The Holm Group Real Estate Blog
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Golf Year-Round in Scottsdale
Arizona is known as a land of sunshine. With approximately 300 days of sunshine throughout the year, Scottsdale is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities. And one of the most popular pastimes for Scottsdale residents is playing golf.
Scottsdale and its surrounding cities are filled with gorgeous golf courses for every level of golfer. Whether you’re playing at the ASU Karsten Course in Tempe, playing a more high-tech and temperature comfortable version at Top Golf, or heading north to Fountain Hills to play at the Sunridge Canyon Golf Club, there’s a course that’s perfect for everyone. Stop by the PGA Tours Superstore to pick up some fresh new clubs and cleats before you head out to tee time at one of these top Scottsdale golf courses.
The most famous golf course in town is TPC Scottsdale, the home to the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament. Every year, the Phoenix Open brings some of the top golfers and the largest crowds on the entire PGA tour into town for a weekend of fun, food, and entertainment. During the nights after the games, the course becomes home to the Coors LIght Birds Nest nightclub, and holds sold out concerts to golf fans from all over town.
TPC offers two major courses, the Stadium Course and the Champion Course. The Stadium Course well-known par-3, 16th hole is turned into a structure known as the Coliseum during official PGA tournaments. The Champion course is considered to be the more natural of the two, and takes advantage of the natural desert landscape the golf course resides in.
Troon North Golf Club
Located in North Scottsdale near Pinnacle Peak is Troon North Golf Club home to two 18-hole golf courses, Monument and Pinnacle, and the Dynamite Grille. This golf course is also nestled in the natural splendor of Scottsdale’s desert landscape, offering some of the most spectacular natural beauty on any course in town.
This fairway is perfect for golfers of all ages and levels, and even offers a Summer Junior Camp every year. Outside of golf, the course offers tasty meals at the on-site restaurant and is a scenic wedding location for Arizona natives ready to tie the knot in some of the most iconic desert scenery available.
The Westin Kierland Golf Club
Near Kierland Commons, the Westin Kierland Golf Club has been listed by Golf Digest as one of “America’s 9 Most Cheerful Golf Courses.” The course is home to 27 holes among the most geographically varying course in Scottsdale, and offers a slew of instructors, lessons, and clinics for all levels.
After your game, finish up with a meal at Brittlebush Bar & Grille. Or, travel the course on some of Kierland’s most iconic transportation features, including the Segways, multi-seater golf carts, Golf Bikes, and the latest addition, the motorized scooter known as the TurfRider.
Talking Stick Golf Club
Just west of the Loop 101 is Talking Stick Golf Club, found on the Talking Stick Resort grounds. Talking Stick is home to two courses, the more angular of the two, and the Pippassh Course, favored by those who prefer a more straightforward game.
The resort, casino, and golf shop designs are all inspired by location and proprietors of the area, the local Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The walls and indoor decor are inspired by Native American contemporary and traditional art, and take visitors on a cultural experience unmatched by anywhere else in Arizona. Be sure to stop by in the summer for some of the best weekly pool parties in the Greater Phoenix area.
McCormick Ranch Golf Course
Located in the heart of the city off of Scottsdale Road and Indian Bend Road is McCormick Ranch Golf Course. Here golfers can find two courses that have been approved for both professional tours and ametuer games.
Both courses, known as the Palm and Pine respectively, offer unique views of the surrounding mountains and have a number of lakes. And in addition to golf, McCormick Ranch is the perfect place to host a variety of personal and corporate events, including weddings, meetings, and conventions. Call ahead to contact them online to learn more about their catering services.
Rancho Manana Golf Club
For a more historical experience, consider driving up to Cave Creek and playing a round at Rancho Manana Golf Club. The par 70 championship course is located on the grounds of Rancho Manana Resort, a local favorite hidden on the edge of historic Cave Creek.
Best Places to Shop In Scottsdale
Although Phoenix is the capital of Arizona, Scottsdale quickly takes its place as second favorite in the hearts of locals. Not only is Scottsdale the place to find beautifully designed homes, great school districts, year round golf, and unbeatable dining options, the shopping is what really keeps the people coming back for more.
Luckily, Scottsdale is full of great shopping centers. Whether you’re looking for family centric fun or a night out on the town, check out one of these top four places to shop around Scottsdale and make the most out of Scottsdale’s retail and entertainment.
Scottsdale Fashion Square
Tried and true, one of the nicest indoor malls in the Valley is Scottsdale Fashion Square. Located near Old Town Scottsdale, this mall offers over 200 high end and casual retail stores within its three stories.
Shops inside Fashion Square include Forever 21, The Disney Store, and Ann Taylor. See a movie at Harkins Camelview 5 or grab dinner at Yard House of Thirsty Lion.
Scottsdale’s number one outdoor lifestyle centers is Kierland Commons, located on the west side of Scottsdale Road and Greenway Parkway. The Commons prides itself on their dedication to sustainability and social conscious business policies, while simultaneously providing a luxurious shopping and dining experience to visitors.
The stores at Kierland Commons tend to be more higher end than many other mall in the Valley. A stroll through the corridors will lead you to find stores like Anthropologie, Coach, and Tesla. Looking for a dinner? Try the local favorites North Italia, Olive & Ivy, and Postino.
Kierland isn’t the only outdoor shopping center in town. Scottsdale Quarter, just across the street from Kierland, is another local hotspot. This shopping center also features national retail options, such as H & M, GAP, and lululemon athletica. IT’s also a great spot to bring to kids for a treat – have dinner at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and top it off with ice cream at Creamistry.
Other great restaurants in the area are two Fox Concepts, True Foods and Zinburger. The Quarter is also one of the few places to find an Apple store. Not looking to shop? Pop into the iPic Theater for some movie magic with the family.
High Street at City North
Further north in Scottsdale is – you guessed it – City North. And the center of the retail lover’s destination is HIgh Street. High street is another center with store outside, but is less like a mall and more like a district. Located off the Deer Valley exit North of the Loop 101 and the 51 north, this center is just a stone’s throw away from many popular Scottsdale attractions, including the Musical Instrument Museum and the Fairmont Princess Scottsdale hotel. Bring your significant other for date night at La Bocca or Blue Martini Cocktail.