Arizona offers one of the best and most diverse varieties of golf courses in the country with hundreds from which to choose, most of which are located within 90 minutes of the Phoenix metropolitan area. There are numerous choices of price, service and layout options to satisfy players of every skill level. The Phoenix and Scottsdale metro area golf courses create a golf vacation paradise unmatched anywhere in the world. For golfers living in Arizona, everyday is a golf vacation!
With Spring/Summer golf season upon us, Phoenix area golf courses are in great condition. The golf courses are starting to slow down so green fees are very reasonable. Green fee specials are still popular on many golf resort websites making Arizona one of the best golf travel destinations in the United States. Daily fee golf courses often offer web specials on their websites allowing golfers to play many top courses that offer large discounts from the peak season rates that can be as high as $100 to $300 with a few as much as $400 (such as TPC Scottsdale) during the March to early April time frame. However, mid-late afternoon times are often discounted.
Sedona and Prescott courses are a little cooler in the higher elevations which can have some chilly morning temperatures but conditions are very pleasant during the summer months. Courses such as StoneRidge in Prescott Valley always offer a challenging round of golf about an hour north of Phoenix but temperatures can be a bit cool from December – March so plan to wear pants when venturing to Northern Arizona during this period. Although there have been plenty of golf pros telling stories about golfers staying in Phoenix and driving up to the high country in shorts only to realize the extent of the climate change upon stepping out of the car!