Golf Courses in Phoenix
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There are several around the Phx area. In Chandler I like Bear Creek (a links sort of course), San Marcos is one of the oldest courses in AZ, and Ocotillo is a great set of 3 nines but more expensive. All in Chandler. Not far away is Kokopelli a good lay out that won't cost a fortune or Lone Tree. Both are good value in Gilbert next door to Chandler.
I played Talking Stick, in Scottsdale off of Rt 101, a few months ago. It's fairly flat, and relatively inviting for a high handicapper. I found some of the other more famous "desert golf" courses to be a bit frustrating for my game (around a 20 tcp). It's also a bit cheaper than some of the other big name courses... Not value golf, but not $250/round either...
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