While we’ll all have a lot to be thankful for on November 27th, those on, or planning, Arizona Golf Vacations will have a little extra about which to be grateful. That’s when tee times will again be taken for Papago Golf Course, which, in the past, was one of the best bangs-for-the-buck for Arizona golf vacations.
Orginally designed by William F. Bell (of Torrey Pines Golf Course fame, among others) in 1963, the city of Phoenix-owned Papago has been closed since April to undergo massive renovations.
The popular muni, which had seen better days, received a new irrigation system and an overhaul/upgrading of its tees, greens, fairways, and bunkers under the guidance of William “Billy” Fuller, former superintendent at Augusta National (yes, that Augusta National).
Yes, Papago Golf Course is officially back in play for your Arizona golf vacation.
The high season green fee is $44 for Phoenix City Cardholders and $115 for everyone else (though it drops to as low as $40). While non-residents get hosed on the price, the same isn’t true for making tee time reservations. Cardholders can make reservations only nine days before the intended day of play, but non-residents (and non-cardholders) can make tee times 90 days out; great news if you want to make Papago Golf Course (papagogolfcourse.net) part of your Arizona golf vacation.
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