Sedona Golf Resort

“There is no golf in the Grand Canyon but the next best thing is Sedona Golf Resort." – Travelin’ Joe Passov, Golf Magazine

Sedona Golf Resort

General Manager: Jeremy Hayman
Head Golf Professional: Gary Pearce
Course Superintendent: Bob Laas
Golf Course Designer:  Gary Panks
18 Holes of Championship Golf
Par 71 – 6,646 yards from the tips
Men’s    70.6/128; 68.2/120; 66.1/115
Ladies’   75.0/145; 72.4/137; 69.6/128
Tee Time Reservations: Toll Free 877.733.6630
35 Ridge Trail Drive
Sedona, Arizona  86351

By by Nancy Howard

It’s been many years since this golfer has experienced Sedona Golf Resort. In the past, it always seemed to not quite have grown up (condition wise) to fit its design or reach it’s true potential for the excellent design and amazing views it had to offer. Well, I’m here to tell you, “That’s All Changed”!!

Sedona Golf Resort is now managed by the OB Sports Management team and I was delighted to hear they were in charge and making some much needed renovations to the club and course. The Penncross Bent greens were in excellent condition as was the course. It is finally reaching its potential, so if you’ve played a round in the past, it’s time to experience Sedona Golf Resort the way it was designed to be. Well worth the 1½ hour drive to the most scenic red rock formations in the country and enjoy the cooler air while you’re at it.

The Resort offers an excellent practice facility, fully appointed pro shop, and the Juniper Bar & Grille encased in glass with spectacular views from indoors and on the patio. Hours are 7am to 4pm.

This Golf Digest Four Star Award Winner is offering a ‘Beat the Heat Summer Special’ which is $69 (greens fee w/cart) and you receive a $20 Resort Credit to be used the day of play in either the Golf Shop or the Juniper Bar & Grille. Call and ask for the “AZ Golfer Beat the Heat Special”. Expires 9/30/11

Dramatic elevation changes that range from 3,960 feet to as much as 4,260 feet, is the highlight of the routing that also serves up elevated tees, slick undulating greens and numerous risk-reward approach shots. Winding around the famed red rocks of Sedona, each hole provides spectacular vistas and a unique adventure, in its own right.

Hole #6, par 4, 397 yds. from the tips. Slightly uphill straightaway with your tee shot. Narrow 2nd shot landing with trouble on your left and plenty of trees and cacti on your right.  Undulating mounds to your right and left protecting the green with a pot bunker to the center front left. Take time to soak in the views on this hole, as they are awesome.

 Hole #9, par 5 522 from the tips. Tee shot straightaway with 2nd shot a slight dogleg right. Green is protected with plenty of bunkers strategically placed to insure trouble if you aren’t in control of your short game. Slightly uphill and so much fun to play. Great hole!

Hole #10, par 3, 210 from the tips. Great par 3 to remember that longer is better with your tee shot. Had to mention this hole because the views of the red rock formations are just breathtaking.

Hole #18, par 4, 336 from the tips. Slight dogleg left with cluster bunkers on right and water on your left to the green. One mean looking hole from the tee box and quite the finishing hole. You’ll love it!

Note to newcomers to this area. Remember during putting, you are playing mountain golf. It makes a huge difference in reading your putts and you’ll be stating over and over…misread! Take your time and read them from every angle.

Truly one of Arizona Golf’s more memorable journeys as you play around Sedona’s crimson cliffs and through rugged high desert terrain that Sedona is known for around the globe. Recently, Golf Magazine’s travel editor, Joe Passov summed up the Sedona Golf experience in one sentence when he stated: “There is no golf in the Grand Canyon, but the next best thing is Sedona Golf Resort.”

Sedona Golf Resort is now a ‘Must Play’ and the perfect day trip for golfers. Easy drive, cooler temperatures, beautiful scenery, fabulous golf and excellent dining afterwards. And all of this very affordable amongst the most outstandingly beautiful red rock formations in the country. You never want to leave and you’ll definitely want a second chance to score better.