10 Best Golf Resorts in Scottsdale: Where to Tee Off in Luxury

Nothing beats the sheer beauty and challenge of playing golf in the desert. These top 10 Scottsdale golf resorts provide the perfect backdrop to your afternoon tee time.

The Boulders Resort, located just outside the Scottsdale city limits in a swath of serene desert, is home to one of the regions best and most respected golf resorts. Rugged and beautiful, the resort features two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Jay Morrish. These are often considered some of the most demanding courses in the city, if not the entire Southwest, making this a top golfing destination for players from around the world.

Gainey Ranch Golf Club, located adjacent to the gorgeous Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa, is a private golf facility that is available exclusively to Hyatt guests and golf club members. The course is designed for challenging yet scenic play, especially the Lake course, which challenges players with strategically placed streams and waterfalls.

Over at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, this legendary course stands as a hallmark of excellence. The two 18-hole championship level golf courses were designed to complement the rolling desert, with play often following the natural curves of mountains and ravines. No matter where you stay during your visit, Scottsdale's popular golf resorts are truly a golfer's paradise.



This beautiful desert resort is composed of luxury vacation condos that offer the comfort of home with all the amenities of being on vacation. The resort is located next to the famous TPC Desert Golf Course, making this the perfect vacation...  Read More



This AAA Five Diamond resort is an oasis of hospitality and desert enchantment. From the moment you step into the grand, hacienda-style lobby, JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa offers a desert-inspired hospitality. Recent renovations...  Read More

Talking Stick Resort
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Talking Stick Resort is one of Scottsdale's newest and swankiest resort hotels. The hotel features nightly entertainment, world-class dining, spa services and a popular casino. Golf enthusiasts flock to the modern resort hotel for a chance to...  Read More



Luxury is here to stay at the Westin Kierland Resort Spa in Scottsdale, which celebrates the essence of Arizona through traditional Southwestern design, ambiance, and hospitality. Surrounded by mountain ranges and city views, the resort and spa...  Read More



The Orange Tree Golf Resort is a premier luxury golf resort in Scottsdale featuring manicured grounds, beautifully appointed guest rooms, a fitness center, pool with cascading waterfalls, and spa services. The heart of the resort is the...  Read More



This highly acclaimed Scottsdale resort offers visitors one of the most scenic desert escapes in the Southwest. Green cottonwoods, looming palm trees, and surrounding mountainscapes set a dreamy desert mood that is impossible to resist. Escape...  Read More



This AAA Five Diamond Resort is a top Scottsdale luxury resort destination offering visitors and guests access to numerous remarkable amenities in a spectacular desert setting. Whether you want to relax with a stroll through the two-acre cactus...  Read More



Located off busy Scottsdale Road on a quiet city lane, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale stands as a sumptuous oasis of calm and comfort against the background of the McDowell Mountains. This 27-acre Scottsdale hotel resort is home to the...  Read More



The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is nestled at the foothills of Pinnacle Peak, where luxurious Southwestern-style casitas create a warm, comforting ambiance perfect for a perfectly relaxing desert getaway. Guests are invited to...  Read More



There's no other way to describe The Boulders than "enchanting." This secluded resort is nestled in the Sonoran Desert just outside Scottsdale. As its name implies, the resort is built around desert boulders, towering cacti, and painted desert...  Read More


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Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

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