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6 Outstanding Arizona Golf Courses Worthy Of The Pros

By Taylor Transtrum

Photo courtesy of Troon North Golf Club


Among a bounty of Arizona golf courses, these gorgeous greens prove to be a cut above the rest.

1. Troon North Golf Club

 The brainchild of PGA pro Tom Weiskopf and golf course architect Jay Morrish, the Four Seasons Scottsdale-adjacent golf club is home to two 18-hole courses stretching throughout the foothills of Pinnacle Peak. Monument, an extensive 7,039-yard, par-72 course, as imagined by Weiskopf and designed by Morrish in 1990, offers five sets of tees to provide an ideal challenge for low and high handicap players alike. Six years after the birth of Monument, Weiskopf expanded Troon North with his own Pinnacle design, a 7,009-yard, par-71 course with five sets of tees. 10320 E. Dynamite Blvd., Scottsdale, 480.585.7700 

2. The Westin Kierland Golf Club

Designed by celebrated golf course architect Scott Miller, the Troon Golf-managed course touts 27 strategically placed holes for a simultaneously robust yet relaxing experience. Factor in lush Scottsdale scenery and emerald fairways juxtaposed against golden desert grasses and you have an appetizing combination. However tempting, the club’s award-winning instructors should not be overshadowed by the exemplary course - the lineup includes award winners Mike and Sandy LaBauve of the LaBauve Golf Academy; and Tyler Haynes, a PGA Director of Instruction, who offers both training services and professional club fitting through the Kierland Performance Center. 15636 N. Clubgate Drive, Scottsdale, 480.922.9283

The Phoenician Golf Club

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 3. The Phoenician Golf Club

Another Troon Golf-managed classic, the resort golf course features a 27-hole championship course as well as three different nine-hole courses, located at the base of the alluring Camelback Mountain and designed by experts Ted Robinson Sr. and Homer Flint. Resort guests enjoy unlimited access to the 6,300 yards of courses. 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, 480.423.2449

 4. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

The Tucson treasure offers guests the opportunity to tee off in luxury amongst the stunning Tortolita Mountain Range. With three separate golf club options totaling 81 holes - including The Golf Club at Dove Mountain designed by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus - Dove Mountain fares no shortage of putt-perfect views. 15000 N. Secret Springs Drive, Marana, 520.572.3000


TPC Scottsdale Golf Club

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 5. TPC Scottsdale

As TPC Scottsdale is the host of the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open, golfers at this club enjoy a unique opportunity to golf on PGA Tour-quality standard grounds that would otherwise be exclusively reserved for PGA pros. At the forefront of Arizona’s pro-golfing hub you’ll find not one but two championship courses, 36 holes, various TOURAcademy TPC Scottsdale expert instructing options and much more, all backdropped by Sonoran Desert beauty and enclaved in the surrounding McDowell Mountains. 17020 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, 480.585.4334


6. The Short Course at Mountain Shadows

The Short Course, designed by golf course architect Forrest Richardson of Forrest Richardson & Associates, is one of only a handful of 18-hole par-three golf courses in the world. “Our goal was to find the same beauty, harmony, function and innovation [that renowned original golf course architect] Jack Snyder created more than 50 years ago,” says Richardson, who also studied under Snyder. The course is designed to be completed in just a few hours, so guests of Mountain Shadows can have plenty of time to relax and enjoy cocktails at Rusty’s lounge or fresh cold-pressed juices by the pool. 5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, 855.485.1417