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f Major League Baseball’s 30 teams, only one had a more anemic winning percentage than the .407 posted by your 2014 Colorado Rockies. The lowly Arizona Diamondbacks, slithered in at .395, two games behind Colorado, the team with which they share a Spring Training facility. That means the Rockies are the best team to play its Cactus League home games at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. And speaking of hollow victories: Tulo & Co. have actually posted winning records in each of the past five Cactus League seasons. But, as proven by last year’s improbable run by the Kansas City Royals, baseball is as fickle as Colorado’s March weather. Last season, the Rockies finished first in the Major Leagues in slugging percentage, second in batting average and third in runs scored. And their pitching? 29th or 30th in every major category. Luckily for baseball fans, the Rockies and 14 other Major League Baseball teams—including the two that played in last October’s thrilling World Series—train within a 35-mile radius in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. And luckily for golfers, more than 200 courses populate that region alone. This guide lists some of the golf, lodging, dining and activity options closest to each team’s ballpark. Many of them overlap because nothing is more than an hour’s drive from anything else. Go and you’ll understand the meaning of the expression “Cactus Makes Perfect.”

Colorado Rockies/ Arizona Diamondbacks Salt River Fields at Talking Stick 7555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale saltriverfields.com; 480-270-5000

Golf Club (wildfiregolf.com; 888-705-7775), adjacent to the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. A straight shot west delivers you to the twin masterworks at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (wekopa.com; 866-6607700), while another two 36-hole treats await north of town: the Tom Weiskopf-designed Pinnacle and Monument courses at Troon North Golf Club (troonnorthgolf.com; 480-585-5300) in North Scottsdale; and Jay Morrish’s North and South Courses at The Boulders Club (bouldersclub.com; 480-488-9028) in Carefree.

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For convenience to everything, you can’t top the $440 million Talking Stick Resort (talkingstickresort.com; 866-877-9897) adjacent to the fields and courses. The resort includes 497 guest rooms, eight restaurants, a 240,000-square-foot casino, an expansive pool/ garden area with 20-plus cabanas and a worldclass, 13,000-square-foot, open-air spa. The majestic, sprawling luxury compound of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (fairmont.com/scottsdale; 866-540-4495) features 830 stately guest rooms, suites and casitas, superb restaurants, five swimming pools and a spa with a rooftop oasis, waterfall and private courtyard. At the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, (kierlandresort.com; 480-624-1000), pay a visit

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Hands down, three of the best are at The Princess: La Hacienda, Bourbon Steak, and Ironwood. The latter makes a memorable shrimp and lobster grilled cheese sandwich. The beautiful, brilliant Deseo at the Westin Kierland serves such inspired South American dishes as Millionaire Tacos (yucca tacos with lobster, ahi and Hamachi) and a savory bone-in pork chuleta, as well as the colorful canvases of Cuban artist-in-residence Nelson Garcia-Miranda. At Grayhawk Golf Club, Isabella’s Kitchen delivers American Italian favorites surrounded by the beauty of the Talon Course, while Grayhawk’s Quill Creek Café, offers a traditional American menu with everything from steaks to sandwiches. Also at Grayhawk, Phil’s Grill—a sports bar named for one-time Grayhawk regular Phil Mickelson—serves elevated pub fare and Phil

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Watching this year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, you might have noticed changes to the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course, particularly on the much narrower 18th. Tom Weiskopf authored the $15 million in modifications, which include the relocation of four greens and the resurfacing of all 18, relocating and reshaping bunker complexes and re-grassing all teeing areas. Also new is Toro, the clubhouse restaurant. The Richard Sandoval creation fuses the distinct flavors of South and Central America with ingredients from Japanese and Chinese Peruvian cultures. Don’t miss the suviche (sushi and ceviche) bar or a cocktail made from one of 110 varieties of rum. tpc.com/scottsdale

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Before catching nine innings, get in a quick 18 holes at one of the two superbly conditioned courses at Talking Stick Golf Club (talkingstickgolfclub.com; 480-860-2221), which offers two Coore/Crenshaw courses: the more open “links-style” North course and the tree-lined South. Adjacent to the Scottsdale Princess is TPC Scottsdale (tpc.com/Scottsdale; 888-877-9193), whose Stadium Course (see box) annually hosts the highest-attended golf tournament in the world, the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Open. The Stadium costs $299 for a round; the TPC Champions is half the price and every bit its equal. A former Tour stop, Grayhawk Golf Club (grayhawkgolf.com; 480-502-2075) is home to the Tom Fazio-designed Talon and Raven courses. On any week other than March 16-23—when the course hosts the JTBC LPGA Founders Cup— you can play one of the two layouts at Wildfire

