Laid out in a setting described by architect Jerry Pate as “truly the land that the game of golf has been looking for,” the course at Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club has been hewn from a dense forest of Ponderosa pine trees.
The Tom Fazio designed Raptor course is one of the most beautiful courses in the region with spectacular panoramic views of the McDowell Mountains and the surrounding desert dotted with large saguaro cactus.
Designed by John Fought, the South course at The Gallery Golf Club hosted the 2007 and 2008 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship which Henrik Stenson and Tiger Woods won respectively.
Situated in the hills that stretch out across the Colorado River from Laughlin in Nevada, the course at Laughlin Ranch Golf Club is characterized by wide, accommodating fairways and generously proportioned greens, with sensational views of the surrounding desert landscape.
As one rounds the corner at Blackstone Country Club, they may be reminded of numerous bold golf holes from around the world...but what else would one expect of a Jim Engh design in the Arizona desert, aside from boldness?
Situated 25 miles north of Prescott, Talking Rock has a Jay Morrish-designed 18-hole golf course at the heart of its residential development. Generously wide fairways and clearly visible hazards make this a fair test for golfers.
The Canyon course at the 36-hole Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club forms half the golfing element within a 600-acre property belonging to The Lodge at Ventana Canyon. Short par fours at the 4th and 14th holes are particularly attractive on this layout.
The South course is the newer of the two Jay Morrish-designed layouts at The Boulders Club and its scenic routing brings into sharp focus two of the golf resort’s most famous rock formations, “Boulder Pile” and “Rosie’s Rock”.
The Talon course at Grayhawk Golf Club is a Gary Panks and David Graham co-design that opened in 1994, a year before Tom Fazio’s Raptor course debuted here. The Talon layout comes into its own on the back nine, with fairways set out around a number of deep box canyons.
The 27-hole layout at Starr Pass Golf Club began in the mid-1980s as a Bob Cupp-designed 18-hole course but Arnold Palmer added another nine during a restoration in 2003. The club hosted or co-hosted the former Tucson Open on the PGA Tour between 1987 and 1996.