Golf in full swing this winter in Scottsdale

The days are sunny and warm, and the nights are cool and clear; sure signs Scottsdale has put another summer season in the books and has cruised into the most wonderful time of year for golf travelers from around the globe. Read on for the latest from Scottsdale’s most popular golf properties, just in time for winter travel plans:

Fresh Cut Grass
The redesigned, rerouted Phoenician Golf Club opened for play November 1, following a 10-month renovation and debuting an all-new 18-hole golf course which better accentuates the natural rhythm and flow of the Phoenician’s beautiful Sonoran Desert setting. The Phoenician’s new course plays to a par of 71, with yardages ranging from 4,418 to 6,501.

Troon North Golf Club’s Pinnacle Course reopened October 5, following a four-month enhancement project. Improvements included restoring green complexes to their original shape, size and contours; resurfacing the greens with creeping A4 bent grass; and renovating all bunkers to improve drainage, replace liners and fill with new sand. The green restoration process used GPS coordinates gathered from Tom Weiskopf’s original plans to plot exact sizes and contours.

Some Like It Hot
Located adjacent to the famed TPC Stadium Course, host site of the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has revamped its top-ranked Mexican restaurant, La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval. Restaurant updates include an expanded bar and lounge area, a larger Mezcal cellar, all-new menu items and 21 specialty craft cocktails (plus a tequila selection of more than 150 varieties, to boot. 

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