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Legendary Arizona Golf Resorts in Phoenix & Scottsdale Area

Arizona is a golfing paradise, home to more than 300 courses, including traditional links-style formats and target courses. More than 200 of these are located in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas, so it’s no surprise you’ll find almost all of Arizona’s best golf hotels around here too.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve sliced our way around Arizona finding most of the water hazards, but also discovering the best golf hotels in Phoenix and Scottsdale. These opulent retreats grant direct access to some of Arizona’s best courses while also offering fine-dining restaurants, luxe leisure facilities and spacious suites overlooking the magnificent fairways.

5 Best Golf Resorts in the Phoenix Area

Golfer Driving Off The Tee in Phoenix
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JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
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JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa welcomes you with 5-star service and amenities, including the pampering Revive Spa, two modern fitness centres and a pool with a lazy river. More importantly, it boasts two 18-hole courses designed by Nick Faldo and Arnold Palmer, a driving range, putting green and golf programs for kids.

After a day on the links, celebrate that birdie or forget those double bogies with a cocktail at Twenty6, before dining at the tavern-style Meritage or on bison burgers at Stonegrill. The Premium View room overlooks the pool from its balcony, while the One Bedroom Luxury Suite has leather lounges, a king-size bed and a balcony. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Two 18-hole courses designed by former golf pros.
  • Five on-site restaurants and a Starbucks.
  • About a five-minute drive from the High Street shopping centre.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 345 – USD 1,247
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 5350 East Marriott Drive, Desert View, Phoenix, United States

Arizona Grand Resort

Arizona Grand Resort
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The residence-style suites at Arizona Grand Resort have recently undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation. The new Guest Suites have king-size beds, private balconies or patios and separate living areas, while the Grand Suites have two or three bedrooms, dining rooms and oversized baths. Groups might prefer to book a villa, which creates a home away from home with its full kitchen, golf views and private balcony.

The unique links course has a par-71 layout and often hosts tournaments. It’s known for its surrounding desert landscape, drastic elevation changes and mountain views. Families will love the on-site Oasis Water Park, while the day spa offers revitalising treatments and fitness services. On-site dining ranges from Mexican fare at Aunt Chilada’s to poolside dining at Oasis Bar & Grill. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The Old West-style steakhouse, Rustler’s Rooste.
  • Eight-storey water slides, a wave pool, lazy river and cabanas at Oasis Water Park.
  • The AAA Four Diamond-awarded golf course.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 201 – USD 433
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 8000 South Arizona Grand Parkway, South Mountain, Arizona, Phoenix, United States

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
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The all-suite Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort is an inviting golfing enclave where the manicured greens and fairways of Lookout Mountain Golf Club meet the rugged cliff faces of North Mountain Preserve. The challenging 18-hole course also has the Hilton Golf Academy and a pro shop. Back at the resort, you can lounge by the pool, practise your swing on the driving range, unwind at the day spa and dine at five on-site establishments.

All of the suites feature LCD TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi, private balconies and sofa beds. The 1 King Pure Wellness Suite is ideal for guests with allergies, while the 1 King Falls Location has convenient access to the pools and cabanas at The Falls Water Village. Groups seeking more space might prefer to upgrade to the Ambassador suite or Signature suites. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The two bedrooms, fireplace, baths, living room, six-seat dining table and butler kitchen in the Grande 2 King 2 Bedroom Suite.
  • American cuisine with Mediterranean influences at the AAA Four-Diamond award-winning restaurant, Different Pointe of View.
  • Has a fitness room, hiking trail, putting green, driving range and tennis court.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 155 – USD 406
Guest Rating: 7.9
Address: 11111 North 7th Street, North Mountain, Phoenix, United States

Arizona Biltmore Waldorf Astoria Resort

Arizona Biltmore Waldorf Astoria Resort strikes a regal pose in the heart of Phoenix, where it’s been welcoming golfers and holidaymakers for more than 90 years. It’s those thoughtful touches of luxury that sets this hotel apart, such as the patio firepit in the Cottage Room or the spacious sitting room and patio in the Junior Suite.

