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Scottsdale Tees Up a Summer Of Fun

Summer in Scottsdale is in full swing. While that means high temperatures on the thermometer, it also means low prices both on and off the course. Here’s what’s hot this season in “The World’s Finest Golf Destination.”

 A Scottsdale golf vacation is a great idea any time of the year, but insiders who can handle the heat know that summer offers the best value and availability on the destination’s best golf courses. Take Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’ Golf Getaway Package, for example. It provides luxury accommodations and a $75 credit per person, per paid night towards golf at either the iconic TPC Scottsdale, home of the PGA TOUR’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, or Grayhawk Golf Club, recent host of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Championships. Play early in the day and spend the afternoon lounging by one of Fairmont Scottsdale’s luxurious pools, enjoying the resort’s acclaimed Well & Being Spa, or exploring Scottsdale’s other outstanding attractions, like the nearby Scottsdale Quarter and Kierland Commons shopping and dining centers.

Let’s face it; nothing is more refreshing in the summer than a cold six pack, and Grayhawk Golf Club’s “Summer 6 Pack” is a golf and dining deal not to be missed in the Valley of the Sun. Running through Sept. 12, the offer includes six rounds of golf on either of Grayhawk’s two courses – Talon or Raptor – as well as dining at any Grayhawk restaurant – Phil’s Grill, Isabella’s Kitchen, Quill Creek Café, or The Morning Joint, at preferred rates. The golf rounds and dining benefits are also completely transferrable, so you can treat your friends while you treat yourself.

For golfers who only have a little bit of time to spend in Scottsdale, it’s a great reason to enjoy it at its very finest. That’s exactly what the “Best of Scottsdale” golf package from Troon Golf Vacations offers. It provides three nights’ accommodations at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North along with three rounds of golf – one each at Troon North Golf Club, The Boulders Golf Club and Quintero Golf Club, as well as a full-sized rental car from Avis. Additional rounds can be arranged at most area golf courses managed by Troon Golf for an additional fee.

Sometimes, you just need the basics – golf, a great hotel room and a killer rate – and the rest can be played by ear. Look no further than the “Golf Escape” at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa by Troon Golf Vacations. The package includes overnight accommodations at Scottsdale’s most innovative golf resorts as well as one round of golf for two adults with each night’s stay. Golf Advisor has named The Westin Kierland Golf Club among the top 10 public courses in Phoenix Scottsdale, and the resort itself has endless opportunities for fun, including an enhanced Adventure Water Park with a 900-foot lazy river, a 110-foot waterside and the iconic FlowRider surfing simulator. Need something a bit more sedate? Agave, The Arizona Spa and Westin’s signature Heavenly® Bed are sure to satisfy.

Even the avid golfer can only be out on the green so many hours in a day. And, while Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale’ hugely popular Short Course promises one of the Valley’s most enjoyable golf experiences, a great way to sprinkle in some “local flavor” to a visit while learning something new is to add the resort’s Sip, Saber and Savor culinary experience to a stay. This immersive program adds private culinary events for two, including a Champagne Sabering, in which you learn the history of Veuve Clicquot and the woman behind the iconic French Champagne house. Also offered are a private cooking class taught by Mountain Shadows’ Executive Chef, Charles Wiley, and a Spirited Sipping Seminar with Jim Gallen, the resort’s Food & Beverage Director, who walks guests through the wonderful world of wine and spirits. Note: Sip, Saber and Savor works best for stays of at least two nights.

To learn more about the more than 200 courses in the greater Scottsdale area, plus the accommodations and activities for rounding out the perfect golf vacation, check out To find more information about summer in Scottsdale, including hot hotel rates and special offers, visit