A 6,641-yard layout sculpted into pond-speckled parkland terrain draws in golfers at Villa de Paz Golf Club's 18-hole course. Throughout the round, golfers will have to prove that their swing is impervious to water hazards, which come into play on 10 holes. Players and husky groundhogs encounter the most difficult hole at the fourth tee box, where a tree-lined fairway dog-legs sharply to the right on its way to a green guarded by a pond in front. Before their round, clubbers can warm up their swings at Villa de Paz's driving range, which has two tiers to accommodate heavy swing-honing traffic and separate territorial head covers.
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Stonecreek Golf Club is a links-style course surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain views. With this Groupon, improve your swing and lower your handicap with access to Stonecreek’s putting green, chipping green with reality-based training bunker, and driving range. The $50 range card gets you up to 500 balls. It’s a start/stop range machine, so hit as few as 20 balls each bout.
Phoenix enjoys about 300 days of sunshine a year. Its desert climate can lead to some blazing-hot summers; the other nine months of the year, though, temperatures hover in the mid-70s. Due in no small part to its constant sunshine, the city has since ballooned into the fifth-largest city by population in the United States.The topography of the Phoenix area is a desert but by no means desolate. Camelback Mountain, located about 20 minutes south of the resort, is a designated city park area with scenic hiking trails that wind past boulders and red-sandstone formations. Hundreds of golf courses line the rugged landscape around Phoenix. Downtown Phoenix pulses with techno beats and rowdy live music shows, as a cornucopia of swanky bars and nightclubs keeps the party going downtown into the wee hours of the morning. For a laid-back nighttime experience, the sleepy neighboring city of Scottsdale has a number of rooftop lounges.
Designed by golf great Arnold Palmer, The Legend at Arrowhead's 18-hole, par-72 course connects across 7,005 yards of blended bermuda and rye grasses. As golfers move across the short-grass corridors, mature palm trees and deep bunkers loom on the periphery along with six ponds that will test players' accuracy and ability to keep thirsty sand wedges from straying to the water's edge. Before taking to the first tee, golfers can warm up at the club's driving range, which gives them a feel for the turf they will encounter on the course with all-grass hitting areas. Stationed beside the course, the Legend Lakeside Grill remains open until dusk, offering a convenient place for golfers to unwind after a round or see how quickly they can flip through every single channel on the restaurant's three televisions.
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Golfers aim their shots in between the fences that bookend the target field at Desert Mirage Golf and Learning Center's driving range. But their swings at the range—which emulates course conditions with natural grass hitting areas and earthworms that sneeze in golfers' backswings—are mere rehearsals for the main performance: a round at the Center's 9-hole course. The par-31 course offers five par-threes and four par-fours and features to a memorable finishing hole: a 322-yard par-four with a pond that runs down the left side.