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GOLFER’S GUIDE AArizona Edition

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elcome to 2011. May this New Year bestow upon you all that you desire! Here in Arizona, arguably the nation’s top golf destination, “Twenty Eleven” promises ideal golf weather – sunny days, blue skies and average high temps of nearly 72 degrees. If you are visiting for a college football bowl game, a PGA Tour event, Spring Training, etc., welcome. If you are fortunate enough to live here, even as a snow bird, then you already know how spectacular this state is. This winter issue is bursting with wonderful editorial. Our cover story profiles Las Sendas Golf Club and to ring in the New Year, Las Sendas is also “new.” Read about all the latest happenings at this Mesa gem. Next, we explore beautiful SunRidge Canyon in Fountain Hills where new owners are poised to make this top-rated course even better. The spotlight then shines on the fun and affordable Club West Golf Club, the stunning Raven at Verrado, four OB Sports Arizona facilities, and lastly the newly renamed Quarry Pines Golf Club in Marana. Don’t miss the spread on a truly great golf community – Superstition Mountain. This exclusive location tempts you to make Superstition Mountain your new home or country club. At the very least, you’re welcome to simply become a “member for a day.” We conclude with a look at some lodging options, the lovely Arizona Golf Resort and the two Phoenix Pointe Hilton Resorts. For much more on the local golf scene, visit On this informative site, you’ll find comprehensive information, contests, special offers, real estate, travel and more.

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Las Sendas Golf Club

Las Sendas Golf Club


Lloyd and Wayne McBean cordially invite you to come and experience the “new” Las Sendas.

13 SunRidge Canyon New family ownership is set to put a personal touch on this Fountain Hills classic.


18 Club West Golf Club Quality and affordability meet at this scenic, playable Ahwatukee Foothills course.

23 Raven Golf Club at Verrado Incredible golf and views are all just an easy, 25 minute drive from Sky Harbor Airport

33 Golfer’s Guide Signature Courses Pages of information on Arizona’s top courses

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Superstition Mountain’s Prospector Course, Hole No. 18

45 Golfer’s Guide Living Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club is one impressive master planned golf community.

52 OB Sports Four distinct golf courses give you the “Quintessential Arizona Golf Experience.”

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An index page with an easy to follow map will get you to our on and off course clients..

60 Quarry Pines Arizona’s only quarry golf course has a new name and its own unique style.

64 Arizona Golf Resort From first-class lodging to championship golf, this tranquil getaway has it all.

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ixteen years ago, The Las Sendas Golf Club, a 5-Star golf club situated in the scenic foothills of east Mesa, made a sparkling debut on the Arizona golf landscape. Late last year, the “new” Las Sendas was officially reborn. New is the operative word at Las Sendas. There are new facilities, new membership opportunities and a savvy, new ownership group that is poised to make Las Sendas one of the Southwest’s finest golf facilities. Las Sendas is unique compared to most of its desert golf brethren. Designed 8

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by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (his initial solo design in the Valley of the Sun) to coexist with the natural splendor of its East Valley location, Las Sendas is, in Jones’ own words, “true” desert golf. Much less dirt and rock were moved in this layout than many other area courses of the same era, creating an experience that the renowned designer describes as “a nature walk through the desert, attracting you with beauty and challenging you with shot options.” In fact, the club’s name, Las Sendas, was carefully selected from this observation and in Spanish, translates to “The

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Golf Club

Better Than Ever!

Pathways.” For history and Western movie aficionados, the land where Las Sendas is located also has significance. In the 1930s, the parcel was owned by Tom Mix. Mix was Hollywood’s first Western megastar and is noted as having helped define the genre for all cowboy actors who followed. Legend has it that he and good friend John Wayne used to ride horses in these hills. Las Sendas has been ranked the “10th Most Challenging” and “One of the Top 100 Courses in the Nation” by Zagat Survey. Even though it can be a stern test of golf, Las Sendas is playable and forgiving if 2011 ISSUE 1

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you choose tees that match your game, not your ego. For low handicappers, it’s a stout 72.5/145 rating and slope from the 6,914yard tips but there are five more reasonable options for you to select from. Each gives players a different perspective of this East Valley gem. Las Sendas invites you to experience Jones’ “nature walk” while being treated like a member for a day, or a lifetime, with enticing, available 100 percent refundable memberships. The club has no debt, no mortgage and promises to keep the golf course from being leveraged. This


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certainly provides promise of longevity in today’s challenging times. Jones design intention was for you to think your way around Las Sendas, yet he must have known that you’d be distracted by the incredible vistas from their 1,800foot elevation. That’s the conundrum of Las Sendas. Hidden amid the stunning beauty of the surrounding landscape is a hell of a golf course! Beautiful? Pictures actually understate the grandeur of the three-dimensional view not only up/down and sideways, but out, to Camelback Mountain to the west and the Superstition Mountains to the east, and the entire valley floor below. Much of your pathway at Las Sendas is natural as you drive through the desert, weaving between cacti that are, indeed, in play. Many of the rolling fairways are elevated above the desert floor, leaving you options to play low into the large, steeply-sloped greens, or fly the ball in on


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your approaches. Challenging? Survive the daunting two opening holes (the longest par 4 and par 5 on the front side and handicapped as the two toughest on the nine), and conquer the mountainous stretch at 4, 5 and 6, you might be in for a career round. The spectacular 4th is one of the few holes on the course where you’re probably better off laying up off the tee, short of a desert wash with a longer iron approach straight into the mountain that’ll be looking over your shoulder for eight of the next ten holes. Trust us, and the GPSequipped carts, the course does get a little easier from here on in. Another design feature at Las Sendas you might not recognize until you’ve finished is that the five par 3s likely will offer the opportunity to hit five different clubs off the tee. The fifth and 11th holes play right into the mountain. The 7th, the shortest par 3 at just 120 yards from the silver tees, has a treacherous green with at least five foot of elevation

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changes between the two tiers. Take an extra club at the uphill par-3 11th so you won’t be disappointed by its false front apron, and don’t miss the green at either of the remaining par 3s. The putting surfaces at 14 and 16 are large, but very wellbunkered. Even if you’re not playing from the tips, we recommend the sight from the back tees at the 13th when you leave the mountain. The views of the Superstition and Usery Mountains off the elevated tee box are breathtaking. The rest of the par 4 is downright fun, concluding with an approach across a desert wash to the green. If you have any breath left, it will likely be taken away by the vistas behind the double dogleg par-5 18th hole. If the views to the White Tank Mountains some 70 miles to the west don’t draw your eye away from the task at hand (the lakes short-right and long-left off the tee) the enticement to aim your second shot right at Camelback Mountain and carry that second lake to reach the green in two will be tempting. Clearly, the course is the star at Las Sendas. But the new amenities make the first trip worthwhile and future visits more likely. The list of improvements, costing upwards of $4 million dollars, is expansive and includes: a renovated and expanded clubhouse featuring three restaurants, an elegant pro shop complete with private locker rooms for the growing membership, an air conditioned comfort station and The Oasis Snack Bar located between the 3rd hole and the 14th tee, a halfway house and additional public restrooms located near 10, a club storage facilities, shoe shine room, a brand new cart fleet and more. 2011 ISSUE 1

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Th f i d restaurants The aforementioned deserve a little more ink. The Rusty Putter Grille, a comfortable sports lounge, offers a wide array of menu items from breakfast to dinner. Open daily for lunch, the Viewpoint Patio features live entertainment Wednesday through Saturday evenings and boasts spectacular views of the valley. The “ace” of the Las Sendas dining lineup is Bogey’s Steak & Seafood. For the crowning touch, complimentary limousine service is offered with your reservation! Bogey’s is a 5-Star Prime Steakhouse and is themed after the late cultural icon Humphrey Bogart. Bogey’s serves exquisite cuts of Prime USGA beef as well as fresh seafood selections. An impressive wine list and resort-style service add to your Bogey’s experience. For the crowing touch, Bogey’s offers complimentary limousine service with your reservation! As Robert Trent Jones, Jr. says, “It is a Wild West Course, and you’d better bring your six-gun, because you’re going to have to shoot it here.” Happy birdie hunting. Las Sendas Golf Club is conveniently located in east Mesa with easy access from the 202 freeway (Power Road exit). See the Golfer’s Guide map on page 59. For more info, call (480) 396-4000, or visit the website at


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Rear Foot Back Drill

By Mike Malaska – Nicklaus Academies’ World-Wide Director of Instruction


ne off the h most common swing ffaults l ffor the h majority of golfers is coming over the top which is going to cause the dreaded slice. A slice produces a ball flight that robs the golfer of valuable distance as well as the ability to control the direction of the shot – especially in windy condiSet-up with your tions. A great drill I use with many of my students normal stance is the Rear Foot Back Drill. When this drill is done properly, it can cure a number of swing faults, especially ‘coming over the top’ on the downswing. With a 6-iron, set up with your normal stance and ball position. I recommend you tee the ball up slightly to reduce the tendency to try and hit down on the ball too much. Now, drop your rear foot back so that your toes clear the heel of your front foot. Drop your rear Take a ¾ swing while keeping your feet attached foot back. solidly to the ground. Do not lift up the heel of either foot during this shot. Swing down, sweeping through the ball with a controlled tempo at about 50 percent of your normal swing speed. The result will produce a ball flight that does not veer wildly to the right for right-handers, or left for left-handers. You will immediately notice a few things with your swing when performing this drill. First, it Take a ¾ swing becomes very difficult to take too big of a backswing. At the top of your backswing, you will feel like you are around ¾ of your normal backswing. Second, your downswing will be on an inside to out path; the path that helps to deliver a draw (not a slice) ball flight. And finally, your impact position will be improved which will provide you with better direcKeep your rear heel on tion and distance control – two of the most critical the ground throughout elements of producing consistent results and lower the swing. scores. Practice the Rear Foot Back Drill until you are consistently hitting a controlled draw, then begin to move your rear foot back into its normal position while remaining focused on repeating an inside to out swing path on your downswing. Whenever you find yourself starting to hit that wild slice again, go back to the practice tee and get back to work with the Rear Foot Back Drill. You can even rehearse this drill as part of your pre-shot routine until the feeling becomes second nature. About the author: PGA Professional Mike Malaska is No. 24 on Golf Digest’s ranking of instructors and is one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100. To arrange a personal session with Mike, call 602.799.7099 or visit

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SunRidge Canyon Golf Club

View of the unique double-green on the par-3, 17th

A Good Walk


nyone who has attempted mpted to smack a golf ball with any measure of skill knows the difficulty involved. In fact, sports enthusiasts categorically view the game as one that can never be mastered. Then why suffer the humiliation? Although golf is certainly difficult, there’s an easy answer to that question – it’s the sensation. The sensation of hitting one clean and watching it burst into the air will always trump the sensation of catching one off the toe. Plus there’s the sensation of simply being on the golf course. Mark Twain called it “a good walk spoiled.” But what he didn’t say is that without golf, there’s no reason to take a “good walk” in the first place. The spoiled part is simply a matter of unrealistic 2011 ISSUE 1

