Arizona has a diverse and spectacular landscape with amazing golf courses to match making it one of the world's premier golf destinations. There are more than 300 courses across the state, but we found the top public golf courses to make it easier for you.

Play Golf At These 6 Beautiful Arizona Golf Courses

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1. Troon North

Troon North is revered as Scottsdale's crown jewel, and with two 18-hole courses stretching through the natural ravines and foothills in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak, it's easy to see why. Troon North is less about golf and more about creating a full experience. On top of immaculately groomed fairways, they also have exceptional customer service.

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2. We-Ko-Pa

Like number 1 on our list, We-Ko-Pa also has two award-winning golf courses. Set in the Sonoran Desert, this club gives you one of the best golf experiences in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. Golf Magazine, Golfweek and Golf Digest all agree. While you play, you'll absorb breathtaking views of the McDowell Mountains, Red Mountain, Four Peaks and the Superstitions. Then, finish your day with a meal in the relaxing clubhouse.

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3. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes

Are you looking for a pure golf experience? Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club provides a welcoming and laid-back ambiance amongst 360-degree views of Arizona's magnificent desert. In fact, it sprawls across 320 acres of the Ak-Chin Indian Reservation. With tee placements stretching the course from 5,100 yards to more than 7,500 yards, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes will challenge the most accomplished golfers while still providing beginners with a memorable day of golf.

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4. Grayhawk

The 6,973-yard Talon course at Grayhawk is consistently one of the highest rated golf courses in Arizona thanks to designer and former U.S. Open and PGA Champion David Graham and golf course architect Gary Panks. The course even hosts numerous high-profile golf events like the semi-finals and finals of the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf; pro ams for the Waste Management Phoenix Open; the Heather Farr Trophy Matches and the Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl Golf Classic. What sets Grayhawk apart is Talon's back nine built around a series of deep box canyons with holes lying precariously close to steep drop-offs and thick stands of Mesquite.

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5. Quintero

Experience Arizona golfing at its best at this course designed by master golf course architect, Rees Jones. Quintero has been described as the "purest golf experience" in the Southwest. You'll enter a secluded world free from distraction on the course carved out of a pristine piece of lush Arizona desert. The games of players at every experience level will be tested.

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6. Dove Mountain

At Dove Mountain, legendary champion, Jack Nicklaus, created 27 holes among noble saguaros and the surrounding Tortolita Mountain Range. This luxury golf resort has elevations ranging from 2,300 to 3,200 feet challenging even the most seasoned pro while being so enjoyable you'll want to come back again and again.

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This article was written by Lauren Gaw.