If you’re a golf enthusiast living in Phoenix, then you’re in luck! This area has a fabulous selection of gorgeous and challenging courses perfect for any and all golfers, whether you’re a seasoned pro or hoping to take some lessons.
Here’s a look at 12 of our absolute favorite golf courses in Phoenix and what makes each one special:
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Located at 11111 N. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85020
Looking for time to yourself? Visit the Lookout Mountain Golf Club. Professional golfers are on-hand for one-on-one instruction and the Golf Pro Shoppe ensures that you will have everything you need for a premier golf vacation.
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Located at 3636 E. Baseline Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85042
Rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, Raven Golf Club is loaded with amenities that makes it a top experience. An expansive practice facility, the Grill 36 restaurant, and an air-conditioned on-course pavilion are some of the features that Raven Golf Club offers guests everyday.
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Located at 5595 E. Moreland St. Phoenix, AZ 85008
Revitalized in 2008, the Papago Golf Course is beautiful. Set at the base of the Papago Buttes, it showcases the nature that makes Arizona unique. Strategic bunkering and hazards, as well as varying tee lengths keep the course challenging, which keeps locals returning again and again.
Located at 5740 W. Baseline Rd. Laveen Village, AZ 85339
If you’re bored of the same courses, check out the unique layout at the Southern Ridge Golf Club. This 18 Hole Par 72 course features scenic mountain views and six par 3s, par 4s, and par 5s, perfect for golfers of all skill levels.
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Located at 16400 S. 14th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85045
Distinguished from other Phoenix courses by its unusual elevation, the Club West Golf Club is a must for local golfers. Be sure to check out their signature par 3: a downhill “double green” 17th hole with a tee to green elevation change of over 100 ft!
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Located at 5902 W. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85033
A learning environment for business students and a home for student-athletes, the Grand Canyon University Golf Course is on its way to becoming a neighborhood landmark. Members of the GCU and local community, as well as vacationers are invited to experience it to the fullest today.
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Located at 6215 N. 15th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85015
If you don’t have time for an 18-hole game, check out the 9-hole Palo Verde Golf Course. With three par 4s and six par 3s, plus a lake surrounding the first three holes, this course is just as challenging as any of the larger courses around.
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Located at 2745 N. 15th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007
Built in 1935, the Encanto Golf Course is the third oldest golf course in the state. With fantastic views of downtown, the delicious Mulligan’s Cafe, and a limited number of hazards on the course, this spot is ideal for the average golfer.
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Located at 4435 E. Paradise Village Pkwy. S Phoenix, AZ 85032
If you’re looking for a superb year-round golf experience, the Stonecreek Golf Club is for you. Open to the public 52 weeks a year, their links-style championship layout, great dining and banquet facilities, and more offer unlimited options for playing, socializing, and networking.
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Located at 2400 E. Missouri St. Phoenix, AZ 85016
Why have one golf experience when you can have two? At the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, golfers take their pick of the scenic links course or the traditional adobe course, both smack-dab in the middle of the finest corporate, retail, and dining addresses in the Valley.
Located at 8440 S. 35th Ave. Laveen Village, AZ 85339
Named after the majestic eagle, the Aguila Golf Course is the best public golf course on the west side. Set at the base of South Mountain, it gives way to beautiful views and natural transition areas and its layout presents the perfect challenge to any golfer.
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Located at 2201 E. Clubhouse Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85048
With almost 7,000 yards of fairways, blue lakes, and bunkers set against a rocky terrain, the Foothills Golf Club is a true representation of desert golf. Catering to both power and course management-minded players, Foothills has earned a 4-star rating from Golf Digest and is listed as one of Phoenix’s top courses.
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