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performance expectations. So, check the expectations at the door, door and take a moment to learn more about one of the best walks in the Valley of the Sun: SunRidge Canyon Golf Club. First of all, there’s breaking news. SunRidge Canyon was recently purchased by Don and Cindy Misheff, along with a couple of the key members of the management team. They intend to create a golf club that is much more of an extension of their home than an investment. They’re in it for the love of the game; and as part-time residents, a profound affinity for the area. So next time you tee it up, say hello to the couple sitting on the patio sipping wine. It’s probably them. “This is a dream-come-true for us,”


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said Don Misheff. “Cindy and I visualized 15, 16 and 18 in particular require careful this for many years during our springtime consideration in addition to well-struck visits to the Valley, and we’re now happy shots. In fact, one could make a case that to report our long-term commitment to this quartet represents the most difficult the Fountain Hills community to preserve and scenic set of holes in the Valley. They and even improve the golf experience at all play uphill; making length a key comSunRidge Canyon.” ponent to success, but here’s a tip: choose Open to public play since 1995, the the appropriate tees at the beginning 6,823-yard, par-71, Keith Foster-designed of the round to bring these four brutes golf course unfolds around the rugged within striking distance at the end of the ridges and shady canyons unique to the round. eastern slope of the McDowell Mountains After a wonderful experience on the in Fountain Hills. Golfers begin their golf course, SunRidge Canyon’s Spanadventure at the upper mouth of one of ish hacienda-style clubhouse provides these canyons, which descends gradually a fitting place to tally up the scorecard on the way out before doubling back to over a cold beverage. With large expanses climb back up the slope on the way in. of glass that open to a spacious patio This subtle, but unmistakable, elevation change lies at the heart of the dramatic golf experience at SunRidge Canyon. During the round, golfers also discover that SunRidge Canyon wasn’t so much created by a bulldozer as it was carved out by the relentless pressure L-R: General Manger Jeff Lessig with principal owners Cindy and Don Misheff of wind and water over eons. Foster had the good sense to follow perched above a babbling water feature, Mother Nature’s lead, and in the end, the guests enjoy the sights and sounds of beauty and challenge of SunRidge Canyon Arizona’s unique indoor/outdoor lifestyle. is unlike any other desert golf course in Stunning views of Four Peaks and Superthe Valley. stition Mountains frame the background, Speaking of challenge, SunRidge while stylish Sonoran Desert landscapCanyon has it in spades, and although ing adorns the foreground. In addition the first and third handicapped holes are to post-round libations, the clubhouse on the front nine, it’s the back nine which is a great place for weddings, receptions, tends to make golfers tap out. Holes 13, awards banquets or any type of special 14

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1st green (foreground) and 18th green (background)

event. The professional event staff takes pride in not only meeting, but exceeding the guest’s expectations. It’s a fire-andforget operation that allows guests to relax and enjoy that special day without worrying about details. With a slew of golf courses to choose from Valley-wide, there’s a golf experience out there for every type of golfer. SunRidge Canyon just happens to belong to that rare category of golf experience which combines the finest elements into one package. There’s natural beauty, attentive service, 2011 ISSUE 1

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exceptional conditions, stylish facilities and strategic challenges all at a fair price. For most, that’d be enough, but SunRidge Canyon Golf Club also boasts one of the most important intangible features enjoyed by all golfers: it’s a “good walk.” Maybe even a great walk. Mark Twain himself would be hard pressed to “spoil” this stroll with a sizzling snap hook or a banana ball drifting out-of-bounds. To book a tee time or for more information call 480.837.5100, or visit


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Club West Golf Club A Great Arizona Golf Value For golfers looking for a great combination of fun-filled dA Arizona i golf lf at a great value l one must take notice of Club West Golf Club. A desert foothills treasure the, Brian Whitcomb/Ken Kavanaugh-designed Club West Golf Club serves up a spectacular desert golf experience, along the southern edge of Phoenix’s South Mountain preserve. New owners (Ahwatukee Golf Properties whose other interests in the area include The Duke Golf Club, Ahwatukee Country Club and Ahwatukee Lakes) purchased Club West in 2010 with a goal to make a Phoenix-area favorite even better. And that they have with refreshed look in the clubhouse and Grill (including adding a half dozen flat screens) and enhancing agronomic practices and rolling out a new loyalty program that is amongst the area’s favorites (the Gold Card). But the course layout is the main headliner at Club West. This par-71, 7,142 yard layout (from the tips) takes full advantage of 18

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the foothills and promontories of the lower slopes off SSouth Mountain. From the l hM i F h first tee to the 18th green, the elevation varies by as much as 100 feet. Holes meander their way over and around desert foothills, between cacti and through stunning rock formations. The course was designed to begin as a relaxed warm-up, then gradually demand more accuracy from players as the round progresses, coming to a crescendo at the clubs finishing holes. No.15 is a delicate and awe-inspiring par 3 that plays from a hillside to a large green below. While the par-3 17th (routinely voted one of the best par 3’s in the state by the golfers of Arizona) is an exhilarating configuration of two greens—both tucked into the hillside with steep vertical drops below the teeing areas—reached by hitting from a mountainside as much as 217 yards away. Upon opening in 1996, Club West has garnered a number of local and national awards, including being ranked by the

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Arizona Republic as one of the top 20 golf courses in Arizona. Club West’s picturesque clubhouse - designed by the same architectural firm responsible for the highly acclaimed clubhouses at The Boulders Golf Course and Desert Mountain Golf Club – is home to a well-stocked golf shop, men’s and ladies locker rooms as well a fine restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and seasonal dinners. Frequent players at Club West should check out Club West’s Gold Card that offers cardholders preferred green fees throughout the year as well as a ton of other money saving benefits such as preferred guest fees, preferred rates at the other Ahwatukee courses, two complimentary tournaments, cour golf shop savings, dining discounts and via preferred marketing partnership with OB a pre Sports, travel benefits to play OB SportsSpor managed facilities at preferred rates. Golfers man can purchase the Gold Card on-line at or by calling 480-460-4400.

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Arizona is one of the world’s top golf destinations. Besides 300 plus sunny days, 300 plus golf courses (designed by a who’s who of architects) and two Tour events, the state also boasts several excellent retail golf establishments. The oldest and most customer friendly is Van’s Golf Shops. For 48 years, Van’s Golf Shops have served an untold number of locals, visitors and gift-givers who were in need of top quality golf merchandise. In 1963, the original Van’s was opened by Vincent Bocchini at the now defunct Evergreen Golf Course in Scottsdale. Bocchini, whose nickname was “Van”, would undoubtedly be proud of the company’s growth today. Van’s Golf Shops is an essential part of Worldwide Golf Shops and there are seven Van’s shops conveniently located in neighborhoods throughout Greater Phoenix and Tucson. Worldwide’s other brands include Roger Dunn Golf Shops, Golfers’ Warehouse and The Golf Mart. Collectively, there are over 40 Worldwide shops in Hawaii, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and here in the Grand Canyon State. “I think there are several reasons why a Van’s Golf Shop is the retail golf store for you,” stated Rick Levy, Vice President of Operations for Van’s. “The quality of our 2011 ISSUE 1

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products, our competitive pricing and the professional level of service that you will receive all add up to a positive buying experience for our customers. We have employees that have been working with us over 20 years and many associates know customers by name, product preferences and sizes.” While prices in the golf industry are somewhat comparable, Van’s is known for their special buys and clever promotions. In fact, be sure to view their weekly ad in the Arizona Republic, Tucson Citizen or various other local newspapers for precise illustrations. Since Van’s is privately-owned, they operate differently and relish the chance to bring unique items and closeouts to their large client base which currently consists of over 80,000 customers on their mailing list and nearly 50,000 in their email database. Another unique aspect of Van’s is the 90-day Satisfaction Guarantee. This means that with anything that you buy -- clothing, clubs, shoes etc., you have a full 90 days in which to try out the product.Van’s is confident that you will be pleased with your purchase but if for any reason, you are not entirely satisfied, you are able to return the item and will receive 100 percent full store credit. For more information visit


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Back in 1983, SuperShuttle pioneered the shared ride, door-to door, airport transportation concept in Los Angeles, California. Today, SuperShuttle is the leading shared ride provider in the United States. SuperShuttle provides daily door-to-door service for well over 20,000 customers equating to over seven million annually. SuperShuttle now provides service to 34 airports in the US as well as three airports in France. In all, there are over 1,400 “Blue” vans on the road each day. SuperShuttle is a wholly owned subsidiary of Veolia Transportation, a global leader in the industry. Veolia Transportation has over 125 years of experience operating bus, rail, shuttle, and taxi systems in 27 countries worldwide. In 1989, SuperShuttle introduced its executive sedan service ExecuCar into the marketplace. First operating here in Phoenix, this private, business class service has gradually expanded and is now featured in 20 major domestic markets and also serves 34 airports. From the beginning, SuperShuttle was established with a commitment to provide exceptional guest service. The strategy was simple: to be the premier shared-ride transportation company by taking care of customers better than anyone else. This same philosophy permeates into their ExecuCar division. SuperShuttle’s name and distinctive blue vans, define the company in the marketplace for travelers both in the United States as well as those visiting from international destinations. The brand is recognized for its quality, reliability, safety, cleanliness and responsiveness. The company standards for customer 22

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satisfaction are unsurpassed and go beyond industry norms. For golfers, both in large or small groups, SuperShuttle is perfect! Charter services as well as a meeting and convention services department can assist in coordinating group airport transfers as well as off-site transportation. Point-to-point charters for both SuperShuttle and ExecuCar can be booked to and from any location at affordable hourly rates. And they have plenty of room for your all important golf clubs! SuperShuttle’s past achievements and growth record are impressive and have been the catalyst in attracting customers to the brand. Through partnership marketing, proprietary leading edge technology and an innovative business model SuperShuttle and ExecuCar continue to reach greater levels of success in meeting travelers’ needs.

