34631 N Tom Darlington Dr, Carefree, Arizona 85262, US
(480) 488-9009
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About The Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale

Located in Carefree just north of Scottsdale is the Boulders Resort, a Curio Collection hotel by Hilton. This 1,200-acre resort and community features striking, millions-year-old boulder formations and two, 18-hole golf courses that encircle them. The resort is a village compound with spacious casitas with private balconies, as well as a handful of villas and homes for rent. The golf club features two courses, the North and South, as well as a driving range and golf academy. Boulders is well known for its Golden Door Spa with 33,000 square feet and 24 treatment rooms, plus a wide variety of fitness classes and programming. There are five dining concepts, highlighted by the Spotted Donkey Cantina, well known locally for its Mexican fare. The beauty and tranquility of the Sonoran Desert is on full, luxurious display at the Boulders Resort.

Facts

Price Range$$$$, $$$
Property Class★★★★★
Acres1200
Year Opened1985
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual
Room TypesSuite, Villas/Casitas
PoolAdults Only
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No
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Golf courses at The Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale

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4.5
580 Reviews (580)

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Outstanding

Some of the best scenery in Scottsdale, what a treat it is to play here. Very friendly staff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice

Just go! You won’t be disappointed. Beautiful desert golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Boulders

This is one of the top courses in the area, beautiful desert golf, fair greens and some challenging layouts.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Still in good shape

Very enjoyable day/round. The course was in good shape for this time of year. Bermuda not growing in much here and other Valley courses so generally tight lies. It was about 4 hour round beginning at 11:20. Greens a bit softer than usual for this course but in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wanted to play here for a long time.

It’s hot, dry, and we’ve had not rain, so no doubt the course is not pristine, however it is still is great condition. Beautiful course, open but challenging, and a ton of fun. The massive boulders out there make for some of the challenge and much of the beauty. I’ll be back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful Day

From the Bag Drop until the Club Cleaning the service is always first class. Greens are as good as anywhere in The Valley. Fairways could use a little water, but couldn’t we all. Thanks.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoy the view

A great place to spend a week, played the South course twice, staff is genuinely great, warm and friendly, course is in great shape considering the sanding of the greens for this time of year, everything is green that should be, tees are well set up for players of all skill levels, big boy’s get to fly the spoil areas while players who know their skill levels can move up as much as 100 yds, if you can’t shoot straight, they sell balls from the drink cart.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

review

the course was great but GolfNow did tell us before we booked the greens were overseeded with sand!!!

could not putt on any green.

you should tell people before the they book.

I would not have paid $80 a round

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course is tough but absolutely amazing!

The nicest course ever. Play is tough but it is so beautiful. If you are coming to Phoenix and miss this course you have failed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Exceeded expectations

Had an absolute blast playing this course! Being from Orlando this track was an absolute treat with its tight layout and elevation changes. On top of that conditions were top notch. Big shoutout to the green keepers and maintenance staff. Easily my new favorite course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great day of Golf

My course is closed (Wildfire at JW Desert Ridge. Got a very good rate through Golf Now. Course was in very good shape. Greens were excellent. They handled Covid. 19 requirements very well. Cart service available as was water and ice. Played the white tees at about 6,300 yards. I’m a six handicap at 69 years old. I played over 150 rounds last year. This is one of my favorite courses . We played the North course today, but either course is great to play. Occasionally in mid summer there are some course conditions but similar to most Valley courses. A little cooler at the Boulders than Phoenix.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Boulders South Course

I took a friend to play the South course at The Boulders today and we were so impressed with the beauty, the condition and the overall experience. One of the best courses I have played all winter/spring and I have played a lot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

SLOW PLAY

Slow play ruined the round. Beautiful to look at, but when you’re sitting and waiting on every shot the view gets old! They need to do something to speed up the pace of play here or it’s going to ruin the reputation.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

If you are a low handicap player and want to experience true "Target golf", this course is for you. The course was in great condition and teeing off next to The Boulders on some holes makes for an unforgettable experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Covid 19 shut down the restaurants, but the service and facilities were top shelf

Fabulous layout and pace of play- great condition- will play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

FANTASTIC

This course was in amazing shape, and the pace of play was unbelievable. As a single, walking, I was about to play in 3 1/2 hours on the north course. This is a must play, and an enjoyable walk if you’re feeling up to it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Good course. Rude staff

With all of the great courses in the Scottsdale area and the steep price they charge $179 afternoon rate even to resort guests you would think the staff would be nicer. Compare that
to Quintero (Less than $100) a course we played the next day and besides being a great course the staff was fantastic and couldn’t be nicer.
Save your money...play somewhere else.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful time

First class everything from staff, course, pro shop, restaurant. Would strongly recommend playing this course if you live or vacation in this area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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