Chip into the vacation of a lifetime at Scottsdale Golf Week

The Scottsdale golf industry is welcoming the first annual Scottsdale Golf Week with open arms by providing a bevy of sweet deals for locals and visitors alike. The weeklong celebration of Scottsdale golf, which runs December 5-11, includes discounted green fees, events and vacation packages at many of the city’s celebrated courses, resorts, restaurants and attractions. Twenty-five golf courses, 14 resorts and nine restaurants have already offered special discounts and packages for Scottsdale Golf Week.

“The initial response to our first-ever Scottsdale Golf Week has been marvelous,” said Caroline Stoeckel, vice president of marketing for the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Never before has there been such a fantastic opportunity to showcase all of what Scottsdale golf has to offer. We’re looking forward to seeing more than a few new faces in the Valley this winter. It’s going to be fun.”

Although there are a multitude of excellent golf and lodging opportunities during Scottsdale Golf Week, one event that stands out is The Gauntlet, the brainchild of Golf Digest. The Gauntlet is a four-day golf tournament spanning three courses and described by organizers as “unlike any golf tournament you’ve ever played.” The first two rounds will be played at Grayhawk Golf Club and We-Ko-Pa Golf Club before moving on to Troon North Golf Club, where players will be tested on their shot-making ability with pressure launchers, antique clubs, oversized holes and myriad other unique golf challenges.

Scottsdale boasts more than 200 golf courses in the surrounding area, as well as consistently terrific weather, outstanding resorts, dining, nightlife, outdoor adventure, shopping, and natural beauty. Combine all of this with easy access from nearly anywhere on the globe, and Scottsdale truly is “The World’s Finest Golf Destination”. To learn more, visit

Scottsdale area participating golf courses:
• Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
• ASU Karsten Golf Course
• Boulders Resort and Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton Golf Club
• Camelback Golf Club
• Eagle Mountain Golf Club
• Grayhawk Golf Club
• Kierland Golf Club at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
• Longbow Golf Club
• McCormick Ranch Golf Club
• McDowell Mountain Golf Club
• Palm Valley Golf Club
• The Phoenician Golf Club
• Rancho Mañana Golf Club
• Starfire Golf Club
• SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
• TPC Scottsdale
• Talking Stick Golf Club
• Troon Golf Arizona includes Kierland; Troon North and SunRidge
• Verde River Golf & Social Club
• We-Ko-Pa Golf Club