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Go West to the RAVEN AT VERRADO!


ince 2004, Buckeye’s Raven Golf Club at Verrado has had a unique perspective of the Arizona golf landscape. Located due west of Phoenix and Scottsdale, two locations long considered as the only viable options for golfers looking for top-notch golf, the Raven at Verrado offers an unhindered unique view looking east into the Valley. It’s a spectacular scene unique to the property, especially from the 18th hole. Golfers can enjoy the picturesque view knowing that their feet are firmly planted at one of the area’s premier courses, regardless of location. The Raven at Verrado has taken the other side to another level, and a number of respected publications agree. Shortly after it opened, this wellmaintained desert layout co-designed 1996 Open Champion Tom Lehman and master architect John Fought, of Indian Wells and The Gallery fame, the Raven was listed 2011 ISSUE 1

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among America’s “Top 10 New Public Courses” by Golfweek and recognized as one of the “Top 10 New Golf Courses You Can Play” by Golf Magazine. In addition to those accolades, The Raven at Verrado was ranked by Sports Illustrated as the No. 1 public golf course in Phoenix. More recently, the ratings established by GolfWorld’s 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards placed The Raven alongside Arizona’s top public golf facilities, and Golf Magazine lists the course in the Grand Canyon State’s Top 25. Desert Golf Magazine also honored The Raven at Verrado touting the course as the No. 8 public-access facility in Arizona. Lehman and Fought’s memorable desert composition features two diverse nines. The front meanders east toward the flattest portion of the property and showcases stunning views of the downtown Phoenix skyline as well as the jagged White Tank Mountains. Fluctuating


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topography isn’t necessarily non-existent on the front nine, it’s just much less pronounced and extremely subtle. The 397-yard par-4 2nd hole provides a preview of the jagged terrain to come on the back nine. The slight dogleg left is dominated by a deep cavern that bisects the left side of the fairway between the tee shot landing area and the approach to the

green. If you decide to play it safe and hit 3- or 5-wood off the tee, you’ll be forced to carry your approach shot over the ravine to a green with a false front collar. The 588-yard par-5 5th hole actually plays closer to 530-540 yards. The long and winding hole plays downhill into the valley and provides golfers with the benefit of a prevailing wind at their backs. For longer hitters, the fairway slopes even more downhill once you’re inside of the 260-270 yard mark. Bunkers are situated on either side of the green, but the front is relatively open inviting run up shots, reminiscent of those you’d see on Open Championship courses. 24

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By the time you reach the 552-yard par-5 8th hole, the prevailing wind that normally blows west to east and tends to pick up mid-afternoon is in your face. The No. 1 handicap hole on the course, this slight dogleg left is a perfect example of the subtle yet significant elevation changes present on the front side. You’ll be forced to deal with a large rock outcropping down the left, and the hidden uphill element will most likely leave you with a lengthy third shot. The green, which is elevated, has been positioned very close to the sandy wash on the right forcing pitch shots to be deadly accurate. The back nine is much more rugged as it ventures into a rocky canyon that dictates elevation changes of more than 100 feet throughout the bulk of this nine. The 442-yard par-4 12th hole is the beginning of a three-hole stretch into a small rocky canyon. The signature element of this hole is a deep pot bunker positioned in the fairway; another design feature most likely added by Lehman whose love for Open Championship-style courses is evident throughout this layout. Whatever you do, don’t go into the bunker. A large two-tiered green calls for an accurate approach. The 326-yard par-4 13th is uphill all the way and requires a supremely accurate touch on approach to a green where a few yards could be the difference between a

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birdie putt and watching your ball spin off the green’s severely sloping false front and roll all the way to your feet. Upon reaching the 492-yard par-4 18th, you’re treated to a complete panoramic of the valley. “There is not another area golf course that will give you the same perspective of the Valley,” said Doug Foss, Raven’s longtime Director of Sales and Marketing “You usually will have some other mountains or obstructions in the way, but not here because you’re looking to the east instead of the west. It’s a really cool persepctive from up here.” The nines touch uniquely different areas of the property but have the common element of strategic golf and a traditional style. “The careful placement of bunkers along with the natural movement in the fairways will challenge all players no matter what their skill level,” added Lehman, who calls Scottsdale home. “However, the real test comes around the greens. “While the putting surfaces tend to be large and inviting the collars slope away into

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deep, closely mown chipping areas similar in style to those of the green complexes of the vaunted Pinehurst No. 2,” Lehman added. “Thus the large greens will play much smaller, requiring tee shots to be positioned into the proper section of the fairway to have the easiest route to the green. This is the essence of strategic design of a golf course; many options as to how to play the hole, but only one is the best.” The Raven at Verrado is a popular spot during Major League Baseball’s Spring Training and annually hosts an inter-squad golf tournament between the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners in mid-February. Be sure to ask about the Verrado Package, which provides unlimited golf and use of the driving range plus a meal in the Verrado Grille and on-course snacks and drinks from the beverage cart. The Raven at Verrado has a substantial food and beverage service, giving the club the ability to host corporate parties, holiday events, weddings and golf tournaments. Visit for more information or call the golf shop at (623) 388-3000.


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A Winning“Par”tnership

We all know the saying, “time is money,” and in today’s uncertain economy, every penny truly counts. With so many electrical companies struggling to survive, even if it means exploring a different area of expertise or cutting corners, not only can safety and quality suffer, but ultimately the “value” that you as a customer thought you were getting by accepting the lowest bid for your project. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 640 (Local 640) and Arizona Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) have thrown aside the old stereotype of labor/management conflict and partnered together to bring their customers the best value by completing electrical projects, not only on time and on budget, but also to the highest standards of electrical installation and safety; all at a very competitive cost. Since 1925, Local 640 has been providing the highest quality electricians to electrical contractors and customers in the state of Arizona. Local 640 and their NECA partners jointly provide training through the oldest recognized apprenticeship in the state, and are constantly working to advance the best practices and safest working conditions in the industry. Together, they are committed to training the electricians of the future; as evidenced 26

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in the 2008 opening of their new, multimillion dollar training center that doubles the capacity of their classes and facilitates training in the advancing green technologies of solar and wind power. Apprentices are career oriented and learn the electrical trade from the ground up. Electrical theory, code, installation, safety, and a good work ethic are just some of the subjects taught, along with continuing upgrade and safety training to keep all their electricians on the cutting edge of the latest technologies. All of their contractors are licensed, bonded, and insured, and many of them not only have years of experience as a contractor, but also as an electrician who has come through Local 640’s comprehensive program. Local 640 and NECA have contractors for any project, from small home maintenance jobs to the largest commercial and industrial projects. Their joint Code of Excellence program partners labor and management to help overcome those little “surprises” that always seem to arise on any construction project. This partnership allows their workforce to be more productive and safer than you will find anywhere else. To learn more about the value that the Local 640/NECA labor-management partnership can provide, or to explore a career opportunity in the electrical industry, visit, or

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Arizona Golf Course Directory: Greater Phoenix, Scottsdale & Central Arizona 500 Club, The

Bougainvillea GC

The Desert Mountain Club

(623) 492-9500 Public 4707 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Phoenix 85310

(602) 237-4567 Public 5740 W. Baseline, Phoenix 85339

(480) 488-1362 Private 10333 Rockaway Hills, Scottsdale 85262

Adobe Dam Family Golf Center

Boulders GC

Desert Sands GC

(480) 488-9028 Resort (623) 581-2800 Public 3847 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Glendale 85310 34831 N. Tom Darlington Dr., Carefree 85377

(480) 832-0210 Executive 1922 South 74th St., Mesa 85208

Aguila GC

Briarwood CC

Desert Springs GC

(602) 237-9601 Public 8440 S. 35th Ave., Laveen 85351

(623) 584-5301 Private 20800 135th Ave., Sun City West 85375

(623) 546-7400 Semi-Private 19900 N. Remington Dr., Surprise 85374

Ahwatukee GC

Camelback GC

(480) 893-1161 Public 12432 S. 48th Street, Phoenix 85044

(480) 596-7050 Resort (623) 544-6017 Semi-Private 7847 N. Mockingbird Lane, Scottsdale 85253 22525 N. Executive Way, Sun City West 85375

Alta Mesa CC (480) 827-9411 Private 1460 N. Alta Mesa Dr., Mesa 85205

Ancala CC (480) 391-2777 Private 11700 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale 85259

Anthem G&CC (623) 742-6210 Private 2708 W. Anthem Club Dr., Anthem 85086

Apache Creek GC (480) 982-2677 Public 3401 S. Ironwood Dr., Apache Junction 85220

Apache Sun GC (480) 987-9065 Executive 919 E. Pima Rd., Queen Creek 85242

Apache Wells CC (480) 830-4725 Semi-Private 5601 E. Hermosa Vista Dr., Mesa 85215

Arizona Biltmore CC (602) 955-9655 Resort 24th St. & Missouri Ave., Phoenix 85016

Arizona CC

Desert Trails GC

Casa Grande Municipal GC

Dobson Ranch GC

(520) 836-9216 Public 2121 N. Thornton Rd., Casa Grande 85222

(480) 644-2291 Public 2155 S. Dobson Road, Mesa 85202

Cave Creek GC (602) 866-8076 Public 15202 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix 85023

CC at DC Ranch

Dove Valley Ranch GC (480) 488-0009 Public 33244 N. Black Mountain Pkwy., Cave Creek 85331

The Duke at Rancho El Dorado

(480) 342-7200 Private (480) 844-1100 Public 9290 East Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale 85255 42660 W. Rancho El Dorado Pkwy., Maricopa 85239

Cimmarron GC

(623) 975-5654 Public 17100 W Clearview, Surprise 85374

Club West GC (480) 460-4400 Public 16400 S. 14th Avenue, Phoenix 85045

Coldwater GC (623) 932-9000 Public 100 N. Clubhouse Dr., Avondale 85323

Continental GC (480) 941-1585 Executive 7920 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale 85251

Copper Canyon GC

Eagles Nest GC at Pebble Creek (623) 935-6750 Semi-Private 3645 Clubhouse Dr., Goodyear 85338

Eagle Mountain GC (480) 816-1234 Public 14915 E. Eagle Mountain Pkwy Fountain Hills 85268

Echo Mesa GC (623) 544-6014 Semi-Private 20349 Echo Mesa Dr., Sun City West 85375

Encanterra CC 480-677-8148 Private 37449 N. Encanterra Dr., Queen Creek 85242

Encanto GC

(928) 252-6783 Public (602) 253-3963 Public (480) 946-4565 Private 26577 W. Desert Vista Blvd., Buckeye 85396 2705 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix 85007 5668 E. Orange Blossom Lane, Phoenix 85018 Coronado Golf Club

Arizona City GC

(520) 466-5327 Public 13939 Cleator, Arizona City 85223

Arizona GR (480) 832-1661 Resort 425 S. Power Rd., Mesa 85206

Arizona Grand GC

(480) 947-8364 Executive 2829 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale 85257

Corte Bella GC

(623) 561-9600 Private 19888 N. 73rd Ave., Glendale 85308

(602) 262-6870 Executive 2300 N. 17th Avenue, Phoenix 85007

The Estancia Club

(623) 556-8951 Semi-Private (480) 473-4415 Private 22415 N. Padaro Drive, Sun City West 88375 27998 N. 99th Pl., Scottsdale 85262

Cottonwood CC

(480) 895-9449 Private (602) 431-6480 Resort 25630 Brentwood Dr., Sun Lakes 85248 8000 S. Arizona Grand Pkwy., Phoenix, 85044 Coyote Lakes GC Arizona Traditions GC (623) 566-2323 Public (623) 584-4000 Public 18800 N. Coyote Lakes Pkwy., Surprise 17225 N. Citrus Rd., Surprise 85374 85374

