Fall Frenzy of Fascinating Arizona Golf

Eagle Mountain Golf Club, Longbow Golf Club, Palm Valley Golf Club and Sedona Golf Resort Provide Distinctive Golf Experiences Throughout Arizona

Golfers throughout the Grand Canyon State (and those who visit this stunning landscape with clubs in tow) know that the fall season is one of Arizona’s undiscovered secrets.

OB Sports Golf ManagementFall weather throughout the state is arguably some of the best of the year. Plus the courses boast some of their better agronomic conditions and treat golfers with mid-priced shoulder season golf values. Scottsdale-based OB Sports Golf Management is working on “cornering the market”…literally…with spectacular courses in nearly every corner of the Valley of The Sun and even serving up some truly spectacular golf in Northern Arizona. To that end, here are four featured OB Sports courses that need to be on your Arizona “must play” list.

Eagle Mountain Golf Club

Eagle Mountain Golf ClubRanked as one of the Top 50 Public Golf Courses in the Country by Golf World, the Scott Miller-designed, Eagle Mountain Golf Club has long been a favorite amongst both traveling and resident golfers. Perched high above Scottsdale, Eagle Mountain pitches and rolls with the dramatic topography of the property. The golf course weaves its way around these craggy mountain peaks and through shady desert arroyos loaded with Mesquites, Palo Verdes and Saguaros, making Eagle Mountain the quintessential Sonoran Desert track. The views from the golf course are stunning with the entire southeastern Valley of the Sun on display.

Golf course architect Scott Miller designed Eagle Mountain to not only take advantage of the rugged desert terrain, but also to capture your imagination with stunning views and a truly player-friendly layout. In typical “save the best for last” tradition, Miller’s 18th hole is arguably one of the more memorable on the course with dramatic tee to green elevation change and a par 4 that tumbles down a steep slope to a green protected by dramatic bunkering and a shimmering water feature. Cyber-savvy golfers will appreciate that Eagle Mountain Golf Club is continuing their best Advance Booking offering that provides substantial savings to those who make reservations in advance. Golfers save by booking their tee time 8 to 90 days in advance on Eagle Mountain’s official website: www.eaglemtn.com.

“It’s similar to airline models,” said Bret Greenwood, general manager. “Golfers simply book their tee times at least 8 days in advance on our official website to save, in some cases, as much as $140 per foursome.” Since opening, Eagle Mountain has earned numerous awards including “Best New Public Golf Course” from the Arizona Republic; 4 ½ Stars out of 5 from Golf Digest and was recently ranked amongst the Best Courses Near You in Golf Magazine’s ranking of the top courses in Arizona you can play. It is almost a given that the combination of stunning views, great golf and engaging service, there’s bound to be more awards to come.

Eagle Mountain Golf Club

To book a tee time or for more information call (480) 816-1234 or visit www.eaglemtn.com. You can also follow the conversation about Eagle Mountain on Twitter at www.twitter.com/eaglemtngolf or become a fan of Eagle Mountain on Facebook at www.facebook.com/eaglemountaingolf

Longbow Golf Club

Longbow Golf ClubOften described as the “Essence of Arizona Golf,” Longbow Golf Club serves up a desert golf experience that is firmly tied to the traditions of the game. Purists appreciate the beauty and challenge of Longbow’s core-golf experience: no homes or roads intrude on the interior of the playing field. And short distances from green to the next tee make walking a pleasure. In fact, Riksha push carts (the same ones at Bandon Dunes, Tetherow and Langdon Farms in Oregon) areprovided and make walking a viable option. Golfing guests at the Ken Kavanaugh-designed Longbow are typically awe-struck by the sweeping views of nearby mountain ranges (including Red Mountain, the McDowells, Usery Mountains, and Superstitions) and the unique blend of aesthetic charm and desert golf challenge lies at the heart of Longbow’s appeal. In fact, Golfweek magazine honored Longbow in 2009 as one of the “Top 100 Resort Courses in the Country” and more recently the same publication ranked Longbow as one of the Top 20 Best Public Access Courses in Arizona for 2010.

Longbow has also emerged as an excellent venue for a variety of competitive events. It has hosted many prestigious tournaments including numerous Gateway Tour events, the U.S. Amateur qualifying, and the AJGA Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic presented by Longbow (past champions include the likes of current PGA Tour professional and 2010 Waste Management Phoenix Open Champion, Hunter Mahan, reigning 2010 U.S. Women’s Open Champion, Paula Creamer and local talent that included Amanda Blumenherst, Drew Kittleson, Philip Francis, Trey Kaahanui and more.) In addition to hosting competitive events, Longbow has served as a place for junior golfers to learn the game and hone their skills. In 2010, Longbow joined with The First Tee of Phoenix to open a satellite facility on-property along with the founding of the OB Sports Golf Academy in the same year. The latter represents one of the most comprehensive game improvement programs available to junior golfers; and in its relatively short existence, several students have already earned top finishes in AJGA events, appearances in the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open and several golf scholarships to prominent universities.

