Top 25 Golf Courses and Resorts in Scottsdale, Arizona

The Inn at Eagle Mountain, Scottsdale, Arizona

It's hard to believe there are more than 200 golf courses, and several dozen grand golf resorts, in the greater Scottsdale area of Arizona, but it's true. And that in itself presents us vacationing golfers with a major problem: how the heck do we decide which ones to play? It's not easy. My solution was to check out, come up with, a list of the "Top 25 Golf Courses in the Sottsdale and its surrounds. Okay, so some of the 200 are less than perfect. That being so, I've done my best to put together such a list. The choices are mine, and you may or may not agree with them. Never mind. It's a place to begin, right?

So, when planning a golf outing, we need to know where to play and where to stay. That means you need a to know how to find the best golf courses in Scottsdale, and that’s why I thought you’d find this list of what I consider to be the Top 25 Golf Courses - plus a couple extra - in the greater Scottsdale area helpful. Arizona has long been one of the world’s top golf destinations, not only because of its wealth of golf courses, but also because of the weather: it’s predictably good most of the year round, and you can count on more than 300 days of sunshine annually. Add to that more than 50 grand hotels and resorts, all catering the golfing public, and all within an easy drive of the airports, and you can see why Scottsdale is such a popular golf destination.

So, here you go: please click the button and go to the listings of some the great and famous golf courses and resorts in Scottsdale, Arizona:

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Top 25 Golf Courses and Resorts in Scottsdale, Arizona

The Inn at Eagle Mountain, Scottsdale, Arizona
Photo Courtesy of the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Top 25 Golf Courses and Resorts in Scottsdale, Arizona

JW Marriott, Desert Ridge, Arizona
Photo Courtesy of JW Marriott, Desert Ridge, Arizona

Many of the top public golf courses in Arizona, according to Golf Digest, are included in the alphabetical list for the Best Golf Courses in Scottsdale, so the link to that list is also included below. Each of the following links will lead you to a full review of the golf course and, where applicable, of the golf resort too:

Alphabetical Listing of the Best Courses in Scottsdale:

  1. Arizona Grand Resort
  2. Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona
  3. Cattail Course at Whirlwind Golf Club, Chandler, AZ
  4. Devil’s Claw Course at Whirlwind Whirlwind Golf Club
  5. Eagle Mountain Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona
  6. Estrella Mountain Ranch Golf Course at Goodyear, AZ
  7. Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Arizona
  8. Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona
  9. JW Marriott's Camelback Inn Resort & Spa - Scottsdale - Arizona
  10. Legacy Golf Resort, Phoenix, AZ, Resort
  11. Legacy Golf Resort, Phoenix, Arizona
  12. Ocotillo Golf Resort Course in Chandler, Arizona
  13. Orange Tree Golf Resort - Scottsdale, Arizona
  14. Rancho El Dorado, The Duke Course, Maricopa, Arizona
  15. Raven at Verrado Golf Course
  16. Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Golf Resort
  17. Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa, Arizona
  18. TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course
  19. TPC Scottsdale Champions Course
  20. Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale - The Golf Courses
  21. Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona
  22. Westin Kierland Scottsdale Golf Club
  23. Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, The Spa Agave, Scottsdale, Arizona
  24. Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa, Arizona
  25. Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa Gold Course
  26. Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa Red Course
  27. Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa Blue Course
  28. We-ko-Pa Golf Club, Ft, McDowell AZ

Where to Stay:

Now, how about somewhere nice to stay? Scottsdale has more than 50 grand hotels and resorts for you to choose from. Here are some of my favorites:

Scottsdale Resort Guide

How to Get There:

The closest airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The airport is served by Delta, American Airlines, US Air, United, Northwest and several others.

Maybe Scottsdale is not for you? Okay, so here are a whole lot more ideas for your golf getaway. You might like to consider one or more of these all time favorites: Scotland, Florida, the American Southwest, Bermuda, the Bahamas, all over the Caribbean and Mexico and many more. For up-to-date golf travel news and information, don't forget to Subscribe to my weekly Newsletter.