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September 17th, 2017 #AskSean: We're planning a buddies golf vacation and never been to Scottsdale, AZ - Why should we go there?

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I often get this question . . . "We're planning a buddies golf vacation and never been to Phoenix-Scottsdale - Why should we go there over other places?" A great question, and one that I enjoy answering and talking about. I enjoy it simply because I absolutely love playing golf in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area. The region is littered with great golf courses. The only downfall, you simply cannot fit them all into one golf vacation!

There are always personal biases when anyone answers these kind of questions, which is only human. For me, my personal favorites are We-Ko-Pa Resort, in particular the Saguaro Course (which is a fantastic Coore & Crenshaw design) and Troon North. Again, these are simply the ones that I would make a "must play" for my own Scottsdale golf vacation. That said, as I touch on below, there are so many other must plays in both Phoenix and Scottsdale.

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Top Scottsdale Golf Package

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Scottsdale Golf - An Awesome Golf Experience

From a golf course perspective, the quality of golf courses is very high in Scottsdale. With the likes of Troon North, TPC Scottsdale, Talking Stick, Grayhawk, and several others, golfers cannot go wrong. The course layouts are challenging, fun, and normally in superior shape, especially during peak season times following their overseeding.

Bordering Scottsdale, AZ is Fountain Hills. Fountain Hills also boasts highly ranked golf courses, especially at We-Ko-Pa Resort - home of 2 highly ranked golf courses - the Saguaro Course and the Cholla Course. Also in Fountain Hills are SunRidge Canyon and Eagle Mountain.

In the Scottsdale and surrounding area, all of these golf courses I've mentioned are some of the most enjoyable golf courses I've played. They all have different offerings from views and layouts, which provide fun and challenge to golfers of all skill levels. That said, not all, but some are typically priced slightly higher than neighboring areas, as well as parts of the U.S. When working with other groups, I always advise them of a great mix of golf courses for their golf vacation, with different levles of pricing without sacrificing overall quality of golf courses.

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Golf & Gaming at We-Ko-Pa Scottsdale Golf Package

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Suburbs of Phoenix - Great Golf Without Sacrificing Quality

On the outskirts of Scottsdale is Phoenix, as well as are several suburbs of Phoenix (or on the outskirts of Phoenix) such as Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Litchfield Park, and Gold Canyon. Here you can find equally enjoyable golf courses as Scottsdale, however, at lower price points.

Some of my personal favorites are Wildfire Golf Club, Golf Club of Estrella, Las Sendas Golf Club, Quintero Golf Club, Wigwam Resort, and Gold Canyon Golf Resort, in particular the Dinosaur Mountain Course. All of these are fantastic golf course options all at a great price AND without sacrificing quality!

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Lodging Uncompromised

We have several great lodging options in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area, too many to name them all. However, my personal favorites are We-Ko-Pa Resort, Hyatt House Scottsdale-Old Town, and Wigwam Resort. By focusing on these three in particular, they give our Phoenix-Scottsdale golf packages an excellent variety that meet any of the lodging requirements of our traveling golf customers.

Each of these resorts/lodging options offer different sleeping and bed configurations, which helps us to create golf packages, along with the right golf courses, that match any personal budget.

Scottsdale Old Town

Scottsdale Old Town Golf Package

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The 101 & 202 "Loop"

For getting around in Phoenix-Scottsdale, the 101 & 202 Loops make travel from lodging to golf courses and back very easy. Of course, with any major metropolitan city, you always face rush hour traffic, however, from my recollection and experience, it's always been rather smooth and relatively stress free. 

The added bonus of the Loops connecting Phoenix-Scottsdale and any of the suburbs from a Phoenix or Scottsale golf vacation package perspective, is that it makes it very easy on us to incorporate a wide variety of golf courses with different price points. The end result, competitive golf package prices that don't sacrifice quality.

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Very Little Rain, No Humidity

First and foremost, it rarely rains in Scottsdale - Knock-on-wood! My first visit there years ago, in talking with one of the Pro Shop staff at the Golf Club of Estrella, he informed us that they were 134 days of no rain. Not bad. Not bad all. Even more impressive, the golf courses were in fantastic shape.

One thing that I am a big fan of, especially after sweating my bag off playing golf yesterday on a very humid day, Scottsdale-Phoenix does not have that suffering and uncomfortable humidity. So if you're planning a golf vacation during the late spring or early fall months, in particular, it will be warm, but it will be a dry heat. NO humidity!

Furthermore, one of my favorite things about Phoenix-Scottsdale, especially during the winter months - and I've been told this by several people with typical aches and pains, that once getting off the airplane and out of the airport, they no longer feel them. I hate to say it, but it's true, that when you hit the age of 40-years old, the pains do creep in. Again, no humidity is definiately an added bonus.

Are you even more interested now in an exciting and memorable Scottsdale golf vacation? I'm sure you are! Our Golf Team is here to help plan the perfect getaway for you and your golf crew. To receive your complimentary quote give us a call at 1.866.634.0790 OR take a stab at our Request Quote button directly below.