The resort also offers self-contained villas with full kitchens and multiple bedrooms. Recreation is a way of life here, thanks to five alluring pools, invigorating treatments at Spa Biltmore, tennis and yoga. Let’s not forget about the two 18-hole championship golf courses with five lakes, rolling fairways and desert ravines to test seasoned pros. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Two 18-hole courses, an 18-hole putting course and lessons with golf pros.
  • Contemporary American cuisine at Frank & Albert’s and live music and top-shelf liquor at The Wright Bar.
  • The full kitchen, gas fireplace, balcony and large Roman bath in the Villa Two Bedroom Suite.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 282 – USD 1,307
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 2400 East Missouri Avenue, Camelback East, Phoenix, United States

The Legacy Golf Resort

The Legacy Golf Resort
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Designed by renowned architect, Gary Panks, the 18-hole championship course at The Legacy Golf Resort is ideal for a casual round among friends. Its Golf Performance Centre boasts a putting lab and HD simulator. The resort pairs its course with a sun-drenched swimming pool, two hot tubs, a poolside cabana bar, fitness centre and barbecue area.

Accommodation starts with the Studio Suite, which boasts modern decor, a kitchenette, separate living room and private balcony or patio. Upgrade to one of the condominiums for self-contained accommodation with a full kitchen, laundry facilities, a whirlpool bath and a formal dining area. The largest can sleep up to eight guests on two king-size beds and two sofa beds. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Country club-style dining at The Grille.
  • Has an activities program, spa services and sprawling swimming pool.
  • One and two-bedroom condominiums with spa baths and balconies.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 296 – USD 651
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: 6808 South 32nd Street, South Mountain, Arizona, Phoenix, United States

Hotel Location

7 Best Golf Resorts in the Scottsdale Area

Golf Course in Scottsdale, Arizona shot in early morning.
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The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale

The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale
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The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale offers 5-star services and facilities, including therapeutic treatments at The Phoenician Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and numerous pools with cabanas, cocktail service, playgrounds and sun loungers. It also boasts a sprawling 18-hole championship course with a driving range, rentals, lessons and a clubhouse.

The rooms and suites are finely appointed with signature bedding and opulent furnishings, such as the one-bedroom Phoenician Suite with a wet bar and sprawling living room and terrace. The two-bedroom Presidential Suite overlooks the tree-lined fairways, while the Grand Deluxe room has a king-size bed and balcony. You can also stay in the self-contained casitas for a full kitchen, fireplace and dining table.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Multiple on-site restaurants and bars, including J&G Steakhouse and The Phoenician Tavern.
  • An immaculate 18-hole course surrounded by desert landscapes.
  • A short drive from Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 435 – USD 4,640
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 6000 East Camelback Road, Camelback East, Phoenix, United States

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
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The longest-running AAA Five Diamond resort in Arizona, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess sets the luxury golfing scene with its sprawling landscaped grounds dotted with saguaro cacti. These surround the two 18-hole championship golf courses, one of which hosts the annual PGA Tour. Pair a round on the links with one of the tailored treatments at the on-site spa or relax by one of the five pools.

On-site dining revolves around multicultural cuisine, such as the Mexican fare at La Hacienda By Richard Sandoval and the wood-fired grilled meats at Bourbon Steak. Guest rooms and suites are meticulously furnished, such as the Fairmont Room with its living and work areas, bath, wet bar and patio. The Master Suite, meanwhile, boasts a Murphy bed, a dining room, main parlour and garden vistas.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The signature Thai Massage for Golfers at the on-site day spa.
  • The white-sand man-made beach at the Sunset Beach pool.
  • About five minutes’ drive from the Penske Racing Museum.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 379 – USD 1,240
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale Curio Collection by Hilton

Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale Curio Collection by Hilton
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Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale Curio Collection by Hilton features two 18-hole championship golf courses that blend naturally with the Sonoran Desert’s flora. The resort also offers PGA and LPGA-certified instructors, a driving range, putting green and pro shop. After a round, relax your muscles with a treatment at the spa, work out in the fitness centre or kick back by the lagoon-style pool.

