Photo of The Boulders Resort (North course)

The Boulders Resort

34831 N. Tom Darlington Drive,

Carefree, Arizona 85377

  • Office

    +1 (480) 488 9028
  • Pro shop

    +1 (480) 488 9028
  • Golf pro

    Donald Crawley (Director of Boulders Golf Academy)
  • Academy

    The Boulders Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Desert-style. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Desert and residential.

  • Designer:

    Jay Morrish

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the North course. Also at The Boulders is the 18-hole South Course (par-72, 6726 yds from back tees).






How to get there:

33 miles N of Phoenix

From the 101-loop take exit 34 heading north on Scottsdale Rd. After 10 mi (and 400 yds after the Scottsdale / Carefree Hwy intersection) turn right into Boulders Resort & Golf Club. Clubhouse is o.5 mi on your left.

The Boulders Resort (North course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1984

The Boulders Resort (North course): The Boulders Resort is home to two top-quality championship golf courses, both designed by Jay Morrish. Both are also excellent examples of classic desert-style Arizona golf, each one a delight to play.

The South course may take most of the top accolades, but the marginally older North course also provides one of Scottsdale's most enjoyable golf outings. In a wonderfully natural desert environment, it's not just the rock formations that create plenty of visual interest. The pleasantly rolling layout, abundance and variety of desert foliage, and quality of design all add to a great experience on Boulders North.

The fairways are possibly more forgiving than on the South, but there are still plenty of wash-areas to be carried from tee-to-green, and a few water hazards to be crossed, most notably at the excellent par-3 14th. As the layout meanders through the Boulders community you will enjoy many scenic views onto Black Mountain, with any housing kept well back from the course.

Stay & Play at The Boulders: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Phoenix / Scottsdale


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Visitors cannot play the North and South courses on the same day.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (mid-Jan thru' April): Sun-Thur starting at $229; Fri/Sat starting at $259. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at certain times.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

All around you at Boulders is the natural open terrain of the Sonoran Desert. While hunting in the desert brush for a wayward shot, golfers may catch a glimpse of a bobcat, rabbits, coyotes, desert quail, lizards or a javelina ("skunk pig"). Some of the boulder formations you'll see during your round at The Boulders pre-date the golf course by a mere 12 million years.


  • Boulders Resort & Spa5-star

    34361 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, Arizona 85377

    +1 (480) 488 9009

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    Boulders Resort & Spa, a member of the Curio Collection by Hilton, nestles in the scenic Sonoran desert in Scottsdale, Arizona. Combining top-class service and amenities, elegant accommodations and Southwestern flair, the resort is home to two 18-hole Jay Morrish-designed golf courses, as well as luxury Spa and fitness facilities. The surrounding desert and unique rock formations offers a playground in which to hike, bike, fish, ride horses or rock climb.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Boulders (North and South courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Legend Trail

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Troon North (Monument & Pinnacle courses); Wildfire (Faldo & Palmer courses); Grayhawk (Talon & Raptor courses); TPC Scottsdale (Stadium & Desert courses).

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