Phoenician Scottsdale Golf Course Review

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In this report, I will cover:


The Clubhouse 

The Phoenician is an SPG Luxury Collection Hotel located in Scottsdale, Arizona right off of Camelback Mountain. Like a room at the Phoenician, a round of golf can get pricey. Summertime does provide guests with the opportunity to stay and play at a significant discount, a decision that I highly recommend.

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The Phoenician

The Course

The beauty of this golf club is second to none. It is divided into three 9 hole courses: Canyon Course, Oasis Course, and Desert Course. The Oasis Course is where I began and it’s more of a traditional golf course with houses along the side. The Canyon Course which I played as the sun was setting was breathtaking. I spent so much time taking pictures I struggled to complete the last two holes.

The Oasis Course

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100 yards to the pin or the living room
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Tricky hole with water hazards on both sides
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Beauty on the green
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Now teeing off
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Barking dogs interfering with my chipping
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A perfect day

The Canyon Course

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Right along the mountain
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Villas of the Phoenician
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As the sun goes down
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Huge greens
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Teeing off
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View of Phoenix

The Breakdown 

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The Phoenician

Cost: $40 for 18 & cart for Arizona residents. $200 in the winter.

Beer: $7 for foreign and domestic.

Cart: The cart had GPS and also provided warnings if you were entering restricted areas.

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Ball Loss: I lost a few to the desert and the water.

Score: Happy day.

Favorite Hole: Canyon #7: Par 3: 188 Yards

Visualize the hole in one
Visualize the hole in one

Worst Hole: Canyon #8 and #9. It got too dark and that’s my excuse for losing the ball.

What makes it unique: It provides some of the best views of Phoenix in a tranquil, scenic setting. The course is so nice that those who do not golf go for walks on the grounds.

TPOL Grade: 5/5 Tees

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