ORANGE TREE GOLf CLUB ( 480-948-3730)
Arizona Golf Course Review
Orange Tree Golf Club is the centerpiece of the Orange Tree Resort in Scottsdale, which features condo type accommodations, a workout facility, pool and Jacuzzi, great practice
facilities, and the 18-hole championship golf course. For more information on this sprawling full service resort, visit our page for Orange Tree on our Arizona Golf Resort listing
section by clicking here.
Those staying on property are treated to a full array of practice options, including use of the driving range with a variety of golf lessons available. A huge putting green fronts the
beautiful outdoor patio, and a short game area with deep practice bunker is adjacent. The clubhouse features a full service pro shop. Nearby is a conference center with
banquet/meeting rooms that can accommodate groups of all sizes.
The golf course plays along a level terrain landscaped with abundant palm trees and tropical foliage. This is true resort golf - playable for golfers of all skill levels. Many holes
feature spectacular mountain backdrops, especially on the back side. There are 75 sand bunkers located along the fairways and greenside, although many of the putting
complexes provide easy entrance, with bump and run opportunities plentiful.
Strategic lake placements also offer challenges for players of all skill levels, and add to the aesthetic beauty of the layout. The ninth and eighteenth holes are particularly stunning,
with water hazards located greenside. Three sets of tees play to distance and slopes that measure 6775 yards/121 slope, 6371 yards/117 slope, and 5704 yards with a slope of
122 for women. On course marking systems include 100, 150 and 200 yard blocks along the cart paths and on the fairways, plus some sprinkler heads that are measured to the
center of the green. A GPS on the carts provides accurate course information throughout your round.
As the slope ratings indicate, this is a player friendly layout - and one of the most traditional designs in Arizona (originally created in 1957 from farm fields and an orange grove -
redesigned in 1977).
For more info on the course, visit our Orange Tree page on our web catalog of courses to play in Arizona, with direct link to their website by clicking here.