The Phoenix-metro area has a lengthy lineup of lush, gorgeous greens to play on and spring is the ideal season to dust off your clubs for a few rounds. These award-winning courses are recognized by the golf industry as being some of the best of the best, and are worth adding to your bucket list.
After the 18th hole, swing over to Valley spas that offer golfer-specific massages, targeting areas you’ve worked hardest.
Quintero Golf Club
Quintero Golf Club was ranked as the Best Public Golf Course of 2016 by both Golf Digest and Golf Weekly Magazine. This Rees Jones-designed course offers 18 holes of challenging play in a secluded desert environment in Peoria.
Troon North Golf Club
Thirty-six holes of play reside in North Scottsdale on one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Golf Courses You Can Play. Giant boulders grace the landscapes at the base of Pinnacle Peak providing stunning views, and both courses feature recent renovations by British Open Champion Tom Weiskopf.
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
Northeast of Scottsdale in Fort McDowell, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club is home to two 18-hole courses and putting and chipping greens. The Cholla Course, designed by Scott Miller, and the Saguaro Course, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, have received public acclaim from Golf Magazine, Golfweek and Golf Digest.
The Boulders Golf Club
The North Course and South Course at The Boulders were both designed by Jay Morrish, and are known for their desert beauty and demanding play. Recognition includes the 2016 Editor’s Choice for Best Golf Resort, Southwest Region by Golf Digest; and Golf Magazine’s 2016 Golf Medal Award, among others.
Legacy Golf Resort
South of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Legacy Golf Resort’s 18-hole course, designed by Gary Panks, sits on a former 7,500-acre ranch. The two-grain silos from 1902 remain on the 18th fairway. The course has been listed among the Top 200 Resort Courses In the World by Golfweek and as the No. 1 Public Course in Phoenix by ESPN, among other recognition over the years.
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The Legacy Golf Resort Spa
After a round on The Legacy’s course, the on-site spa loosens tight muscle groups during the Golfer’s Massage. Therapists target areas to help improve your game and prevent injury.
The Spa at Talking Stick
Among specialty treatments, the Fairways to Heaven Golf Massage is geared towards the golfer, aiming to add flexibility for play without pain.
Spa du Soleil
Increase your range of motion and warm up for the next round (or relax after the last) with a 60- or 90-minute Golfer’s Massage at this spa in downtown Scottsdale.
Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
The Thai Massage for Golfers combines Thai and sports massage principles with stretching and mobilization techniques to increase range of motion. Afterwards, recharge the legs and feet during the 60-minute Men’s Fitness Pedicure. This treatment incorporates a leg and foot scrub using ancient desert salts and rosemary and ginger oils, a cooling gel mask enriched with magnesium oil and a foot rub targeting reflex points.
The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Golf balls take the place of hot stones to alleviate tension, and targeted stretching helps loosen stiff muscles during the therapeutic Golfers’ Massage. This treatment launched at the Scottsdale resort and has since been added to spa menus at Four Seasons locations nationwide.