Arrowhead CC

Encanto Nine GC

Estrella Mountain GC (623) 932-3714 Public 15205 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear 85338

Falcon Dunes GC (623) 535-8355 Military 15100 W. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85355

Deer Valley GC

Falcon GC

(623) 935-7800 Public (623) 544-6016 Semi-Private 13975 Deer Valley Rd., Sun City West 85375 15152 W. Camelback Rd., Litchfield Park 85340

Desert Canyon GC

FireRock CC

(480) 921-8070 Public 1125 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe 85281

(480) 836-8000 Private (480) 837-1173 Public 10440 Indian Wells Dr., Fountain Hills 85268 15925 E. Shea Blvd., Fountain Hills 85268

Augusta Ranch GC

Desert Forest GC

First Tee Phoenix

(480) 354-1234 Executive 2401 S. Lansing, Mesa 85212

(480) 488-3527 Private 37207 N. Mule Train Rd., Carefree 85377

(602) 305-7655 Executive 9510 S. 7th Street, Phoenix 85040

Bear Creek GC

Desert Highlands GC

Foothills GC, The

(480) 883-8200 Public 500 E. Riggs Rd., Chandler 85249

(480) 585-8521 Private 10040 E. Happy Valley Rd., Scottsdale 85255

(480) 460-4653 Public 2201 E. Clubhouse Dr., Phoenix 85048

Bellair GC

Desert Mirage GC

Fountain of the Sun CC

(602) 978-0330 Executive 17233 N. 45th Ave., Phoenix 85308

(623) 772-0110 Public 8710 W. Maryland, Glendale 85305

(480) 986-3158 Private 500 S. 80th Street, Mesa 85208

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Arizona Golf Course Directory: Greater Phoenix, Scottsdale & Central Arizona Francisco Grande GR

Lakes at Ahwatukee GC

Oasis GC

(520) 836-6444 Resort 26000 Gila Bend Hwy, Casa Grande 85222

(480) 893-3004 Public 13431 S. 44th Street, Phoenix 85044

(480) 888-8890 Public 5764 E. Hunt Highway, Queen Creek 85242

Las Colinas GC

Ocotillo GC

Gainey Ranch GC (480) 483-2582 Private 7600 E. Gainey Club Dr., Scottsdale 85258

The GC Scottsdale (480) 443-8868 Private Dynamite Blvd. and 122nd Street

Glen Lakes GC (623) 939-7541 Executive 5450 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale 85301

Gold Canyon GR (480) 982-9449 Resort 6100 S. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon 85219

The Golf Club of Estrella (623) 386-2600 Public 11800 S. Golf Club Dr., Goodyear 85338

The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch (480) 987-9800 Public 433 E. Golf Club Dr.. Queen Creek 85242

Grandview GC (623) 544-6013 Semi-Private 14260 Meeker Blvd., Sun City West 85375

(480) 917-6660 Public (480) 987-3633 Public 21515 Rancho Del Rey Blvd., Queen Creek 85242 3751 S. Clubhouse Dr., Chandler 85248

Las Sendas GC

Orange Tree Golf Resort

(480) 396-4000 Public 7555 E. Eagle Crest Dr., Mesa 85207

(480) 948-3730 Resort 10601 N. 56th Street, Scottsdale 85254

Legacy GR

Painted Mountain GR

(602) 305-5550 Public 6808 S. 32nd St., Phoenix 85042

(480) 832-0156 Public 6210 E. McKellips Road, Mesa 85215

Legend at Arrowhead

Palm Valley GC

(623) 561-1902 Public 21027 N. 67th Avenue, Glendale 85308

(623) 935-2500 Public 2211 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear 85338

Legend Trail GC

Palmbrook CC

(623) 977-8383 Private (480) 488-7434 Public 9462 E. Legendary Lane, Scottsdale 85262 9350 W. Greenway Road, Sun City 85351

Leisure World CC

Palo Verde CC

(480) 832-0003 Private 908 S. Power Rd., Mesa 85206

(480) 895-0300 Private 25630 Brentwood Dr., Sun Lakes 85248

Links at Queen Creek, The

Palo Verde GC

(480) 987-1910 Public 445 E. Ocotillo Rd., Queen Creek 85242

(602) 249-9930 Public 6215 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix 85015

Lone Tree GC

Papago GC

Granite Falls GC

(602) 275-8428 Public (480) 219-0830 Semi-Private 6262 South Mountain Blvd., Chandler 85249 5595 E. Moreland, Phoenix 85008

(623) 546-7575 Public 15949 W. Clearview Blvd., Surprise 85375

Longbow GC

Paradise Valley CC

Grayhawk GC

(480) 807-5400 Public 5601 E. Longbow Parkway, Mesa 85215

(602) 840-8100 Private 7101 N. Tatum Blvd., Paradise Valley 85253

(480) 502-1800 Public Los Caballeros GC Resort 8620 E. Thompson Peak Pwky., Scottsdale 85255 (928) 684-2704 1551 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg 85390 Great Eagle GC Maryvale GC (623) 584-6000 Public (623) 846-4022 Public 17200 W. Bell Road, Surprise 85374 5902 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix 85033 Greenfield Lakes GC

Paradise Valley Park

(480) 503-0500 Executive 2484 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert 85296

(623) 544-6010 Semi-Private 18836 North 128th Ave, Sun City West 85375

Hillcrest GC

McCormick Ranch GC

(480) 948-0260 Resort 7505 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale 85258

(602) 992-7190 Executive 3505 E. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix 85050

Pavilion Lakes GC (480) 948-3370 Public 8870 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale 85250

Pebblebrook GC

Mesa CC

Peoria Pines Golf & Restaurant

Hohokam CC

The Mirabel Club

The Phoenician GC

(520) 723-7192 Public 8324 E. Highway 287, Coolidge 85228

(480) 595-2923 Private 37401 N. Mirabel Club Dr., Scottsdale 85262

Ironwood GC

Mission Royale GC

(480) 895-0614 Retirement 550 W. Champagne Dr., Chandler 85248

(520) 876-5335 Public 11 S. Mission Pkwy., Casa Grande 85222

(623) 584-1500 Public (480) 964-3514 Private 20002 Star Ridge Dr., Sun City West 85375 660 W. Fairway Dr., Mesa 85201

Ken McDonald GC

Moon Valley CC

(480) 350-5250 Public 800 E. Divot Dr., Tempe 85283

(602) 942-1278 Private 151 W. Moon Valley Dr., Phoenix 85023

Kierland GC (480) 922-9283 Public 15636 Clubgate Dr., Scottsdale 85254

Kokopelli GC (480) 926-3589 Public 1800 W. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert 85233

Lakes at Westbrook Village GC (602) 566-3439 Semi-Private 19260 N. Westbrook Pkwy., Peoria 85382

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MountainBrook GC

(623) 972-1364 Public 8411 N. 107th Ave., Peoria 85345 (480) 423-2449 Resort 6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale 85251

Phoenix CC (602) 263-5208 Private 2901 N. 7th Street, Phoenix 85014

Pinnacle Peak CC (480) 585-0385 Private 8701 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale 85255

The Pointe GC at Lookout Mountain

(480) 671-1000 Public (602) 866-6356 Resort 5783 S. MountainBrook Dr., Gold Canyon 85219 11111 N. 7th Street, Phoenix 85020

Mountain Shadows GC

(480) 905-8999 Executive 5641 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale 85253

Oakwood GC

Poston Butte GC (520) 723-1880 Public 6100 W. Merrill Ranch Pkwy., Florence 85232

Pueblo El Mirage CC

(480) 895-1159 Retirement (623) 583-0425 Public 25612 E. J. Robson Blvd., Sun Lakes 85248 11201 N. El Mirage Road, El Mirage 85335


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Arizona Golf Course Directory: Greater Phoenix, Scottsdale & Central Arizona Quail Run GC

Sun City Lakes East & West GCs Troon G&CC

(623) 876-3035 Executive 9774 Alabama Avenue, Sun City 85351

(623) 876-3020 Public 10433 Talisman Road, Sun City 85351

Quintero G&CC (928) 501-1500 Private 16752 W. State Route 74, Peoria 85382

Rancho Manana GC

Sun City North GC (623) 876-3010 Public 12650 N. 107th Avenue, Sun City 85351

Sun City Riverview GC

(480) 488-0398 Public (623) 876-3025 Public 5734 E. Rancho Manana Blvd., Cave Creek 85331 16401 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City 85351

Raven at South Mountain

(602) 243-3636 Public 3636 E. Baseline Dr., Phoenix 85040

Raven at Verrado (623) 388-3008 Public 4242 N. Golf Dr., Buckeye, AZ 85396

Red Mountain Ranch CC (480) 985-0285 Private 6425 E. Teton, Mesa 85205

Rio Salado GC (480) 990-1233 Executive 1490 E. Weber, Tempe 85281

Rio Verde CC

Sun City South GC (623) 876-3015 Public 11000 N. 103rd Avenue, Sun City 85351

(480) 963-3358 Resort 100 N. Dakota, Chandler 85224

Sanctuary GC (480) 502-8200 Public 10690 E. Sheena Dr., Scottsdale

Scottsdale Silverado GC (480) 778-0100 Public 7605 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale 85250

Seville G&CC (480) 722-8100 Private 4052 Clubview Dr., Gilbert 85296

Shalimar CC (480) 831-1244 Executive 2032 E. Golf Avenue, Tempe 85282

Silverleaf (480) 515-3210 Private 18701 N. Silverleaf Dr., Scottsdale 85255

Southern Dunes GC

(480) 895-5759 Public 1200 E. Saint Andrews Blvd., Chandler 85249

(623) 536-2491 Public 3645 Clubhouse Dr., Goodyear 85338

Union Hills CC Viewpoint GR

Sunbird GR (480) 883-0820 Executive 6250 Sunbird Boulevard, Chandler 85249

Sundance Golf Club (623) 328-0400 Public 900 S. Sundance, Buckeye 85326

13100 N. SunRidge Dr., Fountain Hills 85268

(480) 373-5555 Semi-Private 650 N. Hawes Rd., Mesa 85207

Villa De Paz GC (623) 877-1172 Public 4220 N. 103rd Avenue, Phoenix 85037

Villa Monterey GC (480) 990-7100 Executive 8100 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale 85251

Vista Verde GC (480) 471-2710 Semi-Private 18401 E El Circulo Dr.,Rio Verde 85263

