With close to 200 courses in the area and great golf weather (including little chance of rainouts) throughout most of the year, the Phoenix/Scottsdale area is one of the most popular golf destinations in the world. The peak season is winter and spring since temperatures are cooler and courses are generally heavily overseeded, but summer and fall are the best times to find deals. While there are courses for every price point, the area is loaded with high quality courses and resorts. One of the best known is Troon North, which has a pair of outstanding Jay Morrish-Tom Weiskopf championship courses tied into the Four Seasons Scottsdale. Troon's other resorts include the 36-hole Boulders Resort (with the outstanding Golden Door Spa), The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (paired with the TPC Scottsdale), The Phoenician, Talking Stick, The Westin Kierland Resort, and the JW Marriott Camelback Resort, which just opened its new Ambiente Course. As for stand-alone golf, the lengthy list is highlighted by former PGA Tour event home Grayhawk Golf Club and We-Ko-Pa. Of course, don't just limit yourself to the Scottsdale area, Phoenix and its suburbs have quite a few courses and resorts as well, including the Wildfire Resort and the Arizona State University layout, the Karsten Course, designed by Pete Dye.

Phoenix/Scottsdale By The Numbers

Average Overall Rating

3.9 stars from 5

based on 38085 reviews.

4-5 stars:
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1-2 stars:
Avg. Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Avg. Value for the Money: 4.1 stars from 5
Avg. Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Avg. Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Avg. Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Avg. Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5

Top Rated Courses In Phoenix/Scottsdale Area

Courses with the highest golfer ratings (minimum 10 reviews to qualify)

  1. Quintero GCC: Aerial view

    Quintero Golf Club

    Peoria, Arizona, USA

    4.7 stars from 5 (522)

  2. Troon North Golf Club's Monument Course

    Troon North Golf Club

    Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

    4.6 stars from 5 (323)

  3. Boulders Golf Club & Resort - South

    The Boulders Resort Golf Club

    Carefree, Arizona, USA

    4.6 stars from 5 (311)

  4. Cattail at Whirlwind: #13

    Whirlwind Golf Club

    Chandler, Arizona, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (241)

  5. Southern Dunes GC

    Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club

    Maricopa, Arizona, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (361)

  6. Verrado Golf Club

    Verrado Golf Club

    Buckeye, Arizona, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (399)

  7. Devil's Claw at Whirlwind GC: #6

    Whirlwind Golf Club - Devil's Claw

    Chandler, Arizona, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (270)

  8. Tonto Verde GC - Peaks: #7

    Tonto Verde Golf Club

    Rio Verde, Arizona, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (251)

  9. Stardust GC

    Sun City West - Stardust

    Sun City West, Arizona, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (11)

  10. Wildfire GC at Desert Ridge - Faldo: #16

    Wildfire Golf Club - Faldo Course

    Phoenix, Arizona, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (390)

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