Troon North Monument course review

Troon North Monument

Scottsdale, Arizona

One of the most highly rated golf facilities in Arizona, Troon North boasts two top class desert style golf courses. Pinnacle is a classic desert layout, while, Troon North Monument, featured in our review, is more of a mountain layout with dramatic elevation changes, especially on the back nine.

With immaculate course conditioning, top class facilities and five star service, Troon North sets the standard in the Scottsdale area, highlighted by prominent rankings such as…

Golf Channel’s “Top 10 Arizona Resort Courses”, #1 – Troon North Golf

ClubGolf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” for 2014 – Arizona:
#1 – Troon North Pinnacle Course
#4 – Troon North Monument Course

Part of the service includes a caddie program which runs during peak seasons. You can read more about the caddie program here.

Troon North Monument Course Review
Troon North Monument features many dramatic elevation changes

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WeKoPa Cholla course review

WeKoPa Cholla Course review

Fort McDowell, Arizona

Set in the desert with spectacular views of the McDowell Mountains, Red Mountain, Four Peaks and the Superstitions you really do feel like you are in the middle of nowhere yet WeKoPa Golf Club is less than thirty minutes drive from Downtown Scottsdale.

WeKoPa in the Yavapai language means ‘Four Peaks’, named after the nearby snow covered peaks of the Matazal Mountains.

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club lies on Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation land that will never be commercially developed so you will find no houses on the courses, just two spectacular golf courses winding through the desert landscape with uninterrupted views of the distant mountain ranges.

WeKoPa Cholla 14th hole
View from the 14th tee at WeKoPa Cholla

WeKoPa Cholla, along with it’s sister course Saguaro, have won a number of awards and accolades. Most recent are Golf Magazine listed Cholla as No. 46 in its ranking of the “Golf’s Top 100 You Can Play” for 2016/2017. Golfweek bestowed Cholla with three “Golfweek’s Best” honors: 20th in 2016 Casino Courses ranking; No. 66 in the list of the Resort Courses for 2017; and 9th in the 2016 State-by-State Courses You Can Play in Arizona ranking.

You can see a full list of Cholla awards here.

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SunRidge Canyon course review

Sunridge Canyon course review

Fountain Hills, Arizona

Situated in the beautiful Fountain Hills area, a few minutes east of North Scottsdale is SunRidge Canyon Golf Club. A challenging golf course in a breathtaking setting, SunRidge Canyon is fast becoming one of our favourite courses in Arizona.

SunRidge Canyon has won many accolades including GolfWeek Best Courses in Arizona: 2012-2018, GOLF Magazine/ Best Public Courses in Arizona: 2012 – 2018, Best of Phoenix 2016 by The Phoenix New Times, Golf World Top 50 Public Courses in the Country Readers Choice Awards, Hosted 2014 PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada & 1997 USGA Team Championship.

SunRidge Canyon in Fountain Hills boasts a spectacular setting

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Golfing in the Carolinas

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

We will shortly be heading off to our winter home to enjoy some golfing in the Carolinas. So this seems the perfect time to talk about this great golfing area.

The Dye Club
The Dye Club, one of four top class courses at Barefoot Resort & Golf, Myrtle Beach

Whatever the time of year, South Carolina is a great place to golf. We offer five great destination covering the South Carolina coastline from Myrtle Beach in the north to Hilton Head island in the south.

The Myrtle Beach area, known as The Grand Strand, which stretches 60 miles from the Brunswick Isles of North Carolina to the north to Pawleys Island to the south, boasts a remarkable 84 golf courses including some of the top golf  courses in the state.

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Boulders South Course Review

Boulders Resort

Carefree, AZ

The Boulders South course is one of two 18 hole championship courses at the spectacular 5 star Boulders Resort & Spa so expect top class facilities and service on your arrival.

A feature of the South Course in particular is the backdrop of magnificent pre-historic boulder formations that give the resort it’s name.

The Boulders Club is a semi-private country club for members, resort guests, and daily fee players. Only one of the two 18 hole layouts is available for outside play on any given day so we cannot always guarantee which course you will play until you book.

The South course, featured in this review, is a 6,726 yard, par 71 layout. For the record, the North is 6,811 yards long, par 72. Both courses were designed by Jay Morrish.