Vistal GC (602) 305-7755 Public 701 E. Thunderbird Trail, Phoenix 85042

Superstition Mountain G&CC

Vistas at Westbrook Village GC

(480) 983-1411 Private 8000 E. Club Village Dr., Superstition Mountain 85219

(623) 566-1633 Semi-Private 18823 N Country Club Pkwy., Peoria 85382

Superstition Springs GC (480) 985-5622 Public 6542 E. Baseline Road, Mesa 85206

Talking Stick GC

We-Ko-Pa GC (480) 836-9000 Public 18200 E. Toh Vee Circle, Fountain Hills 85264

Western Skies GC

(480) 860-2221 Public Public 9998 East Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale 85256 (602) 545-8542 1245 E. Warner Road, Gilbert 85234 Tatum Ranch GC Whirlwind GC (480) 515-5908 Private Public 29888 N. Tatum Ranch Dr., Cave Creek 85331 (480) 940-1500 Terravita G&CC 5692 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler 85226 (480) 488-1333 Private Whisper Rock GC 34034 N. 69th Way, Scottsdale 85262 (480) 575-8700 Private

Tierra Grande CC

(480) 988-9405 Public 6910 E Williams Field Rd., Mesa 85212

Tonto Verde GC

Starfire at Scottsdale CC

TPC of Scottsdale

(480) 471-2710 Semi-Private (623) 544-6012 Semi-Private 12702 Stardust Blvd., Sun City West 85375 18401 El Circulo Dr., Rio Verde 85263

Stonecreek, The GC

Tuscany Falls CC at Pebble Creek

(480) 895-9274 Retirement 25425 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes 85248

Stardust GC

(480) 948-6000 Public 11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale 85260

(480) 585-5300 Public 10320 E. Dynamite Blvd., Scottsdale 85255

(623) 977-4281 Private 9860 Lindgren Avenue, Sun City 85373

(520) 723-9717 Public (480) 367-8949 Resort 813 W. Calle Rosa, Casa Grande 85222 48456 W Highway 238, Maricopa, AZ 85239 Toka Sticks GC

Springfield GC

Troon North GC

Sun Lakes CC

(480) 471-9420 Private Sunland Springs Village GC 18731 E. Four Peaks Blvd., Rio Verde 85263 (480) 984-4209 Executive Riverview GC 11061 E. Medina, Mesa 85220 (480) 644-3515 Public Sun Village GC 2202 W. 8th St., Mesa 85201 (623) 584-5774 Public Rolling Hills GC 17300 N. Sun Village Parkway, Surprise, 85374 (480) 350-5275 Executive SunRidge Canyon GC 1415 N. Mill Avenue, Tempe 85281 (480) 837-5100 Public

San Marcos GR

(480) 585-0540 Private 25000 N. Windy Walk Dr., Scottsdale 85255

(480) 585-3939 Public 17020 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale 85255

Trilogy GC at Power Ranch

(480) 988-0004 Public (602) 953-9110 Public 4435 E. Paradise Village Pkwy., Phoenix 85032 4415 E. Village Parkway, Gilbert 85236

32002 N. Old Bridge Rd., Scottsdale 85262

Wickenburg CC (928) 684-2011 Public 1420 N. Country Club Dr., Wickenburg 85390

Wigwam GR (623) 935-3811 Resort 300 Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park 85340

Wildfire GC (480) 473-0205 Resort 5225 E. Pathfinder, Phoenix 85024

Willowbrook GC (623) 876-3033 Executive 10600 N. Boswell Blvd., Sun City 85351

Sun City CC

Trilogy GC at Vistancia

Willowcreek GC

(623) 933-1353 Semi-Private 9433 N. 107th Avenue, Sun City 85351

(623) 328-5100 Public 12575 W. Golf Club Drive, Peoria 85383

(623) 876-3030 Public 10600 N. Boswell Blvd., Sun City 85351


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Haven GC

San Manuel GC

(520) 749-4212 Semi-Private 12000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson 85749

(520) 625-4281 Public 110 N. Abrego Dr., Green Valley 85614

(520) 385-2224

Arizona National Golf Club

Heritage Highlands G&CC

(520) 749-3636 Public 9777 E. Sabino Greens Dr., Tucson 85749

(520) 579-7000 Semi-Private (520) 586-7888 Public 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd., Tucson 85742 P.O. Box 2034, Benson 85062

San Pedro Golf Course

Arthur Pack Desert GC

Hilton El Conquistador GR


26950 N. Reddington Rd., San Manuel 85631

Santa Rita CC

(520) 744-3322 Public 9101 N. Thornydale Rd., Tucson 85741

(520) 544-1770 Resort 10000 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson 85737

Canoa Hills GC

Kino Springs CC

16461 S. Houghton Rd., Tucson 85641

(520) 648-1880 Public 1401 Calle Urbano, Green Valley 85614

(520) 287-8701 Public 187 Kino Springs Dr., Nogales 85621

Shadow Mountain CC

Canoa Ranch GC

La Paloma CC

(520) 393-1966 Public (520) 299-1500 Semi-Private 5800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley 85614 3660 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson 85718

CC of Green Valley

Mountain View GC at Saddlebrooke

(520) 762-5620


(520) 826-3412


1105 Irene St., Pearce 85625

Silverbell GC (520) 791-5235


(520) 228-3734 Military 3965 S. Craycroft Road, Tucson 85708

3600 N. Silverbell Rd., Tucson 85745 (520) 818-1100 Semi-Private 38691 S. Mountain View Blvd., Tucson 85739 Skyline CC (520) 299-0464 Private Omni Tucson National GR (520) 575-7540 Resort 5200 E. St. Andrews Dr., Tucson 85718 2727 W. Club Dr., Tucson 85741 Starr Pass Country Club and Spa

del Lago GC

Oro Valley CC

(520) 670-0400

(520) 647-1100 Public 14155 E. Rancho del Lago, Vail 85641

(520) 297-3322 Private 200 W. Valle Del Oro, Oro Valley 85737

3645 West Starr Pass Blvd., Tucson 85745

Desert Hills GC

Palo Duro Creek GC

Dorado GC

Pueblo del Sol CC

Sun City Vistoso GC

(520) 885-6751 Executive 6601 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson 85710

(520) 378-6444 Private 2770 St. Andrews Dr., Sierra Vista 85635

(520) 825-3110

Douglas GC

Quail Canyon GC

Torres Blancas GC

(520) 364-3722 Public 1372 E. Fairway Dr., Douglas 85608

(520) 887-6161 Public 5190 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson 85704

(520) 625-5200

El Conquistador CC

Quarry Pines GC

(520) 544-1800 Resort 10555 N. La Canada Dr., Tucson 85737

El Rio Municipal GC

(520) 744-7443 Public Resort 8480 N. Continental Links Dr., Tucson 85743 (520) 398-2021 P.O. Box 1297, 1 Otera Rd., Tubac 85646 Randolph Park Golf Complex

(520) 791-4229 Public 1400 W. Speedway Blvd., Tucson 85745

(520) 791-4161 Public 600 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson 85711

Fort Huachuca GC

Ritz-Carlton Golf Club

(520) 533-7092 Military Bldg 15479, Ft. Huachuca 85613

(520) 572-3500 Resort 6501 Boulder Bridge Pass, Marana 85658

Fred Enke Municipal GC

Rio Rico Resort & CC

(520) 586-2585

(520) 791-2539 Public 8251 E. Irvington Rd., Tucson 85730

(520) 281-8567 Resort 1550 Camino Caralampi, Rio Rico 85648

800 E. Country Club Dr., Benson 85602

Gallery GC, The

Rolling Hills GC

(520) 432-3025

(520) 625-8831 Private 77 Paseo de Golf, Green Valley 85614

Davis Monthan GC


Stone Canyon Club, The

(520) 219-1500 Private (520) 625-5090 Private (520) 761-4394 Public 2500 Circulo de las Lomas, Green Valley 85614 2690 North Country Club Dr., Nogales 85621 945 W. Vistoso Highlands Dr., Tucson 85737

(520) 744-2555 Private (520) 298-2401 Private 14000 N. Dove Mountain Blvd., Marana 85658 8900 E. 29th St., Tucson 85710


1555 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, 85755 Public

3233 S. Abrego Dr., Green Valley 85614

Tubac GR

Tucson CC (520) 296-9689


2950 N. Camino Principal, Tucson 85715

Turquoise Hills Family Golf Center Public

Turquoise Valley GC Public

1791 Newell Rd., Naco 85620

Twin Lakes GC

GC at Vistoso, The

Saddlebrooke CC

Grande Valley GC

San Ignacio GC

(520) 466-7734 Public 1505 S. Toltec Rd., Eloy 85231

(520) 577-4015 Resort (520) 648-3468 Public 4201 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley 85614 6200 N. Clubhouse Lane, Tucson 85715

(520) 384-2720 Public (520) 797-9900 Public (520) 825-2505 Retirement 1000 S. Rex Allen Jr. Dr., Willcox 85643 955 W. Vistoso Highlands Dr., Tucson 85737 64500 E. Saddlebrooke Blvd., Tucson 85739

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Seven Canyons, The Club at

White Mountain CC

Antelope Hills GC

(928) 203-2001 Private 3755 Long Canyon Rd., Sedona 86336

(928) 367-4913 Private P.O. Box 1489, Pinetop 85935

(928) 776-7888 Public 19 Clubhouse Dr., Prescott 86301

BC Ranch Golf Club (928) 567-4487 Public 4105 E. Lakeshore Dr., Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342

Canyon Mesa GC (928) 284-0036 Executive 500 Jacks Canyon Rd., Sedona 86351

Elephant Rocks GC (928) 635-4935 Public 2200 Golf Course Drive, Williams 86046

Flagstaff Ranch (928) 226 -3111 Private 3605 S. Flagstaff Ranch Rd., Flagstaff 86001

Forest Highlands GC (928) 525-9000 Private 657 Forest Highlands, Flagstaff 86001

GC at Chaparral Pines (928) 472-1430 Private 504 N. Club Dr., Payson 85541

Glen Canyon CC (928) 645-2715 Semi-Private P.O. Box 1333, Page 86040

Hassayampa GC (928) 443-1958 Private 2060 Golf Club Ln., Prescott 86303

Lake Powell National GC (928) 645-2023 Public 400 Clubhouse Dr., Page 86040

Oakcreek CC (928) 284-1660 Semi-Private 690 Bell Rock Blvd., Sedona 86351

Payson GC (928) 474-2273 Public 1504 W. Country Club Dr., Payson 85541

The Pine Canyon Club 928-779-5800 Private 3000 S. Clubhouse Circle, Flagstaff 86001

