Play Where The Golf Pros Play

It’s always cool to play the same course where the world’s best golfers ply their craft. Fortunately, Arizona has plenty of places where you can do just that.

Play Where The Golf Pros Play
The Phoenix Open. Credit: @photographamerica.

TPC Scottsdale Home of the PGA TOUR’s WM Phoenix Open since 1987, the Stadium Course is best known for the par-3 16th hole, which during the tournament is completely encircled by approximately 17,000 very vocal fans.

JW Marriott Desert Ridge The LPGA’s Founders Cup was played at this Phoenix resort from 2011 through 2019. That tournament featured a hybrid course routing featuring nine holes each from the resort’s two courses designed by Arnold Palmer and Nick Faldo.

Omni Tucson National PGA CHAMPIONS called The Catalina Course at this Tucson resort home from 2015 to 2023. And before then, the layout was home to the PGA Tour’s Tucson Open 30 times from 1965 through 2006.

Grayhawk Golf Club The Raptor Course at this Scottsdale facility has hosted the PGA Tour multiple times, starting with the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf (1995, 1997 and 1998). In 2000 came the Williams World Challenge, won by Scottsdale resident Tom Lehman, followed by the Tommy Bahama Challenge (2004 and 2005) and the Open (2007-2009).

La Paloma Country Club PGA CHAMPIONS will return to Tucson in March 2024 but at a new venue: La Paloma Country Club, which is part of the 250-acre Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. It features three 9-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed golf courses: Canyon, Hill and Ridge.

Papago Golf Course The premier public facility in Phoenix hosted the J Golf Phoenix LPGA International in 2009. Fittingly, that tournament was won by Australian Karrie Webb.

Golf Club at Dove Mountain From 2009 through 2014, this Jack Nicklaus-designed course in Marana, just north of Tucson, hosted the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. The event featured top players from the PGA and European Tours, with winners including Geoff Ogilvy, Matt Kuchar and Jason Day.

Longbow Golf Club The up-and-coming female golfers on the Epson Tour have played this course in Mesa multiple times since 2013.

Sewailo Golf Club, The Epson Tour has made an annual stop at this course, located on the Casino del Sol property west of downtown Tucson, since 2021. University of Arizona grad Gigi Stoll won the title in 2023.

Play Where The Golf Pros Play
Sewailo Golf Club.

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About the Author

Tom Mackin

Tom Mackin is a New Jersey native who moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2013. A former Senior Editor at GOLF Magazine in New York City, he is a contributor to PHOENIX Magazine, AZ Golf Insider, and the Waste Management Phoenix Open program, among other regional and national publications. He is also a Contributing Editor for Troon Magazine.


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