Nowhere can golf stake a larger claim for the rapid expansion it has brought to a city than here in the Valley of the Sun over the past three decades. Once a Wild West enclave high in the Sonoran Desert with a thriving faming community has transformed into a travel destination of the subtropical sublime. Wide palm tree lined streets dissect one golf course development after another occupying both desert canyons and LUXE green resorts. The endless sunshine and dry desert air offers an optimal playing experience to carry drives longer than you ever thought were humanly possible. Find remedy afterwards at the spa, with a trip to the glitzy malls for shopping therapy and an hour or two sipping sundowners on the pool deck. Tour pros call Phoenix – Scottsdale home for good reason, local Phoenicians follow in suit as they too live the dream, and you will too.