Home: Golf Vacations

Golf Articles

How to Pack
How to Save Money
The Best Golf Vacation

Golf Destinations

Australia
Bermuda
Canada
France
Ireland
Mexico
New Zealand
Portugal
Scotland
South Africa
Spain
USA
   Arizona
   California
   Florida
   Georgia
   Hawaii
   Michigan
   New Jersey
   North Carolina
   Oregon
   Pennsylvania
   South Carolina
   Texas
   Vermont
   Virginia
   Washington

Golf Resorts

Barton Creek
Basin Harbor Club
Boyne Mountain
Callaway Gardens
Ginn Reunion Resort
Grand Traverse
Grand Wailea
Grande Lakes
Hershey Resort
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kingsmill Resort
La Costa Resort
Litchfield Beach
Omni Orlando
Palmetto Dunes Resort
Pebble Beach Resorts
Phoenician
Pinehurst
Sea Island Resort
Seaview
Skamania Lodge
Spring Lake
Squaw Creek
Sunriver Resort
Treetops Resort
Waikoloa Beach Resort
Watercolor Inn
Westin Kierland
Wigwam Golf Resort
Wild Dunes
Wintergreen


 















































 
Golf Beginner Guide

Golf Vacations   >   USA   >   Arizona

   
 

Golf Vacations in Arizona


Here are some golf resorts in Arizona:


Guest Article:
Take a Scottsdale Golf Vacation
by Joan Ewart

Take a Scottsdale Golf Vacation. Okay all you golfers, looking for a different kind of golf vacation, try Scottsdale! Golf in the desert, the crme de la crme, or even if it is expensive, it's an experience you should have at least once before you die - probably more. You owe yourself a Scottsdale golf vacation.

Lee Trevino, well known for his quips and sayings, once said of desert golf, "It's like a voyage into the unknown". The first desert course, Desert Highlands, was designed and built by Jack Nicklaus and Scott Miller in the mid 1980's, and it was home to the first "skins game". It also was the beginning of the building boom of golf courses in Arizona. Taking advantage of the desert terrain, approximately 350 new golf courses have been built since that time.

Most golfers are looking to play a different kind of golf course when they plan their trip to Scottsdale, enough already of the traditional courses that they play every weekend back home...and desert courses fill the bill. The game is the same, whether it's on a tree-lined fairway or meandering along a desert fairway. The maximum allowance for turf is 90 acres, so there'll be a lot of desert around you...plus arroyos (dry washes - hopefully), critter warnings (maybe rattlesnakes, possible roadrunners), the jumping chollas (they will reach out and grab you, just brush against one and you'll have enough cactus spines on you to last the day) and of course the giant Saguaros that will gobble up your ball if it goes that way. Didn't we tell you it would be an adventure?

Scottsdale and its desert courses are a "must-play" for a great golf vacation. We-Ko-Pa, built by Native Americans over in Fountain Hills is probably the most scenic course you can play anywhere. Four Peaks Mountain (their sacred mountain) is visible from most areas of the course, and the greens are set in box canyons, this course is beautiful and a public golf course to boot. The Boulders of course is set among 1,000,000 year old rocks to give you pause. The Raven Golf Club at Verrado uses natural desert terrain and plays in and around the washes. The White Tank Mountains make a powerful backdrop.

And for a real sleeper try the newly revamped Legend Trails, it's a "strategic course" as described by it's designer Rees Jones. You'll be lulled by the first few holes, thinking, "yeh, this course is duck soup", with minimal desert carries, but whoa, then comes hole #7, a par 5, with water, then on the back nine you'll get all you can handle with the desert stretching before you. Legend Trails is reasonable with outstanding views, maybe a great place to start your Scottsdale Golf Vacation. Get all the information you need, as well as great rates for a golf vacation package at http://Insider-Scottsdale.com


About the Author

An artist, a writer and world travler, devotes many hours to authoring and maintaining major travel web sites. Publishes many articles on travel spots around the world. This particular article is from http://www.insider-scottsdale.com




Related Links

Here are some other websites that may be of interest:
Your Comments

Please share your comments on this page:

   


Books about Golf Vacations in Arizona

Here are some books about golf vacations in Arizona

Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.

