Shalimar Country Club's 2,417 yards of manicured golfing terrain are peppered with towering trees, slinking sand traps, and rolling hills. The design of the nine-hole, par-33 course masterfully incorporates its scenic assets?the fifth hole sits across a yawning lake, and the ninth hole's island green is flanked on all sides by water hazards, bunkers, and punks who steal golf balls for their solar-system dioramas. To be prepared to dodge these obstacles, players practice on a driving range and chipping-and-putting green. After their rounds, golfers can wander into the restaurant and lounge for a meal or a drink or peruse the golf shop to try on new apparel and test the mettle of name-brand equipment.
Course at a Glance:
Nine-hole, par-33 course
Distance of 2,417 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 31.2 from the farthest tees
Three tee options
Link to scorecard
ASU Karsten Golf Course, located convenient to Sun Devil Stadium, is ready to challenge your skills with its hearty helping of bunkers, water and trees. You can be confident in the condition of the course and facilities, as evidenced by it 4-1/2 star rating from Golf Digest. Luckily, the prices are extremely reasonable for a course of this quality. You’ll enjoy the scenic back nine, which has a magnificent overview of the Arizona State University campus. For all of your ASU gear, stop by the well-stocked clubhouse. From shirts and hats to gloves and head covers, all of your Sun Devil accessories are available for purchase.
Designed by Pete Dye, the golf course at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club boasts 6,653 yards of fairway portioned into 18 picturesque holes. Twosomes can rev up golf carts and dart down paths on a competitive quest to out-thwack opponents on the course and out-swim them in the water hazards. Scenic views of the valley and mountains surround the open landscape, which is accented with Scottish mounding and hazards such as the 11th hole's watery expanse and the 4th hole's sand bunkers.
When course architect Greg Nash designed Superstition Springs Golf Club, he made sure to leave the topography intact. To it, he added glistening lakes, quirky bunkers, and various types of mounding, the goal being to surprise golfers with a different challenge on every hole. But even though the course integrates so many elements of its natural surroundings, it's certainly different from some of its desert counterparts. Hundreds of palm, pine, and eucalyptus trees provide shade from the blistering Arizona sun, meaning visitors never have to leave their 9-iron out of their bag so they can squeeze in a supersoaker. Away from the course, visitors find opportunities to dine or improve their game via lessons and player development programs.
Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total of 7,005 yards from the tips * Four sets of tees per hole * Course rating of 73 * Course slope of 128 * Click here to view the scorecard.
Augusta Ranch Golf Club?s first hole starts players off with a bit of misdirection. Measuring 379 yards from the back tees, the longest hole on the course calls for a zealous swing, while the rest of the course is designed to give irons a workout. The links feature a mix of par-3 and par-4 holes that invite newcomers to play around and test experienced players' short game play with shallow greens and treacherous bunkers. Instructors give lessons for all skill levels, and the staff organizes a variety of events throughout the year, from clinics and tournaments to Night Golf played with glowing golf balls. Players can convene beneath The Sunset Grille?s outdoor pavilion to snack on classic breakfast and lunch cuisine and keep an eye out for flocks of geese trained to abduct pitching wedges.
Course at a Glance:
Built by the U.S. Air Force before opening to the public in 1993, Toka Sticks Golf Club sports nearly 6,700 yards of playing area peppered with 18 recently declassified holes. As the silhouettes of mountains hold up "Quiet" signs in the distance, numerous trees serve as obstacles on the parkland-style course's narrow fairways and small greens. The course also challenges golfers and golf-cart chauffeurs with all-time course records of 60 strokes and 7 miles per hour, respectively. Players can prepare to beat this record with a token to the facility’s practice range, valid for approximately 40 practice balls that can be belted into the stratosphere or bartered for roadrunner eggs.