In a state with a long list of outstanding golf courses, it can be difficult to stand out but Oakcreek Country Club belongs in the conversation with so many of the other great Arizona courses. Designed by the famous father and son team of Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr., it can truly be described as a work of art. The course is nestled among the red rocks of Sedona with views beyond compare. The fairways are classic tree lined doglegs with fairway bunkers strategically placed. The course is “player friendly”, allowing plenty of room for error but often with an opportunity to recover and get errant shots back into play.
It had been more than a decade (maybe two) since I last played the course but I kept asking myself, “why did I wait so long?” The conditions were flawless including the greens which had surely hosted quite a few rounds during a busy summer season. Although a few of the winter months can have some chilly mornings, golf can be enjoyed year round in this part of Arizona but Fall is always my favorite time to play golf in the Sedona area. Spring and Fall are the two peak seasons for the beautiful small communities of Oakcreek Canyon and Sedona which are both surrounded by or among red rocks in Northern Arizona.
Most of the course is lined by large pine trees which is rare in Arizona but it definitely adds to the charm of the layout. For many holes, there is not a huge amount of elevation change but even the subtle changes should be noted because it will definitely change the required club selection. The course seems to have just the right amount of everything good to make it really enjoyable to play and definitely will make you want to return.
With several updates completed over the years, the Redstone Grill offers fine dining and a sports bar for after golf activities with great golf course views from the popular patio. With a wide and varied menu, it is perfect for before or after golf breakfast or lunch with dinner being served only on select nights. Contact the course for details.
The course is located about 90 minutes north of Phoenix.
690 Bell Rock Blvd
Sedona, Arizona 86351