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Area Golf Courses


Golf opportunities abound in the “West Valley”. 
The options are so abundant, that within a 5-mile radius
one could truly play a different course
each day for an entire month.

 

SUN CITY WEST/CORTE BELLA

Grandview Golf Course:  Grandview, the longest course in SCW, features water on seven holes and as many
as eight sand traps on a single hole. This course is a true challenge to even the most dedicated golfers.
Grandview provides four different tees on each hole.

Trail Ridge Golf Course:  A regulation course designed by Billy Casper that offers a unique desert landscape,
Trail Ridge is challenging to all players at all skill levels. Four tee markers on every hole allow each golfer to
challenge their own abilities.

Echo Mesa Golf Course:  Echo Mesa is an exceptionally beautiful executive course with lakes and grass
bunkers.  From the blue tees, it is considered very challenging.  Echo Mesa is the center of the Swan/Wildlife
Program. The course provides three different tees on each hole.

Pebblebrook Golf Course:  Sun City West’s first course, Pebblebrook challenges golfers of all levels. Wide
and friendly fairways are bordered by mature trees. Lakes and creeks add to the aesthetics. Pebblebrook
provides four different tees on each hole.

Hillcrest Golf Club:   As a five-time host of the Senior PGA Tour, two-time home to the LPGA competitions,
and past host of the Johnny Miller Pro Am, Hillcrest Golf Club has earned a reputation as the choice for exciting
tournament play.  Playing over 7,000 yards from the tips, Hillcrest poses a challenge to even the biggest hitters. 
There are, however, plenty of doglegs, water hazards and white sand bunkers to keep them in check.

Desert Trails:  A unique executive course designed by Billy Casper, Desert Trails offers seven par 4's affording
golfers the experience of using all clubs.  The course provides three different tees on each hole.

Deer Valley Golf Course:  Sun City West's newest regulation course was designed by Greg Nash and Billy
Casper with the senior golfer in mind.  It is the shortest of the SCW regulation courses with a lush landscape. 
Deer Valley offers four tees on each hole.

Stardust Golf Course:  The first executive course in Sun City West, Stardust features six Par 4's and twelve
Par 3's.  Stardust's traditional layout with tree-lined fairways, subtle greens, and deep bunkers provides three
different tees on each hole.  The back nine is considered the most difficult with water coming into play on four
holes.

Briarwood Country Club:  An adult, member-only, private club within Sun City West.  They are justifiably proud
of their traditional, uncrowded golf course with beautiful, tree-lined fairways and Tees ranging from 6600 yards to
4553 yards...a Tee to fit everyone's game.  Briarwood golf course was designed by Greg Nash and was opened
for play in November 1983. 

Corte Bella Golf Course:  Nestled in the Northwest Valley, Corte Bella is a private club that provides an
experience like no other.  Surrounded by 1,650 homes, the Golf Club is the heart of this upscale private gated
community.  Corte Bella Golf Club's classic layout provides an escape from the ubiquitous carries and target
greens found in traditional desert golf.  It's also a course that's easy on the eyes:  lush ficus, Italian cypress,
oleander and other exotic flora line the manicured Bermuda grass fairways with water coming into play on three
holes.  Whether playing from the 7,011 yard championship tees or as close in as the 5,095 yard front tees,
Corte Bella rewards the thinking player.  Drive placement is critical in the wide-but-well-bunkered fairways, while
well-defended, tightly manicured Tifeagle greens put a premium on accurate approach shots and a steady putting
stroke. 

SUN CITY GRAND/SURPRISE

Granite Falls North Golf Club:  Granite Falls Golf Club offers two 18-hole golf courses, the North and the South.
They are two of four public golf courses in the Sun City Grand residential community in Surprise. The North Course
is the original course of the club. It is a relatively open golf course that is most known for its unique water features
including serene waterfalls and scenic fountains. Lakes also come into play throughout the golf course. The layout
features generous, player-friendly fairways and greens that appeal to both low and high handicappers. One of the
most challenging holes is the Par 4 15th. The hole plays to an island green protected by bunkers and the second
shot is considered a true test of skill for even the most experienced players.

