Best golf courses: Phoenix / Scottsdale

The Phoenix metropolitan area, known as the Valley of the Sun, is home to more golf courses than you could hope to play in one visit. From November through April you can get sunny days and comfortable temperatures, making it the most enjoyable time of year to visit. Scottsdale's golf features some of the top-rated golf courses in the country. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in Phoenix on our customised maps.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Schmidt-Curley Design

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Brian Curley (Schmidt-Curley Design), with input from Fred Couples.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Richardson, Forrest

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Forrest Richardson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2019)
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Dye, Pete & Perry

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(Closed in 2019)

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Father/son team of Pete & Perry Dye
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Morrish, Jay

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Jay Morrish

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Morrish, Jay

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Jay Morrish

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Schmidt-Curley Design

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Schmidt-Curley Design (Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Nicklaus, Jack

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Private club

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Desert Mountain's six courses are all Jack Nicklaus designed Signature Courses

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Miller, Scott

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Scott Miller

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Fazio, Tom

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Private club

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Tom Fazio

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Nicklaus II, Jack

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Jack Nicklaus II

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Kavanaugh, Ken

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Ken Kavanaugh

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Kavanaugh, Ken

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Ken Kavanaugh & Greg Nash

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Fazio, Tom

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Tom Fazio

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Graham & Panks

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

David Graham & Gary Panks

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Miller, Scott

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Scott Miller

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Panks, Gary

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Gary Panks

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Jones, Rees

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Rees Jones

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Kavanaugh, Ken

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Ken Kavanaugh

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Johnston, Bill

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Bill Johnston

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Heckenkemper, Randy

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Randy Heckenkemper

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Robinson, Ted

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Ted Robinson (Sr).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Bell, William F.

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Flint & Robinson

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Original 18-hole design (Oasis & Desert nines) by Homer Flint (1988); modifications and addition of the Canyon-nine by father/son team of Ted Robinson & Ted Robsinson Jr (1990s). Course reduced to 18 holes and renovated by Phil Smith (2017).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Panks, Gary

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Gary Panks

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Jones, Rees

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Rees Jones

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Graham & Panks

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

David Graham & Gary Panks

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Foster, Keith

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Keith Foster

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Nicklaus, Jack

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Jack Nicklaus & sons, Jack Jr. and Gary.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Nash, Greg

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Greg Nash

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Crenshaw & Coore

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Ben Crenshaw & Bill Coore

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Crenshaw & Coore

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Ben Crenshaw & Bill Coore

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Heckenkemper, Randy

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Original Desert Course designed by Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish (1987). Complete redesign by Randy Heckenkemper (2008) and relaunched as the Champions Course.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Weiskopf & Morrish

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Panks, Gary

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Gary Panks

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Weiskopf & Morrish

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Weiskopf & Morrish

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Lehman & Fought

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Founders course: designed by Tom Lehman and John Fought (2004). Victory course designed by Tom Lehman (2016).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Miller, Scott

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Scott Miller
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Coore & Crenshaw

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Panks, Gary

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Gary Panks

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Panks, Gary

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Gary Panks

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Jones Sr & Lawrence

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr designed the Gold course (1964) and Patriot course (1961, originally called Blue course); both redesigned by Forrest Richardson in 2005. Robert "Red" Lawrence designed the Heritage course (originally known as the Red course).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Faldo & Schmidt-Curley

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

Nick Faldo with Schmidt-Curley Design (Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Phoenix / Scottsdale
Palmer, Arnold

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Visitors welcome

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

Designer

An Arnold Palmer Signature Course.

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