Want to Get Away? Scottsdale’s Best Retirement Communities for Golf

Beautiful views, custom homes, pristine dining, active lifestyles, and world-class golf await at Rio Verde and Tonto Verde.

Because what’s retirement without world-class golf?

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Beautiful views, custom homes, pristine dining, active lifestyles, and world-class golf await at Rio Verde and Tonto Verde. Two of Arizona’s premier golf and retirement communities, these clubs will provide you with everything you and your partner desire. Escape the cold, escape the hustle and bustle of every day life and start retirement the way you envisioned!

Rio Verde Country Club

“Rio Verde has everything you expect and more from a private, member-owned country club.”

Rio Verde’s two golf courses are traditional in style. Wide fairways and subtle contours create a Midwestern-style golf experience that appeals to our diverse membership from all parts of the U.S. and Canada. The club’s personality and style of play suit everyone from competitive golfers making a run for the club championship to those looking for a more casual round with friends and family. The many active leagues and events make it easy to get involved and make new friends.


Rio Verde has everything you need to up your fitness level.  With an array of daily classes, you are sure to find something to get you moving.  Join a water aerobics class, try Zumba, or tap-dance your way to good health in the dance studio. The fitness center has all the top of the line equipment for a healthy workout. Personal trainers are available to help you develop and maintain the right regimen. The large workout area features daily classes in Zumba, body sculpting, strength training, or yoga.


Grand games of tennis are played on Rio Verde’s six Nova’ProBounce courts, two of which are lighted. You can play casual games or join the tennis club and play in leagues, on traveling teams, and in rated tournaments. The club’s frequent mixed-doubles events followed by BYOB potlucks are always popular. The pro shop offers racquet stringing, demo racquets, and ball-machine rentals, as well as the latest, most fashionable tennis outfits. The resident tennis pro helps players of all levels develop their game during clinics and private lessons.

Hiking and Biking

The club is also a hiker’s paradise, with the three-million-acre Tonto National Forest and 21,000-acre McDowell Mountain Regional Park just outside our front door. Rio Verde even has its own trailhead into McDowell. The park is open to hikers, mountain bikers, and horse-back riders. Pick any trail and enjoy towering saguaro cactus, desert flowers, birds, and the occasional large-eared jackrabbit.

To learn more about Rio Verde’s welcoming lifestyle, visit rioverdearizona.com/avid, email [email protected], or call 1-877-746-837.

Tonto Verde Golf Club

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“Join 80 of your fellow Coloradans that own and golf here surrounded by breathtaking mountain views and custom homes”

With its many amenities, Tonto Verde is Arizona’s finest retirement golf community. It’s more than a wise financial choice – it’s a wonderful lifestyle choice. The Tonto Verde golf community offers you golf course living at its finest. With two distinctly different and challenging 18-hole championship golf courses, designed by Gary Panks and David Graham, our Arizona golf retirement community near Scottsdale, AZ is a desert gem with national recognition for its charm and playability. Both courses, the Peaks and the Ranch, are immaculately maintained and known for being some of the finest greens in the Valley. In addition to the championship courses, Tonto Verde boasts an 18-hole, par-41 putting course that’s perfect for beginners, avid golfers, and the whole family.

Social Life

Tonto Verde provides a wide variety of educational and entertainment programs for all residents of Tonto Verde. Programs offered vary every year and include cooking classes, concerts, excellent speakers on a wide variety of topics, guided hikes, dancing lessons, and more! The Tonto Verde Social Committee works with our talented staff to provide outstanding parties and social events for the community. From Parties on the Patio, to Karaoke night, to Dance Parties, there’s always something fun and interesting happening.

Hiking and Biking

Tonto National Forest provides adventure! Adjacent to McDowell Mountain Regional Park and the Tonto National Forest (the fifth largest forest in the United States), the club provides great adventure. Together they offer elevation changes from 1,300 to 7,900 feet and over 900 miles of forest and park system trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding. The lakes, rivers, trout streams, and desert canyons of the Tonto National Forest offer outstanding recreational opportunities throughout the year.

Discover Package – $795

Gain access to Tonto Verde and take the club on a test drive with the Discover Package from $795! Enjoy four days and three nights in a luxury townhome, golf for two players on both championship courses, $100 to Mesquite Grill, and electric golf cart and mountain bikes for two and full use of the clubhouse, fitness center, pool and spa! This package is for couples considering purchase in the next one to two years. Call or click below for more details on this exclusive package!

To learn more about Tonto Verde, visit tontoverde.org or call 855-504-4340.

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