Granite Falls South Golf Club:  The South Course was added to Granite Falls Golf Club in 2000. The club now
offers two of the four public golf courses in the Sun City Grand residential community in Surprise. The course
sprawls across rolling hills dotted with lakes and trees. The most prominent feature though is the tall and abundant
buffalo grass that grows throughout the course. Like its sister course at Granite Falls Golf Club, the North, this
course features generous fairways and 10,000 square-foot greens that appeal to both low and high handicappers.
The bunkering is understated with only about 30 traps around the golf course, but they are strategically placed to
provide a good challenge. Water comes into play on 10 holes, most notably on the picturesque finishing hole. This
Par 5 features two lakes linked by a cascading waterfall with a scenic fountain as the backdrop.

Desert Springs Golf Course:  The semi-private Desert Springs course was designed by PGA Hall-of-Famer
Billy Casper and nationally renowned golf course architect Greg Nash.  Don't let the beauty of the course lull you
into a false sense of confidence.  The 18-hole championship course is designed to accommodate players of all
skill levels. Multiple tees alter the landscape of each hole by adding yardage and often requiring a more accurate
tee shot. The larger than average greens make it possible to vary the difficulty of pin placement. Beautiful lakes,
all 28 acres of them, come into play on many holes as well.

Cimarron Golf Club:  Cimarron Golf Club, a Par 72, daily fee facility in Surprise, Ariz., features water and sand
amid a desert environment. Situated in the Phoenix area's West Valley, the Greg Nash design opened in 2003.
The golf course offers discounted rates and membership opportunities for residents of Sun City Grand, a
retirement community built around the 18-hole facility. Four sets of tees start at 5,249 yards, with the championship
tees measuring 6,809 yards. Cimarron features a 71.6 rating and a slope of 127. The golf course closes for three
weeks in October and early November for over-seeding.

Great Eagle Golf Club:  The 18-hole Great Eagle Golf Club in Surprise, Arizona is a semi-private golf course
that opened in 1984. Designed by Ken Kavanaugh, Great Eagle Golf Club measures 6646 yards from the longest
tees and has a slope rating of 124 and a 71.3 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill
levels.

Arizona Traditions Golf Club:  The 18-hole Arizona Traditions Golf Club in Surprise, Arizona is a public golf
course that opened in 1997. Designed by Dick Bailey, Arizona Traditions Golf Club measures 6110 yards from
the longest tees and has a slope rating of 110 and a 67.7 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for
different skill levels.

Sun Village:  Sun Village is an exciting 18-hole par 3 course located at the Sun Village facility in Surprise, AZ.  
From the longest tees it presents 2,019 yards of golf for a par of 54. The course was opened in 1987.  The course
rating is 50.8 with a slope rating of 64. Sun Village is a daily fee golf course with a 'Call for Playing Privileges' guest
policy.

Coyote Lakes Golf Course:  Coyote Lakes is one of the finest desert golf courses in Phoenix`s West Valley.
The rolling desert terrain plays only 6,200 yards from the championship tees.  Despite its modest length, Coyote
Lakes challenges players of all skill levels with its small greens, rugged desert terrain and four lakes. Consistent
course conditions and a diverse layout where every hole is memorable make Coyote Lakes one of the best golf
values in the West Valley.

SUN CITY

Sun City North Golf Course:  North Course offers golfers of all abilities the opportunity to play on great greens
with a wide range of holes and yardages to challenge your game. For those experienced players the course will
give you a chance to hit every club in your bag and truly test your short game. For the novice or beginner player the
course offers wide fairways and limited hazards which will allow you to enjoy the game without all the lost balls and
too tough of shot making requirements. If you like to walk and enjoy the exercise the game of golf provides then
the North Course is your best choice. The course is easy to walk with moderate terrain and tees and greens in
close proximity. 

