If you’re an avid golfer, no Scottsdale trip can be considered complete without first playing 18 holes at one of the nation’s most beautiful courses, TPC Scottsdale. Even though this gorgeous course sometimes gives the pros fits, don’t be intimidated. Here are just a few reasons you should be teeing up.

  1. In the hole in ScottsdaleThe Pedigree. TPC Scottsdale boasts not one, but two championship-caliber courses. The Champions Course uses the natural ridges and ravines of the Sonoran Desert to create challenging play for golfers of all handicaps, while the immaculate Stadium Course lets players compare their game with the pros on the same course where the TPC Waste Management Open takes place each year.
  2. The Standard. The fairways and greens will be the highlight of your Scottsdale trip. Both courses are meticulously maintained to PGA Tour standards all year round. At TPC, your putts aren’t going to hit a dry patch and kick past the hole, and that perfect drive isn’t going to be ruined by yesterday’s divot. You’ll feel like a PGA superstar, even in the short rough.
  3. The Scenery. TPC Scottsdale is gorgeous all 12 months of the year. Whether you’re teeing off toward the McDowell Mountains or looking out over one of TPC’s glistening water hazards, even a bad day on the course translates into a great day outdoors.
  4. The Challenge. The 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course is known worldwide as one of the most exciting holes in professional golf. Wild crowds encircle the green during professional tournaments, because this par 3 challenges even the most seasoned pro. While the raucous crowds might not be there rooting you on, they’re sure easy to imagine as you step up to the tee hoping that with one glorious shot, you too can ace this incredible hole and join the ranks of Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker.

TPC Scottsdale makes for one of the best golf vacations in the country. With affordable rates, year-round access and two superbly manicured courses, every golfer considering a Scottsdale vacation should put TPC Scottsdale at the top of their list of Scottsdale attractions.