Western Phoenix Area Golf Courses
Arizona Traditions Golf Course is located in Surprise. It features mature trees lining a traditional course with 6235 yards. The 70-par course has undulating greens, rolling fairways and views of the White Mountains in the distance.
Bougainvillea Golf Club is 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix in Laveen, Arizona. The par 72, 18-Hole course has 5 sets of tees and the unique configuration of 6 par-5s, 6 par-4s, 6 par-3s. The result is a course with challenges for everyone. It has wide fairways, 57 newly renovated bunkers, and is located with views of the South and Estrella Mountains.
Coldwater Springs Golf Course is located in Avondale just a shot ride from downtown Phoenix. It has deep swales, undulating greens, and two lakes. It has been called “Best Course to Play on a Budget” by the Arizona Republic.
Coyote Lakes Golf Club is located 1 mile north of Bell Road in Surprise, Arizona. It has been listed as one of the “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest for the Phoenix area. It is an Arthur Jack Snyder design with the course winding through desert landscaping. Though it’s a short 6213-yard par-71 course, there is a presence of many interesting holes utilizing lakes and sand traps and narrow fairways. The 14th hole has a shot from an elevated tee to the green bordered by a lake and 2 sand bunkers. Each hole appears to have a challenging twist. It has several tees so it will challenge most skill levels. Coyote Lakes runs along the Agua Fria riverbed, offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, and features rolling terrain, four lakes and undulating greens.
The Legend at Arrowhead is located in Glendale. It has a links design with six lakes and tall Palm trees to break up the course. It is an Arnold Palmer designed championship course that opened in 1986. With 7,005-yards, par 72, and a course rating of 73.0, it has Bermuda/Rye grass on the fairways and greens.
Stonecreek Golf Club is located near Squaw Peak in Paradise Valley. Arthur Hill &Associates designed the course that opened in1979. It is a 6871-yard championship course with Bermuda grass on wide rolling fairways. The greens are fairly fast.
Trilogy at Vistancia, in Peoria, has all the advantages of the pricier clubs with a great course and views. It will now include an affiliation with Dave Peltz, a recognized name in golf instruction. Five tee boxes offer play for 5573 to 7259-yards. Designed by Gary Panks, the course has all the features of the finest championship courses. There are breath-taking views, 70 challenging bunker positions, rolling fairways lined with native grasses and sloped greens.
Vistal Golf Club reopened in 2001 after being redesigned by PGA Tour Design Services, which has Tom Lehman and others involved. The 71-par course has a length 5235 to 7013 on four tee boxes and is located in the South Central Phoenix valley. It has water hazards, desert landscape, and elevation changes. The 80 strategically placed bunkers make this a challenging course. The atmosphere is set for baby-boomers with classic rock played in the facility and on the practice area.
Wigwam Resort is considered one the best in Phoenix. A review is on the Scottsdale page because of the course’s high-end nature. It has a long history as a resort and as one of the courses that set the stage for the golfing boom in Phoenix.