McCormick Ranch Golf Club
One of Scottsdale’s more affordable public courses, McCormick Ranch caters to golfers (and budgets) of all levels! With tee times as cheap as $35.00, budget conscious travelers have no reason to fear – and those looking for a fantastic deal are in the perfect place. Of course, McCormick Ranch isn’t just a cheap course to golf; with beautiful mountain vistas, 36 holes, and Hole 19, one of the Top 18 Water Holes of America according to Golf Illustrated, this course packs a punch not reflected in its cheap price tag!
Two Beautiful Courses, Two Ways To Play
McCormick Ranch is home to two amazing 18 hole golf courses, the Palm Course and the Pine Course. Both provide vastly different experiences, and both are more than worth the price of admission! The Palm Course – a true oasis in the dessert – is home to our signature hole number 9, and has been a destination on the Canadian Tour (while previously hosting the Scottsdale Swing). Designed in 1972 by Desmond Muirhead, it’s a deceivingly difficult course, with water coming into play on 10 of its 18 holes. Its wide open and rolling greens open it up to a variety of play styles, and allows golf connoisseurs to strategize to their heart’s content!
The Pine Course, on the other hand, is a professional level course continually selected by the PGA to host the regional qualifier for the Waste Management Open. Requiring finely tuned accuracy to hit the corridor fairways, it too is a devilishly difficult course that even the top weekend warrior golfers may find difficulty navigating. Not to be left out in the “signature hole” department, The Pine Course’s coveted hole is number 15, which you’ll hear no shortage of tips from local players on how to play it! This course was also designed by Desmond Muirhead, and truly lives up to its nickname: “the Fine Pine”
Come for the Golf, Stay for the Vacation
Located in the middle of downtown Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch is a centrally located course surrounded by attractions, restaurants, antique shops and more, making it the perfect course to visit if you want to get a taste of what Scottsdale has to offer! Contact us today to learn more about this course, and see how we can help you plan the perfect golf vacation in Scottsdale!
Hit the Links at Troon North Golf Club
No trip to Arizona is complete without a round of golf, and few courses outshine Troon North Golf Club – the hallmark of the desert Golf Experience! Built in 1990 by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, this year round golf course provides gorgeous views, fast greens, and challenging play that golfers of all levels can enjoy! With 36 holes, a gorgeous clubhouse – home to Dynamite Grill at Troon North, a delicious and contemporary restaurant with panoramic views of the course – and so much more, Troon North Golf Club is a surefire hit for your Arizona golf Vacation!
Where Is It?
Troon North Golf Club stretches throughout the natural ravines and foothills in the high Sonoran desert in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. Just 30 minutes north of Old town Scottsdale and within easy driving distance of some of Ariozna’s top attractions – including the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Pinnacle Peak Park, and Taliesin West – Troon North is centrally located, perfect for a round of golf followed by sightseeing.
Offering two beautiful courses, this professionally designed club is at the top of every golfer’s must-play list! Play the winding courses as the most scenic backdrops in Arizona splay out before you; or, utilize the chipping and driving ranges to hone your skills! Then, after your day of golf is over, hit up the magnificent Grille at Troon North on the 18th hole, open for breakfast seven days a week and offering lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday! Whatever you are looking for in your Arizona golf experience, Troon has in spades; you can even plan your wedding here, if you so wish!
Other Things To Know
This amazing course does have some restrictions, as metal spikes are not allowed and you must wear a collared shirt; denim is not allowed either. But, with a pro-shop, available catties, teaching pro, pitching and chipping areas, and so much more, it’s easy to overlook these restrictions!
Visit Troon North Golf Club today and see why this course is consistently rated one of the top in Arizona – you won’t be disappointed! And don’t forget to contact Parsons Villas for more information about all your Arizona Vacation Rental needs!
Gainey Ranch Golf Club
Nestled in the resplendent beauty of the Sonoran Desert, Gainey Ranch Golf Club is a jewel all its own! With emerald fairways, panoramic views of the desert landscape, and some of the most creatively designed holes around, Gainey Ranch is truly one of the more magnificent golf clubs you’ll encounter on your golf pilgrimage. Trust us; if you’re staying in Scottsdale and want a course that is both luxurious and entertaining, you simply can’t do better than Gainey Ranch!
Fun for All Golfers
With 3 championship nine hole courses – the Lakes, the Dunes, and The Arroyo – Gainey Ranch offers diverse experiences for all golfers, regardless of skill level. Designed by Michael Poellot, these courses are marked by lush greenery and gorgeous water features – including a spectacular waterfall! But, this beauty belies devilishly designed holes that oftentimes prove difficult to even the most experienced of golfers, so don’t let appearances fool you.
World Class Dining
With a variety of delicious dining options at hand, including the Crossroads and Barrel 41 Bar and the Member’s Grill, you can enjoy everything from a decadent anniversary dinner to a simple lunch between rounds! Don’t miss out on the incredible Seafood Pasta at Crossroads; with house Penne pasta, shrimp, and perfectly cooked salmon, Mahi, tomatoes, and roasted peppers – all swimming in a decadent pesto cream sauce – you are sure to not go home disappointed.
Visit Gainey Ranch on your Arizona Vacation!
Like an Oasis, Gainey Ranch is surrounded by the indigenous desert, glimmering like a jewel in the rough! With resort style amenities, amazing food, and some of the best golf this side of the Rocky Mountains, Gainey Ranch can’t be beat. Contact us today for more information!