Pine Shadows GR

StoneRidge GC


Cocopah Bend RV & GR

Alpine CC

(928) 343-1663 Executive 6800 Strand Ave., Yuma 85364

(928) 339-4944 Public 100 Country Club Lane, Alpine 85920

Apache Stronghold GC (928) 475-7800 Public P.O. Box 1012, San Carlos 85550

Bison G&CC (928) 537-4564 Semi-Private 860 N. 36th Dr., Show Low 85901

Cobre Valley CC (928) 473-2542 Public 22 Pinal Canyon Dr., Globe 85502

Concho Valley CC (928) 337-2622 Public HC 30, Box 900, Concho 85924

Greenlee CC (928) 687-1099 Public HCR Box 306, Duncan 85534

Hayden Municipal GC (928) 356-7801 Public Golf Course Rd., Box 298, Hayden 85235

Hidden Cove GC (928) 524-3097 Public P.O. Box 70 Hidden Cove Rd., Holbrook 86025

(928) 286-1110 Private 395 E. Pinewood Blvd., Munds Park 86017

Prescott CC

(928) 627-3262 Public 220 N. Marshall Loop Rd., Somerton 85350

El Rio G&CC (928) 577-0123 Public 1 Paseo El Rio, Mohave Valley, AZ 86440

Emerald Canyon GC (928) 667-3366 Public 72 Emerald Canyon Dr., Parker 85344

Foothills GC (928) 342-9565 Public 14000 E. County 14th St., Yuma 85367

Fortuna Del Ray GR (928) 342-4766 Public 13650 N. Frontage Rd., Yuma 85367

Havasu Island GC

Pine Meadows CC (928) 535-4220 Public 2209 Country Club Dr., Overgaard 85933

Pinetop CC

(928) 369-4531 Executive 4643 Bucksprings Rd., Pinetop 85935

Silver Creek GC (928) 537-2744 Public 2051 Silver Lake Blvd., Show Low 85901

Snowflake Municipal GC

(928) 472-1480 Private 301 S. Clubhouse Dr., Payson 85541

(928) 536-7233 Public 90 N. Country Club Dr., Snowflake 85937

Sedona GR

Torreon GC

(928) 284-9355 Resort 35 Ridge Trail Dr., Sedona 86351

(928) 532-8000 Private 651 S. Torreon Loop, Show Low 85901

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Dove Valley GC

(928) 855-2719 Public 2400 Clubhouse Dr., Lake Havasu City 86406

(928) 443-3500 Private 315 E. Smoke Tree Lane, Prescott 86301


(928) 768-1000 Public 5835 Desert Lakes Dr., Ft. Mohave 86427

London Bridge GC

Pinetop Lakes G&CC

The Rim GC

Desert Lakes GC

Mount Graham GC

Prescott Lakes G&CC

(928) 772-0130 Public 12200 E. Hwy 69, Dewy 86327

(928) 344-4653 Public 1245 Desert Hills Dr., Yuma 85365

(520) 855-5585 Resort (928) 363-7441 Public 1090 McCulloch Blvd., Lake Havasu City P.O. Box 927, 301 Airport Rd., Kearny 85237 86403

(928) 772-8984 Public (928) 369-2461 Private 1030 Prescott Country Club Blvd., Dewey 86327 6739 Country Club Dr., Pinetop 85935

Quailwood Greens GC

Desert Hills Municipal G&CC

Kearny GC

(928) 639-9190 Resort (928) 348-3140 Public 1480 W. Groseta Ranch Rd., Cottonwood 86326 P.O. Box 592, Safford 85548

Pinewood CC


(928) 772-6500 Public Bridgewater Links GC Executive 1601 N. Bluff Top Rd., Prescott Valley 86314 (928) 855-4777 1477 Queens Bay, Lake Havasu City 86403 Talking Rock (928) 858-7000 Private Cerbat Cliffs GC 15075 N. Talking Rock Ranch Rd., Prescott 86305 (928) 753-6593 Public Verde Santa Fe GC 1001 E. Gates Ave., Kingman 86401 (928) 634-5454 Public Chaparral CC 645 S. Verde Sante Fe Pkwy., Cornville 86325 (928) 758-3939 Executive 1260 E. Mohave Dr., Bullhead City 86442

Mesa Del Sol GC (928) 342-1283 Public 12213 Calle Del Cid, Yuma 85367

Mesa View GC (928) 633-2818 Executive 4 Ash Street, Bagdad 86321

Refuge GC (928) 764-2275 Private 3275 Latrobe Dr., Lake Havasu City 86404

Salome Heights GC (928) 859-4653 Public 58600 Monroe Ave., Salome 85348

Valle Vista CC (928) 757-8744 Public 9686 Concho Dr., Kingman 86401

Yuma G&CC (928) 726-1104 Private 3150 Fortuna Ave., Yuma, 85365

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Wickenburg Country Club Wickenburg, AZ 928.684.2011

RATES Great Rates from $30 Visit website for current specials.


ickenburg Country Club, located in the historic, western town bearing the same name, features a scenic par-71, desert-style layout. At 6,320 yards from the tips, the course requires precise shots to score well. Designed in 1949 by the noted father/son tandem of William P. & William F. Bell, Wickenburg CC was “reborn� in 2006 with an enhanced championship course, a new clubhouse and restaurant. Memberships are offered and available. Just a short drive from the Valley, daily-fee guests, tournaments and groups are welcomed.


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STATISTICS Par: 71 Back Middle Forward

Yards 6320 5562 4674

Rating Slope 70.5 128 67.2 121 67.6 105

PERSONNEL Architects .................................................. William P. Bell / William F. Bell ASGCA Director of Golf ..........Jamey Lewis, PGA Head Professional ...Dave Desarmeaux Superintendent ....................Tim Cooper Map Key Number


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Peoria Pines Golf & Restaurant Peoria, AZ 623.972.1364

Great Rates From $19!


eoria Pines Golf & Restaurant, formerly Country Meadows, is a 4,412-yard power executive golf course that allows you to use every club in your bag. There are two long par 5s, five testy par 4s and eleven exciting par 3s. The Peoria Pines is a great golf experience for golfers of all abilities and a maximum playing time of three hours is sure to please. Their full-service restaurant and bar, with daily Happy Hours, is a perfect 19th Hole. A grand Ballroom with room for 175 guests is ideal for corporate or social events. Peoria Pines offers six and 12 month golf passes. Daily-fee, tournaments and group outings are welcomed. 2011 ISSUE 1

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STATISTICS Par: 63 Blue White Red

Yards Rating Slope 4412 61.1 100 3940 59.4 94 3341 57.7 85

PERSONNEL General Manager ... Scott Richmond Director of Golf ..Chuck Dammeir, PGA Superintendent ........... Mark Lyman

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With four great Arizona courses to choose from you get the highest quality on the golf course, and save enough money to play another round. Check out these great values... 480.893.3004 480.893.1161 480.460.4400 480.844.1100

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Desert Canyon Golf Club


he accolades keep coming. Desert Canyon was just Fountain Hills, AZ named “Best Places To Play” by Golf Digest! This honor, 480-837-1173 combined with Market Surveys of America’s award of “Best Public Golf Course” six years in a row (2005-2010), STATISTICS Par: 71 Yards Rating Slope means that Desert Canyon should be on your golf agenda. Black Tees 6,489 69.9 125 Desert Canyon is a challenging yet playable experience. The Blue Tees 6,171 68.4 118 course winds its way through wonderful desert terrain up and White Tees 5,770 66.6 114 down the natural arroyos and canyons that occur in the Sono- Red Tees 5,230 70.5 117 ran Desert. You’ll find tremendous variety in the layout as well: five holes are doglegs to the right; four holes are “left benders.” RATES From $32 Two par 3s are blind uphill approach shots while another, Please call golf shop for current rates and specials. the signature 16th hole, is a dramatic downhiller skirted by Arizona resident rates offered. bunkers. Players won’t want to miss the tribute to the great Scottish courses, so peek into the depths of the front left trap PERSONNEL General Manager ...... Karl Boettcher on No. 17. Golf Shop Manager .......John Gentile The ninth hole, at 397 yards, provides a stern test for all. Superintendent ........... Johnny Webb Playing uphill and into the prevailing wind, making a four on this hole is always something to brag about. With dramatic panoramic views of spectacular Red Mountain, the Four Peaks and the tallest fountain in the world, Desert Canyon is truly a Map Key Number 51 unique golf experience. 38

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Capture the Essence of Arizona Golf

“Top 20

Courses in Arizona� Best Courses You Can Play, Golfweek 2010

2010 Golfweek’s Best Courses ranks Longbow Golf Club as One of the Top 20 Best Courses You Can Play in Arizona 2010 Golfweek’s Best Public Access Courses, state-by-state ranking for 2010 ranks the Ken Kavanaugh-designed Longbow Golf Club as one of the Top 20 Courses in Arizona! Longbow is a proud host of Golfweek Junior Series qualifying events, the NCAA Division II National Championship, WAC Women’s golf championship and has played host to Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressell, and more during the annual AJGA Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic. Now you have a chance to experience what has been described as the “Essence of Arizona Golfâ€?‌ Longbow Golf Club.

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2 Championship Courses‌ One Incredible Golf Resort The Catalina Course has been the host course of the PGA Tour and is known for its magnificent views, generous, lush layout with gentle contours and tree lined fairways. Characterized as a traditional course, the Catalina has long provided a fair test of golf to players of every caliber. STATISTICS Par: 73 Blue White Red Yellow

Yards 7262 6610 5717 5414

Rating 75.4 72.2 73.1 71.5

Slope 136 131 131 127

The Sonoran Course was designed by 2006 Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman and opened in December 2005 to enthusiastic reviews. This desert-style layout features steep elevation changes and some unusual uphill/downhill shot opportunities not typically found in Tucson. The Sonoran offers spectacular vistas of natural beauty of the surrounding terrain. STATISTICS Par: 70 Blue White Red Yellow

Yards 6652 6065 5240 4579

Rating 71.0 68.4 67.5 64.5

Slope 131 125 119 106

For more information, visit or call 520.575.7540

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Spectacular Golf

Located minutes from Scottsdale in the rugged McDowell Mountains of Fountain Hills, the Scott Millerdesigned Eagle Mountain Golf Club dramatically weaves its way through shaded box canyons and around majestic mountain peaks unique to this scenic corner of the Sonoran desert.

Elevate your game

“Top 50 Public Courses in the country� Golf World Golf Digest 14915 East Eagle Mountain Parkway Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268 S‡WROOIUHH

Call 480.816.1234 or visit the website where the BEST RATES ARE GUARANTEED!

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With breathtaking views and a thrilling design crafted by Tom Lehman and John Fought, the Raven Golf Club at Verrado combines the ďŹ nest elements of Arizona golf with the legendary Raven standards for service.

