The Top 5 Public Golf Courses — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Grayhawk Golf Club

8620 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 502-1800
Since opening in 1994, Grayhawk has become one of Arizona’s most celebrated daily-fee golf clubs, mostly because of Grayhawk’s two exceptional 18-hole golf courses – Talon and Raptor. Both have hosted high-profile events such as the Open (2007-2009).

Talking Stick Golf Club

9888 E. Indian Bend Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
(480) 860-2221
Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, together as a design team, created the magic of Talking Stick. Located on and owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the north and south courses provide a serene yet challenging day of play.

Golf Club at Eagle Mountain

14915 E. Eagle Mountain Pkwy.,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(866) 863-1234
Located minutes from Scottsdale in the rugged McDowell Mountains of Fountain Hills, the Scott Miller-designed Eagle Mountain Golf Club dramatically weaves its way through shaded box canyons and around majestic mountain peaks unique to this scenic corner of the Sonoran desert.

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club

18200 E. Toh Vee Cir.,
Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
(480) 836-9000
Featuring views of the Sonoran Desert, We-Ko-Pa consists of the original 18 holes, the Cholla Course, designed by Scott Miller; and a second 18, the Saguaro Course, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.

Monument Express at Troon North

10320 E. Dynamite Blvd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
(480) 585-5300
Troon North Golf Club has created an executive 9-hole golf course called Monument Express. The course measures to more than 1,500 yards and offers two different par options based on each player’s experience and ability. The course can be played for a very affordable price. It’s great exercise and perfect for beginners, juniors and golfers of all skill levels. Free for kids 15 and under playing with an adult.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012