Poston Butte Golf Club at Anthem Merrill Ranch

A Great Golf Community

Anthem at Merrill Ranch offers word-class golf, unparalleled recreational amenities and beautiful homes in a resort-like setting with a small town feel. The spirit of golf in the Southwest is captured in the generous, rolling fairways of an 18-hole championship golf course nestled in the heart of Anthem at Merrill Ranch by Del Webb.

Fairway views offer golfers a glimpse of a historic pyramid-shaped fire temple from an Apache ruin on a butte nearby, which was discovered in the 1800’s by Charles Poston, a western pioneer. The unique golf experience at Poston Butte Golf Club at Merrill Ranch is just a sample of the vibrant resort-style feel to this one-of-a-kind community that offers beautiful new homes and unparalleled amenities. 

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Located southeast of Phoenix, just north of historic Florence, the 3,200-acre Anthem at Merrill Ranch community is planned for 8600 homes. By offering both a Del Webb Sun City and Pulte all-ages community under the larger Anthem master plan, residents experience a true multigenerational community.

Designed by Gary Panks and managed by Troon Golf, Poston Butte Golf Club at Merrill Ranch offers more than a quality golf experience - it is a place you’ll want to call home. The course features memorable par 3 holes with island greens, stacked stone walls and bunkers stretching from tee to green.

“Poston Butte is truly the place to play in Phoenix’ Southeast Valley. By coupling an attentive staff focused on the needs of our guests with excellent playing surfaces, we provide golfers with an experience far above that of any other in the region,” said Ryan Eckroat, general manager at the golf club. Managed by Troon Golf, the world’s largest golf management company, Poston Butte is part of an operation that oversees more than 185 courses located in 31 states and 26 countries. “The partnership between Pulte and Troon Golf has created outstanding communities and we’re excited to continue that tradition here at Poston Butte Golf Club at Merrill Ranch.”

Poston Butte Golf Club

Poston Butte Golf Club, which is open to the public, is designed to provide golfers of all skill levels an enjoyable experience. The course is a par 72 and offers five sets of tees ranging from 5,300 yards - 7,300 yards in length. The clubhouse offers a full-service golf shop complete with equipment and apparel to address every player’s needs.

Next to the golf shop is a beautiful outdoor dining patio overlooking the practice putting green. The practice area of the golf club also includes a full length driving range, putting green and short-game practice practice bunker and chipping green.

Tee times are available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and can be booked by calling 520-723-1880 or online at

One aspect that makes Anthem unique is that it is entirely built by Pulte Homes & the Communities of Del Webb.

Pulte’s Anthem Parkside has all-ages neighborhoods designed with the family in mind – from first-time buyers to large families and move-up buyers; and Sun City Anthem is an active adult neighborhood built by Pulte’s Del Webb, America’s leader of 55+ living. Among the array of spectacular amenities shared by all is a beautiful 43,000-square-foot com-center, which is a hallmark of the community. Very popular with adults and kids alike is the Big Splash water park where families can cool off from the summer heat. The center also features an aquatic center, state-of-the-art workout facilities, 32-foot rock climbing wall, tennis complex and more.

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For Sun City at Anthem at Merrill Ranch, in addition to having access to the all-age amenities and golf at Poston Butte, residents enjoy exclusive amenities including their own 48,000 square-foot community center, indoor and outdoor resort-style pools and spas, fitness center, indoor walking track, outdoor trails, pick-leball, clubs and classes for various interests, ASU Lifelong Learning Academy, a putting green and more. Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch was ranked as named the top active adult master planned community in the state in 2008 by a public poll by sponsored by Arizona Business Magazine’s Ranking Arizona.

While the amenities are spectacular in themselves, it is the programs and activities planned around them that make the community vibrant. Both Parkside and Sun City have a team that includes a lifestyle director dedicated to planning a myriad of activities, assisting new clubs to form and helping residents with common interests to get in touch with one another.

“There is nothing more exciting than seeing residents get in touch with their neighbors and create a sense of community in the new place they call home,” said Shannon Johnson, lifestyle director for Sun City Anthem. “Our activities are just as diverse as the residents who live here – some work, some are retired and all are eager to be involved.”

Active adults can get a taste of the amazing Sun City amenities at on-site Vacation Getaway Villas featuring a special rate of $79 per night Jan. 1, 2010 - Jan. 31, 2010 and $89 per night Feb. 1, 2010 - Apr. 30, 2010. The fully-furnished villas come complete with access to the spectacular resort-style amenities.

“The Vacation Getaway Villas are a very unique concept that we offer at certain Sun Cities in great destinations. It’s the perfect way to experience the amazing atmosphere and lifestyle that so many active adults have come to expect from Del Webb and a great way for prospective buyers to test out the community before they buy,” said Sherry Rottweiler, Sun City Anthem Vacation Getaways Man-ager for Pulte Homes. “Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch offers a tremendous amount of activities and relaxation in the popular Southeast Valley. You’ll feel like you are staying at a resort for a fraction of the cost.” To book at stay, call 877-484-7829, or go to

A Great Golf Community

All Pulte and Del Webb homes in Anthem are part of the APS Energy Star Homes Program - building standards and methods providing you a better, more energy-efficient home to guarantee your annual energy usage for heating and cooling your home. Sun City Anthem is Solar Ready offering residents an additional way to be ecologically and economically conscious.

There are 14 different home plans in Sun City and 11 beautifully appointed model homes. The smallest series begins at 1,099 square-feet, with the largest series featuring homes larger than 2,800 square-feet. Homes are priced from the mid $100s.

Homes in the all-ages Parkside neighborhood start at $99,990 with 27 floor plans and 19 model homes to view. Homes range in size from 1,254 to 4,223 square-feet – offering a myriad of options for people looking for a perfect place to call home.

Anthem at Merrill Ranch is located in the Town of Florence, which was founded in 1866 and is the fifth oldest incorporated municipality in the state. Florence is a rural community situated in the central portion of Pinal County with good proximity to both Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas.

It’s a great time to buy as Anthem at Merrill Ranch is growing and families are enjoying the incredible homes and lifestyle. For more information about Anthem at Merrill Ranch call 1-866-340-9322 or go to or


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