Phoenix-Scottsdale Trip Planner
Trip planning content for Phoenix-Scottsdale golf vacations
While there's no denying that the greater Phoenix/Scottsdale area is one of America's most popular golf destinations, the West's second-largest metropolitan area (after Los Angeles) can also be one of the most confusing and frustrating places to visit. So, unlike other golf vacations, there are several key questions you should ask yourself when thinking about planning a golf trip to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
The nationwide explosion of casino gambling has fueled an interesting side effect -- a nationwide explosion of casino golf courses, often of better quality and at lower prices than their non-casino peers. When it comes to casino golf courses, Vegas is still king. But the rest of the Southwest is no slouch, especially Arizona and New Mexico, packed with world-class golf courses -- most of them dramatic desert layouts -- and urban appeal.
If you're thinking of taking a golf vacation, it would be hard to beat a trip to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. With more than 200 courses, the choices are endless, and the weather - especially in spring, fall and winter - is ideal. Mike Bailey offers some tips for the ultimate Arizona golf trip that could save you everything from money to sunburn and embarrassment.
There's so much good public golf in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area it's hard to choose. But if you only had a long weekend, and money wasn't a factor, where would you play and where would you stay? It's not difficult to come up with a dream itinerary -- with a couple of optional choices -- that would fulfill any avid golfer's dream.
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