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Golf Courses in Scottsdale: 23 hotel resort and public daily fee courses

When booking your next trip to look at Arizona golf homes for sale with The Matheson Team, be sure to build some time into your schedule for a round or two of golf.  With over 23 fine resort and daily fee golf courses to choose from in Scottsdale, the options are endless.

Top rated Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale

Top rated Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale

As an avid golfer who has lived in Scottsdale for almost 20 years, I’m happy to be able to combine my passion for golf with my passion for real estate.  This site,, has been around since 1996 as a resource for golf community real estate in the Scottsdale area.
Below is a list of 23 daily fee and hotel resort courses in Scottsdale, along with a contact phone number to help you book your tee times. Call me if you’re having a difficult time deciding where to play, and definitely be sure to contact me at 602-694-3200 when you want to look at real estate.
The Boulders Resort & Golf Club
34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ
The Boulders Club is both a resort and a golf club. There are two courses, The North Course and The South Course, both designed by Jay Morrish, and are considered quite demanding. The practice facilities are top-notch and the scenery is beautiful, with rugged boulder outcroppings everywhere you look.
The Camelback Golf Club
7847 N Mockingbird Ln · Scottsdale, Arizona 85253
Camelback is a resort course offering two 18-hole tracts, The Padre and The Indian Bend, both seated near the base of Camelback Mountain.  The views are incredible on this lush, traditional golf course.

Continental Golf Club
7920 E. Osborn Road,Scottsdale, AZ
Continental is an executive, par 60 short course, a few blocks from Old Town Scottsdale.  It’s a real deal in terms of price, proximity and challenge.

Coronado Golf Course
2829 N. Miller Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Coronado golf course is the oldest golf course in Scottsdale.  It is located near the center of Scottsdale and is a parkland-style, 9-hole course.  It boasts a lighted driving range too.

Desert Canyon Golf Club
10440 N Indian Wells Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ
Near the center of Fountain Hills, Desert Canyon is a par-71 course with views abounding.  It is 6,823 yards from the back tees.
Hyatt Regency – Gainey Ranch Golf Club
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, 85258
Gainey Ranch Golf Club provides extraordinary views of the McDowell Mountains, Camelback and the desert landscape. Three championship nine-hole courses – The Lakes, The Dunes and The Arroyo – each offer a distinctly different golf experience.

Grayhawk Golf Club
8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

The Grayhawk Golf Club offers 2 championship courses:

  • The Talon Course, designed by David Graham and Gary Panks, is a 7000-yard, par-72 layout with dramatic views of the McDowell Mountains.
  • The Raptor course, designed by Tom Fazio, is a 7108-yard, par-72 course that presents an exceptional challenge.

Kierland Golf Club
5636 Clubgate Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Kierland Golf Club, located next to the Kierland shopping complex, is managed by Troon Golf.  It has three 9-hole courses designed by Scott Miller: Acacia, Ironwood & Mesquite.  The facility offers lessons with PGA and LPGA professionals, as well as fitness training.
Legend Trail Golf Club
9462 N Legendary Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Golf architect, Rees Jones, designed Legend Trail.  It offers 2 courses:  The “Long Trail” plays at a distance of 6,845-yards. The “Short Trail” plays at 5000 yards.
The course winds through the Sonoran Desert and has views of Pinnacle Peak. Legend Trails has received accolades from Golf Magazine, Golf Digest and Golf for Women because of its layout, accommodations and playability.
McCormick Ranch Golf Club
7505 E. McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258

McCormick Ranch offers two 18-hole golf courses: the Pine Course and the Palm Course.  They are aptly named for the types of trees predominantly found on each course. Both courses are parkland-style courses with lush landscaping, mature trees, water features and gorgeous views of Camelback Mountain.
The Palm Course has ten water holes and rows of large palm trees. The Pine Course has mature pine trees and is a bit narrower. Both courses were designed by renowned golf course architect Desmond Muirhead and opened in 1972.  The courses have slopes ranging from 117 to 137 offering players a variety of challenges.
The very popular Palm and Pine courses have recently been renovated with outstanding new greens, sand traps and bridges.
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
10690 E Sheena Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

McDowell Mountain Ranch Golf Club became one of the premier daily fee golf courses in the Valley when Phil Mickleson and his team purchased the facility and undertook a massive course renovation in 2011. Course architectural changes were overseen by the original golf course architect, Randy Heckenkemper, and Phil Mickelson.
The course has challenge for every level of golfer on your choice of 4 tees, with slopes ranging from 109 to 137 and yardage ranging from 4,880 to 7,072. The course is walker-friendly.
Mountain Shadows Golf Club
5517 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Mountain Shadows is also near Old Town Scottsdale at the base of Cambelback Mountain.  It is considered one of the most scenic executive courses in the state.  It is a par-56 3,081 yard tract and is lined with palm trees.
Orange Tree Golf Resort
10601 North 56th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
The Orange Tree Resort gets its name from its rich history; it was formerly an orange grove.  This 18-hole course is Parkland style, much like you would see in the midwest with tree-lined fairways and a park-like setting; very different from the desert courses nearby.
Pavilion Lakes Golf Club
8670 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Pavilion Lakes is a public parkland-style 18-hole golf course measuring just over 6,500 yards from the back tees.  The course rating is 70.1.  It is also located near the Old Town Scottsdale area and is close to restaurants, shopping and entertainment.
The Phoenician Golf Resort
6000 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
The Phoenician is one of the oldest and most prestigious resorts in the Phoenix metropolitan area.  It’s located near Old Town Scottsdale and Scottsdale Fashion Square. The golf course was designed by Ted Robinson and Jack Snyder and opened in 1981.  It is 6,258 years from the tips with a slope of 30.  The views on the course are pristine and the course itself is always immaculate.

