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/GOLF.com 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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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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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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