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to the Scotch Library, highlighting more than 100 single malts and 25 blends, or take a ForeMax Golf Training class with trainer Steve Heller. The 1,950-room JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa (jwdesertridgeresort.com; 800-835-6206) highlights an expansive spa, numerous pools and the unique Lazy River floating stream. Tucked into the Pinnacle Peak foothills, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (fourseasons.com/scottsdale; 480-5155700) drips with sophistication and exclusivity.

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The Scottsdale area overflows with dining options. The above resorts all feature top-tier restaurants worthy of a week’s worth of unique meals.

memorabilia. Other like establishments include Zipp’s (zippssportsgrills.com) and ever-popular Don & Charlie’s (donandcharlies.com).

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Shop the outdoor mall at Kierland Commons (kierlandcommons.com), or take the kids to CrackerJax Family Fun & Sports Park (crackerjax.com). For local live music, hit Martini Ranch (martiniranchaz.com). The classic Old Town Scottsdale club experience waits at a The Mint (themintaz.com), a former bank with a champagne bar, enormous alfresco lounge, and resort-style cabanas. The Thursday night ArtWalks along the galleries on Main Street are a 40-yearold tradition (scottsdalegalleries.com). colora do avidgo lf e r.c o m


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In addition to being close to many of the same courses as Rockies and Diamondbacks fans are, aficionados of the 2014 World Series champions can tee off on the 27 Scott Miller-designed holes at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (kierlandresort.com; 480-922-9283). Nearby, you’ll find three more scenic nines authored by Ted Robinson at The Phoenician Golf Club (golfthephoenician.com; 480-423-2449), and another 36 holes on the Padre and Ambiente courses at Camelback Golf Club (camelbackgolf. com; 480-596-7050). Don’t overlook the Desmond Muirhead layouts at McCormick Ranch Golf Club (mccormickranchgolf.com; 480-948-0260) or McDowell Mountain Golf Club, a “family friendly and fun to play experience for everyone,” according to owner Phil Mickelson.

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In addition to Talking Stick, Westin Kierland and the other lodging options listed for Rockies and D-Backs fans, look into The Phoenician (thephoenician.com; 480-941-8200), J.W. Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa (camelbackinn.com; 480-948-1700).

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A worldly trove of nearby restaurant riches includes The Mission (themissionaz.com),

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Numerous courses sit within five minutes of Tempe Diablo Stadium. Enjoy the short (6,336 yards), scenic and snug layout at Arizona Grand Golf Course (arizonagrandresort.com; 602-431-6480). Due west of that are the Gary Panks-David Graham-designed Raven Golf Club-Phoenix (ravenphx.com; 602-243-3636), which features Georgia pines and multi-tiered greens, and another Panks design, The Legacy Golf Club (golflegacyresort.com; 602-3055550). For a real challenge, head to the 7,002yard Pete Dye-designed ASU Karsten Course (asukarsten.com; 480-921-8070), which features three of the state’s toughest holes.

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The Arizona Grand Resort & Spa (arizonagrandresort.com; 877-800-4888) features 740 rooms, seven exhilarating acres of private waterpark fun, six unique dining venues and a fully equipped spa. The Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes (marriott.com; 602-225-9000) tucks into the rock outcroppings near the stadium, and the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort (wildhorsepassresort.com; 602-225-0100) boasts an equestrian center, spa, casino and the two Whirlwind golf courses.

We-Go-Play Formerly known as the Radisson Fort McDowell, the tribally owned We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center has rebranded itself to forge a closer affiliation with the award-winning 36hole We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. It’s a straight shot up the 87 from where the Cubs, Giants and A’s play—and 20 minutes from the Rockies’ home at Salt River Fields. Guests can take advantage of attractive stay-and-play packages, as well as exceptional dining at Ahnala Mesquite Room, treatments at Amethyst Spa, exciting casino gaming and myriad outdoor recreational opportunities such as horseback riding, standup paddle-boarding, river kayaking) through Fort McDowell Adventures. wekoparesort.com

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Pull up a chair at Aunt Chilada’s or the Rustler’s Rooste, both at the Arizona Grand (arizonagrandresort.com; 877-800-4888); or check out Top of the Rock at the Marriott

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design 15 minutes east of the stadium. Whirlwind, ASU Karsten and Raven-Phoenix are within the same distance west. The lushly tree-lined Superstition Springs Golf Club (superstitionspringsgc; 480-985-5622), presents a respite from desert golf.

