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The Phoenician Golf Club underwent a complete renovation starting January 2018 and reopened this November 2018. Transforming from a 27-hole course, to 18-hole course under the direction of renowned Architect Phil Smith, the new course showcases the unique beauty of Arizona's Sonoran Desert. Redesigned and rerouted to provide a more natural rhythm and flow, the 18-hole course plays to a par 71 and offers five sets of player-friendly tees, ranging from 4,418 yards from the forward tees to 6,600 yards from the championship tees.


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The Phoenician Golf Club | Arizona golf course

The Phoenician Golf Club in Scottsdale is a gorgeous Troon-managed course, and the centerpiece of The Phoenician - an upscale destination featuring lavish accommodations and plentiful amenities. Guests of the resort can enjoy a variety of dining opportunities, 8 swimming pools, a full service spa and state of the art fitness center, world class tennis on 4 different playing surfaces, boutique shopping, a $25 million art collection, a cactus garden, as well as comprehensive business and event venues across 160,000 square feet of interior/exterior function space. For more information on the resort, click here to visit their website.


The Phoenician Golf Club | Arizona golf course

The Phoenician Golf Club | Arizona golf course

The desert inspired golf course winds through the resort property and features 27 holes with manicured conditioning and finely tuned landscaping, along a rolling terrain with outstanding mountain vistas. On property is a full service practice facility that includes a targeted grass range with complimentary balls, short game area, plus putting green. The clubhouse features a well stocked pro shop (named in the Top 100 by Golf World Business Magazine) , restaurant with lounge and outdoor patio, plus locker rooms with showers for men and women. This property has been honored as "North America's Leading Golf Resort" by the World Travel Awards, and has been named as one of the Top 125 Golf Resorts in Conde Nast Traveler's annual golf poll.

The Phoenician Golf Club | Arizona golf course

The Phoenician Golf Club | Arizona golf course

Designed by Ted Robinson Sr and Homer Flint, the 27-hole golf course features 3 distinctive nines that play to18-hole combinations ranging from 4787 to 6262 yards, with slopes measuring from 114 to 132. The photos in this review are of the Desert and Canyon nines. The yardages here measure 6068 yards/129 slope, 5691 yards/122 slope for men and 135 for women, and 4777 yards with a slope of 117 for ladies hitting from the forward tees.

The Phoenician Golf Club | Arizona golf course

The Phoenician Golf Club | Arizona golf course

Along the 27 holes, there are 105 sand bunkers and numerous sandy waste areas. These hazards are located near the landing zones off the tee and are also situated greenside, strategically protecting the undulating green complexes, which also feature significant mounding and grassy swales. Water hazards come into play on five holes.

The Phoenician Golf Club | Arizona golf course

The Phoenician Golf Club | Arizona golf course

Pin placement charts are mounted on all the golf carts, and 150 yard poles are situated on the fairways of all par fours and fives, Sprinkler heads are measured to the center of the green. Golfers will encounter several elevated tees and some forced carries over desert areas. Overall this is a very playable layout and an excellent resort golf experience.

On the Desert nine there is a significant climb up the mountain that leads to terraced, elevated tees playing adventurously downhill to a beautiful par three. Between the 7th and 8th holes golfers can check out the gorgeous cactus garden situated behind the resort property. The 8th is also a par three that features rock walled elevated terraced tee areas.  The Canyon nine also features a significant uphill climb along with beautiful desert mountain vistas from the 5th, 6th and 7th holes. Number 8 is a daunting palm lined par three with carry over a pond, and nine is a signature par five that doglegs to the right along a lake, with plentiful bunkering along the way. The approach is also over a water hazard.

The Phoenician Golf Club | Arizona golf course

For those golf enthusiasts who enjoy walking the course, The Phoenician now offers Stewart Follow Carts with Bluetooth technology. With a the ease of remote control, the golf cart will follow your every turn. Please inquire with the Golf Shop on availability. Pricing is an additional $40 for 18 holes and $20 for 9 holes. The Phoenician is a resort course that is open for public play. For more info visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.

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