Destination - Scottsdale

Nestled amidst the majestic desert landscapes of Arizona lies a golfer's paradise – Scottsdale. With its sun-kissed fairways, breathtaking vistas, and world-class amenities, Scottsdale attracts avid golfers from around the globe. Planning a weekend getaway with the girls?  Look no further than Scottsdale for the ultimate golfing destination.  

Course:  Short Course at Mountain Shadows

The Short Course at Mountain Shadows is a gem nestled in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, offering a unique and memorable golfing experience. Designed by renowned golf course architect Forrest Richardson, this par-3 course is part of the Mountain Shadows Resort, a luxurious destination known for its breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain and the surrounding desert landscape.

What sets the Short Course at Mountain Shadows apart is its emphasis on providing golfers of all skill levels with a fun and challenging round of golf in a stunning setting. Measuring just over 2,000 yards in total, the course features 18 meticulously manicured holes, each offering a distinct challenge and panoramic views of the nearby mountains and desert scenery.

Despite its shorter length, the Short Course at Mountain Shadows presents golfers with a variety of shot options, including strategically placed bunkers, water features, and undulating greens that demand precision and strategy. Whether you're a seasoned golfer looking to hone your short game or a beginner seeking a relaxed and enjoyable round, this course offers something for everyone.

Stay:  Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa is a luxurious retreat nestled in the  foothills of Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale. Renowned for its stunning natural beauty, world-class amenities, and unparalleled hospitality, Sanctuary offers guests an unforgettable escape into luxury and tranquility.

The resort's architecture and design seamlessly blend with the surrounding desert landscape, creating a sense of harmony and serenity from the moment you arrive. The accommodations at Sanctuary are elegantly appointed, featuring spacious rooms and suites adorned with contemporary décor, luxurious linens, and breathtaking views of the desert vistas or the majestic Camelback Mountain.

Guests can indulge in a wide range of amenities and activities designed to rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit. After a day on the greens, visit the resort's Sanctuary Spa, a haven of relaxation and renewal, offering a comprehensive menu of treatments inspired by ancient healing rituals and modern wellness practices.

Eat: Cala

Cala restaurant, nestled in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, is a culinary gem with  innovative cuisine, stylish ambiance, and a commitment to excellence. Located in the vibrant culinary scene of Scottsdale, Cala's dining experience blends traditional flavors with modern flair, creating a feast for the senses that is both memorable and delicious.

The restaurant's name, "Cala," pays homage to the Spanish word for "cove" or "bay," evoking images of tranquil waters and hidden treasures. Cala offers a sanctuary of culinary delights in the midst of Scottsdale's bustling dining scene.

Non-Golf Activity:  Hike Sedona

Venture beyond the fairways to explore the natural wonders of Sedona, just a scenic drive away from Sanctuary Resort. Known for its towering red rock formations and stunning desert landscapes, Sedona offers a wealth of outdoor activities for all levels, including hiking, mountain biking, and jeep tours.

We would love to hear about your favorite place to play, stay, and eat in Scottsdale! Want your city feature in Pirdie’s Destination Guide? Tell us where to spotlight next!


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