Central and downtown Scottsdale are near three beautiful golf courses that are the favorites of both tourists and locals alike. They are affordable, challenging and have great views of the McDowell Mountains to the north and Camelback Mountain to the east.
Starfire Golf Club
Located at the corner of Hayden and Shea in McCormick Ranch, this public course was designed by Arnold Palmer, and has three nine hole layouts. The King, the Hawk and the Squire are the names of the three courses, and all have their special challenges. Sporting great mountain views in all directions, this lush executive course has plenty of trees and water hazards to challenge the serious golfer.
Formerly the Scottsdale Country Club, the course includes putting and chipping areas, rental clubs and golf carts, pro shop and the Starfire Grille, a great eatery with both food and drink and plenty of televisions for sports fans. The beautiful site has manicured lawns, large patio areas, banquet facilities and it a great spot for a special event. The atmosphere is friendly and casual and the convenient central Scottsdale location outstanding!
McCormick Ranch Golf Club
There are two championship golf courses at this location on East McCormick Parkway, and pre-qualification for the Waste Management Open takes place on these courses. The Palm course features ten water holes and is dotted throughout with Palm trees and great views of both the McDowell Mountains to the North and the iconic Camelback Mountain to the West.
The Pine course has many mature pine trees, with narrow fairways, which makes it more challenging. Both courses were designed by renowned golf course designer Desmond Muirhead in 1972. Since then many improvements to greens, tee boxes, sand trips and bridges have taken place. McCormick Ranch Golf Club is located in the heart of Scottsdale and is one of the area’s most challenging golf experiences.
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club
Nestled in the middle of the Indian Bend Wash, with spectacular Camelback Mountain views to the West, this relative golfing newcomer was built in 2000 by the Gilmore-Graves Architectural Design Company. Silverado Golf Club is now central Scottsdale’s most popular 18 hole golf course with reasonably priced green fees and a welcoming Grille for 19th hole fun at the end of the round.
Both ladies and men’s leagues play here each Monday and is a favorite of the locals. For a great and affordable golfing experience in central Scottsdale book online at www.golfnow.com or go directly to the course website at www.scottsdalesilverado.com for a tee time.
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