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Rehab Burger Therapy (rehabburgertherapy. com), Jewel of the Crown (jewelofthecrown. com); Eddie’s House (eddieshouseaz.com) and FnB (fnbrestaurant.com).

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Check out Kazimierz World Wine Bar (kazbar.net; 480-946-3004) in Old Town Scottsdale (scottsdaledowntown.com), where the quaintness the galleries, shops and restaurants contrasts with the chic vibe of Scottsdale Fashion Square (fashionsquare.com), the largest mall in the Southwest.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM Tempe Diablo Stadium 2200 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe tempe.gov/diablo; 888-796-HALO

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(marriott.com; 602-431-2370). Caffe Boa (cafeboa.com; 480-968-9112) and Quiessence at The Farm (qatthefarm.com; 602276-0601) are foodie paradises. There’s plenty on tap at Tavern on Mill (tavernonmill.com) and Four Peaks Brewing (fourpeaks.com).

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This is a college town! Shop on Mill Avenue (millavenue.com) and shoot pool at Mill Cue Club (millcueclub.com). CHICAGO CUBS Sloan Park 2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa sloanpark.com; 800-THE-CUBS

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Most Cubs fans favor Longbow Golf Club (longbowgolf.com 480-807-5400), a highly decorated and dramatically bunkered Ken Kavanaugh

The plush Arizona Grand Resort & Spa (arizonagrandresort.com; 877-800-4888) and Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes (marriott.com; 602-225-9000) are both close. Mesa abounds with solid national chains—all of which have Spring Training packages.

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In addition to the Tempe restaurants listed in the Angels section, Diamond’s Sports Grille (diamondssportsgrille.com) bills itself as “the winter home of Chicago Cubs,” and R.T. O’Sullivan’s (rtosullivans.com) two locations have $3 bottles of Harp all the time. Vito’s (vitospizza.com) deep-dishes up Chicago-style pizza, and The Original Blue Adobe Grill (originalblueadobe.com) is a hidden gem.

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Get an authentic Old West experience at Rockin’ R Ranch (rockinr.net) or a Modern Western experience at the upscale Dana Park (danapark. com) or Mesa Riverview (mesariverview.com).


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Cincinnati Reds/Cleveland Indians Goodyear Ballpark; 1933 South Ballpark Way, Goodyear goodyearbp.com; 623-882-3130

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A John Fought-Tom Lehman collaboration, the voluptuous Verrado Golf Club (verradogolfclub.com; 623-388-3000) cozies up near the White Tank mountains 15 minutes northwest of the ballpark. A short drive north brings you to Palm Valley Golf Club (palmvalleygolf. com; 623-935-2500) with layouts by Arthur Hills

perience, head 45 minutes west to Wickenburg, home of the lush, rolling Rancho de los Caballeros Golf Club (ranchodeloscaballeros. com; 800-684-5030), or be one of the first to play Wickenburg Ranch Golf Club (see box). Golf bargains abound in this retiree hotspot: Hillcrest (hillcrestgolfclub.com; 623-584-1500), Coyote Lakes (coyotelakesgolfclub.com; 623566-2323) and two courses at Surprise Golf Club (surprisegolfclub.com; 623-584-6000).

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Resort-wise, you’re looking at 20-30 minutes between the ballpark and The Wigwam, Rancho de los Caballeros, or any of the finer Glendale/Phoenix/Scottsdale properties. In Surprise, The Windmill All Suites (windmillinns.com; 623-583-0133) ranks highest among the area’s economy hotels.

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and Hale Irwin, as well as the mature 54-hole Wigwam Resort (wigwamresort.com; 800909-4224) in neighboring Litchfield Park. Twelve minutes south of the stadium, the Golf Club of Estrella (estrellagolf.com; 623-386-2600) provides Troon Golf quality at a great value.

