Live in Scottsdale and play challenging golf.Golfers who live in Scottsdale have the privilege of golfing at some of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the nation. In fact, the Phoenix Business Journal has just released the list of the 2016 most challenging courses in Arizona, and the top courses are all within an hour’s drive of Scottsdale. A drive north to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Desert Mountain’s Chiricahua course provides golfers who live in Scottsdale the chance to take on what has been called the most challenging course in Arizona. This course has come in with a Slope rating (the measure of difficulty for non-scratch golfers) of 151. Golfers here can enjoy breathtaking scenery, elevation changes, and of course, a challenge at this 7,197 yard par-72 course.

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Next on the list comes Desert Highlands Golf Club with a rating of 150. Also designed by Jack Nicklaus, this lovely course played host to the first two Skins Games in 1983 and 1984 and allows golfers to walk in the footsteps of some of the masters. Rounding out the list of the top three challenging courses are Desert Forest Golf Club and Silverleaf, which tied with a rating of 149. Both of these courses are quite close to downtown Scottsdale and offer a fine round of golf for all Scottsdale property owners. Test your skills at all of these courses. Take in the beauty of the desert and drive that ball into the gorgeous Arizona sky.