All About Mcdowell Mountain Golf Club
Scottsdale, Arizona is filled to the brim with a wide variety of golf courses, from high quality and inexpensive public courses to pro-designed beauties unlike anywhere else. Mcdowell Mountain Golf Club strikes a happy medium between the two, providing pro-level challenge and quality to the public for affordable prices!
Though the magnificent Arizona landscape and well-maintained fairways (designed by famed golf course architect Randy Heckenkemper) reflect PGA level prices, with rates as low as $89.00, even beginner golfers can enjoy this amazing course! Read on for more information about this newly redesigned Golf Club just moments away from McDowell Mountain!
Newly enhanced, with over 460 additional yards added to the back tees, Mcdowell Mountain’s world class course is something to behold! It begins with a meandering front 9, punctuated by difficult par-threes, as well as a par 5 hole that’s perfect for a birdy opportunity. Each hole offers scenic views of the Mcdowell mountains and wide open skies Arizona is famous for, along with well-maintained fairways not unlike what you’ll find at more discerning golf clubs. From there, you proceed to the back 9, recently flipped to create a more dramatic finish to the round. This section features a driveable par four on the 16th hole, water hazard par 3, and a difficult but entertaining uphill par-four on the 18th.
Mcdowell Mountain Golf Club features a delicious club restaurant in the Mesquite Grille and Patio, perfect for a post-round meal. It is also not far from many of the north valley attractions that make this one of the most-visited areas in Arizona (don’t forget to visit Taliesin West on your trip, just up the road!)
Choose Mcdowell Mountain Golf Club on your Golf Vacation
If you want an affordable but unforgettable golf vacation, Arizona is the perfect place for it, and Mcdowell Mountain Golf Club is a great choice to hit up while here! Contact us today to learn more!
Golf at the Amazing Grayhawk Golf Club
Do you dream of gently rolling greens, gorgeous mountainous backdrops, and picturesque desert scenery – dotted with cacti, Palo Verde trees, and gorgeous water hazards? If so, our favorite golf course – the Grayhawk Golf Club – may be just what the doctor ordered. With two gorgeous and professionally designed courses, this centrally located golf club provides challenging but enjoyable golf to even the most skilled golfers. It is also within easy driving distance of all that makes North Scottsdale great including some of its top attractions, such as Tom’s Thumb Trail, the Penske Racing Museum, Macdonald’s Ranch, and even some other great Golf Clubs – for all you golf tourists out there!
Two Golf Courses, Two Different Experiences
One of the many facets that make Grayhawk Golf Club a must-play are its two professional courses, the Talon and Raptor courses. Though situated in the same area, both offer different experiences – and both are more than worth a round or two! The Talon course was designed by former US Open and PGA Champion David Graham, and is truly a course for the ages. As one of the highest rated golf courses in Arizona – an accomplishment accompanied by its placement on Golf Magazine’s “Top 100” list – the Talon Golf course provides fantastic views of the Mcdowell mountains, and some devilishly designed holes that many believe unmatched in Arizona. With a back 9 designed around a series of deep box canyons, and many holes punctuated by steep drop offs and thick brush, this course is much more difficult than it may first appear!
As for the Raptor, this Tom Fazio Designed course also offers thrilling challenges to all. A Par 72, 7090 yard course, the Raptor splays out over gentle hills, shaded washes, deep bunkers, and grass collection areas. Like its sister course, it too is considered one of the best public golf courses in Arizona by Golf Magazine, and has hosted many professional golf events!
Golf in Style at the Grayhawk Golf Club!
If you’re planning your golf vacation in Arizona, few clubs can outpace Grayhawk in challenge or style! Contact us today to learn more and to book your golf vacation!
Golf at TPC Scottsdale, Home of the Waste Management Open
TPC Scottsdale is home to one of the most famous opens in all of Golf, the fan favorite Waste Management Phoenix Open! Held at the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale, this fun filled tournament becomes a party worth traveling for, as well as a golf fan’s dream competition. Whether you’re a big golf lover or simply are in town for the party, visiting TPC Scottsdale for the Waste Management Open is truly a memorable experience that you simply cannot pass up on!
But, while the Waste Management Open is obviously one of the best reasons to visit TPC Scottsdale, it’s not the only reason! Spectator events aside, TPC offers year-round golf at both its world class courses – the Stadium Course and the Champions Course – giving you the opportunity to test your skills, and have a great weekend of golf to boot!
Amazing Golf At the Stadium Course and Champions Course
Rivalling the Stadium Course in both beauty and playability, The Champions Course at TPC Scottsdale is a Randy Heckenkemper Designed course offering an unmatched desert golf experience. Flowing through natural ravines, over picturesque hills, and backed up by Arizona’s trademark desert landscapes, this beautiful course is almost as beautiful as it is fun to play! It is a balanced course, so as not to favor just one style of play, and it provides golfers of all skill levels a fun challenge that changes with every play through!
Of course, the real draw at TPC is the famous Stadium Course which, when not playing host to the PGA’s most famous party weekend, is open year-round to the public. This way, you can golf like the pros too! Fortunately for you, this course is maintained at PGA Tour quality standards, so you can enjoy the same pristine fairways that your favorite pros get – without the screaming audience, of course!
Welcome to TPC – The New Home of your Golf Vacation!
No matter if you’re in town for the Waste Management Open, or are simply looking for an amazing Golf Club, TPC is the place for you! Contact Parsons Villas today to learn more about planning your Golf Vacation!