Arizona is called a golfer's paradise, because the golf courses are as diverse and spectacular as the landscape. Across the state, there are more than 300 courses, ranging from desert target style to links courses and alpine fairways. Abundance of ground water in the region -30% of the surface water is provided by ground water in the form of springs or seepage areas – help in maintaining the golf courses.
Golfers can choose from a wide range of golf course available. Scottsdale and Phoenix are considered world premier golf destinations. Some of the well-known resorts in Arizona are Boulders South Course, named after Jay Morrish's desert-style design. The Gold Course at Wigwam Golf and Country Club is designed for traditionalists who shun cactus- and rattlesnake-filled desert target courses. Located east of Phoenix, Gold Canyon golf resort offers superb golf at the foot of the Superstition Mountains. Troon North Golf Club, designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, is a desert-style course named for the famous Scottish links that overlooks the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde.
Golfers serious about going to Arizona for a golf vacation should keep a few things in mind. It is very hot and the sun is strong, so always apply a high SPF content sunscreen to avoid serious sunburns. One should always wear a hat as it protects the delicate skin on the head and face. The best way to beat the heat while golfing is to protect the body from overheating. Players can soak a towel in cool water and place it around their neck. Also, it is advisable to purchase an “Aussie” hat that soaks up water and keeps the head cool.
Keeping a budget in mind, golfers can enjoy their vacations to the fullest in Arizona. A good golf instructor and a choice of excellent resorts can make a golfer's holiday no less than a visit to paradise.