Finca Cortesin has a worldwide reputation for offering one of Europe’s most unforgettable golf experiences. The resort’s world-class 18-hole championship course is included among the best golf courses in Spain, including the clear relationship between the natural Mediterranean landscape and the surrounding environment, resulting in the most attractive design and the pleasant weather, which we enjoy as the perfect setting for golf all year round.
A round of golf at Finca Cortesin will be a challenging test of your skills while being surrounded by a natural and distinctive aesthetic due to the superb condition of the fairways and greens and the attention to detail.
Three times, Finca Cortesin has played host to a number of high-profile occasions, including the Volvo World Match Play, one of the most famous professional golf tournaments in the world, and the 2023 Solheim Cup.
History of Phoenix Cortesin Golf Course
The history of golf in Greater Phoenix dates back over a century. In 1910, nine holes were played on the oilfields of the Ingleside Inn, located in the then-sleepy town of Scottsdale. The first courts were built near the canals and irrigated with water from the canal. Today, Scottsdale hosts the Waste Management Phoenix Open, which draws more than 700,000 raucous fans to TPC Scottsdale each year, making it the busiest event on the PGA Tour. Since taking over as title sponsor of the Phoenix Open, Waste Management has made greater efforts to reduce energy consumption and increase recycling, making the Phoenix Open the “greenest” event ever of the PGA Tour.
Finca Golf Course with Traditional Landscape
The Raven Golf Club eschews cacti and has over 6,000 mature pine trees lining its lush fairways, while the 54(!) hole Wigwam Golf Club is all parkland, with courses lined with eucalyptus and pine trees.
Golf courses owned by the city of phoenix
Phoenix owns and operates five championship 18-hole courses and three nine-hole championship courses throughout the city, including Cave Creek Golf Course and Papago Golf Course, the latter located adjacent to the iconic Papago Buttes in Papago Park. If you’re a San Diego Torrey Pines fan, you might want to hit a few balls at the Papago since it was created by the same guy, William Francis (Billy) Bell.
Finca Golf Tournament
Phoenix is also home to some of the country’s largest golf tours and events. Fans can follow in the footsteps of the pros at TPC Scottsdale Stadium, home to the PGA Tour’s annual Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as the Mass Open and Grass Open. And, of course, the annual golf. Following the Phoenix Open in February, the LGPA Tour will host the Bank of Hope Founders Cup in late March, while PGA Tour winner Charles Schwab Cup returns in the fall.
Southwestern ambiance for golf, weddings and events
Bill Coore and legendary golfer Ben Crenshaw created the amazing Talking Stick Golf Club. Two unique and diverse golf courses guarantee a range of unforgettable golf experiences. Located and owned by SRP-MIC, this pristine golf destination offers expansive sweeping desert vistas and breathtaking mountain views beyond, reflecting a treasured country retreat away from the heart of Scottsdale.
Best places to golf in Phoenix
Phoenix and its surrounding communities are surrounded by mountains on three sides and blanketed in near-perpetual blue skies, and with over 160 golf clubs offering more than 185 different courses – including a variety of styles – Greater Phoenix is renowned as a premier golf destination.
The Golf courses in Phoenix
- Raven Golf Club Phoenix
- Lookout Mountain Golf Club
- Wildfire Golf Club
- Arizona Biltmore Resort – Links Course
- Encanto Golf Course
- Aguila Golf Course
- Arizona Grand Golf Course
- Arizona Biltmore Resort – Adobe Course
- Vistal Golf Club
- Papago Golf Course
- Legacy Golf Club
- Stonecreek Golf Club
- Grand Canyon University Golf Course
- Foothills Golf Club
- Cave Creek Golf Course
- Palo Verde Golf Course
- Club West Golf Club
- Southern Ridge Golf Club
- Villa de Paz Golf Course
- Ahwatukee Country Club
Best Courses of Golf in Phoenix
The Troon North Golf Club
The popular 36-hole facility located in Troon North, the Pinnacle and Monument courses are ranked in Arizona’s top 5 public courses. The monument is the prototype of the site’s two courses and is considered by most to be larger. Still, both courses offer a wonderful array of desert landscapes, rows of cacti, dry creeks and rocky canyons that line the fairways. Tom Weiskopf’s recent work has won numerous accolades, ensuring that these lessons continue to pose challenges for future generations.
The We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
Unlike many other courses in the area, the two We-Ko-Pa courses here were not designed for hotels, residences or infrastructure. Perfectly framed by the surrounding mountainous and desert landscape, the Cholla and Saguaro courses are a true golfing experience.
The Boulders Resort
If you want to stay and play locally, we recommend Boulders Resort & Spa. Both courses – North and South – are classic desert layouts woven between the namesake rocks found throughout the site. Visiting golfers can enjoy beautiful vistas, Sonoran Desert sunsets, natural desert terrain, and a variety of wildlife when encountering the course.
Although the North Course is slightly longer and more famous than the South Course, it is a good test of golf, and there are first-class bars, restaurants and leisure facilities on the course, making it an ideal base for travelling.
Sunridge Canyon Golf Club:
Another stop we recommend in the area is Sunridge Canyon Golf Club. Known for its ‘Wicked Six’ finishing holes such as ‘Bear Trap’ or ‘Amen Corner’, the course will test even the most skilled player.
The best golf hotels in Phoenix
The Legacy Golf Resort
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Arizona Biltmore A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Econo Lodge Phoenix North I-17
Arizona Grand Resort
Comfort Inn I-10 West at 51st Ave
Hilton Phoenix Tapatio Cliffs Resort