GRAYHAWK GOLF CLUB (480) 502-1800
Arizona Golf Course Review - Raptor Course
Established in 1994, Grayhawk Golf Club features two par-72 golf courses – Talon and Raptor –that are widely considered to be among the best golf courses in Scottsdale. The
golf courses differ in style, but the quality of play for each meets the highest conditioning and design standards consistent with true championship-caliber golf. In fact, both have
hosted competitive tournaments at the highest levels of professional and amateur golf. With 2 layouts to choose from, this property can host events for as little as a dozen people
to 288. NOTE The PGA Junior Tournament that has been hosted at Grayhawk since 2016, will continue to be held at this facility through 2022, and the NCAA chose the Raptor
course as the host site for the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Golf Championships from 2020 to 2022.
On property is a full service clubhouse with well stocked pro shop (Grayhawk Trading Company) , full service locker rooms with showers, banquet/outing facilities, plus four dining
options – the Morning Joint for hot breakfast sandwiches, Phil's Grill (with Phil Mickelson Memorabilia lining the walls) with sports bar and outdoor patio, Quill Creek Café with
Huge fireplace and gorgeous views of the courses and the Sonoran Desert, plus Isabella's Kitchen (styled after a country bistro).
Practice facilities include several putting greens, a short game area with practice bunker, plus a targeted grass range with piped in rock n roll music. The Grayhawk Learning
Center is led by an accomplished and experienced stable of renowned instructors who have both played and taught golf at the highest levels, all instruction programs are all highly
personalized and run the gamut from half-day workshops to three-day golf schools.
The Raptor was designed by Tom Fazio and features generous fairways over a rolling desert landscape with abundant arroyo crossings that lead to sweeping, undulating and
mostly elevated green complexes. Tightly mowed collections areas are designed to test even the accomplished golfers short game. There are 2 holes with water hazards in play,
and golfers will have to negotiate the approximately 57 sand bunkers are located near the landing zones off the tee, or situated greenside.
There are 4 sets of tees with distances and slopes ranging from 7151 yards /140 slope, 6526 yards/135 slope, 6040 yards/128 slope for men and 135 for women, and 5175
yards with a slope of 120 for ladies playing from the forward sets. As the slope rating indicate, the Raptor presents a considerable challenge from the 2 forward sets, but is quite
playable from the mid and forward tees.
Grayhawk is located about 40 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport, on some of Scottsdale's premier real estate. The upscale residential community formed around the property is
aptly named "Serenity". More than 200 mature Saguaros and thousands of native Palo Verde, Ironwood and Mesquite trees were preserved in the landscaping process, and other
desert plants include 80,000 Greasewood, Bursage, Ocotillo and Barrel cactus. Wildlife also abounds in this glorious desert setting. For more info on Grayhawk, visit our page for
page for either course - with link to their website, by clicking here