Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Golf Courses in Arizona

Arizona is not just deserts, canyons, and mountains. In fact, Arizona is also a great destination in the US to play golf. Some of America's best nationally recognized golf courses can be found in Arizona. These are a few of the more notable nationally recognized golf courses which have been highly ranked by golfing magazines.

Troon North Golf Club

The New Pinnacle course at Troon North Golf Club is one that has now established itself as the best golf course in Arizona. This is desert golf at its finest, with a golf course littered with cactus plants alongside the natural ravines and foothills of the Sonaran desert. New Pinnacle's sister golf course Troon North Monument is also a highly rated golf course in Arizona.

The Stadium Course

The Stadium Course at the TPC Scottsdale is perhaps one of the most famous golf courses in Arizona. The Stadium Course is a championship calibre course, and venue of the PGA Tour, that hosts the FBR Open which is one of the oldest golf championships. This golf championship has some great turn-outs, and many of the games great players have played in it at the Stadium Course. This course also has some famous holes, such as the 16th Coliseum hole, which is a closed in hole surrounded by spectators.   On this hole Woods hit a famous hole-in-one early in his pro golfing career.

Arizona National Golf Club

Arizona National Golf Club has perhaps the best golf course in Tucson, and one of the best in Arizona. This Trent Jones designed desert course is set in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains and has some great scenery along its 6,735 yards. As such, it has been rated as one of the top 100 golf courses in the USA.

Wee-Ko-Pa Golf Club

Wee-Ko-Pa has two great nationally recognized golf courses. These are the Cholla and Suagaro golf courses set in unspoiled Sonaran desert. These are two golf courses which have plenty of yardage, with holes up to and eclipsing 600 yards in distance. Both are considered to be among the best public golf courses in Arizona, and also the USA.

Grayhawks Golf Club

The Grayhawks Golf Club includes the two nationally recognized golf courses of Talon and Raptor. Both golf courses have become established as PGA Tour venues, having hosted championships such as Frys.Com Open, Williams World Challenge, and Accenture Match Play Championship.  They are two championship golf courses that have great views of the McDowell Mountains and the distant Phoenix skyline. As such, the courses are also rated among the best daily-fee courses in Arizona.

These are a few of the nationally recognized golf courses in Arizona. They are top-class venues for golf set among the deserts and mountains of Arizona, and some are also public courses, as well as venues for the PGA Tour.

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