Tempe - A Golf Lovers Paradise
Do you love golf? Chances are if the answer is yes that you have been to or are considering a trip to the greater Phoenix area. While Scottsdale and Phoenix seem to get the lion’s share of golf publicity, Tempe, a suburb adjacent to Sky Harbor International Airport is a major golf destination. There are many amazing opportunities in Tempe for golf enthusiast of all skill levels.
Built in 1974, the Ken McDonald Course is a 72-hole championship course designed by noted local architect Jack Snyder. While flat in topography the course features well-placed hazards and is both affordable and challenging to golfers of all skill levels. The Rolling Hills Course is an additional course of note within the city. Built in two parts, the course is a par 62 executive style design created by another local architect Gary Panks.
For individuals looking to improve their game and take some golf lessons, the city has an abundance of options. PGA level professionals are available at both Ken McDonald and Rolling Hills. Lessons can be taken either privately or in groups, or in a school-like setting with a 4-to-1 golfer to instructor ratio.
For individuals looking for less of a course and more of a golf resort experience, Tempe features Wyndham Legacy Golf Resort. Featuring over 328 resort style rooms and an 18-hole championship course, the Wyndham Legacy is not to be missed.
With all the options listed above, a golfer will need a golf pro shop at some point in time for all their supply needs. The Arizona Golf Works, a renowned pro shop, specializing in club repair is located within Tempe. Dick's Sporting Goods store featuring a large golf department dedicated to the game and all the products necessary for a successful and enjoyable outing is also located in the city.
For more information on enjoying this great game in the Valley of the Sun please visit www.tempe.com. The website features multiple resources to best enjoy the city and all the indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities it has to offer.