Sun City South Golf Course:  Known for its flatness and length, South Golf Course has plush greens throughout.
The course was renovated and redesigned in 2010, and has been dubbed “the best value in the Phoenix metro
area” by Golf Magazine’s Joe Passov.  The general public may book tee times 3 days in advanced, based on tee
time availability, by calling the course pro shop.

Sun City Country Club:  Designed by Mike Coggins the course is 72 Par, 6,223 yards with a 68.4 rating and
115 slope.  This is a different kind of Sun City golf course due to the majestic trees that come into play on almost
every shot of this classically-designed track.  The course is wide open and easy giving you the relaxing round you
are looking for.  The real rough is coupled with the beautiful signature hole Number 7.  It is one of the most
challenging golf courses in the West Valley.

Sun City WillowCreek/WillowBrook:  Two 18-hole courses are at this location, both owned and operated by
the Recreation Centers of Sun City, Inc.  WillowCreek is a regulation-length course with undulating fairways,
while WillowBrook is an executive-length course known to offer plush greens and water features.  The general
public may book tee times three days in advanced, based on tee time availability, by calling the course pro shop.

Sun City Lakes West & East: The Lakes are semi-private courses where members can book tee times five
days out and the public three days out. The West Course, easily the more popular of the two, is a regulation
18-hole layout that opened in 1969. The East, an 18-hole executive course, came along a few years later. The
routing of both courses is somewhat unusual in that, like many Scottish courses, opening holes run directly away
from the clubhouse, and closing holes run directly back with parallel fairways.  The regulation-length Sun City
Lakes West course is configured in a three-quarter circle looping around both sides of the clubhouse.  It has
three sets of tees at 5,640, 5,944 and 6,195 yards, with a slope of 69.1 and rating of 118 from the back tees. The
most interesting stretch is holes 8-11, with water coming into play around the green on each. No. 8 is a 356-yard
Par 4, followed by a 488-yard Par 5, a 386-yard Par 4 and a 200-yard Par 3. Water also comes into play on 17,
a 340-yard Par 4 that is a slight dogleg right and has bunkers guarding three sides of the green. Fairways are
friendly enough, but five lakes, along with narrow creeks, add challenge to the layout.  The executive-length Sun
City Lakes East course is free of water hazards and offers two sets of tees at 2,919 yards (55.1 rating, slope of
78) and 3,295 yards (56.6, 83).

City Riverview Golf Course:  The 18-hole "Riverview" course in Sun City, Arizona, features 6,729 years of golf
from the longest tees for a Par of 72.  The course rating is 71.7 and it has a slope rating of 118 on Bermuda grass. 
Riverview Golf Course opened in 1962. 

Palm Brook Country Club:   The course features 6,529 yards of golf from the championship tees for a Par of 72. 
The front 9 is protected by soft sand bunkers and timely dog-legs. The back 9 features three lakes as well as a
creek that runs adjacent to every hole.  During the summer months, a healthy stock of Bermuda grass fills the tees,
fairways, and greens. From October through April, the tees and greens are a plentiful mix of Rye and Bent Grass,
with RyeGrass in the fairways. Be sure to brush up on your putting before playing Palmbrook!

Quail Run Golf Course:  Known for its desert landscaping, Quail Run Golf Course is a beautiful 9-hole executive
course with plush greens throughout. It is challenging and a joy to play.  Quail Run is designated as a Certified 
Sanctuary by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS), the educational division of Audubon
International. Quail Run is the seventh course in Arizona and the 616th in the world to receive the honor.

Union Hills Country Club:  The Country Club has four lakes and two creeks incorporated into the design. The
fairways are average width, and some of the greens are elevated. This Par 72 traditional layout designed by Greg
Nash offers 4 lakes, elevated greens and beautiful tree-lined fairways.  The l8-hole championship golf course is
acclaimed as one of the finest in the area and ranked among Arizona's Top Ten Private Courses. The facility
includes full driving range, putting green and other practice areas and Golf Shop.