Scottsdale has a wide variety of golf courses, suitable for golfers of all skill-levels. However, some of Scottsdale’s most popular golf courses are also some of the hardest to play in the state. These 4 Scottsdale courses were ranked by Phoenix Business Journal as the Most Challenging Golf Courses in Arizona:
1. Desert Mountain – Sitting at the top of the list, Desert Mountain’s Chiricahua course boasts a Slope Rating of 151. Chiricahua is one of 6 Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses built in Desert Mountain. With a high elevation and 360-degree views of the city, this course promises a dramatic test of golf even for seasoned players.
2. Desert Highlands – This private golf club located in Troon has been consistently ranked as a Platinum Club of America. The Desert Highlands golf course was listed as the second most challenging course in the Valley with a Slope Rating of 150.
3. Silverleaf – Super exclusive and full of prestige, the Silverleaf golf course, with its Slope Rating of 149, is ranked No.3 on the list. Course designer Tom Weiskopf took extra care to utilize the desert’s natural beauty and undulating terrain when building this course.
4. Estancia – Another of Troon’s elite private golf clubs. Estancia is a true beauty tucked into the northern foothills of Pinnacle Peak. This Tom Fazio course offers some distinct challenges and shot-making opportunities, with parts of the course built right into the natural boulder formations. Estancia is one of two courses on the list with a Slope Rating of 148.
If you are up for a formidable challenge, these 4 Scottsdale golf courses are not ones to miss. Schedule an appointment to view Scottsdale golf homes today by contacting me. I specialize in representing buyers and sellers in Scottsdale’s most exclusive golf communities.
Carmen Brodeur JD
Trillium Properties, LLC
9825 E Bell Road, Suite 120, Scottsdale AZ 85260