By Joe Szabo,ScottsdaleReal Estate Team
1. Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa.Litchfield Park,Arizona
The legendary Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa has been a renowned retreat in the Valley of the Sun since 1929. Located just 20 minutes west of downtownPhoenix, the resort boasts 331 casita-style rooms, three championship golf courses, several distinct restaurants featuring fine regional cuisine, nine lighted tennis courts, two sparkling pools, lush gardens and a multitude of recreational activities.
Wigwam’s three 18-hole championship golf courses offer a diversity that cannot be matched by any otherArizonaresort. Enhancements to the Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed courses include an ‘island green,’ expanded practice facilities and the acclaimedJimMcLeanGolfSchool.
The Wigwam has also recently completed a host of major improvements to the resort, including a new (Elizabeth Arden) Red Door Spa, a magnificent, inviting and uncluttered getaway where guests can lounge in plush surroundings made specifically for quiet, meditative relaxation. The two-story spa facility will encompass 26,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor areas that mirrors The Wigwam’s historic, signature adobe-style architecture.
2. Westin Kierland Resort and Spa – Right Next Door to the Kierland Golf Club
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa is set in a great location for golfers, right next door to Kierland Golf Club with more great courses just around the corner. The hotel is also adjacent to Kierland Commons, one of those fancy developments featuring upscale specialty retail, entertainment and dining venues; a great night spot after a long day on the courses. Westin Kierland Resort and Spa also has several restaurants and lounges on the property including the Brittlebush Bar & Grill.
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa has 732 guest rooms, including 55 suites and 32 casita units. All guest rooms come with a private balony or terrace and are all smoke free. And don’t forget to check out the Westin Kierland Agave Spa.
3.GoldCanyonGolf Resort,Gold Canyon,Arizona
The Gold Canyon Golf Resort is located amongArizona’sSuperstitionMountains, a name that generates an air of mystery and imagination. The great Apache war chief, Cochise, is reputedly buried somewhere among these mountains, and ancient tales of lost gold mines, including “The Lost Dutchman,” are considered by many to be fact rather than legend. And nowhere is the mystique more apparent than at the legendary Gold Canyon Golf Resort inArizona.
Two courses designed by Ken Kavanaugh – the Dinosaur Mountain Course and the Sidewinder – take golfers deep into the High Sonoran desert where the solitude of the environment enhances an overall spiritual feeling that only comes when we are at one with nature.
The Dinosaur Mountain Course offers a round of golf as exhilarating as you could wish for. The course is one spectacular vista of theSuperstitionMountains after another. The views from the course’s two signature holes – four and five – are beyond description; golf in theArizona desert does not come any better than this.DinosaurMountain has always been considered a players course, but in truth the placement of the tee boxes offers golfers of all levels of skill an enjoyable and challenging round.
The Dinosaur, the number 1 rated public golf course inArizona, also ranks high among the most scenic courses in the Great Southwest.
GoldCanyon’s second course, The Sidewinder, is noted for its creative design and the way it incorporates the undulating desert landscape. Its panoramic vistas are no less spectacular than those of theDinosaurMountain course. This is a course you’ll want to play more than once.
4. Phoenician Resort inScottsdale,Arizona
The Phoenician Golf Resort inScottsdale,AZ, offers luxury accommodations in a setting of uncommon beauty and style. Amenities include 27 holes of championship golf, nine swimming pools, and aTennisGardenwith 11 lighted courts.
The City ofScottsdaleis famous for its spas, and the Phoenician boasts of one of the finest: The Centre for Well-Being offers an amazing spa experience. For the kids, well the kids can enjoy fun-filled days at Funicians Kids Club while you grown-ups can go do your own thing on the golf course or at the spa. Finally, there’s the cuisine: from modern French to the authentic Italian flavors of Il Terrazzo, to the Southwest flavors of Windows on the Green.
The Phoenician also offers a wide variety of family activities, including leisure and recreation options for adults, teens and children to enjoy individually. The staff can arrange personalized tours through the red rocks of Sedona, day trips to the Grand Canyon, visits to authentic western “ghost towns,” hikes through the pine covered mountains of Flagstaff and many other exciting Southwestern destinations.
5. The Legacy Golf Resort inPhoenix,Arizona
Aside from its magnificent golf course, the Legacy Golf Resort inPhoenix,Arizona,offers a range of top-class amenities, including a sparkling pool, deluxe health club and an endless variety of recreational activities. The Legacy Golf Resort in Phoenix features 328 luxury guest suites housed in 12 separate buildings and decorated in Spanish mission-style with rich wood cabinetry and each suite features a full kitchen or kitchenette, spacious living area, and either a balcony or patio overlooking lush tropical courtyards and spectacular mountain views.
The Legacy Golf Resort is located on what was once Dwight B. Heard’s 7,500-acre ranch. The resort is rich in heritage and history and the designers have preserved and integrated many of the structures and monuments, thus giving its 18-hole championship golf course a unique look and an added opportunity to experience some of Arizona’s history and the Heard legacy from which the resort takes its name.
Please note that this Scottsdale Real Estate Blog is for informational purposes and not intended to take the place of a licensed Scottsdale Real Estate Agent. The Szabo Group offers first class real estate services to clients in the Scottsdale Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area in the buying and selling of Luxury homes inArizona. Award winning Realtors and Re/MAX top producers and best real estate agent for Luxury Homes inScottsdale, The Szabo group delivers experience, knowledge, dedication and proven results. Contact Joe Szabo at 480.688.2020, info@ScottsdaleRealEstateTeam.com or visit www.scottsdalerealestateteam.com to find out more about Scottsdale Homes forSaleand Estates forSaleinScottsdaleand to search the Scottsdale MLS for Scottsdale Home Listings.
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