Thursday, May 20, 2010

Golf in Arizona

Arizona golf is one of the top destinations in America for a golf vacation. It features many championship courses that can be played in the arid desert plains and at foothills of the mountain ranges, providing you with both great golf and excellent views.

Top hot spots providing great courses, resorts, and nightlife include Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson.

Phoenix golf features the Adobe course, one of the oldest in the state. Nick Faldo, golf's favorite sir, has designed a course at the Wildfire Golf Club. The Raven Course at South Mountain features over 5000 pine trees, making it a very different course than you'd expect in the desert.

Scottsdale golf features some of the top rated courses in the United States including Pinnacle, Grayhawk, Boulders, as well as Troon North Golf Club's Monument.

The 18-hole Monument at Troon is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1990. Designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf, Monument at Troon North Golf Club measures 7028 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 147 and a 73.3 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.

Tucson golf features several courses designed by famous golfers and architects. Jack Nicklaus designed the course at La Paloma, Arnold Palmer at Starr Pass, and Tom Fazio at Ventana Canyon.

There is no doubt Arizona would be a great spot for a golf vacation with the variety of courses to choose from as well as the scenery.

Obviously, the weather is top notch for a golf trip because it's almost always sunny and rarely rains. I've never personally played in Arizona but I have played in Vegas which has a similar climate. If you play in mid-summer, I'd recommend teeing it up in the morning or the evening because it can get insanely hot at the desert courses.

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Golf in Vegas
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Golf in Panama
Golf in Sicily
Golf in England
Golf in South America
Golf in Spain
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Golf in Portugal