Arizona Golfer’s “Holiday Gift Ideas”

Where did 2018 go? It’s already that time again and the Holidays are upon us. All of us at Arizona Golfer hope these recommended “Holiday Gift Ideas” will help make your shopping life a little easier this season for those special golfers in your lives.

For the ultimate ‘on the course’ golf gift, consider a membership, pass or gift certificate from the following courses. If you have an avid golfer on your hands, what better to give than all the golf they could wish to experience. A quick call or website visit gets your purchase on the way via email or mail. Golf cards and certificates are available at the following recommended courses, plus they give your golfer access to affiliated courses: ASU or 480.921.8070; Talking Stick Golf Club- or 480.860.2221; Trilogy Golf Club at or 623.328.5100; Longbow Golf or 480.807.5400; Eagle Mountain Golf or 480.816.1964; Palm Valley Golf Club– or 623.935.2500 and Raven Golf or 602.243.3636; Superstition Springs Golf or 480.985.5622; Verde River Golf & Social or 480.471.3232; or Capital Canyon Golf Club in or 928.350.3150.  

These championship courses are sure to please any golfer on your list and are highly recommended by Arizona Golfer. Of course, if you live in Tucson or love to visit don’t forget Arizona National Golf or 520.749.4089. 

An excellent gift, especially with our peak season upon us, is one of the golf passes that Arizona Golfer recommends. These offer great discounts and opportunities to play exceptional courses throughout Arizona, as well as Nevada, California, New Mexico, and internationally. Check out the passes offered by: Arcis Players’ Card; OB Sports Cards; the Troon Card; as well as BlueStar Resort & Golf. Personally, I would recommend one of each to cover the majority of Arizona’s ‘Best’.

Give a true gift for the love of the game and help your favorite golfer with a series of lessons to hone their game. Lesson series certificates from our finest PGA professionals are available at all the above listed courses and at great holiday pricing this year. Or, give them a series of lessons from one of our professional columnists: Greg Ellis, Mark Oswald, Scott Sackett, and Rob Rashell all in Arizona. And if you are traveling take some tips from Kim Anders in Mazatlan, Mexico, John Stahlschmidt (just relocated to Florida) or Tom Velarde in New Mexico. Their contact information is at the end of their column each month in Arizona Golfer.

Located conveniently in Tempe, Todd Batt’s All About Golf is a full service golf shop that can meet all of your golfer’s needs offering professional fittings on the latest equipment, golf balls, bags, apparel and accessories. Gift cards work fabulously for letting your golfer choose exactly what was on their wish list. Visit Todd at 1828 E. University Drive, Suite #7 for all your golfers’ wishes to put under the tree or visit For information, call 480.699.7863.

Here’s the newest customizable, self-therapy massage device for the golfer on your list to keep their game at it’s best with their fingers, hands, wrists, forearms and elbows. Ideal for before and after play…The Gelliflex Abacus. To order visit

Equipment or Fittings for your favorite golfer? Ask the nearest pro shop at your favorite golf course about gift certificates along with swing analysis for their best fit. They always have excellent values along with a great selection of golf equipment, and nooo they are not more expensive and you have the bonus of being fitted properly by a professional. Plus, they offer a huge assortment of the latest golf accessories that are sure to please your avid golfer. 

Golf balls are always great stocking stuffers. This year, give them four dozen for the same price as a dozen. In the East Valley and shipping to any location, Sunshine Golf is available with awesome wholesale prices on brand name golf balls as well as bags, golf shoes and other golf accessories and equipment. Call 480.671.9021 or visit

Always the perfect stocking stuffer – tickets to the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community (January 28 through February 3) along with tickets to their favorite performer at the Coors Light Birds Nest. Easy Peasy…go to and to make that golfer’s Christmas wishes come true.

Equipment wise how about a set of clubs named “Best” new driver and metal woods with “Best” new technology at the 2018 PGA Show! Visit for all the latest information on these ‘must have’ clubs.

On another note, if you enjoy an excellent read about Arizona and the old west with plenty of mystery and twists to boot, check out Arizona’s own Dan Baldwin, Author, Co-Author and Ghostwriter. Arizona Golfer highly recommends his Caldera series of three books that are exceptional in history with plenty of interesting characters that helped settle this part of the west. Dan has an array of books out for your reading entertainment and pleasure. Visit or call 480.807.9682. 

We hope these ideas make your shopping easier this year. And, from all of us at Arizona Golfer to all of you…We Wish You a Wonderful Holiday Season!