Here are the Top 10 private and public golf courses in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2022 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business?
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Here are the Top 10 private and public golf courses in Arizona in Arizona, as featured in the 2022 edition of Ranking Arizona:
Top 10 public golf courses
1. Talking Stick Golf Club
Background: Designed by legendary course architects Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, Talking Stick Golf Club is comprised two distinctive championship golf courses offering beautiful, tranquil scenery and memorable experiences. The O’odham Course (formerly North Course), with its broad, angular holes, rewards thoughtful play through the rise of its many options according to one’s level of skill. Its low profile, slightly crowned greens and close-cropped approaches encourage running as well as aerial assaults.
The Piipaash Course (formerly South Course) with its tree lined fairways and raised greens defended at the sides offers a more straightforward style of play. It presents its challenge and strategy in an open and clear-cut fashion.
2. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
3. Troon North Golf Club
4. Eagle Mountain Golf Club
5. Gold Canyon Golf Resort
6. Legacy Golf Resort
7. Springfield Golf Resort
8. Arizona Biltmore Golf Club
9. Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale
10. Raven Golf Club — Phoenix
Top 10 private golf courses
1. Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia
Background: Located in Northwest Peoria, the private Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia features a one-of-a-kind private club experience in a magnificent setting with spectacular Sonoran Desert and mountain views. Members enjoy access to 30,000-square-foot Hacienda-styled clubhouse that offers casual and fine dining, an outdoor cantina bar, a 3,000-square-foot 24-hour fitness center, four lighted tennis courts, bocce courts, a pool with private cabanas, a lap pool, a children’s play area and year-round events and activities.
The 18-hole, par 72 Jim Engh-designed golf course championship golf course was inspired by the links courses in Ireland and features elevation changes on every hole, panoramic mountain views, majestic saguaros and an abundance of desert wildlife. Blackstone Country Club offers Equity Golf, Equity Social and Non-Equity Junior Golf Memberships.
2. Encanterra Country Club
3. Desert Mountain Club
4. Whisper Rock Golf Club
5. Chaparral Pines
6. Forest Highlands Golf Club
7. Silverleaf Club
8. Desert Highlands
9. The Estancia Club
10. The Rim Golf Club
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