Which golf courses can Golf Academy of America students play in Phoenix?
Sep 4, 2015
A great deal of learning goes on every day at Golf Academy of America’s campuses across the United States. So does a lot of golf. The chance to experience a wide range of challenging courses is a tuition perk for Golf Academy of America students. As part of their education, students at the Phoenix campus have access to tee times at a variety of exceptional local facilities:
Seville Golf & Country Club – Located in Gilbert and surrounded by the stunning San Tan Mountains, Seville Golf & Country Club is one of the jewels of the ClubCorp family of courses. It was designed by Gary Panks and opened in 2002.
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club – The Fred Couples-led design team of Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley has designed scores of courses worldwide. Southern Dunes, located in the Phoenix suburb of Maricopa and open since 2002, is one of their very best.
Legacy Golf Club – Ranked the #1 public golf course in Phoenix by ESPN.com, not only does the Gary Panks-designed Legacy Golf Club have the respect of the locals, it is also a favorite among the thousands of golfers who visit the area each year. In addition, it is located on a historic 7,500-acre tract of land that the likes of Theodore Roosevelt and Pancho Villa visited in the early 20th century.
Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch – Competition for bragging rights as the best golf experience in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert is fierce, but Trilogy Golf Club makes a very strong case. The par 71 golf course was originally designed by Dick Bailey and features stunning views of the nearby San Tan and Superstition Mountains.
Troon North Golf Club – The chic city of Scottsdale is home to a number of upscale golf facilities, and Troon North may be the best of them all, with two acclaimed courses, the Monument and the Pinnacle, both designed by major champion and renowned architect Tom Weiskopf. Troon North is one of the purest examples of desert golf anywhere, with the added intrigue of significant elevation changes across the property.
Whirlwind Golf Club – With two Gary Panks-designed championship courses, the Cattail and Devil’s Claw, Whirlwind Golf Club is one of the Phoenix area’s most comprehensive public golf facilities. The property is also home to the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa.
Ocotillo Golf Resort – For those who want a respite from the challenges of desert golf, Ocotillo Golf Resort’s course, opened in 1986 and designed by Ted Robinson, fills the bill nicely. Golf World recognizes it as a Top 50 Resort and Golf Digest awards it 4 ½ stars on its “Places To Play” list.
The Raven Golf Club – Designed by Gary Panks and opened in 1995, The Raven is one of the Phoenix/Scottsdale area’s premier public golf facilities, mixing desert and parkland aesthetics to form a unique golf experience for visitors and locals alike. Those seeking constant improvement seek out The Raven, as it is home to the TourStriker, headed by renowned instructor Martin Chuck.
Longbow Golf Course – Just east of Phoenix and Scottsdale in the suburb of Mesa, Longbow Golf Club has appeared on Golfweek’s “Top 100 Resort Courses” list. This Ken Kavanaugh design measures only 6,750 yards from the tips, playing to a par 70, but it still provides plenty of intrigue and challenge to scratch and bogey golfers alike.
In Phoenix, there is a little sand, a little legend and a whole lot of learning. Golf Academy of America helps students reach new heights with the exciting elevations and beautiful designs of the Phoenix area golf courses. Students at the Phoenix campus of Golf Academy of America have access to tee times at these superb golf facilities — a unique chance to improve at some of the most challenging courses in the nation.