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Over Par: Arizona’s golf scene thrives during COVID-19 pandemic

By Nick Hedges | February 22, 2021 Even as courses throughout Arizona stayed open, COVID-19 robbed local golfers of some of the smaller delights of a day at the links. For example, pulling the flagstick is...

It’s Perfect: Helicopters and poker are part of The Wigwam golf experience

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 4, 2021 The Wigwam has been a longtime “buddy trip,” says Leo Simonetta, the resort’s director of golf. Like each season, the Litchfield Park destination offers upgrades to the golf experience...
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Modest About Success: Golf has been largely unaffected by pandemic

By Nicholas Barker | January 29, 2021 Great weather, beautiful golf courses and the Waste Management Phoenix Open are some of the reasons why tourists are attracted to the Valley.  Scottsdale, which is home to 51...
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Bringing the Fun: Phoenix Open aims to bring the energy with less fans

By Nicholas Barker | January 17, 2021 The Waste Management Phoenix Open’s enormous crowds, the thunderous cheers and the countless festivities will have to wait another year due to the rapidly spreading COVID-19. The event...

From club fitting to Phoenix Open qualifier: Alex Smalley takes fruitful trip to Valley

By Carson Field Cronkite News Alex Smalley walked onto the driving range at TPC Scottsdale with a smile on his face as he absorbed his new surroundings. As he walked to his spot on the range, other...

Small town to big city: Ryggs Johnston finds success with ASU golf

By Matthew Roy Cronkite News Steak, white rice, black beans, salsa and cheese, please. It’s a combination of burrito ingredients known to almost anyone who has visited a Chipotle Mexican Grill, but not so familiar to Arizona...

‘The Greatest Show on Grass:’ Waste Management Phoenix Open returns to great fanfare

By Christopher Boan The Phoenix Open launched 87 years ago as the brainchild of Bob Goldwater Sr., offering a $500 prize to the event’s champion. Fast-forward 10 decades, and the Waste Management Phoenix Open has become...
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Green Giant: The ‘Greatest Show on Grass’ treads new turf

By Greg Macafee The Grand Canyon isn’t the only famous hole in Arizona. Every winter, a certain hole in Scottsdale gets surrounded by tens of thousands of screaming people who drink beer and loudly boo...
Las Sendas Golf Club

Las Sendas Golf Club is a true masterpiece

By Tim J. Randall Golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. has dazzled professional and high handicappers alike with his challenging and picturesque designs around the globe. Northeast Mesa’s Las Sendas is no different, sitting...

Talking Stick Golf Club offers two different games

By Tim J. Randall With the massive Topgolf facility in the foreground, and the bustling Talking Stick Resort and Casino casting a wide shadow across the desert landscape, the unique golfing treasure of 36-holes...

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