The newly-renovated guest rooms (casitas) feature king-size beds, wood-burning fireplaces, leather seating, soaking baths and private patios or decks overlooking the desert. Upgrade to one of the one, two or three-bedroom villas for self-contained accommodation with a kitchen, laundry facilities and a gas grill on the patio. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The three bedrooms, gas fireplace, grill, full kitchen, jetted bath and spacious living room in the Luxury Hacienda Residence.
  • Has multiple tennis courts, bicycle rentals, a fitness room and golf courses.
  • Mexican cuisine at Spotted Donkey Cantina and fairway views with Southwest fare at Palo Verde.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 341 – USD 2,855
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 34631 N Tom Darlington Dr, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
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The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch is nestled in the centre of the McCormick Ranch Golf Club, which boasts two 18-hole championship courses littered with water traps. The club often hosts prestigious tournaments and has experienced instructors on-hand for lessons. The pet-friendly resort also has a fitness centre, full-service day spa and an elegant pool with a bar and loungers.

Choose from more than 300 guest rooms and suites, which overlooks the fairways, pool or gardens. The Billiard Suite is particularly dapper with its full-size billiard table, HD TV, soaking bath and patio overlooking the golf course. Alternatively, book one of the Presidential Suites for added luxuries like canopy beds, original artwork and wet bars.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Two 18-hole championship golf courses.
  • Farm-to-table cuisine at Kitchen West and cocktail specials at Bar Six40.
  • Has “adventure packages” for cycling, hiking and kayaking.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 166 – USD 979
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: 7700 East McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Talking Stick Resort

The accommodation at Talking Stick Resort has impressed numerous HotelsCombined visitors, particularly with its luxurious touches. The Executive King is a popular choice with its mountain and desert views from the private balcony, while the Two-Bay Suite has an oversized balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, a rain shower, wet bar and dining room.

Staying at this resort grants direct access to two 18-hole architect-designed courses, including a links-inspired course and American-style course. Relax by one of the three pools with sun loungers and cabanas or visit the Entertainment District for cart racing, VR games and indoor skydiving. The resort also boasts six restaurants, 11 bars and lounges and an on-site casino. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Therapeutic body treatments and massages at the on-site day spa.
  • More than 50 table games and 800 slot machines at the on-site casino.
  • The award-winning international buffet at Wandering Horse.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 141 – USD 429
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 9800 Indian Bend Road AZ, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
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Get your swing in at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, where you can play on 36 challenging holes across two championship courses set amid the Camelback foothills. Refuel between rounds with classic grilled meat at Lincoln Steakhouse & Bar or traditional Mexican fare at Rita’s Cantina & Bar.

The Spa at Camelback Inn offers luxe body wraps and scrubs, massages, fitness classes and therapy baths. You can also relax in a plush lounger by the pool or browse the jewellery, clothing and beauty products for sale at the on-site shops. Opt for a cosy room with a king-size bed and private balcony or splurge on a suite, many of which have private pools, mountain views and pillowtop mattresses. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Quesadillas, pizzas, beer and cocktails served poolside at Hoppin’ Jacks.
  • The award-winning pro shop, driving range and practise greens paired with the two 18-hole courses.
  • The antique furnishings, private pool and sprawling patio in the Jackrabbit Suite.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 329 – USD 722
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 5402 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, United States

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
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Choose between two immaculate courses at the extravagant Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. The Monument is a par-72 course with sprawling desert vistas, while The Pinnacle is a par-71 course with saguaro cacti covering the surrounding mountains. The poolside cabanas are ideal for rest days, while beer and wine tastings are complimentary for guests.

The resort also hosts yoga classes, has tennis courts and offers signature treatments at its on-site day spa. Families on a golfing holiday will appreciate the organised kids’ activities, such as nature discovery walks, scavenger hunts and video games. The guest rooms have luxurious touches, such as patio fire pits and private balconies, while the suites let you spread out in separate living rooms and sprawling patios. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • The outdoor fireplace, plunge pool and garden shower in the Sedona Two-Bedroom Suite.
  • Latin flavours at the Talavera steakhouse and handcrafted cocktails at Onyx Bar & Lounge.
  • Hosts seasonal festivities for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 753 – USD 5,171
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 10600 East Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Hotel Location

Phoenix Vs Scottsdale: Which Will You Choose?

Phoenix and Scottsdale both lay viable claims to the throne of Arizona’s best golfing area, offering an array of 4 and 5-star golf resorts with fine-dining restaurants, day spas, swimming pools and luxurious suites. These resorts also have their own championship golf courses with pro shops, driving ranges and lessons – everything you need for a perfect golf holiday.

So, will it be Phoenix or Scottsdale? Where do you want to stay on your next golf holiday? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Ben Stower

I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.

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