For peak season value, save green on these affordable Phoenix-Scottsdale golf courses

Phoenix-Scottsdale may be the most expensive peak-season destination in the U.S. But at the same times, there are 200-plus courses to choose from, so there are surely going to be some great bargains out there.

Generally speaking, courses in the south and west valley will reward golfers who make the drive away from the Scottsdale-Paradise Valley golfing epicenter. But there are still some good values in and around Scottsdale and Cave Creek, Ariz.

If you're headed to Scottsdale for golf this spring and looking to save some cash but still play a great round, give one or more of these courses a try.

What are your favorite Arizona golf course bargains? Let us know by leaving a course review, or commenting below.

Affordable Phoenix/Scottsdale golf courses:

Copper Canyon Golf Club, Buckeye, Ariz.

Grand Canyon University Golf Course, Phoenix

Papago Golf Course, Phoenix

Sidewinder Course at Gold Canyon Golf Resort, Gold Canyon, Ariz.

Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, Wickenburg, Ariz.

The Wigwam's Patriot Course, Litchfield Park, Ariz.

TPC Scottsdale's Champions Course, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Verrado Golf Club, Buckeye, Ariz.

ASU Karsten Golf Course, Tempe, Ariz.

Raven Golf Club Phoenix, Phoenix

Arizona Biltmore Country Club's Links Course, Phoenix

Jan 29, 2016

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John Montague's avatar
John Montague wrote at 2018-02-16 18:29:10+00:00:

We'll be in Scottsdale-Phoenix March 25-April 2, 2018, and I'd appreciate any tips on "must play" courses. I've heard that Verrado, Superstition, Sidewinder and Dinosaur are all good. Also, TPC and Sunridge Canyon. I'll be playing with a friend who is on a tighter budget so I'm trying to determine how we can play great courses at a good price. Any ideas and information shared would be greatly valued. We're single-digits. Thanks!

jeff2114088's avatar
jeff2114088 wrote at 2018-01-29 15:31:24+00:00:

Most of the courses listed above are WELL into the hundreds of dollars to play so I agree with deanb1962. Exception is Grand Canyon University, which is the least expensive of the lot. Used to play Papago a lot and I like the track, but ASU took it over a few years ago, fixed it up and jacked up prices majorly. Raven's worth it if you can find someone with an Arcis card as it dramatically reduces rates. If you;re going to list courses with 3 figure green fees, then I'd suggest Ak Chin Southern Dunes in Maricopa. Good track that's always in great shape and good value for what you are paying. Staff are always friendly.

Dale's avatar
Dale wrote at 2017-11-09 04:46:19+00:00:

Papago Golf Course, what a dog-track! I wouldn't pay $50 to golf here.

deanb1962's avatar
deanb1962 wrote at 2017-02-08 21:07:26+00:00:

If your rich you can play some of those courses on the list this time of year, Jan-Feb...they are high priced during the peak season, 6 months from now I will book a tee time at The Raven for $50.00, right now its $100.00...worth the wait im sure...

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