4242 N. Golf Dr., Buckeye, Arizona 85396 85326 | 623.388.3000 |

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Here’s Your Invitation to Experience…

Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club


hen it debuted b d 13 years ago, Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club was one of finest clubs in the Southwest, if not the entire United States. Boasting breathtaking views, gorgeous architecture (including an impressive, expansive 55,000 squarefoot clubhouse) and a twosome of Jack Nicklaus designed courses; Superstition

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Mountain d deftly f l conveyed d an atmosphere h of affluence and success. For a six-figure initiation fee and steep monthly dues, you could call the Club “home”. Now a new membership arrangement has made one golf course available, each day, for daily guest play! Rates vary upon time and season but you too can tee it up where the pros played as Superstition


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Mountain was a popular TOUR site for some of the games top men and ladies professionals. Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club courses are called The Prospector and Lost Gold. Prospector, created by Jack and Gary Nicklaus, was the first course to open in this 870-acre master planned community. This classic, 18-hole layout is surrounded by extraordinary views of the Superstition Mountains. One of the most striking features of the 7,185-yard Prospector Course is an oasis-like water feature that extends the length of the 18th hole. This magnificent finishing hole is set in an amphitheater-type setting with the aforesaid Superstition Mountains at your back and the beautiful Spanish Mediter46

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ranean clubhouse ahead. Prospector was the host course of the 2002 Countrywide Tradition Tournament as well as the home of the LPGA Safeway International from 2004 to 2008. Lost Gold, created by Nicklaus and his son Jackie, is a links-styled course that presents a different set of challenges. Open since 1999, Lost Gold completes the Superstition Mountain trail while weaving through magnificent desert terrain explored centuries ago by conquistadors in search of the Cities of Cibola. This 18-hole desert track stretches to a challenging, 7,351-yards from the back tees. The front nine of Lost Gold is laid out with several parallel fairways separated by moderately bunkered corridors. The back nine opens out into the

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desert where the view of the ever present Superstition Mountains is even more commanding. Lost Gold was the site of the 2002 Champions TOUR Senior Slam. New for 2011, Superstition Mountain is offering a unique Stay-and-Play package at their newly renovated Ranch House. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home located on property will give you a true taste of Superstition Mountain living. With its own private pool and 5,600 square feet layout, the Ranch House is the ideal spot to relax during your stay. For specifics regarding the Ranch House and the unbeatable golf packages associated with this residence, call 480-983-3200 “The long term plan for Superstition Mountain is to return to a completely private golf club,” says Gene Blum, General 2011 ISSUE 1

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Manager. “But in the meantime, we are happy and excited to introduce our facility to both local and visiting golfers who will surely appreciate world-class golf. The vision for Superstition Mountain has not changed, but the road that we need to take to reach our final destination has.” In addition to being a Member for the Day, full membership is encouraged and I’m glad to report, currently available. Every classification of membership at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club is a passport to world-class golf and exclusive clubhouse amenities. The Club offers a variety of activities to satisfy a wide array of interests from golf, the crown jewel, to social avenues through which to become immersed in all the Club and surrounding area have to offer. With


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exclusivity as a continual priority, all membership offerings are by invitation. Present options include; a full golf membership, a corporate membership, junior membership or a social membership, which actually does provide full access to all other Club amenities and services including their fully appointed sports club and spa. “There truly has never been a better time to join,” stated Heather Satchell, Membership Director referencing the enticing options and price-points. “Joining here as a member genuinely means becoming part of something more meaningful, a tightly-knit, special membership community and an exceptional family.” Come join Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club; step into the warmth and welcome of your own home...extended. And speaking of homes, in today’s economy there has never been a better time to purchase. And a residence within the private Superstition Mountain is no exception.


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Superstition Mountain’s array of carefully designed and quality crafted homes exceeds expectations. Semi-custom villas and casitas allow you to maximize outdoor living with a variety of options including patios, terraces and courtyards. Custom Home sites ranging from a half acre to more then two acres can be found at Superstition Mountain where you can build the custom home of your dreams. Current Developer Properties Include: Club Village, Prospector Village, Canyon View, and Petroglyph Estates. Resale Opportunities are available in most of the fifteen plus communities. For a limited time only all Developer Properties include a full Golf Membership! Words and pictures can’t convey all you’ll find here. Though with a single visit, you’ll see there’s nothing else like it. You’ll gaze up at mile high mountains set against crystal blue skies. Watch colorful sunsets wash over a lush Sonoran Landscape and

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relax amid the graceful charm and genteel amenities of this unique community. Those with appreciation of high standards and quality experiences will feel right at home, right away. Come Visit. Tour the private community and spend time with the membersip. They may become your friends sooner than you think. “Everybody has golf courses and clubhouses and everybody has homes and home sites. The difference in a community are the experiences that people have within them,” said Suzanne Rabold, real estate representative for Superstition Mountain. Rabold added, “I have a unique perspective and can usually find buyers an ideal home. Not only have I been a professional real estate agent for 15 years but I have been a member at Superstition Mountain for 10 years. I love it here and you will too.” 2011 ISSUE 1

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For more information on your own Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club experience, please call 480-983-1411 or visit

Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club Prospector Course: 7,185 yards, designed by Jack and Gary Nicklaus Lost Gold Course: 7,351 yards, designed by Jack and Jackie Nicklaus Tee Times: 480-983-1411 Website: Club Guest/Daily Fee Green Fees: $120-$180 Membership From $5,000 Call 480-983-3200 for more information Homesites From $65,000 Homes From $400,000


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Warm Up to These Four OB Sports “Must Plays” in Arizona


hile the snow is flying up north, the golf season is in full swing in the Grand Canyon State. With sunny skies, daytime temperatures in the 70’s and a plethora of courses to choose from, Arizona is a golf mecca. Signature events such as the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Spring Training and more bring even more golfers to the state


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where saguaros are as plentiful as par putts. For those looking for truly diverse and memorable Arizona golf experiences, one only needs to look to Scottsdalebased OB Sports Golf Management who manages spectacular courses throughout the state. In fact, here are four featured OB Sports courses that need to be on your Arizona “must play” list.

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Eagle Mountain Golf Club Ranked as one of the Top 50 Public Golf Courses in the Country by Golf World, the Scott Miller-designed, Eagle Mountain Golf Club has long been a favorite amongst both traveling and resident golfers. Perched high above Scottsdale, Eagle Mountain pitches and rolls with the dramatic topography of the property. The golf course weaves its way around these craggy mountain peaks and through shady desert arroyos loaded with Mesquites, Palo Verdes and Saguaros making Eagle Mountain the quintessential Sonoran Desert track. The views from the golf course are stunning with the entire southeastern Valley of the Sun on display. Golf course architect Scott Miller designed Eagle Mountain to not only take advantage of the rugged desert terrain, but also to capture your imagination with stunning views and truly player friendly layout that. Cyber-savvy golfers will appreciate that Eagle Mountain Golf Club is continuing their best Advance Booking offering that provides substantial savings to those who make reservations in advance. Golfers save by booking their tee time 8 to 90 days in advance on Eagle Mountain’s official website: “Golfers simply book their tee times at least eight days in advance on our official website: 2011 ISSUE 1

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Longbow Golf Club Often described as the “Essence of Arizona Golf”, Longbow Golf Club serves up a desert golf experience that is firmly tied to the traditions of the game. Purists appreciate the beauty and challenge of Longbow’s core-golf experience: no homes or roads intrude on the interior of the playing field. And short distances from green to the next tee make walking a pleasure. Golfing guests at the Ken Kavanaugh-designed, Longbow are typically awe-struck by the sweeping views of nearby mountain ranges (including Red Mountain, the McDowells, Usery Mountains and Superstitions) and the unique blend of aesthetic charm and desert golf challenge lies at the heart of Longbow’s appeal. In fact, Golfweek magazine honored Longbow in 2009 as one of the “Top 100 Resort Courses in the Country” and more recently the same publication ranked Longbow as one of the Top 20 Best Public Access Courses in Arizona for 2010. 54

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Longbow has also emerged as an excellent venue for a variety of competitive events. It has hosted many prestigious tournaments including numerous Gateway Tour events, the US Amateur qualifying, and the AJGA Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic presented by Longbow (past champions include the likes of Hunter Mahan, Paula Creamer and more). In addition to hosting competitive events, Longbow specializes in provided top notch instruction. Longbow is a satellite facility for the First Tee of Phoenix is home of the OB Sports Golf Academy. For more information or to book tee times at Longbow, visit or call (480) 807-5400. You can become a fan of Longbow on Facebook at or follow Longbow on Twitter at Palm Valley Golf Club Boasting one of the best one-two punches of golf in the area, Palm Valley Golf Club is headlined by the par 72, 7,100 yard Arthur Hills-designed Palm Course and the 18-hole, par 62, 4,750yard Hale Irwin designed mid-length Lakes Course. Both courses offer a creative blend of desert and resort style golf all at a value that is second to none. Highlighted with a strategic routing, creative bunkering and interesting yet receptive green complexes, this facility is truly a West Valley favorite. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate Palm Valley’s great location (one mile north of I-10, right on Litchfield Road in Goodyear) minutes from the Cleveland Indians/Cincinnati

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Reds spring training facility and just nine miles from University of Phoenix Stadium and Arena. All of which makes Palm Valley Golf Club the perfect destination to take in a pre-game round of golf prior to attending a sporting event. Upon taking over management of Palm Valley in 2010, OB Sports unveiled a new loyalty program and enhanced the golf shop offerings and spruced up the popular Fairway Grille at Palm Valley. Long a favorite lunch destination and locale for weddings and special events, ‘The Grill’ gained even more popularity with recent renovations that include multiple fifty plus inch screens, new menus and fresh décor. The recent enhancements make Palm Valley the perfect place to take in a post round appetizer or libation. For more information on Palm Valley or call the Golf Shop at (623) 935-2500. You can also become a fan of Palm Valley on Facebook at or follow Palm Valley on 2011 ISSUE 1

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Sedona Golf Resort Arguably, no other area course provides a better combination of jaw-dropping splendor and exceptional challenge than the highly acclaimed, Gary Panks-designed, Sedona Golf Resort. Located in the heart of one of the most captivating regions of the Southwest, the thrilling 6,646-yard, par-71 layout is widely considered among the world’s most unforgettable golf experiences. Winding around the famed Red Rocks of Sedona, each hole provides a unique adventure. No wonder this championship Sedona golf course receives a continuous four-star rating from Golf Digest and is truly the “must play” in ‘Red Rock Country’. The newest addition to the OB Sports family, Sedona Golf Resort boasts dramatic elevation changes that


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range from 3,960 feet to as much as 4,260 feet, offering players elevated tees, raised greens and challenging approach shots. As the course winds around Sedona’s crimson cliffs, each hole presents a unique challenge, governed by its own set of circumstances. No matter how many times you play, there’s always something surprising and new to look forward to as you golf here. For more information on Sedona Golf Resort or to book tee times, visit or call the Golf Shop at 1.877.733.6630. You can follow the conversation about Sedona Golf Resort at www. Widely regarded as the leader in boutique upscale golf management, OB Sports is well known for providing memorable golf experiences, friendly service and values that are second to none. Speaking of value, all of the OB Sports courses above offer the Best Rates Guaranteed when booking tee times on their official websites (meaning you will rest assured that you are getting the best value booking on the clubs websites). So what are you waiting for? Plan your Arizona golf getaway and check out this foursome of OB Sports “must plays” in the Grand Canyon State.

