golf-artThere are hundreds of golf courses in Scottsdale area, weather is FANTASTIC and Scottsdale is one of the foremost golf destinations in the world.

And not only does Scottsdale serve up gorgeous greens set amidst a stunning Sonoran Desert backdrop, the city also is home to an enviable collection of post-round hotspots that will keep you on par for the 19th hole.

At its most distinct extreme, the Scottsdale look is found in target or desert golf courses. This special type of golf was pioneered in Scottsdale.
"Scottsdale provides a setting where the conditions for learning the game are as superb as the golf courses," observes Jim Flick, co-founder of Nicklaus/Flick Game Improvement. Voted one of the 10 best golf instructors of the 20th century by Golf World, Flick has run his nationally acclaimed golf school for 11 years and founded it in Scottsdale. "Not only are the courses well designed, but Scottsdale courses are in excellent condition," he adds.

Golf great Tom Weiskopf agrees. "With our weather, courses and mindset, Scottsdale has no rival in the world when it comes to golf," he emphasizes.


Both Weiskopf and Flick point out that, besides quantity and quality, Scotsdale also offers golf variety.

"Scottsdale courses give people something different than what they have at home," continues Jim Flick. "They see the Tournament Players Club course on TV and become aware of what can be done with natural topography. Every part of the country has its natural beauty; Scottsdale has its own distinctive look."