I’m pretty pumped to introduce you to this week’s Feature Friday where I’m highlighting the Sedona Golf Resort.
I’m slightly, –no REALLY– , biased towards the Sedona Golf Resort because that’s where we got married! But, that doesn’t mean that’s the only reason I want you to know about it. There are a whole host of options that make this place fantastic.
A) It’s surrounded by gorgeous red rocks…in Sedona.
B) It’s a pretty spectacular golf course
C) The staff is AWESOME and super friendly
D) Lots more…keep reading. =)
This is one spot that golfers love to visit. The course itself consists of Rye for the Fairways and Tees in addition to Penncross Bent for the Greens. You can even just book your tee time online. The course has won several awards:
- Four Stars (out of possible five) Golf Digest, Best Places To Play, 2010
- Golf Shop ranked in the “Top 100 Golf Shops” by GolfWorld
- Among the Top Five Golf Facilities Public Can Play in Arizona, Golf Digest, 1999
- Rated in Top 10 New Public Golf Courses by Golf Magazine, 1990
- Best Par 3 in the State, 10th Hole, Arizona Republic, 1999
- Best Pro Shops in the State, #3 Arizona Republic, 1999
- #4 Best Clubhouses in the State, Arizona Republic, 1999
- Among the Top 100 most Women Friendly Courses in America, Golf for Women Magazine, 1999
Apparently, the Sedona Golf Resort is home to the “most photographed Par 3 in the Southwest,” which is Hole #10. I believe it. With views like these, you really start to understand how beautiful Arizona is.
The resort holds plenty of events including the Sedona Bike & Brew Festival. Going into their third year of the event, it’s literally a mountain bike race that is held on the golf course over the course of a weekend! For this year, it’s August 26-27th. The track takes riders to all 18 holes and encompasses a 400-foot elevation change during the 6 mile course. You get to ride your bike on a golf course, dinner, beer, awards, raffle tickets, and lots of fun! Who wouldn’t want to do this? (Unless you don’t ride a mountain bike!) If you want to show up and be a spectator and grab a craft brew or other beverage, that’s okay too.
They also can hold other events, especially weddings. We definitely wanted red rocks in the background of our wedding and the rocks sure came on display for our big day. It poured that morning and the dark clouds hung around for the afternoon making the red rocks even more beautiful. I stayed in the Hilton across the street and could not even see the resort because of all of the fog and rain when I woke up. I was definitely crying that morning thinking our wedding wouldn’t be allowed outdoors any longer. (While my groom was out mountain biking and not crying, haha!) The staff is so wonderful that when it was determined the rain was going to hold off, they pulled off allowing us to still have our wedding outside. And Mother Nature did her part to keep the rain up in the clouds. Phew! Katie, Jeremy, and the entire staff really made sure that every detail was attended to leading up to the wedding and especially the day of, that our day was as amazing as we had hoped and planned for. If you’re looking for a place in Sedona to tie the knot, add this to your list of venues to check out.
Unlike some golf courses, the public is welcome to stop in and eat in the clubhouse. If you love good food and a drink along with beautiful weather and amazing views that will take your breath away and offer a peaceful spot to relax at, stop in and sit on the patio for a meal, even if you don’t golf. We recently stopped in on our way home after some hiking and grabbed a drink on the patio to relax for a minute before heading home. They kindly allowed me to bring our pup onto the patio as well, which was pretty cool. He appreciated the shade and water after the hike, too!
If you’re a golfer and haven’t hit the Sedona Golf Resort up yet, you should consider making this your next golf trip. The resort is spectacular and Sedona is a place everyone should get to see in person.
See you back here next week.