Arizona Grand Resort Appoints New Director of Golf

Arizona Grand ResortArizona Grand Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts® Ultimate Luxury Collection, recently tabbed Tony Barten as their Director of Golf. Barten is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the newly re-designed 18-hole resort golf course.

Formerly of the Legacy Golf Resort in Phoenix, Barten brings more than eight years of experience in the golf industry to the Arizona Grand Resort. During his time at Legacy, Barten served as Assistant Golf Professional, Tournament Coordinator and Head Golf Professional. Prior to that, he worked for both Desert Mountain Golf Club and Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course. He holds degrees from the Benedictine College and South Mountain Community College and is currently a resident of Maricopa, Arizona.

“We welcome Tony to the Arizona Grand Resort family,” stated Managing Director Richard Behr. “Our goal is to create memorable experiences for our guests. Tony’s addition will help us to continue our legacy of providing one of the most popular golf experiences to groups and golf enthusiast that Arizona has to offer.” 

The Arizona Grand Golf Course reopens for play on November 4th.

Arizona Grand Golf Course

About Arizona Grand Golf:

At the Arizona Grand Golf Course, guests enjoy some of the Valley’s most challenging golf and breathtaking views from grounds that overlook the city below. Set along the majestic South Mountain Preserve, where emerald fairways stream through the resort’s mountainous backdrop, Arizona Grand Golf Course was awarded Four Stars by Golf Digest and recognized for its unrivaled design — a traditional front nine and desert back nine that together play to a demanding par 71. Arizona Grand’s signature hole is number 12, a par 5 of just under 500-yards. Arizona Grand’s golf staff is knowledgeable and friendly and eager to make your visit memorable. This dedication to service make the course a wonderful option for any sized group outings, corporate gatherings and charity events.

About Arizona Grand Resort:

The Arizona Grand Resort is located on 164 beautifully-landscaped acres at the base of the spectacular South Mountain Preserve and boasts 640 residential-style suites and 100 luxury Villas accommodations. The AAA Four Diamond rated property recently completed a $52 million renovation to enhance the property including all guest suites, main lobby, spa, golf course, and restaurants. A member of the Preferred Hotels® & Resorts Ultimate Luxury Collection, Arizona Grand Resort offers the 7-acre Oasis Water Park, an award-winning 18-hole golf course, seven unique dining venues, the full service Arizona Grand Athletic Club & Spa and 117,000 square feet of meeting and function space, including a 20,000 square-foot exhibit pavilion. Arizona Grand Resort is independently owned and operated by an affiliate of Grossman Company Properties (GCP), one of the premier commercial and residential developers in the western United States. During the past 45 years, GCP has built, developed and managed more than 14 million square feet of high-quality properties, including the Arizona Biltmore Resort, Biltmore Fashion Park and the Phoenix Spectrum Mall.  More information on the resort is available at


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