Swing Your Way Into These 5 Golf Courses

October 26th, 2017 by

Whether you live in Mesa or you’re coming here for a visit, there are several great golf courses that are worth checking out. The next time you’re ready to hit the links for a good round of golf, make sure you head to one of these courses.

Troon North Golf Club

Troon North Golf Club is perhaps the most popular course in the area.  Here you’ll find two 18-hole golf courses that wind through the scenic ravines and foothills of Pinnacle Peak. Both courses offer amazing desert scenery with arroyos, cacti, and rock outcroppings, although many golfers consider the Monument course the more scenic of the two.

If you decide to tackle this course, you’ll want to watch out for hole number nine, which is affectionately known as Hell’s Bunker. Or you can choose to take on the Pinnacle course, which is more walkable and known for its elevated greens and long bunkers.

Gold Canyon Golf Resort

Gold Canyon Golf Resort sits right at the base of the Superstition Mountains, which makes for some stunning scenery when you’re playing the two 18-hole championship golf courses. The first course, Dinosaur Mountain, is consistently ranked one of the best in the state. It features incredible elevation changes and six par three holes. The other course is the thrilling Sidewinder, which will lead you through fast greens, narrow fairways, and a challenging desert layout.

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club

If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway during your play, head to We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. Instead of looking at houses and dealing with traffic noise, you’ll find yourself surrounded by stunning mountain views in nearly every direction as you play on the two 18-hole courses. The Cholla course offers holes that zigzag through canyons and over ridges. There’s also the Saguaro course, which is a walking course that offers wide playing corridors.

Orange Tree Golf Club

Located on what was once an old orange grove, Orange Tree Golf Club is now a desert oasis with an 18-hole USGA-rated championship golf course. Here you’ll find a relatively level terrain with mature trees and stunning views of Camelback Mountain. The resort is also known for its efforts to go green, including implementing a recycling program, cutting down on water usage, and reducing non-recyclable waste.

The Boulders Golf Club

While almost all golf courses in the area will offer scenic views, The Boulders Golf Club has some of the most unique. Jay Morrish sculpted two 18-hole championship golf courses out of the prehistoric rocks and boulders that surround the land. The North course is the older and more balanced of the two and offers amazing views of Black Mountain. On the other hand, many golfers believe the South course is more scenic with holes that go right up to the rock formations.

When you’re in Mesa and looking to get outside to enjoy a great golf game, you won’t be disappointed when you check out one of these top golf courses.


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