Troon North Golf Club
Golfing amongst the beautiful and picturesque landscapes in Arizona is something every golf aficionado should partake in, and when searching for ways to upgrade the traditional experience, look no further than Troon North Golf Club. Their tagline is “Pure, Dessert, Classic,” and they stay true to those standards.
Immaculate fairways, bentgrass greens, a full-length turf driving range, and an on-site restaurant are some benefits you would receive as a player at Troon North. The golf club has two 18-hole courses that are consistently ranked as the two best in Scottsdale.
The courses were designed by Jay Morrish, renowned golf architect, and Tom Weiskopf, British Open Champion, and recently renovated by Weiskopf, who created new layouts to bring his original ideas to life.
The highly acclaimed Monument Course and Pinnacle Course stretch through and around the granite boulders of Pinnacle Peak, immersing golfers in the Sonoran desert landscape.
Both courses have deceiving fairways and large sloping greens to challenge golfers. Monument Course is scenic and has its own “monument” on the 3rd fairway. The 25-foot boulder was a part of the area’s original landscape and couldn’t be removed during course construction, so instead, it became a great photo-op moment and a fun obstacle at the hole.
There are some intentional sequences throughout both courses and some tricky shots off the tee box to keep you on your toes. If you want to prepare yourself for either the Monument or Pinnacle course prior to playing, Troon North offers flyover videos on its website and YouTube.
The Pinnacle Course was the second addition to the Troon North Golf Club and is more challenging while offering plenty of chances for strategy-type shots. The fairways are tighter, some portions of the course are hidden behind the natural foliage and hills, and the greens wrap around sand and boulders.
This 3rd tee box is popular, like its sister course, and shows off some of the best views of Pinnacle. It has a two-tiered green that dips back to the front.
Both courses challenge seasoned and new golfers to play outside their comfort zone. If you want to continue pushing your boundaries, participate in Troon North’s private golf lessons taught by Director of Instruction Doug Hammer or PGA Teaching Professional Ryan Mahoney.
Troon offers hourly lessons, group lessons, or junior lessons. For more in-depth teaching, try out an on-course playing lesson for instruction on nine holes within 2 hours. The classes include golfing analysis using video and launch monitor technology, plus online lessons for continued education.
Or you can schedule a 3+ hour lesson package with Doug Hammer or a 3, 6, or 10-hour session with Ryan Mahoney for longer practice sessions.
The chances for improving your golf game at Troon North are unbeatable. In addition to personalized golf lessons, if you need to warm up or practice before your tee time, there is a six-target driving range with various distances ranging from 50-250 yards.
Additionally, suppose your golf swing needs to be analyzed to be suited for better equipment. In that case, there is an in-house Callaway Performance Center where certified club specialists can help you find the best set of clubs to improve your performance.
If you’re looking for a way to spice up your next business meeting or group hangout that’s not a round of golf, treat everyone to entertaining, educational, and personalized instruction. There are a variety of activities like instructional demonstrations, on-course instruction, and clinics that cover important golf shots.
After you’ve enjoyed playing one or both courses or practicing your putting game with coworkers, partake in a meal at the Dynamite Grille. The restaurant offers a variety of fresh and contemporary cuisine in a relaxing environment. And while dining for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you have a beautiful panoramic view of the 18th hole on the Pinnacle Course.
Feature provided by The Scottsdale Living – RipLey Simone Kennebrew.
RipLey Simone is currently a senior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University