For peak season value, save green on these affordable Phoenix-Scottsdale golf courses
Phoenix-Scottsdale may be the most expensive peak-season destination in the U.S. But at the same times, there are 200-plus courses to choose from, so there are surely going to be some great bargains out there.
Generally speaking, courses in the south and west valley will reward golfers who make the drive away from the Scottsdale-Paradise Valley golfing epicenter. But there are still some good values in and around Scottsdale and Cave Creek, Ariz.
If you're headed to Scottsdale for golf this spring and looking to save some cash but still play a great round, give one or more of these courses a try.
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Affordable Phoenix/Scottsdale golf courses:
Copper Canyon Golf Club, Buckeye, Ariz.
Grand Canyon University Golf Course, Phoenix
Papago Golf Course, Phoenix
Sidewinder Course at Gold Canyon Golf Resort, Gold Canyon, Ariz.
Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, Wickenburg, Ariz.
The Wigwam's Patriot Course, Litchfield Park, Ariz.
TPC Scottsdale's Champions Course, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Verrado Golf Club, Buckeye, Ariz.
ASU Karsten Golf Course, Tempe, Ariz.
Raven Golf Club Phoenix, Phoenix
Arizona Biltmore Country Club's Links Course, Phoenix
Copper Canyon, a top-rated Schmidt-Curley design in Buckeye, Ariz., peaks out at $105 in the winter high season. Courtesy of Troon Golf
William Bell designed Grand Canyon University Golf Course in 1961. Architect John Fought renovated the Phoenix course in 2015. Courtesy of Grand Canyon University G.C.
A Phoenix institution, municipal Papago Golf Course is a local favorite. Tony Roberts/Courtesy of Papago G.C.
You can play the Sidewinder Course at 36-hole Gold Canyon (Ariz.) Golf Resort for under $100 in peak season. Courtesy of Gold Canyon Golf Resort
It's a hike from Scottsdale, but those who make the drive to Wickenburg (Ariz.) Ranch Golf & Social Club will enjoy a five-star experience for just $135 in peak season. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
The Patriot Course at The Wigwam resort in Litchfield Park starts out with a scoring opportunity, the 511-yard, par-5 first. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
For great value in the heart of Scottsdale, check out the Champions Course at TPC Scottsdale, which has received strong reviews on Golf Advisor over the past year. Courtesy of TPC Scottsdale
Those who head to the West Valley will find some great value, including Verrado Golf Club in Buckeye. Golf Advisor readers rated the course 37th in the U.S. in 2015. Courtesy of Verrado G.C.
ASU Karsten Golf Course -- located in Tempe, just minutes from downtown Phoenix -- features an affordable Pete Dye design. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Just south of the airport, Raven Golf Club Phoenix has a unique layout full of bougainvillea and pines. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
The city of Phoenix comes into view from the tee of the par-4 17th hole of the Links Course at the reasonably priced Arizona Biltmore Golf Club. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor