The only advantage to playing golf in triple-digit heat is the price! Rates go down as the temperatures go up at valley golf courses. Here are a few you might want to check out!
TPC Scottsdale has two championship courses — Stadium Course & Champions Course — and 36 professional-level holes. Home to the PGA TOUR’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, The Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale has hosted some of contemporary golf’s greatest moments since opening in 1986. The Champions Course was built on the former site of TPC Scottsdale’s Desert Course, winding between natural ravines and through picturesque foothills.
The world renowned Boulders features a North Course and a South Course. The Boulders is known as one of the finest golf resorts in the western United States and the most demanding in the Southwest. Weekday rates start at $55 and weekends at $65. www.bouldersclub.com
TROON NORTH GOLF CLUB
Troon North Golf Club has two 18-hole courses stretching through the natural ravines and foothills in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. Troon North’s Monument and Pinnacle courses consistently rank at the top of every golfer’s must-play list! You can play for $39-$64 on weekdays and for $49-$91 on weekends. Play two rounds of golf within five days for $120.
The Phoenician offers a 27-hole championship golf course and has been ranked among the “Top 75 Golf Resorts in America” by Golf Digest. The Phoenician’s three diverse nine-hole courses create 18-hole combinations for the challenge. During the week, prices are $42-$68. On weekends, $51-$76. http://www.thephoenician.com/golf
TALKING STICK GOLF CLUB
Two uniquely different golf courses make up the Talking Stick Golf club owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The North and South golf courses blend perfectly with their tranquil desert surroundings. Summer rates: $35-$60. https://talkingstickgolfclub.com
WESTIN KIERLAND GOLF COURSES
The Westin Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale was honored as one of the "Top 10 Public Courses in Phoenix/Scottsdale" by Golf Advisor. It was also ranked by Golf Digest as one of “America’s 9 Most Cheerful Golf Courses.” Westin Kierland Golf Club offers rates through the week for $39-$60 or on weekends for $44-$75. For the avid golfer, try the “Baker’s Dozen” which includes thirteen rounds of golf and six “2 for 1” entrées at Brittlebush Bar & Grill for $379.http://www.kierlandgolf.com