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Phoenix AZ Golf Guide - Top Scottsdale AZ Public Golf Courses

Real Estate Agent with wexzilla.com

I am gong to take a moment to gloat. It is 85 degrees today in Scottsdale AZ. Actually, it is 80 degrees almost every day in the greater Phoenix AZ area. And, it is March 2.

There is a lot for resident and visitors to do. You can hike, bike, camp, play tennis, fish, and eat at sidewalk cafe’s just to name a few.

However, when it comes to the Valley of the sun (Phoenix AZ), there is really only one thing to do; and, that is play golf.

Scottsdale AZ is widely considered the golf capital of the United States and many (Americans) would argue the golf capital of the world.

350 days of sunshine and beautiful weather make year-round golf possible as some retirees play every day, literally on the,  more than 400 golf courses throughout greater Phoenix AZ.

If have a friend who is a member, here are world famous private courses such as Troon, Silverleaf, Ancala and Desert Mountain. However, what makes Scottsdale AZ golf so unique is the seemingly endless number of world class public courses available to any golfer, no matter the handicap or even wallet size.

I am an avid golfer. Meaning, I play for love of the game, and not scoring, as I struggle happily (and frustratingly) to break 90 most of the time. However, the scenic beauty and no cell phones make each day memorable no matter my driver and putter are working.

Here are my top Scottsdale AZ public golf courses.

TPC Scottsdale AZ Golf Course -

The Phoenician Golf Club -

GrayHawk Golf Course -

Troon North golf course -

The Westin Kierland Golf Course -

These are some of the best golf courses in Phoenix AZ and Scottsdale AZ. There are many many more.

In fact, if you ask 10 people, you would likely get 10 different lists of top 5 gold courses.

Most of golf courses and resorts have golf-packages with hotel rooms , spa , pool, panoramic views and other amenities. Golf vacation packages are available for all price ranges.

I recommend you take a look at AZgolfguides.com as a resource and insider’s guide to Arizona courses.

Have fun and hit’em straight.




Copyright © James Wexler *2009 Scottsdale |

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Call 480.221.8080 to find out more about Phoenix AZ real estate and life in Scottsdale AZ

Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Alright sir, how many of these golf courses do you plan palying this year?

Mar 02, 2009 09:03 PM
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

ToulaRosebrock.comHi James:

Yep, I would rather be there in Arizona and would definitely take in some golf!

Here in NJ it's very cold and windy,  after the 8 inches of snow from yesterday.

Mar 03, 2009 12:08 AM
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

I hear it's the best of the best.  I played at the Phoenician a number of years ago.  It was a lot of fun. I'm not a huge golfer.  I play a lot of disc golf, but I do get out from time to time.  I had a blast there.

Mar 03, 2009 12:54 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

If golf is the only thing to do in the Valley of the Sun, it's a good thing I don't live there -- LOL. Of course, I know there's a lot more do to. I'd probably spend a lot of time in that magnificent library going through all the music stuff. I could also go watch N&O (Nash and O'Neal) play basketball or go over to Arizona State for some good classical music. Just all sorts of things to do there, and I don't even live there! Let me know, James, if you need me to send you a list of my Top 20 things to do in the Valley of the Sun.

Mar 16, 2009 03:09 AM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
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I have heard of some of your wonderful golf courses in Phoenix and Scottsdale from guys who come here to golf (and gamble).

Apr 25, 2009 06:39 PM
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Hi James, You haven't blogged in quite a while... you must be busy!

Aug 18, 2009 10:43 AM
Harrison K. Long
HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty - Irvine, CA
REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney

James.  Thanks for this post about public golf courses around Phoenix and Scottsdale.  It's over 90 degrees here in OC, CA, today, and people are looking to be inside with some air conditioning.  I imagine you are hot at Scottsdale and best wishes to keep cool and hitting the balls straight.

Jul 15, 2010 02:23 PM
John Puplava
ABC Home Inspections,L.L.C. - Prescott, AZ
ABC Home Inspections,L.L.C.

Hi James,

How are you doing today. I just want to introduce myself to you my name is John with ABC Home Inspections. If I can assist you in any home inspections. Please call me.

Thank you,

John with ABC Home Inspections



Oct 12, 2010 05:54 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

I noticed you haven't posted on Active Rain for a while and was wondering if all is OK?  Come back to the 'Rain!

Oct 26, 2015 11:31 PM