Any upcoming Scottsdale golf vacation has to include the two great events sponsored by Waste Management this month. The Scottsdale Open lets amateur players compete on elite courses in a competitive tournament format while the Phoenix Open brings some of the world’s top golfers to town for one of the most exciting tournaments of the year. Here’s why you’ll want to make them both part of your ultimate golf vacation.

SCOTTSDALE-AZ GolfWaste Management Scottsdale Open: This amateur tournament pits two-player teams against each other in an exclusive three-day event happening January 13th through the 15th. Players will compete on some of Scottsdale’s most challenging courses, and the final round will be held on the spectacular TPC Stadium Course just two weeks before the pros tee off.

Participants will feel like they’re on the PGA tour themselves as they chip from high rough and putt on beautiful double-cut greens. The tournament entry fee includes three rounds of golf, access to practice facilities, golf carts, a happy-hour reception and entry into the Infiniti Hole-in-One Car Contest. This is an exclusive limited-field event, so sign up today.

Waste Management Phoenix Open: Last year, Mark Wilson barely squeaked by Jason Dufner in an exciting playoff to take home the victory and the $1 million dollar payout. Expect more fireworks as the world’s top players (like Phil Mickleson and Rickie Fowler) bring their booming drives and precision putts to TPC Scottsdale January 30th through February 5th.

Consistently rated one of the top stops on the PGA Tour, the Waste Management Phoenix Open is known for a unique and exciting fan experience. The 20,000-seat stadium at the16th hole provides an energy unlike anything the rest of the tour can deliver. If you only attend one PGA Tour event this year, this is the one to see.

Any Scottsdale golf vacation this January isn’t complete without a visit to one or both of these incredible events. If your ultimate golf vacation involves sinking a 20-foot putt on TPC’s legendary 16th hole on a Sunday afternoon and then sitting back with friends to watch the pros attempt the same feat only two weekends later, then you’re in luck. You’ve picked a great time to visit Scottsdale.