We started our week in Scottsdale at Troon North on the Pinnacle course. This is my favorite course due to its boulders, saguaros, and breathtaking views that distract me from its difficulty.
Grayhawk is located around the corner from Troon North but is a much flatter course with ordinary views. It was still an enjoyable day but with the number of courses from which to choose in the Scottsdale area, I probably wouldn’t return here.
The Dinosaur Mountain course at Gold Canyon was our wild card for the week and completely worth the hour drive to get there. Another course set against the mountains with plenty of saguaros, this one had no pretension and seemed to have a strong local following.
We ended our week where we began, at Troon North but on the Monument Course. I liked that this course was tucked into the mountains a bit more than the Pinnacle Course with even more impressive houses and the bonus of a roadrunner in a tree.