Along with the Sigma Chi Open, regional members of our golf committee Chris Loughney and Steve Wideman will be hosting a pair of outings at championship level courses within the Scottsdale area on the mornings of Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26.
These outings, open to the first 24 golfers each day, will include greens fees, carts, transportation to and from the Kierland Resort and lunch.
For more information or to sign up, please contact our committee here.
For other regional golf opportunities or to play at a course listed below, we recommend using the Golf Now app to book tee times or visit the golf club websites directly.
CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSES — LOCAL
Boulders Golf Club (16.5 mile, 30-minute drive from hotel)
- As if our stunning boulder formations, striking sunsets and natural terrain wasn’t enough – both our golf courses are 18 holes and feature full-service pro shops, PGA and LPGA-certified instructors and cart and equipment rentals.
Camelback Golf Club (7.1 miles, 16-minute drive from hotel)
- Camelback Golf Club features 36 holes across two 18-hole championship courses, the Jason Straka–designed 18-hole, 7,221-yard, par 72 Ambiente Course and 6,903-yard, par 72 Padre Course. Set amidst rolling fairways and the Camelback foothills, natural beauty, native plants and grasses combine for a challenging round that can be as punishing as it is rewarding. Gather before or after at the 36,000-square-foot pueblo-style clubhouse. Share lunch, snacks or drinks on the deck at Acacia Restaurant & Lounge with its sweeping vistas. Camelback Golf Club is a memorable destination for golfers.
Grayhawk Golf Club (5.3 miles, 15-minute drive from hotel)
- Raptor — The Tom Fazio-designed Raptor course offers thrilling challenges that command players’ respect through a high-stakes game of risk and reward. Stretching 7,151 yards from the back tees, the par-72 course unfolds over the gentle hills and across shaded natural arroyos found in this picturesque corner of the Sonoran Desert.
- Talon — Designed by 1981 U.S. Open and 1979 PGA Champion, David Graham, and golf course architect Gary Panks, Grayhawk’s Talon course is one of the most exciting and dramatic tests of Sonoran Desert golf in the Southwest. The 6,973-yard layout one of the highest rated daily-fee golf courses in Arizona, and has been included on Golf Magazine’s prestigious list of the “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S.” Talon has hosted numerous high-profile golf events including the semi-finals and finals of the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf; pro ams for the Waste Management Phoenix Open; the Heather Farr Trophy Matches and the Fiesta Bowl Golf Classic.
Talking Stick Golf Club (10.4 miles, 20-minute drive from hotel)
- Talking Stick Golf Club’s 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.
TPC Scottsdale (2.4 mile, 10-minute drive from hotel)
- Stadium Course — As the PGA TOUR stop with the largest crowds of any golf event in the world, The Waste Management Phoenix Open brings immeasurable attention and respect to the Stadium Course, designed by the team of Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. The course, which was renovated in 2014, is most famous for its par-3, 16th hole that transforms into “The Coliseum” during the tournaments and provides fans with one of the most exciting settings in professional sports. During the 51 weeks of the year when fans are not watching the sport’s top names make history, they can test their own skills on the same pristine fairways – maintained to PGA TOUR-quality standards year-round – as their favorite professionals.
- Champions Course — Rivaling its famous sister course in both beauty and playability, the Randy Heckenkemper-designed Champions Course offers an ideal desert golf experience. Built on the former site of TPC Scottsdale’s Desert Course, the layout was completely revamped in 2007 to flow seamlessly within the naturally rugged terrain, meandering between natural ravines and through picturesque foothills. The course was crafted to balance strategy with design, so as not to favor any one type of play. Each hole can be played a multitude of ways – providing golfers of all skill levels with a challenging experience that can be significantly different each time they play. A quartet of challenging finishing holes adds an acclaimed ending stretch that promises to leave even the best players with goose bumps.
Troon North Golf Club (12 miles, 23-minute drive from hotel)
- Troon North Golf Club stands as a hallmark of the Scottsdale desert golf experience with two 18-hole courses stretching through the natural ravines and foothills in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. Giant granite boulders lie strewn across the rugged landscape of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, where Troon North Golf Club combines iconic golf with the visual sensation of desert landscape, providing a standard unmatched in the American Southwest.
- Revered as Scottsdale’s crown jewel, the challenge, visual sensation, and special ambiance of Troon North sets the standard by which all other courses are measured. The immaculately groomed fairways, bent grass greens and exceptional customer service create the renowned Troon Golf Experience. Troon North’s Monument and Pinnacle courses consistently rank at the top of every golfer’s must-play list. Recent course renovations by original designer and British Open Champion Tom Weiskopf have created two new layouts that bring his original concept to life. Golfers in search of the classic desert golf experience are returning to Troon North Golf Club again and again to enjoy Weiskopf’s true vision. Whether you’re playing for the first time or a regular at Troon North, these two Scottsdale courses in sunny Arizona offer golf connoisseurs the best in desert golf!
CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSES — DAY TRIP
Quintero (44.9 miles, 1 hour)
- A master course designer, Rees Jones has carved a magnificent course out of a pristine section of lush Arizona desert. Quintero is a “must-play” course for any committed player, offering challenges in strategic bunker placement, with generous landing areas for those straight hitters. Rees Jones’ design is strategic and challenging, and was crafted with respect for the natural beauty of the surrounding desert landscape. From the tips, this top Arizona golf course will challenge even the scratch golfers among us with demanding shots from tee to green. The Club also offers members every amenity you would expect from a world-class golf course.
Sedona Golf Resort (105 miles, 1.5 hours)
- Located in the heart of one of the most captivating regions of the Southwest, the thrilling 6,646-yard, par – 71 course is widely considered among the world’s most unforgettable golf experiences. Winding around the famed red rocks of Sedona, each hole provides a unique adventure. If you could play golf in the Grand Canyon, this would be it. Not only is it tucked in between the Red Rocks of Sedona, it is also just minutes from beautiful Oak Creek. This championship Sedona golf course receives continuous four-star reviews from Golf Digest and has tons of great golf packages to choose from. Visitors and locals alike say that playing Sedona Golf Resort tops the list of things to do in Sedona, AZ. Truly a Golf now or never bucketlist experience!
Southern Dunes (70 miles, 1.5 hours)
- The Ak-Chin Indian Community is proud to make Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club a true daily fee facility for everyone to enjoy. The championship Australian Sand Belt-style golf course sits on 320 acres of land that was once a part of Ak-Chin’s original May 1912 reservation before it was removed by Presidential Executive Order in late 1912. Nearly 100 years later, in 2010, the Community recovered its sacred land when it purchased the Brian Curley and Fred Couples designed facility after it was originally developed as a private club. The course currently boasts several coveted accolades that include Golfweek’s list of the “Top 100 Resort Courses,” “Best Courses You Can Play,” and “Top Casino Courses,” as well as Golf Magazine’s list of “Top 100 Courses You Can Play.”