Q: I would like to surprise my husband with an all-inclusive Arizona golf vacation. I want him to arrive and not worry about anything except where his ball landed. What do your Arizona golf packages include? Nicky A., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A: Sorry, Nicky, but we’re a source of expert advice only. We often get mistaken for a golf travel provider, but we have no affiliation with golf courses, hotels, resorts, or restaurants. And I’d add that, unlike other golf publications, we do not accept advertising or free “site inspection” trips from them, either. It’s all part of our commitment to providing you with unbiased reviews that you can trust.
So, while we can’t offer you any Arizona Golf Vacation
packages directly, we can give you some advice when looking for them.
First, there are lots of third-parties out there that can arrange Arizona golf packages that include golf and accommodations, but we don’t know of any that specialize in arranging true, all-inclusive Arizona golf packages (golf, hotel, meals, ground transportation, spa treatments, etc.). We called two of the more established companies (with offices in Arizona) on your behalf, Tucson & Scottsdale Golf Vacations (tucsongolf.com) and GolfZoo (golfzoo.com), and they both seemed able to arrange these “extras,” albeit on an a la carte basis. Another, Resort Suites (resortsuites.com), is well known for their golf-savvy “Personal Vacation Planners,” but you obviously have to be a guest of their hotel.
You might have some luck going to the Arizona golf resorts directly, and we’d suggest sticking to the larger ones — those that have multiple restaurants and have (or can arrange access to) multiple golf courses, because eating at the same restaurant and playing the same golf course over and over gets boring really fast.
Here are some of bigger/better Tucson and Scottsdale Arizona golf resorts (in alphabetical order) that meet the above criteria. We’d advise visiting their websites as they often have special sections devoted to their Arizona golf packages:
Scottsdale golf resorts:
- The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa (theboulders.com)
- Camelback Inn (camelbackinn.com)
- Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (fairmont.com/Scottsdale)
- Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale (fourseasons.com/Scottsdale)
- Gold Canyon Golf Resort (gcgr.com)
- Hyatt Regency Scottsdale (scottsdale.hyatt.com)
- JW Marriott Desert Ridge (jwdesertridgeresort.com)
- Millenium Resort Scottsdale (millenniumhotels.com/millenniumscottsdale)
- Orange Tree Golf Resort (orangetreegolfresort.com)
- The Phoencian (thephoenician.com)
- Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (kierlandresort.com)
Tucson golf resorts:
- Hilton El Conquistador (hiltonelconquistador.com)
- The Lodge at Ventana Canyon (thelodgeatventanacanyon.com)
- Loews Vantana Canyon (loewsventanacanyon.com)
- JW Marriott Starr Pass(jwmarriottstarrpass.com)
- Omni Tucson National (omnitucsonnational.com)
- Westin La Paloma (westinlapalomaresort.com)
We hope this helps in your search for Arizona golf packages and that you and your husband wind up having a have a great Arizona golf vacation.
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