With 200+ golf courses in Arizona there is always something new happening with the sport and here’s a peak at three newsworthy happenings around the Scottsdale area.
Did you hear about the new caddie service available at Troon North Golf Course? Golfers can now hire a forecaddie to elevate their game to the next level!
What is a forecaddie, how much does it cost and how much do I tip? Those are great questions and we’ve got some simple answers.
The forecaddie is hired to assist the golfer in a myriad of ways; they might suggest a club, how to play a shot or how to read a putt. The forecaddie is most often positioned ahead of the golfers and may track each player’s shots and even rake a bunker or two.
But don’t forget to tip them for all their hard work with the suggested gratuity of $20+ from each player. The tip does not include the cost of the forecaddie service which is $30 a player and is paid to the house. This is definitely not a last minute decision made at tee time because to be guaranteed the service it requires a 48-hour notice!
The Short Course at Mountain Shadow’s is now open and ready for play! Located in the heart of Paradise Valley with breathtaking views of Camelback and Mummy Mountain this is a course designed for the player that can only break away from their busy day for 2-3 hours at a time.
You might recognize this course under its former name, Mountain Shadows Golf Club. It has a different name and a totally different course that was redesigned by local architect Forrest Richardson. This 18-hole, par 3 course was designed to be demanding yet fun. The holes range anywhere from 60 to 200 yards and there are even some added surprises like an extra hole, a double green and even a redan hole.
Too busy to golf 9 or 18 holes? No worries, the course meme at The Forrest Wager is a social experience with putting challenges, closest-to-the-pin cocktail reception at the 1st hole, prizes for closest to the pin, a nighttime glow putting contest with some great food and drink!
Adjacent to Scottsdale sits the small town of Carefree, home to The Boulders, a world-class resort that boasts a 36-hole golfing experience for members and resort guests. Golfers will delight in the new gourmet Grill Kitchen & Bar with views of both 18th hole fairways for both of their courses.
Golfers can grab some fresh fruit and coffee on the run for an early tee time or relax after a long day on the greens with a 4-course dinner featuring dry-aged beef, fresh fish and chef inspired seasonal specials.
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