Ranking Arizona: Top 10 golf courses for 2021

Ranking Arizona | 23 Mar |

Here are the Top 10 private and public golf courses in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business?

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Here are the Top 10 private and public golf courses in Arizona, as featured in the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona:

Top 10 public golf courses

1. Talking Stick Golf Club

Background: Designed by legendary course architects Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, Talking Stick Golf Club is comprised of two distinctive championship golf courses offering beautiful, tranquil scenery and memorable experiences. The O’odham Course (formerly North Course), with its broad, angular holes, rewards thoughtful play through the rise of its many options according to one’s level of skill. Its low profile, slightly crowned greens and close-cropped approaches encourage running as well as aerial assaults. The Piipaash Course (formerly South Course) with its tree-lined fairways and raised greens defended at the sides offers a more straightforward style of play. It presents its challenge and strategy in an open and clear-cut fashion.

2. Troon North Golf Club

3. McCormick Ranch Golf Club

4. Eagle Mountain Golf Club

5. Arizona Biltmore Golf Club

6. Legacy Golf Resort

7. Raven Golf Club — Phoenix

8. Stonecreek Golf Club

9. Gold Canyon Golf Resort

10. Springfield Golf Resort

Top 10 private golf courses

1. Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia

Background: Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia, located in Northwest Peoria, features a one-of-a-kind private club experience. Members enjoy year-round events and activities and a Hacienda-style 30,000-square-foot clubhouse offering casual and fine dining, a 24-hour fitness center, lighted tennis courts, pool with private cabanas, lap pool and children’s play area. The 18-hole, par 72 Jim Engh-designed championship golf course was inspired by the links courses in Ireland and features mountain views, majestic saguaros and an abundance of desert wildlife. Blackstone Country Club offers Equity Golf and Social Membership options.

2. Chaparral Pines

3. Forest Highlands Golf Club

4. Desert Highlands

5. Encanterra Country Club

6. Paradise Valley Country Club

7. The Boulders Resort & Spa

8. Whisper Rock Golf Club

9. Desert Mountain Club

10. The Estancia Club

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