A Luxurious Desert Oasis

Courtesy The Boulders Resort and Spa

Few golf resorts in the world can match the extraordinary natural setting of the Boulders Resort in Carefree, Arizona

Renowed as One of the Finest Golf Resorts in the World

Courtesy The Boulders Resort and Spa

Few golf resorts in the world can match the extraordinary natural setting of the Boulders Resort in Carefree, Arizona just north of Scottsdale. Twelve million years ago, a geologic eruption left a series of massive, reddish-brown rock formations and two spectacular Jay Morrish-designed courses blend perfectly, as they seamlessly wend their way through the course composition. Winning some of the  industry’s highest accolades, the par 72 North Course and South Course are considered to be some of the most demanding courses in the Southwest and are known for their rugged beauty and breathtaking desert panoramas.

The Signature Hole

No. 5 on the South Course is one of the most photographed holes in the country.  The green is carved from a dramatic rock outcropping and it plays right up to the backdrop of a dazzling spectacle of a massive group of rocks dotted with tall saguaros.  No. 7, known as “Rosie’s Rock,” is also a notable hole.  A three-story high boulder sits precariously atop a tiny one, just an arm’s length from golfers on the tee, while giant saguaro cacti stand like guardians.  Don’t be surprised to see spectators on the golf course. No, not gallery-type spectators, but wildlife such as quail, cottontails, roadrunners, and maybe a friendly bobcat or coyote, that make their homes in this lush desert environment.

$4 Million Golf Course Renovations

The Boulders remains at the top of the must-play lists for traveling golfers with the recently unveiled $4 million bunker renovation and golf course refinement project that includes new bunker excavations and resurfacing greens with TifEagle, an ultra-dwarf hybrid green that improves speed, consistency and playability. For those that want to be a part of this prestigious golf community and enjoy all the amenities of this world-class resort, Boulders Golf Memberships are now available.

A Luxurious Desert Oasis

While staying at the Boulders Resort, guests embrace the peaceful environment where you feel like you are a million-miles-from everywhere.  It is a place where you can relax in “splendid seclusion” and the  staff makes you feel special with their desire to provide unsurpassed service. Accommodations include Casitas and 1-3 bedroom Villas with wood-burning fireplaces, luxurious baths and private patios.

The legendary  33,000-square foot Spa is a quiet sanctuary for healing and wellness.  In addition to meditation areas and a Spa Café, there is a fitness center, a movement studio and an array of daily fitness classes.  Unparalleled outdoor activities include guided desert hikes and mountain biking, rock climbing clinics, hot-air ballooning, horseback rides, desert jeep tours, and custom tours.  The Boulders Tennis Garden offers both tennis and pickleball courts.  If  you want to take your game up a notch, tennis professionals conduct private instruction and clinics.  But, there’s more than just golf, tennis and spa pleasures at the Boulders.  Culinary adventures include  five onsite restaurants and the Discovery Lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows to watch a spectacular Arizona sunset.

For more information, call 480.488.9009 or visit www.theboulders.com.

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