Top 25 courses in Arizona according to Golf Advisor reviews in 2015

It's one of America's most coveted warm-weather golf destinations. Arizona boasts plenty of excellent public and resort golf, from Sedona and Flagstaff in the north, to Phoenix-Scottsdale's 200-plus options, then down to Tucson, where plenty more unique courses await.

With thousands of reviews coming in from Golf Advisor readers in 2015, we've tallied up each course's score to find the 25 best. The score is made up of a course's overall score combined with its subcategory scores, also with attention paid to number of reviews and how active reviewers who scored the course have been on Golf Advisor.

There was pretty significant movement in the rankings for the top Arizona golf courses as rated by Golf Advisor reviewers from 2014 to 2015. Tucson's Sewailo Golf Club, which opened in 2013, is climbing in ratings as it matures. It was the top-rated course in Arizona in 2015 and placed in the top 10 nationally among reviewers on Golf Advisor. A big reason why may be the price point. The course, part of Casino Del Sol, is just $81 in the peak months, which is far below the median price of the top courses in Phoenix-Scottsdale.

Quintero Golf Club, which was the state's no. 1-rated course in 2014, slid to no. 16, but still edged out out other high-end destination courses such as Troon North and Ak-Chin Southern Dunes. You can click on each course page to view full reviews and ratings details.

Courses needed a minimum of 20 reviews in the calendar year to qualify.

Top 25 courses in Arizona in 2015 on Golf Advisor

25. Tubac Golf Resort

Architects: Red Lawrence, Ken Kavanaugh

24. Corte Bella Golf Club

Sun City West
Architect: Greg Nash

23. Faldo Course at Wildfire Golf Club

Architect: Nick Faldo

22. Palmer Course at Wildfire Golf Club

Architect: Arnold Palmer

21. Tonto Verde Golf Club*

Rio Verde
Architects: David Graham, Gary Panks

20. Vistas Course at Westbrook Village

Architect: Ken Kavanaugh

19. Troon North Golf Club*

Architects: Tom Weiskopf, Jay Morrish

18. Devil's Claw at Whirlwind Golf Club

Architect: Gary Panks

17. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club

Architect: Brian Curley

16. Quintero Golf Club

Architect: Rees Jones

15. Ventana Canyon Golf Club*

Architect: Tom Fazio

14. Poston Butte Golf Club

Architect: Gary Panks

13. Legacy Golf Club

Architect: Gary Panks

12. Starr Pass Golf Club

Architects: Bob Cupp, Arnold Palmer

11. The Boulders Resort Golf Club*

Architects: Jay Morrish, Gary Panks

10. Arizona National Golf Club

Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr.

9. The Golf Club of Estrella

Architect; Jack Nicklaus Jr.

8. Omni Tucson National Golf Resort*

Architects: Bruce Devlin, Robert von Hagge, Tom Lehman

7. The Golf Club at Dove Mountain

Architect Jack Nicklaus

6. Los Caballeros Golf Club

Architect: Greg Nash, Jeff Hardin

5. Oakcreek Country Club

Architects: Robert Trent Jones Sr., Robert Trent Jones Jr.

4. Copper Canyon Golf Club

Architects: Lee Schmidt, Brian Curley

3. Verrado Golf Club

Architects: Tom Lehman, John Fought

2. Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale

Architects: Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf

1. Sewailo Golf Club

Architects: Notah Begay, Ty Butler

*Denotes 36-hole facility.

Feb 01, 2016

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