 29 through February 4 for the FBR Open–the most attended tour stop in the country. Along with the best players in the world come huge galleries, nightly parties, music and opportunities to meet, greet or watch people as they pass on by. The FBR Open is one of the few tournaments where cheering is encouraged, as evidenced by the rowdy par-3 16th hole. It really is the “Greatest Show on Grass.”

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