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Best golf courses near Surprise, AZ

Below, you’ll find a list of courses near Surprise, AZ. There are 64 courses within a 15-mile radius of Surprise, 56 of which are public courses and 6 are private courses. There are 55 18-hole courses and 9 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.

Quintero Golf Club
Public
Quintero Golf Club
Peoria, AZ
Perhaps no course in the greater Phoenix area provides a better experience of the area's diverse topography. Some holes are framed by mountain ridges, others are out in the Sonoran desert. Still others are edged by manmade irrigation lakes or natural desert washes. Holes like the par-5 eighth and par-4 14th climb up long slopes, while dazzling par 3s at six and 16 plunge dramatically downhill. Quintero, a former private club, is a scenic and playable delight.
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Verrado Golf Club: Founders
Public
Verrado Golf Club: Founders
Buckeye, AZ
3.8
59 Panelists
Featuring picturesque views of the White Tank Mountains, the Founders course is a very playable John Fought and Tom Lehman design. Five sets of tee boxes and generous landing areas coupled with hazardous rock formations and elevation changes make this course enjoyable for a variety of skill levels.
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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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Verrado Golf Club: Victory
Public
Verrado Golf Club: Victory
Buckeye, AZ
3.6
58 Panelists
From Golf Digest Architecture Editor emeritus Ron Whitten: Every so often I come across a golf hole so compelling that it overshadows my memory of every other hole on the course. The par-5 18th at The Victory at Verrado is such a hole. It’s a dogleg right from the back tee (590 yards) over an irrigation pond (not really in play for big hitters) to a wide diagonal fairway with a rock escarpment on the left. The second shot is uphill to a green that’s tucked into a box canyon and protected front right by boulder outcroppings. It’s an unusual hole visually, the first hole you see driving up the street toward the course entrance, and it sets the tone for this very unusual course that was built partly on the site of an old Caterpillar Tractor testing grounds where operators learned to shove around chunks of rock using D-9 dozers. Victory is golf on the moon, but with some grass and full gravity, around rockscapes and washes, buttes and canyons. There’s a small black mesa just right of the first green that you drive completely around to reach the par-3 second tee, where you hit to a recessed green that turns out to be just yards away (and below) the first green. The long par-4 13th is blind off the tee to an S-shaped fairway that rumbles and tumbles downhill to a wide green. The 14th is a reachable par 4, but if you choose to lay-up of the tee, you must deal with a serpentine wall of rock that divides the fairway into high and low. This is one inventive golf course. I’ll let Lehman himself sum it up: “Every hole gives you something unique and different, with the theme being a surreal, beautiful, rugged rock environment. We truly used whatever the land has given us, whether it’s a cliff or a nob or a boulder or a drop-off or a sudden rise up the mountain. We left the terrain all natural, so it looks like it’s been built right into the land.”
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Grand Canyon University Golf Course: Grand Canyon
3.4
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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Blackstone Country Club
Private
Blackstone Country Club
Peoria, AZ
3.2
76 Panelists
Currently ranked among our Best Courses in Arizona, Blackstone is a desert-style course with many links qualities, including prominent fairway undulations, strategically placed deep bunkers and numerous blind shots to elevated greens. Both the fairways and greens play more generous than they appear as the edges are often raised, kicking balls back into play. The club’s impressive 30,000 square-foot Hacienda-style clubhouse is the perfect place to wind down after the round.
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Wigwam Golf Club: Red
Public
Wigwam Golf Club: Red
Litchfield Park, AZ
One of three 18-hole layouts at Wigwam Golf Club, the Red course is a playable Robert “Red” Lawrence design with towering pine and eucalyptus trees lining the fairways. The course features one of the toughest closing stretches in the area, starting on the par-4 15th. The long par-4 16th plays to an elevated green, while the par-3 17th tips out at 250 yards. The par-5 finisher plays over 590 yards from the tips, making it a true three-shotter.
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