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The Boulders Resort is a bucket-list commune with Arizona nature that would make any city slicker from Wall Street look away from his iPhone, stop work thoughts and gaze.
Giant boulders, some millions of years old, stand watch over your every move on the scenic South Course at The Boulders Resort & Spa in Carefree, Arizona.
On the South Course at The Boulders Resort near Scottsdale, designer Jay Morrish had to integrate a layout that held its own against - but didn't detract from - an incredible desert landscape. This is a course you'll never forget, making it a must-play for anyone who comes to the Phoenix-Scottsdale area to play golf, Mike Bailey writes.
The Phoenix/Scottsdale area has roughly 200 golf courses, but none of them have the type of scenery as The Boulders, especially the resort's South Course. This Jay Morrish design plays closest to some of the property's most stunning rock formations, and most green settings sit beside boulder piles. Accuracy is required off the tee as this is a target, desert-style course, and precision around the greens is needed to handle slopes that are both dramatic and subtle.
It all starts at The Boulders Resort with a setting unlike anything you're likely to find elsewhere in the world. Giant, 12-million-year-old boulders, perched in seemingly magical and precarious poses, help provide resort guests with a true escape. The Golden Door Spa and the golf are top notch. And if price is no concern, Mike Bailey writes, it's hard to make a better choice than this Arizona getaway.
Four of the top courses of the week hail from the Tucson and Phoenix-Scottsdale areas, showing the latter half of March was a great time to play golf in the Arizona desert.
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