Mesa Country Club: Where the Players Play

Mature trees, wall-to-wall grass and well-protected, fast rolling greens create unique challenges for Mesa Country Club Members.

The Valley of the Sun beckons golfers from all over the world to bask in the warm winter sunshine and lounge by the pool of world-class resorts with tiny umbrellas in their ultimate margaritas. Resort courses here in Scottsdale provide hackers and high handicaps the opportunity to advance the ball without too much trouble, which is fine, and allows just about everyone to enjoy the game. But for the serious golfers – those with hopes and aspirations of million-dollar winner’s checks, trophies and green jackets – the desert courses just don’t cut it. That’s why the classic design of Mesa Country Club is where real players play. 

Mesa Country Club is fast becoming the home course of many serious TOUR players and aspiring pros, and for good reason. Towering trees frame the parkland-style course making it one of the distinguishably different tracks in Arizona, and comparable to some of the other great designs one might run into during tournament play. 

It’s safe to say the word is out, as the club has garnered more than its fair share of accomplished players that are currently competitive on one of the professional tours. As of mid-May, four Mesa members are ranked in the Top 20 on the Tour Money List (the top 25 at the end of the season earn PGA TOUR cards); Michael Allen continues his steady work on the Champions Tour; and instructor Ashley Moss was recently featured in Golf Digest.

While big bombers and short game gurus feel right at home here in Mesa, make no mistake, Mesa Country Club is home to golfers of every ability. At the heart of the club is its exceptional Billy Bell-designed golf course, which has been continually updated in the past few years, reinstating many of Bell’s original design intent. The course plays up and down the city’s namesake mesa, giving it a surprising amount of elevation change and outstanding variety to its golf holes. 

At just over 6,900 yards with wall-to-wall grass and tree-lined fairways that bend both left and right, it puts up a tremendous defense of par, requiring players to hit shots sometimes more akin to those of a Midwest golf course than a desert track. The small but receptive greens roll fast and true and as a result provide a gem of a course where players are only limited by their imagination and ability to act on it. A handicap kept here will definitely travel.

Despite the club’s recent membership growth, rounds of four hours are still considered sluggish (most finish in about three-and-a-half hours without the slightest bit of hurry). And, when members finish their rounds, they are likely to find a hearty crowd gathered on the clubhouse patio to cheer them on. In terms of golf and camaraderie, Mesa Country Club is what a private club should be – a great place to have a good time.

Located along the borders of Tempe and Scottsdale in northwest Mesa, near the intersection of the 101 and 202 Loops, Mesa Country Club is easily accessible from downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arcadia or any city in the East Valley. The club offers a variety of membership options to fit a wide array of lifestyle needs, including equity memberships, seasonal memberships, young executive memberships and business or corporate memberships.

In addition to golf, the club campus includes six lighted tennis and Pickle Ball courts, a junior Olympic pool, fitness center, and golf practice facilities. To learn more about Mesa Country Club, please visit or contact the club at or 480.964.1797 to arrange a tour.