Vogue Bistro (voguebistro.com) dishes up superb French cuisine and adds a Gallic flair to burgers and sandwiches. Go to The Irish Wolfhound (irishwolfhoundpub.com) for pints and pub fare. New York Flavor (newyorkflavor.com) slings great deli fare, and Fresh Wasabi (freshwasabisurprise.com) combines sushi with a sports bar.

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National chains with “inn” and “suites” in their names are always worth a look. For an upgrade, The Wigwam’s 440 acres and 331 intimate casitas and suites make it the perfect retreat (wigwamresort.com; 800-909-4224).

The nearby White Tank Mountains provide enjoyable hiking trails. Surprise’s Aquatics Center includes a 4,700-square- foot water play area.

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The ballpark serves Stadium Mustard for Cleveland fans and Skyline Chili for a taste of Cincinnati. Bella Luna Ristorante (bellalunaaz.com) and two Japanese restaurants—Nakama (nakamaaz.com) and AH-SO (ahsoaz.com)—are the best non-chain options.

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Phoenix International Raceway (phoenixraceway.com) has a full slate of races and the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes skate in Glendale.

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Texas Rangers/Kansas City Royals Surprise Stadium 15850 North Bullard, Surprise surprisespringtraining.com; 623-222-2222

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Your best bets are The Wigwam (wigwamresort.com; 800-909-4224) in Goodyear) and Trilogy at Vistancia (trilogygolfclub.com/vistancia; 623-328-5100) in Peoria. For a classic golf ex-

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Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox Camelback Ranch 10710 West Camelback Road, Glendale camelbackranchbaseball.com; 623-302-5000

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The three courses at The Wigwam (wigwamresort.com; 800-909-4224) are less than 10 minutes from the ballpark. Drive a bit further, you’ll find Palm Valley (palmvalleygolf.com; 623-935-2500) in Goodyear and Verrado Golf Club (verradogolfclub. com; 623-388-3000) in Buckeye. There’s also the active-adult Sun City Country Club (suncitycountryclub.org; 623-933-1353) and Sun City North Course (sunaz.com; 623-8763010). Talking Stick, Wildfire, Troon North and the other 36-hole facilities are also easily accessible by highway from Glendale.

Welsch’s Rose Acres (roseacres.us), a bedand-breakfast with pools, miniature horse racing, two chipping holes and putting greens.

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Haus Murphy’s (hausmurphys.com) brings Bavaria to the desert with a biergarten and authentic German fare, and A Touch of European (atouchofeuropeancafe.com) does the same with hearty Polish food. Westgate (westgatecitycenter.com) offers 20 different dining options, including Calico Jack’s Cantina (calicojacksglendale.com), Gordon Biersch (gordonbiersch.com), Yard House (yardhouse. com) and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville (margaritavilleglendale.com).

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Westgate offers plenty of shopping options. Why not take in a Phoenix Coyotes game at Gila River Arena (gilariverarena.com)?

Bet the Ranch!

More than 40 miles separate the nearest Spring Training facility (Surprise Stadium) from Wickenburg Ranch Golf Club, and nearly seven years divide the private course’s 2008 completion and its opening this January. The wait has been worth it—the recession-induced interval allowed Architects Bill Brownlee and Wendell Pickett to make countless refinements—and so is the hour-long drive to get there. Stretching longer than 7,000 yards, Wickenburg Ranch’s layout crisscrosses the canyons and arroyos abutting Prescott National Forest and, thanks to the temperate climate, features satiny bentgrass greens all year round.

Through April, the public can experience this virginal gem for $95 a round. Even better, you’ll receive club’s gift of a Travis Mathew polo and a Travis Mathew Pullover. To maintain a relaxed

private-club atmosphere, Wickenburg Ranch is closed Mondays and will limit play to 72 golfers per day. So get there now, before the opportunity disappears. wickenburgranch.com; 480-367-3610.

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The major chains all have multiple inns and suites here. The aforementioned Wigwam Resort is in nearby Litchfield Park, as is the quaint

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Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres Peoria Sports Complex 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria peoriasportscomplex.com; 800-677-1227

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The heralded Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia (trilogygolfclub.com/vistancia; 623-3285100) and the Rees Jones-designed Quintero Golf Club (quinterogolf.com; 928-501-1500) make Peoria a legitimate golf destination. Plus, the 101 Loop makes just about any course accessible within 20 to 30 minutes.

