The best golf courses in North Scottsdale: There is no such thing as too much of a good thing

There is just one bad thing associated with planning a golf vacation in Scottsdale: You won’t get sufficient time to play all the great golf courses in the city. North Scottsdale is the golf center of Arizona.

Quintero Golf Course

The Quintero Golf Club offers players the consummate golfing experience in the Scottsdale Phoenix area. Ranked as the “Best Public Course” by both Golf Digest and GolfWeekly Magazines in 2016, the course was designed by master golf course architect Rees Jones. Experience Arizona golfing at its very best.

Troon North golf club

There is no better golf site in the states. Troon North Golf Club is the best. It is a wonderful property with awesome golf courses. The Monument and Pinnacle Course are always in PGA Tour condition. The Pinnacle is a traditional desert course with elevated greens and forced carries. The greens are very fast. They can be compared to putting a sidewalk in front of a house with lots of undulations. The Monument course can be compared with the British Open style links. It has greens that are receptive to bump-and-run shots. The 18th hole is called St. Andrews while the ninth hole is called Hell Bunker. Troon North golf club is quite expensive, but it is worth every penny spent.

Kierland Golf Club

The Kierland Golf club is a unique golf club. Even though it is in the middle of the desert, there isn’t any single piece of saguaro on the property. The golf club doesn’t have any 18-hole golf course. It instead has three nine-hole courses. They are Ironwood, Mesquite, and Acacia. They all have abundant greens and wide fairways. The uniqueness of this golf club is in its special features. It has special features like air conditioned golf carts or a bagpiper that plays near the 9th green of the Acacia course in the deep afternoon. Golfers can also tool around the course in a Segway after an instructional lesson of one hour.

Talking Stick Resort

If you take the 101 loop South a few miles down from North Scottsdale, you will come across the Talking Stick Resort. This is a spectacular 36-hole resort. The North and South Course were designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore. They are not as visually captivating or challenging as other golf clubs such as 'The Troon North,' but they are splendid places for enjoying one’s day. The location of these courses is the best thing about them. There is a casino and a resort next door to them. The spring training home of the Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks is right across the 101.

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club

This is a golf club that is second only to the Troon North Golf Club. The We-Ko-Pa's Cholla Course was designed by Scott Miller. After it opened in 2001, It was named one of the best ten new public golf courses in the world. The main jewel of the We-Ko-Pa Golf Club is the We-Ko-Pa's Saguaro Course. It is uncommon to find a desert golf course that is designed for walking with each green just a few yards from the next set of trees. It was named the best public-access golf course in the country by Golfweek. Just like the Troon North Golf Club, the scenery of this golf club is fascinating and the courses are always well kept.

TPC Scottsdale

Troon North Golf Club

Grayhawk Golf Club

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club

Talking Stick Golf Club

McCormick Ranch Golf Club

Camelback Golf Club

Gainey Ranch Golf Club

McDowell Mountain Golf Club

The Phoenician Golf Club

Starfire Golf Club

The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain

Legend Trail Golf Club

Raven Golf Club at South Mountain

Rancho Manana Golf Club

Sanctuary Golf Course at WestWorld

La Sendas Golf Club

ASU Karsten Golf Club

The Orange Tree Golf Resort

The Boulders Resort

Kierland Golf Club

Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club

Mountain Shadows Golf Course

Coronado Golf Course

Continental Golf Course

Pavilion Lakes Golf Club

Papago Golf Course

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