And for those who crave exclusivity:
Scottsdale National: The 7,561-yard course is members only, but if there are strings to pull and favors to call in, do it and play this Jay Morrish/Dick Bailey designed masterpiece. Aside from touting one of the better private clubs in the Southwest, the site is celebrated for its virgin-desert sight lines, plunging elevation changes, mountainside greensites and immaculate conditioning.
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Chris Duthie is a Durango-based contributor to Colorado AvidGolfer. Colorado AvidGolfer is the state’s leading resource for golf and the lifestyle that surrounds it, publishing eight issues annually and proudly delivering daily content via coloradoavidgolfer.com.