FAST FACTS Eagle Mountain Golf Club – Fountain Hills Top 50 Public Courses in the Country – Golf World Readers Choice Awards 2009 480.816.1234 Facebook: Par 71 – Designed by Scott Miller Longbow Golf Club – Mesa Top 20 Best Courses You Can Play in Arizona – Golfweek, 2010 480.807.5400 Facebook: Par 71 – Designed by Ken Kavanaugh Palm Valley Golf Club - Goodyear The West Valley’s Premier Golf Experience (623) 935-2500 Facebook: Palms Course – Par 72, Designed by Arthur Hills Lakes Course – Par 62, Designed by Hale Irwin Sedona Golf Resort - Sedona Top 5 Best Public Courses in the State Golf Digest Four Star Award Winner 1.877.733.6630 Facebook: Par 71 – Designed by Gary Panks Other OB Sports Facilities include: Arizona: We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Cholla and Saguaro), Talking Rock and Chaparral Pines Las Vegas: Angel Park Golf Club (Palm and Mountain), The Legacy Golf Club, Aliante Golf Club Beyond: Tetherow Golf Club in Bend, Oregon, Lodestone in McHenry Maryland, Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, Hunter’s Creek Golf Club in Orlando, and more. Visit for details. OB Sports Golf Academy – Shop OB Sports at


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Ahwatukee CC 6103 Arizona Golf Resort 6177 Augusta Ranch Golf Club 3240 Club West Golf Club 6200 Copper Canyon Golf Club 6399 Desert Canyon Golf Club 6171 Duke @ Rancho El Dorado 5914 Eagle Mountain Golf Club 6099 Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club 6736 Grayhawk Golf Club Raptor 6593 Talon 6391 Lakes @ Ahwatukee GC 3177 Las Sendas Golf Club 6381 Lookout Mountain Golf Club 6002 Longbow Golf Club 5831 Oakcreek Country Club 6353 Omni Tucson National Golf Catalina 6610 Sonoran 6065 Palm Valley Golf Club Palm 6160 Lakes 3747 Peoria Pines Golf & Restaurant 3940 Poston Butte Golf Club 6471 Quarry Pines GC 5833 Rancho Manana Golf Club 5407 Raven @ Verrado 6228 Sedona Golf Resort 6127 SunRidge Canyon Golf Club 6004 Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club Lost Gold 6738 Prospector 6730 Wickenburg Country Club 5562 SHOPPING

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Quarry Pines, with most holes routed below the rim of a massive stone quarry, offers a truly unique and enjoyable golf experience. Located in Marana just off Interstate 10, the state’s first and only quarry golf course is easy to reach from anywhere in the Tucson metro area, and is close enough to be an option for Phoenix area golfers looking for a different kind of golfing challenge. Most golfers make their first visit to Quarry Pines because they have heard about our exciting golf course

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layout and unique series of quarry golf holes. Quarry Pines golfers keep coming back not just for the endless variety of shot-making challenges, but because they know they can also count of friendly, professional service and outstanding golf course conditions. Quarry Pines has everything you and your foursome need to enjoy a great day of golf, including a full golf practice facility, a pro shop stocked with top brand merchandise at fair prices, and a relaxing grill room with cold drinks and delicious food. The same features that

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make Quarry Pines one of the region’s most popular daily-fee golf courses also make our playable, par-71 golf course a terrific choice for your next group golf event. Our systematic approach to event planning and marketing insures that your event will be a world-class success, with no surprises and no headaches. Quarry Pines Golf Club, 8480 North Continental Links Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85743. For more information about our frequent player programs or to book your next event, call (520) 744-7443.


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AT A GLANCE: Par 71 / 6,486 yards

Quarry Pines

Designed by Gilmore Graves Daily Fee Green Fees: $40-$99 Frequent Player Programs and Annual Memberships Available Tee Times: (520) 744-7443 x1 Website: www. For unbelievable daily golf rates, please go to the “web specials” page of our website.


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Great golf (over 240 courses in the valley) as well as beautiful, affordable homes in this unique landscape called Arizona! There has never been a better time to consider an investment in your future. Real estate prices at an all time low and deals hotter than the Desert sunshine. Knowing the real estate market and inventory, is like knowing every shot on every golf course. I will not let you make a bad decision. Having a trusted realtor is like playing a new golf course with a knowledgeable caddy. No surprises. Think Arizona this winter. I personally promise you a rewarding experience and a great golf partner for life! Visit my websites for a complete overview of my real estate services and my commitment to you and your lifestyle goals. I look forward to meeting you on the first tee!

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The Arizona Golf Resort is a wonderful option for your next trip to the Greater Phoenix area. Conveniently located in Mesa, just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International and the new Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, the Arizona Golf Resort offers first-class accommodations, enticing rates, fine dining and of course, golf. And exceptional golf is a tradition at the Arizona Golf Resort. Experience a great round of golf at the Resort where you will enjoy being treated like a country club member. Three crystal-clear lakes add to the interest of the round. The Resort is well known for challenging par-3 holes, lush fairways lined with massive cottonwood and eucalyptus trees, mature vegetation, expansive fairways and 64

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gently sloping, well manicured greens. No matter your skill level, you’ll find Arizona Golf Resort to be a great experience. The signature hole at the Resort is the 14th. Here you’ll require a 175-yard shot to land on the green (directed through two large cottonwood trees and over water). To add to the challenge, four of the six par 3s play at over 200 yards. The course presents playability and challenge for all players of all levels. Full practice facilities and a great selection of golf apparel and equipment in the well-stocked golf shop. The Resort specializes in hosting tournaments and corporate events, offering complete packages that include scoring, proximity markers, range balls and more. The Arizona Golf Resort is the

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perfect venue for your next outing, charity tournament or special occasion. The Arizona Golf Resort also offers guest suites and wonderful fine dining options. Enjoy spacious guestrooms with full kitchenettes and outdoor Weber gas barbeque grills amidst an amazing backdrop of 100-foot palm trees, two sparkling swimming pools and relaxing Jacuzzis conveniently located just steps from your suite. For business needs, the full-service conference center at our Phoenix-Mesa hotel offers more than 12,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities that include an executive boardroom, training rooms and complete audio-visual capabilities with high-speed wireless technology. Business travelers also appreciate a host of corporate amenities including a 24-hour business center. Vacationers and business travelers alike will enjoy the abundance of shopping spots, restaurants, nightlife and attractions just minutes from the door in Mesa. Treat yourself to one of Arizona’s rich resort traditions and premier golf

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The golf club has received Four Stars from Golf Digest for 12 consecutive years and has also been voted as “One of the Top 450 Courses in the Country” by the same well-respected publication. There’s more. Lookout Mountain has received recognition as one of “Americas Top Courses” from 2005 through 2010 by participants in the Zagat Survey; was voted one of the “Top Ten Public/Resort Courses in Arizona” by the readers of Arizona Business Magazine for 2008 and 2009 and “Most Underrated Golf Resort 2009 – Southwest” by Travel and Leisure Magazine.


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Following your round, visit their well-appointed golf shop (named One of the Top 100 in The Country) and check out the wide variety of equipment and stylish sports clothing. Then visit their favorite 19th Hole – Pointe In Tyme restaurant - where you can enjoy a beverage and a meal. Looking to fine tune your game? The facility’s professional staff is available for individual and group instruction. As an added bonus, the Hilton Golf Academy is at Lookout Mountain! There is also another Academy located in-state at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson and two more nationally, at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort and the Hilton Santa Fe Resort & Spa at Buffalo Thunder. All offer special package rates that allow you to bask in the warm sunshine, while experiencing spectacular golf. With a wide variety of packages that fit most


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everyone’s budget, there is no reason you shouldn’t grab your clubs, learn to improve your game and stay at awardwinning golf resorts. Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak and Tapatio Cliffs Resorts are luxurious all-suite mountainside resorts with a wide variety of activities and amenities for both business and leisure travelers. With golf, spa services, fitness facilities, acres of swimming pools, extensive conference space and a variety of restaurants, Pointe Hilton Resorts are the perfect location for business or rest and relaxation. To learn more about the Hilton Golf Academy or to make a reservation please visit or contact 1-800-945-6478. For signature Stay and Play packages, call 1-888-463-4931 For tee times at Lookout Mountain Golf Club, call 602.866.6356 or online at

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Make Old Town Tortilla Factory Your 19th Hole

Arizona has well over 300 golf courses and most-likely, ten times as many restaurants. Like courses, certain dining establishments are more acclaimed. In Greater Phoenix, one of the best is the Old Town Tortilla Factory. Located in the historic and trendy Old Town section of Scottsdale, the Old Town Tortilla Factory captures the timeless charm and distinct atmosphere that exemplifies the essence of the Southwest. When you arrive, you enter a beautiful, 1,400 square-foot flagstone patio where all new furniture is on display. The patio is surrounded by lush, green vegetation and shaded by mature trees. In the “winter” there are plenty of propane heaters to warm, while a powerful misting system cools to perfection during the hotter months. Margaritas Tequilarilla, a separate gazebo bar featuring over 140 premium tequilas and a complete selection of Mexican beers and liquors, is a favored location for the see and be seen crowd. Here and throughout the Factory, premium margaritas are the signature drink. Two facts of interest: 1) Tortilla Factory’s award-winning margaritas are 16 ounces and comprised of fresh citrus mix and top-shelf tequila 2) The Tortilla Factory is El Tesoro’s largest 78

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independent location account in the United States. In addition to the wonderful ambience and mixology, the food at the Tortilla Factory is a star in its own right. The cuisine, which owner/operator Chad Flaum describes as “Southwestern with a Mexican twist,” draws from Native American and Sonoran influences, combining the simplistic nature of their ingredients with modern cooking techniques. To protect the integrity of the recipes, only the freshest ingredients are used. Favorite entrees include red and green enchiladas, pollo margarita, the red chile pork chop, grilled salmon and achiote ribs. A new hit on the menu is the grilled Mahi- Mahi tacos. Complimentary homemade tortillas, with different flavors nightly, distinguish the Tortilla Factory from so-called competitors. Visit the foyer and watch these authentic treats being made, by hand in an old world tradition. After that, hurry back to your table and enjoy them while they are piping hot. The staff, many of whom have worked at the Tortilla Factory for years, provides consistently good service and strive to make sure you have the Ultimate Southwestern Dining Experience. Plan your trip to the “Tort” today.

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Arizona Golfers Guide 2011 Issue 1  

Arizona Golfers Guide is on-line guide to Arizona golf courses, clubs information and articles including lodging, tee times and green fees....

Arizona Golfers Guide 2011 Issue 1  

Arizona Golfers Guide is on-line guide to Arizona golf courses, clubs information and articles including lodging, tee times and green fees....