June 7, 2017

The Best Golf Courses in Arizona

We rank the top venues in Arizona (2017-'18)
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Michael Paul/Courtesy of The Estancia Club
  1. (1) The Estancia Club (6th hole pictured above), Scottsdale •
  2. (2) Forest Highlands G.C. (Canyon,) Flagstaff ≈
  3. (4) The Stone Canyon Club, Oro Valley ≈
  4. (3) Whisper Rock G.C. (Upper), Scottsdale ≈
  5. (6) Whisper Rock G.C. (Lower), Scottsdale ≈
  6. (5) Pine Canyon Club, Flagstaff
  7. (7) Desert Highlands G.C., Scottsdale ≈
  8. (8) Forest Highlands G.C. (Meadow), Flagstaff
  9. (12) Desert Forest G.C., Carefree ≈
  10. (10) Desert Mountain Club (Chiricahua), Scottsdale
  11. (11) Silverleaf Club, North Scottsdale
  12. (9) The Rim G.C., Payson
  13. (18) Desert Mountain Club (Geronimo), Scottsdale
  14. (17) Scottsdale National G.C. (Mineshaft), Scottsdale
  15. (19) Quintero G.C., Peoria ^
  16. (14) Mirabel G.C., Scottsdale
  17. (16) Desert Mountain Club (Renegade), Scottsdale
  18. (13) Troon C.C., Scottsdale
  19. (21) We-Ko-Pa G.C. (Saguaro), Fort Mcdowell ^
  20. (22) The G.C. At Chaparral Pines, Payson
  21. (New) Wickenburg Ranch G. & Social C. (Big Wick) Wickenburg ★
  22. (New) TPC Scottsdale (Stadium), Scottsdale ★
  23. (20) The Club At Seven Canyons, Sedona
  24. (25) Ritz-Carlton G.C. At Dove Mountain (Saguaro/Tortolita), Marana ★
  25. (24) Troon North G.C. (Monument), Scottsdale ★

KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.