If the winter months have you dreaming of hitting the links in a sunny destination, you’ve come to the right place. Here are our three top picks.
Troon North Golf Club
Troon North Golf stands as the hallmark of the desert golf experience, with two 18-hole golf courses stretching through the natural ravines and foothills of the high Sonoran desert, in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. The challenge, visual sensation and special ambiance of Troon North set the standards by which all others are measured. The immaculately-groomed golf courses and exceptional level of customer service create the renowned Troon Golf Experience.
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The City of Scottsdale completed an extensive renovation on the Stadium Course in 2014 with a goal of modernizing both the clubhouse and golf course, ensuring its future as host of a PGA TOUR event and as a world-class golf resort. The course renovation has included resurfacing all greens; relocation of select greens, tees, and bunkers; reshaping of bunkers and tee complexes; desert landscaping enhancements and a new irrigation system.
Situated in the Sonoran Desert surrounded by the majestic McDowell Mountains, TPC Scottsdale is a resort/daily fee property offering 36 holes of championship golf.
QUIVIRA GOLF CLUB
Los Cabos, Mexico
Marked by huge windswept dunes, sheer granite cliffs and rolling desert foothills 10 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas, Quivira, the sixth Jack Nicklaus-designed course in Los Cabos, is a masterpiece poised to redefine the Cabo golf experience. Los Cabos is a destination revered for its consistently sunny weather and unique mountain-desert-ocean ecosystem. In addition to its stunning panoramas and sharp drops from tee to fairway, Quivira offers players more oceanfront exposure than any other course in Los Cabos. All 18 holes feature panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, which swells with breaching whales during the winter months.