With several hundred golf courses between Phoenix-Scottsdale and Tucson, first-time golfers to Arizona may be a little overwhelmed at just how much choice is available.
By starting your search at TroonGolfAZ.com, the official portal for Troon Golf tee times and golf packages, you can narrow down your selection to the best courses and resorts in the Sonoran Desert. You'll also find the best prices for any packages and tee times for Troon Golf properties.
There are 15 Troon Golf properties between Tucson and Phoenix-Scottsdale, and many of these are multi-course facilities among the top-rated in Arizona, both in top 100 rankings as well as by Golf Advisor raters. In fact, the top three facilities in Golf Advisor's Phoenix-Scottsdale destination, Quintero, Troon North and Boulders, are in the Troon AZ collection of clubs. You can view current stay-and-play specials here, while larger groups can request quotes and assistance with booking their packages through the Web site.
Troon not only delivers some of the top resort and semi-private facilities, but their innovative programs put a new twist on golf vacations. Each Troon facility has a mobile app that is complete with GPS and other facility information. The Troon FIT program encourages healthy eating and exercise. They even host running events at golf courses before the morning's first tee times.
Stay and play with Troon Golf in Phoenix-Scottsdale
The collection of Troon properties in Phoenix-Scottsdale showcase the diversity of desert golf in Arizona. Golfers can choose from luxury hideaways like the Boulders Resort & Spa, or find more lively resort properties in the heart of Scottsdale, or those with casino action on site.
If you've never been to the Sonoran Desert, head up to north Scottsdale. Troon North and the Boulders Resort, both 36-hole clubs, deliver the most spectacular views imaginable in desert golf. At the Boulders, massive boulders are coupled with mystical ones, like "Rosie's Rock," which has been balancing for millions of years. At Troon North, Pinnacle Peak is one of many remarkable natural landmarks you'll see during your round on the Pinnacle Course and Monument Course.
In the East Valley, SunRidge Canyon Golf Club reopened in the fall after a major renovation, and this scenic and challenging desert course, home to the "Wicked 6," is looking better than ever. To play these courses, book the Scottsdale Elite package, which includes accommodations at the Boulders Resort, a Curio by Hilton-brand property that features spacious and quiet casitas set amongst the desert tranquility.
For something new and different, look no further than Westin Kierland, a lively resort in the heart of Scottsdale. At this 27-hole resort course, Kierland Golf Club, golfers can rent GolfBoards, Golf Bikes or Segways to get around. The resort pays homage to tradition as well, with an evening bagpiper and whisky tastings in the hotel.
Two of the biggest developments in the Phoenix-Scottsdale golf scene can be found at Troon properties. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes recently renovated its course and added the #MiniDunes Course, which converts the practice facility into a short course perfect for families or golfers looking for a casual round after lunch.
Stay and play in Tucson
A trio of fantastic Troon Golf courses await in Tuscon, a small but jam-packed golf destination that certainly sets itself apart from Scottsdale with a collection of unique courses. Among them is the Gallery Golf Club, a semi-private facility in Marana that delivers some of the best desert scenery in Arizona.
Tucson's newest course, Sewailo Golf Club, continues to make its mark no the Arizona golf scene. It was rated the no. 1 course in Arizona according to Golf Advisor in 2015. Sewailo means "Flower World" and a spin around this 7,400-yard, beautifully landscaped course reveals why. As the new home of the University of Arizona Wildcats golf teams, low-handicappers can play one of Tucson's best tests from the tips.
Also, La Paloma Golf & Country Club, part of the Westin La Paloma, and the Tucson El Conquistator, part of the Hilton property, are well known courses in the Tucson area that have been hosting groups since the destination emerged in the 1980s. Tucson golf packages include accommodations at Gallery Golf Club's cottages, Westin La Paloma Resort or Casino Del Sol.
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