Chandler, Arizona – the mecca of golf enthusiasts
Fancy a round of golf? There’s no better place for this game in the whole of Arizona than Chandler.
Definitely, Chandler is Arizona’s golfer paradise. San Marcos, the very first grass golf course in the state has been established in Chandler. Now, the city boasts of 7 golf clubs with 153 holes averaging 5,725 yards each.
Compound this with the fact that Chandler has impeccably groomed gardens, beautiful water features and desert horticulture with amazing communities that have stately houses with traditional raised garage doors. This makes it perfect for golfing.
In the mornings, the beauty of Chandler’s mountain ranges that changes its hues during sunrise and sunset provide a dramatic background to a game. For a casual or competitive player, the golf courses in Chandler provide exciting experiences. Listed below are the best golf courses in the city:
Bear Creek Golf Complex
Bear Creek Golf Complex is a 36 hole golf facility with 2 courses: An 18 hole championship length course called the Bear course, and an 18 hole executive length course called the Cub course.
The Bear course features rolling fairways, strategic bunkering and well-conditioned greens. It stretches to 6,825 yards from the back tees and plays to a Par of 71.
Meanwhile, the Cub course is a fun, sporty par 59, 3,552-yard executive course. It’s the ideal place for beginners, seniors, juniors & families. It has five par 4’s and thirteen par 3’s. The holes vary in length, allowing players to hit every club in their bag.
Bear Creek also has a full Practice & Learning Center, staffed by PGA Professionals who are available for both individual and group lessons. Both golf courses and the practice area were created by the Nicklaus Design Group & Architect Bill O’Leary, opening for play in January 2000.
Lone Tree Golf Club
The Lone Tree Golf Club is one of East Valley’s premier golf experiences at an affordable price. Meticulously manicured greens and lush green fairways greet you at Lone Tree Golf Club. It boasts of a state-of-the-art golf practice facility, and a fully-stocked golf shop.
Ocotillo Golf Resort
The Ocotillo Golf Resort has a 27-hole traditional-style course, lush fairways, cascading waterfalls and colorful flora offering a unique contrast to the area’s many desert landscape courses. Its golf shop has been voted as one of the “Top 100 Golf Shop in the country”.
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
The Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort is the very first golf course in Arizona. It boasts of an 18-hole PGA championship, par 72 course with lush fairways lined by mature Tamarisk and 320 palm trees. The 6,626-yard course at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort offers challenges with an average of 3 bunkers per hole.
Springfield Golf Resort
The Springfield Golf is a par 61 golf course with wide, forgiving fairways, mature landscaping and a friendly atmosphere with an average round of 3 to 3 1/2 hours. It features 4,231 yards of golf from the longest tees, a 12-tee driving range on site. The Springfield Golf Resort course rating is 60.9 and it has a slope rating of 99.