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Outposts of Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn and other national chains all represent here, and North Scottsdale’s resorts remain viable options. In Peoria, Cibola Vista Resort & Spa (cibolavista.com; 623-889-6700) boasts plush suites and casitas as well as an expansive lagoon pool with a three-story water slide for family fun and an exclusive adult pool area.

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Arrowhead Grill (arrowheadgrill.com) and Cucina Tagliani (cucinatagliani.com) both lie about a mile from the Sports Complex and have great atmosphere. Unusual-suspect restaurant chains such as Dillon’s (dillonsrestaurant.com), Abuelo’s (abuelos.com) and Firebirds WoodFired Grill (firebirdsrestaurants.com) offer quality theme dining.

grandresort.com; 877-800-4888) and Saguaro (saguaro.com; 480-308-1100) all are within a 15-minute drive. Accommodations from the national chains abound.

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In addition to the restaurants listed for the Chicago Cubs (page 82), savor the Cajun cuisine of Pier De Orleans (pierdeorleans.com) and enjoy the food and entertainment of the Old West at Rockin’ R Ranch (rockinr.net).

(phoenix.gov/recreation; 623-846-4022), a classic muni with plenty of mature trees, doglegs and great practice facilities.

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Bring the family to the Arizona Museum of Natural History (azmnh.org) or the inspiring I.D.E.A. Museum (ideamuseum.org). Take a cruise on canyon-walled Saguaro Lake aboard the Desert Belle (desertbelle.com) or Canyon Lake, courtesy of the Dolly Steamboat (dollysteamboat.com).

Don’t Even Think of Walking Here Although it rents kilts to players who want them and features a bagpiper to signal the end of each day’s play, few courses are as untraditional as the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. The course makes Golf Bikes, Segways and GolfBoards available to navigate the course. Climate-controlled carts are also an option. The novelties generate revenue and speed play. kierlandresort.com; 800-354-5892

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Budget motels dot the area. Resort-and-spa options await east in downtown Phoenix at Royal Palms Resort & Spa (royalpalmshotel.com; 602-840-3610), JW Marriott Desert Ridge (480-293-5000; jwdesertridgeresort.com) and Arizona Biltmore (arizonabiltmore.com; 800950-0086).

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Naturally the stadium serves brats, cheese curds and beer at every home game. For some down-home roadhouse food and a fun outdoor patio, hit Chelsea’s Kitchen (chelseaskitchenaz. com). Sylvia’s La Canasta (sylviasfiesta.com) dishes up authentic Mexican, and the Bikini Lounge (thebikinilounge.com) is iconic.

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Head to the West Valley or Peoria’s P83 Shopping District (visitpeoriaaz.com).

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Explore the final frontier with simulated flights at the Smithsonian’s Challenger Space Center (azchallenger.org). Sail, waterski or fish on beautiful Lake Pleasant. Oakland Athletics Hohokam Stadium 1235 North Center Street, Mesa hohokamstadium.com; 480-644-4451

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The team’s relocation from Phoenix to the Cubs’ former home in Mesa exposes A’s fans to a whole new group of courses. The ASU Karsten Course (asukarsten.com; 480-921-8070) in Tempe is only 10 minutes west of Hohokam. Longbow Golf Club (longbowgolf.com; 480807-5400) is 15 minutes east, and We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (wekopa.com; 480-836-9000) is a 20-minute drive north.

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Tempe Mission Palms (missionpalms. com; (800-547-8705) offers a sweet Spring Training package. The Arizona Grand (arizona-

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Milwaukee Brewers Maryvale Baseball Park 3600 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix phoenix.gov/sports; 800 933-7890

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The Verrado Golf Club (verradogolfclub. com; 623-388-3000) is a straight shot west from the stadium on I-10. William Bell, who designed Torrey Pines, also did Maryvale Golf Course

One-Stop Scottsdale For a superb one-stop shop for all things Scottsdale (including Spring Training packages), contact the extremely helpful Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau (experiencescottsdale.com; 800-782-1117).

