Course Reviews




Something Wicked

If you haven’t been to Sun Ridge Canyon in Fountain Hills, it’s time to go. I am here to tell you we at Arizona Golf Central love this course. Most golf courses have a series of holes that are particularly noteworthy for their beauty and challenge, some even to the point that they begin to […]

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Hacker Hank at Eagle Mountain Golf Club

Perched high above Scottsdale, Eagle Mountain Golf Club pitches and rolls with the dramatic topography of the property. The golf course weaves its way around these craggy mountain peaks and through shady desert arroyos loaded with Mesquites, Palo Verdes and Saguaros making the OB Sports-managed, Eagle Mountain the quintessential Sonoran Desert track. The views from […]

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Hacker Hank at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club

We-Ko-Pa is a Yavapai word. What’s Yavapai and what does it mean, you ask? Well, I’m a golfer (or so I like to think) and not a linguist, but best as I know, Yavapai is an Indian tribe with some connections to the Apaches and We-Ko-Pa means this completely unique course. A birdie on this […]

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Seven Canyons—The IMAX of Golf ​

Since its opening in 2002, Seven Canyons continues to receive rave reviews from the nation’s foremost golf course critics and highly regarded golf publications. The Tom Weiskopf design has been acclaimed as one of America’s 50 Greatest Golf Retreats by Golf Digest Index, rated one of the Best Residential Golf Courses and one of the […]

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A Duffer’s Vortex

There is never really a bad reason to play golf, but sometimes there are better reasons. Being in Sedona is certainly one of the better reasons. Of course, with all that beauty around you, it is also easy to be distracted with the task at hand—getting the ball in the hole. Sedona is easily one […]

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Hacker Hank at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club

Diabolical – if you look it up in the dictionary its definition is appropriate to a devil, especially in the degree of wickedness. Dyeabolical – there is no definition in the dictionary, but ask any avid golfer and he will tell you that Dyeabolical is a term used to explain golf course architect Pete Dye. […]

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Quintessential Quintero

Quintessential Quintero I often get asked by out of town friends and associates who are visiting Arizona that if I could recommend one golf course for them to play that truly epitomizes Sonoran Desert golf, which course would that be? While there are some fantastic desert layouts scattered all over the valley, I now suggest that they head […]

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Legend Trail Golf Club

The Southwest was built on legends and trails.  To this day, people are still in search of the elusive treasure left behind in the hills and mountains.  If you follow your map (i.e. GPS) to north Scottsdale, just on the border of Cave Creek and Carefree, the treasure chest opens up to a challenging but […]

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Dinosaur Mountain at Gold Canyon Golf Resort

Rumor has it there is gold in the Superstition Mountains, a beautiful and majestic mountain range about 45 minutes east of Phoenix. While there is a chance that you may never find gold in the Superstitions, you do have the opportunity to discover a gem of a golf course at the base of the mountains. […]

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