Longbow Golf Club

For more information or to book tee times at Longbow, visit www.longbowgolf.com or call (480) 807-5400. You can become a fan of Longbow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/longbowgolfclub, or follow Longbow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/longbowgolfclub

Palm Valley Golf Club

Palm Valley Golf ClubBoasting what is arguably one of the West Valley’s most complete golf experience, the Palm Valley facility is headlined by the par-72, 7,100-yard Arthur Hillsdesigned Palm Course and the 18-hole, par-62, 4,750-yard Hale Irwin designed mid-length Lakes Course. Both courses offer a creative blend of desert and resort style golf all at a value that is second to none. Both courses are highlighted with a strategic routing that are accented by creative bunkering and interesting yet receptive green complexes. This area favorite is rounded out by complete practice facility that includes multiple practice tees, short game area and one of the largest practice putting greens in the West Valley. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate Palm Valley’s great location (1 mile north of I-10 off Litchfield Road in Goodyear) that is minutes from the Cleveland Indians spring training facility and only nine miles from University of Phoenix Stadium and Jobing.com Arena.

All of which makes Palm Valley Golf Club the perfect golf destination to take in a pre-game round of golf prior to attending a professional sporting event. Upon taking over management of Palm Valley in January 2010, OB Sports unveiled a new loyalty program and enhanced the golf shop offerings and spruced up the popular Fairway Grille at Palm Valley. Long a favorite lunch destination and locale for weddings and special events, ‘The Grille’ gained even more popularity with recent renovations that include fresh paint and the addition of the huge 60-inch flat screen TV’s bordered by five more 50-inch flat screens. The recent enhancements make Palm Valley the perfect place to take in a post-round appetizer or libation while taking in the big game! For those looking for a unique venue for a wedding, reception or special event, the event pavilion features unobstructed views of the shimmering water features and the surrounding courses.

Palm Valley Golf Club

For more information on Palm Valley www.palmvalleygolf.com or call the golf shop at (623) 935-2500. You can also become a fan of Palm Valley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palmvalleygolf or follow Palm Valley on Twitter at www.twitter.com/palmvalleygolf.

Sedona Golf Resort

Sedona Golf ResortWhen one conjures up images of Sedona they picture dramatic high desert scenery, striking red rock formations and majestic sunsets. Now picture that stunning scenery with spectacular golf weaved into the fabric of this truly international destination. That picture you painted in your mind encapsulates the experience at Sedona Golf Resort. No other Sedona golf course provides a better combination of jaw-dropping splendor and exceptional challenge than the highly acclaimed, Gary Panksdesigned layout. Located in the heart of one of the most captivating regions of the Southwest, the thrilling 6,646-yard, par-71 course is widely considered among the world’s most unforgettable golf experiences. Winding around the famed red rocks of Sedona, each hole provides a unique adventure. No wonder this championship Sedona golf course receives a continuous four-star rating from Golf Digest and is truly the “must play” in ‘Red Rock Country’.

The newest addition to the OB Sports family, Sedona Golf Resort boasts dramaticelevation changes that range from 3,960 feet to as much as 4,260 feet, offering players elevated tees, raised greens and challenging approach shots. As the course winds around Sedona’s crimson cliffs, each hole presents a unique challenge, governed by its own set of circumstances. No matter how many times you play, there’s always something surprising and new to look forward to as you golf Sedona Golf Resort. Not only is Sedona Golf Resort decorated with spectacular vistas, but the club is decorated with awards and accolades that include being honored by both Golf Digest and the Arizona Republic ranked it in the top 5 best public courses in the state.

Sedona Golf Resort

For more information on Sedona Golf Resort or to book tee times, visit www.sedonagolfresort.com or call the golf shop at 1.877.733.6630. You can follow the conversation about Sedona Golf Resort at www.facebook.com/sedonagolfresort.

Widely regarded as the leader in boutique upscale golf management, OB Sports is well known for providing memorable golf experiences, friendly service and values that are second to none. Speaking of value, all of the OB Sports courses above offer the Best Rates Guaranteed when booking tee times on their official websites (meaning you will rest assured that you are getting the best value booking on the clubs websites). So what are you waiting for? Whether you are looking to tee it up in Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, Mesa/East Valley, Goodyear/West Valley or Sedona OB Sports has a fascinating golf experience for you to discover this fall.

AT A GLANCE

Other OB Sports Facilities include:
Arizona: We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Cholla and Saguaro), Talking Rock
Las Vegas: Angel Park Golf Club (Palm and Mountain), The Legacy Golf Club, Aliante Golf Club
Beyond: Tetherow Golf Club in Bend, Oregon, Lodestone in McHenry Maryland, Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, Hunter’s Creek Golf Club in Orlando, and more. Visit www.obsports.com for details.

OB Sports Golf Academy – www.obsportsgolfacademy.com
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