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Making Contact D. LOS ANGELES DODGERS/ A. CINCINNATI REDS/ CHICAGO WHITE SOX CLEVELAND INDIANS Camelback Ranch Goodyear Ballpark 10710 West Camelback Rd, Glendale 1933 South Ballpark Way, Goodyear camelbackranchbaseball.com; goodyearbp.com; 623-882-3130 623-302-5000 Closest Courses: Estrella, Palm Valley, Verrado, Wigwam ADD SPACE Closest Courses: Palm Valley, Sun City, Sun City North, Verrado, Wigwam TM

B. TEXAS RANGERS/KANSAS CITY ROYALS Surprise Stadium 15850 North Bullard, Surprise surprisespringtraining.com; 623-222-2222 Closest Courses: Coyote Lakes, Hillcrest, Rancho de los Caballeros, Surprise Golf Club, Trilogy at Vistancia, Wickenburg Ranch, Wigwam

E. MILWAUKEE BREWERS Maryvale Park 3600 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix phoenix.gov/sports; 800 933-7890 Closest Courses: Maryvale, Verrado F. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Scottsdale Stadium 7408 E. Osborn Road,

Scottsdale scottsdaleaz.gov/stadium 877-473-4849 Closest Courses: Camelback, McCormick Ranch, McDowell Mountain, The Phoenician, We-Ko-Pa, Westin Kierland

G. LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM Tempe Diablo Stadium 2200 W. Alameda Dr.

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H. COLORADO ROCKIES/ ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Salt River Fields at Talking Stick 7555 N. Pima Rd, Scottsdale saltriverfields.com 480-270-5000 Closest Courses: Grayhawk, Talking Stick, The Boulders, TPC Scottsdale, Troon North, We-Ko-Pa, Wildfire I. OAKLAND ATHLETICS Hohokam Stadium 1235 North Center Street, Mesa hohokamstadium.com; 480-644-4451 Closest Courses: Arizona Grand, ASU Karsten, Longbow, Raven-Phoenix, Superstition Springs, The Legacy, We-Ko-Pa, Whirlwind J. CHICAGO CUBS Sloan Park 2330 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa sloanpark.com; 800-THE-CUBS Closest Courses: Arizona Grand, ASU Karsten, Longbow, Raven-Phoenix, Superstition Springs, The Legacy, We-Ko-Pa, Whirlwind CAG

• Arizona Grand Resort (arizonagrandresort.com; 877-800-4888) • ASU Karsten Course (asukarsten.com; 480-921-8070) • Camelback Golf Club (camelbackgolf.com; 480-596-7050) • Golf Club of Estrella (estrellagolf.com; 623-386-2600) • Grayhawk Golf Club (grayhawkgolf.com; 480-502-2075) • Hillcrest Golf Club (hillcrestgolfclub.com;623-584-1500) • Longbow Golf Club (longbowgolf.com; 480-807-5400) • Maryvale Golf Course (phoenix.gov/recreation; 623-846-4022) • McCormick Ranch Golf Club (mccormickranchgolf.com; 480-948-0260) • McDowell Mountain Golf Club (mcdowellmountaingc.com; 480-502-8200) • Palm Valley Golf Club (palmvalleygolf.com; 623-935-2500) • Quintero Golf Club (quinterogolf.com; 928-501-1500) • Rancho de los Caballeros Golf Club (ranchodeloscaballeros.com; 800-684-5030) • Raven Golf Club-Phoenix (ravenphx.com; 602-243-3636) • Superstition Springs Golf Club (superstitionspringsgc; 480-985-5622) • Surprise Golf Club (surprisegolfclub.com; 623.584-6000) • Talking Stick Golf Club (talkingstickgolfclub.com; 480-860-2221) • The Boulders Club (bouldersclub.com; 480-488-9028) • The Legacy Golf Club (golflegacyresort.com; 602-305-5550) • The Phoenician Golf Club (golfthephoenician.com; 480-423-2449 • TPC Scottsdale (tpc.com/Scottsdale; 888-877-9193) • Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia (trilogygolfclub.com/ vistancia; 623-328-5100) • Troon North Golf Club (troonnorthgolf.com; 480-585-5300) • Verrado Golf Club (verradogolfclub.com; 623-388-3000) • We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (wekopa.com; 866-660-7700) • Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (kierlandresort.com; 480-922-9283) • Whirlwind Golf Club (whirlwindgolf.com; 480-940-1500) • Wickenburg Ranch Golf Club (wickenburgranch.com; 480-367-3610) • Wigwam Resort (wigwamresort.com; 800-909-4224) • Wildfire Golf Club (wildfiregolf.com; 888-705-7775) coloradoavidgo lf e r.c o m


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