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Best golf courses near Glendale, AZ

Below, you’ll find a list of courses near Glendale, AZ. There are 90 courses within a 15-mile radius of Glendale, 79 of which are public courses and 9 are private courses. There are 77 18-hole courses and 12 nine-hole layouts.

The above has been curated through Golf Digest’s Places to Play course database, where we have collected star ratings and reviews from our 1,900 course-ranking panelists. Join our community by signing up for Golf Digest+ and rate the courses you’ve visited recently.

Wigwam Golf Club: Gold
Public
Wigwam Golf Club: Gold
Litchfield Park, AZ
3.6
53 Panelists
The Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed Gold Course is the standout among three courses at the Wigwam—and it's ranked in the top 25 of public courses in the state. The Gold Course was renovated in 2015 and plays plenty long at 7,345 yards from the back tees, with narrow fairways and strategically positioned bunkers along with small greens—making it a stout tournament host.
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The Phoenician Golf Club
Public
The Phoenician Golf Club
Scottsdale, AZ
3.6
81 Panelists
Phil Smith redesigned an existing 27-hole facility at The Phoenician into a new, ultra-playable 18-hole course that winds through the Sonoran Desert. The par-71 Phoenician can play as short as 4,594 yards or as long as more than 6,518 yards. The back nine winds through the mountainside, providing some dramatic views.
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Grand Canyon University Golf Course: Grand Canyon
3.5
32 Panelists
William “Billy” Bell—designer of Torrey Pines and a slew of other notable California courses—delivered the original layout at Maryvale Golf Course, which is now Grand Canyon University Golf Course. A recent John Fought redesign added new tee boxes, extended fairways and enhanced bunkers to recapture the nostalgic beauty of the historic course. Now owned and operated by the City of Phoenix, the course is a traditional parkland layout with contoured fairways and strategically placed bunkers.
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Paradise Valley Country Club: Paradise Valley
Private
Paradise Valley Country Club: Paradise Valley
Paradise Valley, AZ
2.8
32 Panelists
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The 500 Club
Public
The 500 Club
Glendale, AZ
Situated just northwest of Scottsdale in the foothills of the Thunderbird Mountains, The 500 Club is a player-friendly Brian Whitcomb design that plays over rolling terrain. Though there are elevation changes on a few holes, much of the course is relatively flat, with subtle movement in the fairways. The course often hosts a pre-qualifier for the WM Phoenix Open.
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Raven Golf Club Phoenix
Public
Raven Golf Club Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
Raven Golf Club Phoenix is a Gary Panks and David Graham design that plays among stands of pine trees, giving it a unique setting in an area dominated by traditional desert layouts. Though most holes are relatively straight, the prominent contouring in the fairways and variety of bunkering prevents the course from getting monotonous. Vistas of the surrounding rugged mountains and Phoenix skyline are present throughout, which paired with the serene setting make this a fantastic public option in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
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Encanto 18 Golf Course
Public
Encanto 18 Golf Course
Phoenix, AZ
Designed in the mid-1930s by William P. Bell, Encanto is a quality Phoenix municipal with terrific views of the downtown skyline. Though the layout is flat and straightforward, Encanto provides terrific value, with rates regularly under $50.
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Wigwam Golf Club: Blue
Public
Wigwam Golf Club: Blue
Litchfield Park, AZ
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