With hundreds of courses populating the state, it’s no secret that golf is one of Arizona’s favorite past times. From locals to visitors and beginners to pros, people can’t get enough of the sweeping fairways, rugged desert landscapes and stunning scenery of Phoenix area golf courses. And retirees are no different. In fact, golf may be an even more popular activity amongst this demographic as they typically enjoy the freedom of more time and finances on their hands in these golden years.
As the centerpiece of the Sun City Festival active adult community, the Copper Canyon Golf Club offers residents a true desert golf experience from the comfort of their home. Featuring generous fairways, four sets of tees ranging from 5,200 to over 6,800 yards and no less than 11 lakes, this water-laden labyrinth is set against the stunning White Tank Mountains for a challenging yet inviting golf
Should residents of Sun City Festival choose to venture beyond this local course, you’ll be delighted to find several other courses nearby, including:
Just 10 miles east of Sun City Festival in neighboring city, Surprise, AZ, the Arizona Traditions Golf Club is challenging par-70 parkland style course featuring rolling terrain, an abundance of mature landscaping, lush greens and spectacular views of the White Tank Mountains.
Right next to the Arizona Traditions Golf Club is the Great Eagle Golf Club – a traditional, full-length 72-par championship course. As one of Arizona’s most affordable golf experiences, this course features sweeping rolling fairways, several grass bunkers and for an added challenge, water in play on five holes.
The Raven Golf Club at Verrado is about 13 miles southeast in Buckeye, AZ. Named one of the 2013 Best Courses to Play by Golfweek, this impressive course is tucked in the foothills of the White Tank Mountains, stretching to more than 7,000 yards, and offering breathtaking views and rugged natural beauty. Designed to accommodate golfers of all levels, the Raven at Verrado offers an exceptional golf experience. For those who prefer to kick back and relax with some good food and drink after your round, you’ll enjoy the Verrado Grille at the club.