Luxury Golf Courses in Scottsdale

There are about 200 golf courses in the greater Phoenix area and we can often recommend a golf course that suits your game.

Here are our picks for best golf courses that will also impress your friends when you tell them you played there. You might even run into a celebrity or two. If you are on a tight budget, these courses may not be for you. 

Many of these courses are associated with some of Scottsdale's finest luxury resorts. Don't forget to check the resort website for stay-and-play packages. They might even be offering unlimited golf during your stay!

Also, during the summer, many of the golf courses in the Valley of the Sun offer 36-hole special rates. Make sure you can handle the heat before you play 36 holes!

Check guest reviews and prices for resorts near great golf courses on TripAdvisor.

Note: Price ranges noted are for the November/December period. Prices will be higher in the winter and lower in the summer. Call to inquire about course maintenance schedule, especially...MORE in September, October, and November.

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    Waste Management Phoenix Open - Final Round
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    The Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale in North Scottsdale is the one everyone wants to play. That's where the pro golfers play when they come each winter for the Phoenix Open PGA event. The Champions Course is OK, but no bragging rights accrue. TPC Scottsdale is adjacent to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort.

    It costs ~$200-$250 in November/December and generally under $70 in the summer.

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    Hole #7, The Phoenician Golf Club, Canyon course, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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    Located in Central Scottsdale. The Phoenician's 27-hole course offers three nines: Canyon, Desert, and Oasis. The name of the course is descriptive of the beautiful scenery you'll encounter there. It costs ~$150-$200 in November/December and generally under $50 in the summer.

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    General Views of Arizona Golf Courses
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    Located in North Scottsdale, Pinnacle Peak stands guard over Troon North, a gorgeously maintained course that prides itself on exceptional service and facilities.

    It costs ~$200-$250 in November/December and generally under $70 in the summer.

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    Located in North Scottsdale. Of the two courses, Talon and Raptor, the Talon course is the premier course to play. Five holes in the woods, ten lakes, and the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. It costs ~$150-$200 in November/December and generally under $70 in the summer.

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    Located in Carefree (that's north of Scottsdale). Play this challenging course in the high Sonoran desert among 12-million-year-old granite boulder formations. The North Course is the original course, but the South Course is very scenic, too, and the two courses are of comparable length. The Boulders Golf Club is a resort course.

    It costs ~$200-$250 in November/December and generally under $70 in the summer.

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    Located in North Scottsdale, Kierland Golf Club is a Troon course with 27 holes. It is a resort course. The golf carts have cooling systems! (Check to make sure that those are available if you are playing in the summer.) It costs ~$150-$200 in November/December and generally under $60 in the summer.

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    Sometimes golf courses that are usually open only to member allow non-members to book a tee time. Here are some courses where you might find those opportunities.