Golfing in Sedona
People come to Sedona for many reasons , some come for the views, some come for meditation, others for hiking or biking, and some come for our world class golf courses. Thats what this blog is dedicated too, golf courses, and why staying at the Southwest Inn at Sedona is a great idea for many reasons: one of which is our close proximity to three amazing golf courses. I'll take them one by one and give you a general idea of what they are about, approximate cost and distance from our Inn.
1) Seven Canyons. A difficult, truly world class course.
"Since its opening in 2002, Seven Canyons golf has received acclaim and recognition from some of the nation's foremost golf course critics and publications. Designed by PGA legend and renowned golf course architect Tom Weiskopf, the Seven Canyons golf course is set in the heart of Sedona, surrounded by towering red rock formations and ancient ponderosa pines. And with classic-style bunkering and varying elevations, the course was designed for pure enjoyment and to be every bit as challenging as it is breathtaking."
- Approximate Dist. - 4mi.
- Cost -
2) Oak Creek Country Club. Southwest Inn's personal favorite due to it's lower cost, playability and fun factor.
"The golf course is a traditional layout similar to those that you may find in the mid-western United States. In the usual Trent Jones manner, the fairways are classic tree lined doglegs with fairway bunkers strategically placed in the landing areas, and the greens are all slightly elevated and surrounded with large swirling green side bunkers. The course is "player friendly", allowing plenty of room for error but always with an opportunity to recover and get errant shots back into play."
"The golf course consists of 145 acres, including three lakes. Water comes into play twice on the front nine between the #1 and #9 holes. On the back nine the water comes into play on holes #13 and #16 and occasionally, on hole #15. Recent renovations to the golf course include brand new concrete cart paths and all the green side bunkers rebuilt under the watchful eyes of the Robert Trent Jones Jr. design firm."
- Approximate Dist. - 10mi.
- Cost - $100 for 18 holes - $65 for 9 holes - $79 for 18 holes after 1p.m.
3) Verde Santa Fe. The "economy" course. This course has the lowest price and the largest course.
"When you come play Verde Santa Fe Golf Club, you will feel like you are taking a picturesque walk through the high desert. Our golf course, located across the beautiful Verde Valley from spectacular Mingus Mountain, site of historic Jerome, is 18-holes and perfect for all levels of golfers to be challenged while having a blast. Situated 3,300 feet above the Phoenix metropolitan area, we are framed by the vast range of Black Hills that extend from Camp Verde to Cottonwood, and the beautiful Red Rock Cliffs of Sedona. We are where Hogan's wash and other natural arroyos come into play and where four lakes border the tenth and eighteenth holes. And to top it off, we have a pleasant average temperature of 80 degrees!"
"Verde Santa Fe Golf Club offers an assortment of quality facilities. Our club features a quality Pro Shop with an assortment of the latest golf gear. We even have Tommy B's 19th Hole Bar&Grille for you golfers who want to grab a bite and a beverage before or after your exciting round of golf. We are equipped with a driving range and short game area where you can sharpen your skills or take a lesson from one of our golf professionals. We pride ourselves on ensuring you have a fantastic experience while at Verde Santa Fe Golf Club."
- Approxamate Dist. - 15mi.
- Cost - Morning $49 - 11am to 2pm $39 - After 2pm $20
So, give us a call today to learn more about Golfing in Sedona: 800-483-7422