The Boulders Resort: Scottsdale’s Serenity Play

The Boulders: Named the best hotel in Arizona by the readers of Travel+Leisure and Best Course in the Southwest by Golf Digest.
The Boulders Resort

The Boulders Resort – Scottsdale, AZ

Experience challenging play in the sun-splashed atmosphere of The Boulders Club, featuring two Jay Morrish-designed champion courses sculpted into the natural terrain of the high Sonoran foothills. Golfers can tee off atop a boulder, look out over the fairways framed by ancient saguaros an catch a glimpse of desert wildlife darting into the rough at this award-winning golf resort. Afterward, take in the million dollar views from the new golf club patio.

Named the best hotel in Arizona this year by the readers of Travel+Leisure and Best Course in the Southwest (2016-2017) by Golf Digest, The Boulders recently unveiled an exquisitely appointed new clubhouse that further elevates the golf experience in this jaw-dropping natural landscape. Guests can play two award-winning Jay Morrish-designed golf courses and can make use of the club’s certified caddie professionals who know the intricate tricks and challenges of the North and South layouts. The Boulders also offers memberships, with access to all hotel amenities, including the 33,000-square-foot spa, six restaurants and eight-court tennis gardens.

Carefree in carefree: The Boulders Resort boasts 160 newly renovated casitas and villas with wood-burning fireplaces, private patios and many border the two golf courses. Outdoor adventures  such as rock climbing, desert hikes, horseback rides, bicycling, jeep tours and hot air balloon rides take place right on the resort’s 1,300 acres.

Après Golf at The Boulders

The Boulders golf fare

Nothing caps off a memorable round better than an equally unforgettable meal. After playing Troon North, head to the scrumptious Talavera at the Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North (, a modern take on the classic steakhouse with equally vibrant sunset views. Another post-round indulgence is The Grill at The Boulders, which boasts an exhibition kitchen, a fireplace, and newly renovated patio seating with grand views of the lush 18th hole fairways.

These excerpts appear in the Fall Issue 2017 of Colorado AvidGolfer, the state’s leading resource for golf and the lifestyle that surrounds it, publishing eight issues annually and proudly delivering daily content via

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