Arizona Getaways: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

A night at the Fairmont Scottsdale is a fulfilling trip in itself

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The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a full experience all to itself that can make a visit to Phoenix relaxing, invigorating and fun. But pair it with the golf courses with which it has partnerships – chief among them their next-door neighbor TPC Scottsdale – and you have a spa resort that will make you yearn to extend your stay.

The Stay

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With six pools, spas, a Kids Club, access to some of the best golf courses in Arizona, and grounds that make just walking around a pleasure, the Fairmont Princess offers a fantastic getaway. Pool life varies from loud and wet (the splash pool will tire the kids out nicely) to chill, with cabana-side wine carafes. The resort’s shops provide the best in fashion. This time of year, the resort also adds holiday flare, with Christmas decor and activities happening from Nov. 7 through the first week of January. The Privado Village suites are a resort within a resort. They offer the most privacy and help guests have the perfect getaway experience they are seeking.

The Golf

The resort’s golf concierge is ready to help guests get times on some of the best courses in Arizona. The TPC Scottsdale first tee is a short walk from the resort, and the course’s back holes are adjacent to the resort grounds. Visitors in winter can experience the stadium hole No. 16 as the pros do, as tournament prep and stadium construction begin in earnest. But there are hundreds of courses to choose from. Troon North, Grayhawk, We-Ko-Pa Saguro and the Boulders are all nearby challenges.

After the Round

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Back at the resort the options for post-round dining and drinks are bountiful. The famous Bourbon Steak restaurant offers sumptuous cuts and seafood under the stewardship of James Beard award-winning Chef Michael Mina. The Mexican cuisine focused La Hacienda is world-class in its use of the flavors and dishes of the Southwest. There are Latin/Asian fusion offerings at Toro, and handcrafted familiar favorites at the Ironwood American Kitchen.

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