Five among the best Golf Resorts in Arizona
(in alphabetical order)

Camelback Inn, A JW Mariott Resort and Spa (Scottsdale)
One of Arizona's original gems featuring 2 18-holes championship golf courses in traditional American links-style with magnificent mountain backdrops, lush palm and eucalyptus-lined fairways, and scenic water holes.

Gold Canyon Golf Resort (Apache Junction, near Phoenix)
Uniquely situated at the base of the historic Superstition Mountains featuring dramatic elevation changes and breathtaking views.. The second, third, and fourth holes on the Dinosaur Mountain Course are among the top holes in Arizona.

Gold Course at the Wigwam Golf Club & Spa (Litchfield Park, near Phoenix)
A premier luxury golf destination in Arizona with 54 holes of legendary championship golf including two courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

The Phoenician Golf Resort
Recognized as one of North America's Leading Golf Resort and Arizona's Leading Golf Resort by World Travel Awards and one of the 25 Best Family Golf Resorts by Golf for Woman Magazine. Set amid the spectacular Sonoran Desert of Scottsdale, Arizona, The Phoenician offers three diverse nine-hole courses (Desert, Oasis and Canyon), creating multiple 18-hole combinations for golfers of all skill levels.

Sedona Golf Resort (Sedona)
Located in the heart of one of the most captivating regions of the Southwest, the 6,646-yard, par - 71 championship course winds around the famed red rocks of Sedona, each hole providing a unique adventure.

Three Reasons to go on an Arizona Golf Vacation

A pleasant climate all year round and the hospitality of the locals combined with new golfing challenges are just a few of the many reasons to choose Arizona as your next golf vacation destination. Read the following article by Chad Sullivan to find out more about Arizona golf.

Arizona Golf Vacations
by: Chad Sullivan

Arizona Golf Vacations are hugely popular because golfers can play the game through the day and through the year. The climate round the year is pleasant and the hospitality of the locals is historic.

Arizona State has a variety of terrain ranging from canyons, rolling hills, unusually shaped rocks and winding rivers. It is the ideal location for golf courses because each golf course can give the golfer new challenges and makes the golfer overcome different and varying hazards. The choice of golf courses in Arizona is vast. Many golf courses are designed by famous golfers. The views in almost every golf course in Arizona are spectacular.

The handicapper and the hack, the nature lover and the golf addict have a choice of golfing options that is hard to beat. The golf courses in Arizona have different lengths and yardage. There are courses with limited holes and full golf courses. There are old world clubs and modern golf courses, traditional link style courses, desert courses and adobe courses. An interesting way of spending a golf vacation in Arizona is to take lessons. Schools and academies that teach golf for improvement or for basic instruction are plenty and can be booked in advance. Most lessons range from twelve to thirty hours. Lunch is included and the problem areas of an experienced golfer are sharpened. Beginners will find themselves off to a good start as the staff in Arizona's golf academies and schools are trained PGA standard instructors.

Accommodation for golfers and packages for golfers are also available in hotels, resorts, clubs, condos and home rentals. All packages can be customized according to the individual needs of the golfer. The golfer can get a package with up to five rounds in different reputed courses. A golfer can return every year in different seasons of the year and taste the thrilling challenges of five new golf courses. Some Hotels like the Hyatt Gainey Ranch have their own golf courses.

There are different discount rates available for golfing groups. Tee times can be booked 60 -90 days in advance. Cars can be hired in advance so that traveling from course to course is not difficult. There are many after golf activities available .The climate of Arizona makes it the best place for spa treatments and wellness treatments. The mingling of cultures gives the state a festive edge. There are always art shows, cultural festivals and shopping. Arizona boasts of some of the best American cuisine with a distinct flavor of what was once the 'wild west'.

Whether the golfer is a languid , take it easy golfer who looks at the game as a pleasant walk or a highly competitive golfer who looks to improve the game and face challenges, Arizona has so many options that a golfer will realize that one vacation is not enough. The vistas and the challenges are so many that the golfer holidaymaker will make Arizona a permanent golf vacation destination.

Copyright (c) 2008 Chad Sullivan

About The Author
Chad Sullivan has been a travel adviser for many years in Arizona. Starting back in 1984 after college, he found the great love for people to travel to Scottsdale Arizona. He recommends using vacation homes by owner in Scottsdale as the most cost effective way to travel
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