Rancho Mañana Golf Resort
5734 E. Rancho Mañana Blvd, Cave Creek AZ
Rancho Mañana Golf Club is a par-70, championship course with dramatic elevation changes.  The course has 3 sets of tees and yardages range from 4,464 to 6,016 from the back tees. The slopes range from 112 to 134.
The Club’s amenities include an 18-hole, championship golf course, a full length driving range, practice chipping and putting greens, fully stocked golf shop, locker rooms and a full service restaurant, Tonto’s Bar & Grill.
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club
7605 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Scottsdale Silverado is a par-70 18-hole course near the center of Old Town.  It’s a challenging golf round amidst a more traditional golf setting.

Starfire at Scottsdale Country Club
11500 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

There are 3 golf courses at the daily fee Starfire Golf Club: King, Squire and Hawk. The courses were designed by Arnold Palmer.  It’s walker-friendly tract similar to what you will find in the midwest: tree lined and holes that sit side-by-side. The 3 courses offer a variety of challenge for golfers with the slopes ranging from 106-128.
The clubhouse has a well-appointed Proshop.  The Scottsdale Grille is open for breakfast at 7:00 am.

SunRidge Canyon
13100 Sunridge Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

The daily fee SunRidge Canyon golf course takes advantage of the terrain and uses it to create a challenging, unique course. Featuring a Keith Foster design, the course is a 6,823-yard par 71 and the slope from the back tee is 142. Despite a tough slope from the back tee, 3 other tees provide a level of challenge for every kind of player.
SunRidge Canyon was listed on Golf Magazine’s list of “Top 100 Golf Courses You Can Play in the U.S.”, and in 2012, it was named one of “Golfweek’s Best.”  The Wicked 6 Bar and Grill is a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Talking Stick Golf Club
9998 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Talking Stick has two challenging courses in the heart of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.  The courses were designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw and offer two very different golf experiences for golfers of every playing level.  With the surrounding resort, you’re sure to find an adventure suited for everyone in your family.
TPC Scottsdale
17020 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
480- 585-4334

Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale has two 18-hole courses: the famous and recently renovated Stadium Course and the Champions’ Course both set against the beautiful McDowell Mountains. They are uniquely different golfing alternatives.
Home of the PGA Tour’s fan-favorite, Waste Management Phoenix Open, The Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale has hosted some of golf’s greatest moments since its opening in 1986. The design team of Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf created a great blend of challenge and playability here. The Waste Management Phoenix Open has become the largest spectator golf event in the world.
The shorter Champions’ Course is a desert course and a gem of a municipal layout.   Golfers can walk or ride.
Tonto Verde Golf Club
18401 El Circulo Drive, Rio Verde, AZ

Tonto Verde Golf Club offers two 18-hole courses designed by David Graham and Gary Panks, The Peaks Course and Ranch Course.
The Peaks Course gets its name from Four Peaks Mountain, which lies directly to the east.  The Ranch Course name came from the Box Bar Ranch, a working ranch that has been integral to the area since the early 1900s.
Troon North Golf Club
10320 E Dynamite Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Troon North Golf Club represents resort golf excellence in Scottsdale. With two immaculately groomed, 18-hole courses built around the natural ravines and foothills of Pinnacle Peak, Troon North is a golfer’s dream.
The adaption of the natural landscape into the golf course creates an incomparable experience. Troon North’s Monument and Pinnacle courses, designed by Tom Weiskopf, consistently rank at the top of every golfer’s must-play list.
According to Golf Digest, the Pinnacle Course ranked in the top 25 best golf courses in Arizona in 2013.
Verde River Golf & Social Club
29005 N Vista Verde Dr, Rio Verde, AZ
Verde River Golf & Social Club, formerly Tegavah Golf Club, is a desert style course where some of the vegetation has been removed to allow golfers the ability to play almost any lie.  Many of the green fronts are false and require an extra club (hint).  The greens are large and undulated.
The golf communities are as endless as the golf courses!  Contact me if your looking to buy a golf home in the Scottsdale area.  With almost 20 years of experience selling golf community property in the Scottsdale area, I can help you find the home and community that are the best fit for you and your lifestyle needs and wants.
Don Matheson
Realtor | Founder
The Matheson Team – RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
[email protected]
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