Arizona's Greatest Golf Courses

By Bill Huffman

Brand: Cooper Square Publishing Llc
Paperback (200 pages)

Arizona s Greatest Golf Courses
List Price: $24.95*
Lowest New Price: $79.91*
Lowest Used Price: $2.95*
*(As of 05:35 Pacific 23 Sep 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
Book by Bill Huffman

The Arizona Golf Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to Every Golf Coursein Arizona

By Stephan Harper

Brand: Teebox
Paperback

The Arizona Golf Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to Every Golf Coursein Arizona
List Price: $16.95*
Lowest New Price: $78.32*
Lowest Used Price: $3.45*
*(As of 05:35 Pacific 23 Sep 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
Book by Harper, Stephan

Spectacular Golf Arizona

Panache Partners LLC
Hardcover (120 pages)

Spectacular Golf Arizona
List Price: $50.00*
Lowest New Price: $32.32*
Lowest Used Price: $32.73*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 05:35 Pacific 23 Sep 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Spectacular Golf Arizona
Product Description:
The most scenic golf courses in the southwestern United States are presented through 100 vivid photographs and descriptive editorial. The golf courses are not only picturesque but are also challenging, interesting, and have a detailed history. Readers will learn about signature holes at courses new and historic, urban and rural, while learning how to enjoy their games to the fullest. Some of the courses featured include The Boulders Club, Emerald Canyon Golf Course, Grayhawk Golf Club, Las Sendas Golf Club, Mesa Country Club, Phoenix Country Club, Troon North Golf Club, and Wildfire Golf Club.

Golf in Scottsdale (Images of Sports: Arizona)

By Joan Fudala

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2008-10-20
Paperback (128 pages)

Golf in Scottsdale (Images of Sports: Arizona)
List Price: $19.99*
Lowest New Price: $12.34*
Lowest Used Price: $2.50*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 05:35 Pacific 23 Sep 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
For 100 years, golf in Scottsdale, Arizona, has challenged and entertained professionals, duffers, and spectators alike. Courses have evolved from the oiled sand courses of the early 1900s to championship layouts with breathtaking scenery―lush green fairways surrounded by cacti, boulders, and desert washes. Scottsdale’s favorable winter climate creates an ideal setting for international golf tournaments, like the FBR Open, featuring stellar tour professionals and watchable celebrities. Scottsdale-area golf businesses enhance the game and the local economy. Rarely seen images in this new retrospective have been gathered from a variety of local archives, historical societies, and private collections.

Golf Beginner Guide

 
     
Golf Links

Golf Downloads

Golf eBooks

Golf Fitness

Golf Jokes

Guide 4 Golf

Golf Products
(Adverts)

Golf Beginner Guide

Golf Swing Eureka

How to Break 80

Instant Slice Cure

Lady Golfers Guide

The Simple Golf Swing

Underground Golf Psychology

Travel Links

Travel Guide

US Vacations

World Travel Guide


 
 
 
 

 
 
Disclaimer: This website and its content, is intended for general information only. Information on this site is the personal opinions of the authors only, and has NOT been reviewed or vetted by a doctor or other medical professional or nutritionist or fitness instructor, etc. Please be sure to consult with your doctor before changing your exercise regimen or diet, if you need health or medical advice, or if you seek prevention, diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition, illness or disease, or advice on any such matter.

Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.

Our company is NOT associated with any specific golf resorts, golf courses, destinations, attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

All information about golf courses and resorts, attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may change at any time. Readers are advised to check with the golf course/resort operator, their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.


Copyright © 2008-2017, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S. r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.

Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.


This site is NOT operated by, associated with or endorsed by any of the golf vacation resorts, courses or destinations that we describe.