Mark Twain once quipped that “Golf is a good walk spoiled.” He obviously never walked a Sedona golf course, where the view is ideal, and the competition only enhances the joy of being outdoors.
Sedona’s signature views bring golfers here from all over the world. Courses in the shadow of the red rocks have been designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr. (who worked on Augusta National, home of the Masters tournament) and Jr.; Tom Weiskopf (1973 British Open champ); and Jerry Pate (1976 U.S. Open winner). Play any of these and no matter how you slice it, you’re looking at a backdrop that’s dead solid perfect.
Oakcreek Country Club
690 Bell Rock Blvd.
Semi-private course, open guest policy
Hours: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fees: Vary by season, call for information
Dress: Slacks or walking shorts, golf skirts, collared golf or sports shirts required; no denim, T-shirts, cutoffs, tank tops, tennis shorts
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr.
• 18 holes, par 72
• Championship tee: 5,579 – 6,824 yards
• Signature hole: 10th, par 3
Amenities: Putting green, driving range, rental carts, club rental, PGA pros, pro shop, clubhouse, restaurant
Canyon Mesa Golf Club
500 Jack’s Canyon Rd.
Hours: Opens 7 a.m; last tee at 5 p.m.
Fees: Call for information
Dress: No tank tops for men
Designed by Jack Snyder
• 9 holes, par 28
• 1,475 yards
• Signature hole: 5th, par 3
Amenities: Putting green, driving range, carts, club rental, pro shop
The Club at Seven Canyons
3755 Long Canyon Rd.
Membership by invitation only
Hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday
Dress: Collared shirts, standard golf attire; no denim
Designed by Tom Weiskopf
• 18 holes, par 70
• 6,746 yards
• Signature hole: Several contenders
Amenities: Practice green, driving range (opening early 2004), chipping green, PGA pros, pro shop, clubhouse, restaurant