Boulders Resort & Spa
The spectacular Boulders Resort & Spa, part of the Hilton Curio Collection

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Arizona Golf Breaks

Arizona Golf Breaks

Treat yourself to one of our Arizona Golf Breaks in 2019

Scottsdale in Arizona is one of the truly great golf destinations, not just in the US but worldwide. It really does have everything.

Boulders South Course
The sun sets on Boulders South Course

Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale is situated in the North East quadrant of the Phoenix area. Surrounded by the Sonoran Desert, it is the perfect location for a desert golf break, and if you haven’t yet played golf in the desert… what are you waiting for? It is truly a wonderful experience. The golf courses are spectacular, the Sonoran desert, breathtaking.

Sonoran Desert
The surprising beauty of the Sonoran Desert around Scottsdale

We can tailor a package to suit most tastes and budgets or you can take advantage of one of our standard packages. Prices are cheap in the summer, so if you don’t mind the heat, you can grab a bargain. January through March is peak season and the area is very busy and rates are expensive.

Most of our golfers travel in April, May and June and rates get cheaper as you close in on the summer.

WeKoPa Cholla Course
The natural beauty of WeKoPa Cholla Course

Featured packages

In December 2017, we spent a week in the area, visiting some of our featured resorts and playing a selection of some of the finest courses. On this basis we have put together a range of standard packages, featuring the ever popular Hyatt House Resort in Scottsdale Old Town and the 5 star Boulders Resort & Spa, together with our five featured courses.

7 night, 5 round Fourball packages with car rental from as little as $693 per person. See here for all our Scottsdale offers. Couples packages at the outstanding Boulders Resort & Spa from $979 per person.

Boulders Resort & Spa
The spectacular Boulders Resort & Spa, part of the Hilton Curio Collection

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Boulders South Course, Sunridge Canyon Golf Club, Troon North Monument Course and WeKoPa Cholla make up the five courses and we will be publishing reviews of each course over the coming days.

You can see the first review of Ak-Chin Southern Dunes here.

Southern Dunes green
One of the many complex greens layouts at Southern Dunes

so, what are you waiting for?

Give us the opportunity to put a package together for you and experience desert golf first hand.

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Review

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes

Maricopa, AZ

#5 Best Course You Can Play in Arizona
#84 Best Course You Can Play in the United States

Situated in Maricopa County, south west of Phoenix, in the Ak-Chin Indian Community, Southern Dunes is a modern golfing gem. Given the bland canvas of the surrounding desert lowlands, architects Schmidt-Curley Design, Inc., with the help of golf legend Fred Couples have created an imaginative, strategic layout that everyone can enjoy.

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Hilton Head Golf

Hilton Head golf

Stay and play at fabulous Sea Pines Resort and enjoy some Hilton Head golf, following in the footsteps of the pros on the PGA Tour.

If you watch US golf on TV you will no doubt have watched the Heritage Tournament, the week after the Masters at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Harbour Town Golf Links
The 18th hole bordering the Calibogue Sound at Harbour Town Golf Links

Well, here is your chance to play where the pros play. Harbour Town is one of three courses on-site at Sea Pines Resort and we have put together a package based on 7 nights accommodation with 6 rounds of golf.

You can either stay in one of the many villas or homes within the resort, or at the luxury, boutique style, Inn & Club at Harbour Town.

Inn & Club at Harbour Town
Upgrade to the luxury Inn & Club at Harbour Town

Golf would be Harbour Town Golf Links, the Pete Dye designed Heron Point and the newly redesigned Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love, all at Sea Pines Resort. For the other three courses we have chosen the three great layouts at nearby Palmetto Dunes Resort. The Robert Trent Jones, Arthur Hills and George Fazio Courses are the perfect complement to the Sea Pines golf.

Atlantic Dunes at Sea Pines Resort
Atlantic Dunes at Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island

Take a look at our sample packages or ask us to customise a package for you.

The US Masters 2019 packages

We are pleased to announce that we now have packages available for The US Masters 2019 at wonderful Augusta National Golf Club.

Rory missed out on a golden opportunity at this years event. Will next year see him win his first Masters Green Jacket? Want to be there to find out?

We have a range of standard packages which you can book, from Monday practice through to final weekend packages or we can tailor something to match your exact requirements. Just get in touch and let us know how we can help.

All our US Masters packages benefit from the services of an on-site host with over 17 years experience of looking after groups at the Masters so you will not be left wondering, you really will get the very best Masters experience.

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