Getaways: Escape to Troon Golf’s Arizona

Troon Golf’s Lookout Mountain Golf Club

When the NFL rolls into Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, the same week as the PGA Tour’s annual Waste Management Phoenix Open (Jan. 29-Feb. 1), millions of television viewers will see the spectacular winter weather in the Valley of the Sun. Golfers will be especially inspired to create their own Grand Canyon State getaways. When that inspiration hits, Troon Golf makes finding trips to great Troon courses at great rates easy to find and book at

Start your tour by taking a look at two Scottsdale golf staples,  Troon North Golf Club and The Boulders. Both offer 36 holes of quintessential target-style desert golf, and both continue to earn high rankings in various Top 100 course lists. Other Scottsdale gems include Kierland Golf Club, where players can traverse the Scott Miller design on foot, via a Segway, on a two-wheeled golf bike, surf-inspired golf board, or on a traditional golf cart. Nearby, Lookout Mountain Golf Club embraces the Sonoran Desert terrain and climbs around majestic peaks. Just a few minutes away, The Phoenician features a visually stunning layout that climbs up the foothills of iconic Camelback Mountain.

Golfers who make the short drive to the edges of the Valley are rewarded with great golf in simply stunning settings. The Golf Club of Estrella  features a Nicklaus Design course ranked in the top 30 Best Courses in Arizona by Golf Magazine. Another desert favorite, Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass  features two award-winning 18-hole golf courses, Devil’s Claw and Cattail. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf offers a “pure golf” experience, with no homes anywhere on the Fred Couples/Lee Schmidt/Brian Curley design, which recently underwent a $2,000,000 enhancement/renovation. Ocotillo Golf Resort  in Chandler provides a resort feel with elaborate waterfalls, colorful flowers and shimmering water features that flank many of the club’s 27 holes. Poston Butte Golf Club in Florence serves up a fun-filled Gary Pank design, including an island green. Cooper Canyon Golf Club, the centerpiece of the Festival Ranch community west of the Valley, delivers an exciting Lee Schmidt/Brian Curley design.

Just 90 minutes east on I-10 is another great Arizona golf destination: Tucson. Two Troon Golf gems in Tucson include Sewailo Golf Club at Casino Del Sol and El Conquistador Country Club. Sewailo Golf Club, designed by Notah Begay, opened in 2013 and was quickly ranked on Golfweek’s Best Courses in Arizona list. The newest addition to the Troon’s Tucson family is El Conquistador Country Club (, featuring 45 holes of golf with exceptional views.

For more information on any of these golf courses, or to book tee times, group outings, or a dream Arizona golf vacation, visit


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