Fcus OnEagle Mountain Golf Club - Fountain Hills, Ariz.
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.
The 14th hole at Eagle Mountain Golf Club measures 384 yards._Ê
Golf_Ê The well-manicured Eagle Mountain Golf Club opened for play in 1996 and immediately earned numerous accolades from the Arizona media, such as "Best New Public Golf Course" from The Arizona Republic. The Scott Miller design seamlessly includes surrounding Sonoran Desert foothills into its routing and winds its way over hills and through rugged canyons and valleys. Its four sets of tee boxes make the 6,800-yard layout playable for every type of golfer and, since many of its fairways are cut in between hills, errant drives tend to funnel back to the short stuff.
Relaxation Spa & Room One night in a deluxe king mini suite, two spa treatments (60-minute massage or facial), continental breakfast for two. From $300. Spring & Summer special! Book now and save 30% off published prices. Valid through September 30 and based on availability. Taxes and gratuities not included.Saddle Up! One night in a mini suite, half-hour guided horseback-riding trip for two, continental breakfast. From $190._Ê
Where To Stay
Each of the Inn at Eagle Mountain's 42 mini suites (they're hardly small) includes a kiva fireplace, a private whirlpool bathtub and balconies with views of the valley or golf course. The suite's Southwestern d"©cor will make you want to change the interior design of your own home. For those inclined to a little make-believe, the Inn at Eagle Mountain offers six themed rooms, including "Sante Fe,""Wild West," "Hacienda" and "Pow Wow."
Frequent Golf Tips contributor Derek Nannen, PGA, heads up the Eagle Mountain Golf Academy. Nannen and his staff offer individual lessons, group classes and schools that range from one to five days.