Arizona Golfer’s “Holiday Gift Ideas”

by Nancy Howard


It’s that time again and the Holidays will be upon us before we turn around. All of us at Arizona Golfer hope these recommended “Holiday Gift Ideas” will help make your shopping life a little easier this season.

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 for. 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: Whirlwind Golf or 480.490.1500; Golf Club of; Longbow Golf or 480.807.5400. Check out their 2009 Flight Card for a great value especially prior to December 31st; Vistoso Golf Club in or 520.797.9900; ASU or 480.921.8070. Consider their Champions Club for special rates; Poston Butte Golf Club in or 520.723.1880; Trilogy Golf Club at; Rio Rico Country Club in Rio or 520.281.8567; StoneRidge Golf Club in or 928.772.6500 and Eagle Mountain Golf or 480.816.1234. These championship courses are sure to please any golfer on your list and come highly recommended by Arizona Golfer.

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. For an even more spectacular gift send them on an excrusion with a lesson series plus Stay ‘n Play at the TOURAcademy TPC or 480.535.4334. Or, give them a series of lessons from one of our professional columninsts’ : John Stahlschmidt, Greg Ellis, Mark Oswald, Scott Sackett, Kim Anders or Jason Carbone. Their contact information is at the end of their column, each month.
Equipment for your favorite golfer? Inspired by the Tour and created to shatter performance barriers, the new Exotics XCG-V Tour Spec fairway wood from Tour Edge Golf is a performance thoroughbred designed for today’s better players. The XCG-V Tour Spec fairway wood is the epitome of engineering excellence and retails at just $369.99. For more information, contact Tour Edge Golf 800.515.3343 or visit

Ask the nearest pro shop at your favorite golf course what’s right for your swing. They always have wonderful values along with a great selection of golf equipment, and no they are not more expensive and you have the bonus of being fitted properly by a professional.

Golf balls are always great stocking stuffers. This year, give them four dozen for the same price as a dozen. Jerry’s Golf Balls services the greater Maricopa County area and ships anywhere in the US, offering a wonderful selection of ‘Hit and Lost’ balls at amazing prices. Call 602.404.2142 or 888.225.7859. In the East Valley and shipping to any location, Sunshine Golf is available with awesome wholesale prices on balls as well as bags and golf shoes. Their Holiday special is ‘Buy one Get one Free’ for a Shag Bag of 30 golf balls at only $12.99 and 2nd bag is FREE. Call 480.671.9021 or visit

Treat yourself and a loved one to a golf outing getaway at one of our spectacular resorts in Arizona. Some of our favorites in the state are: The Inn at San Ignacio in Green or 888.450.5444. They are literally surrounded by golf courses and offer wonderful Stay ‘n Play golf packages with spacious suites with all the comforts of home; Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico offers ‘Old World’ elegance in a relaxing atmosphere along with one exceptional and challenging golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. at Rio Rico Country or 800.288.4746.

Some of our favorite exotic golf resorts include The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa surrounded by the best golf in Vegas: Angel Park, TPC Vegas, The Bear and Badlands, and worth the short ride to The Legacy and Aliante golf clubs. Call 877.869.8777 or visit Another personal favorite is Estrella del Mar in Mazatlan, Mexico with their fabulous Robert Trent Jones, Jr. course, spectacular ocean views, oh so relaxed condos and boutique style or 877.297.2953. It’s a golf paradise.
Make your holiday shopping truly easy by going to or call 866.435.4066. OB Sports Golf Vacations do all the planning for you and customize the perfect getaway.

There are fun and very useful new ideas out there to put under the tree or in the stocking this year. Arizona Golf Buddy offers Two for One Golf . The AZGB is ideal for any golfer and makes the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer. The entire program, which has hundreds of discounts and $1,000’s in savings, is only $39.95. As a special bonus for all Arizona Golfer readers, this month you can purchase your AZGB for 50% OFF. Use the code “AZGOLFER” on the website or mention it when you call and purchase the AZGB for only $20.00! The AZGB is available online at or order by calling 602.254.GOLF(4653).

Talk about a deal for your pocketbook that will make your golfer grateful forever: Connect Infinity launched the iPhone Putt Reader application and The Course Club Scorecards. Golfers who have an iPhone are about to become better putters thanks to the smart new Putt Reader app developed by Connect Infinity. The Putt Reader is available now at the iPhone App Store for a special launch price of $1.99. This is something you need to see to believe. The Course Club Scorecard on iPhone was introduced at no charge from the App Store. Visit and, for more information.

Then there is the latest out there for you to experience the game of golf like never before: E-Bikeboard G1000, a three-wheel vehicle, which is surely a unique gift idea for the avid golfer. For more information on E-Bikeboard, visit:

Unique ornaments for the over the top golfers and great conversation pieces around the tree are Fore the Love of Golf’s Christmas Tees. Each package of 25 white Christmas Tee ornaments, which hang like icicles on the tree, is $9.95. Call 480.338.5600 or visit to order.

And, what golfer doesn’t need this, yet always leaves it in the garage because it takes up too much space in that bag? This one reaches out to 18 ft., yet folds down to 20 inches and easily fits in the side pocket of your golf bag.The new IGOTCHA® UltimateXL golf ball retriever is longer and stronger than any other golf ball retriever on the market, yet fits in the side pocket. For more information, visit

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