One doesn’t often think of life in Arizona without also thinking of the many excellent golfing opportunities. In Chandler and Ocotillo, both nature and golf professionals work together to create a wealth of clubs and courses neither golfing novice nor golfing pro can resist. The vast desert scenery, magnificent mountain panoramas and infinite stretches of blue Arizona sky make for brilliant backdrops against some of the best golfing facilities in the state, and golfers would be hard-pressed to find better club and course amenities than those in Chandler and Ocotillo.
Golfers living in the Chandler community of Ocotillo are especially lucky – the Ocotillo Golf Resort is practically in their backyards. Designed by Ted Robinson and toting an extensive list of awards, the highly acclaimed Ocotillo Golf Resort has been delighting golfers for more than 20 years with three nine-hole courses (the Gold Course, the Blue Course and the White Course) and exceptional amenities both on and off the fairways. From sparkling water features designed to enhance both the game and the surrounding beauty to lush fairways and brightly colored native flora, each course makes the most of Arizona’s amazing scenery to present its own unique charm and challenges to golfers of all experience levels.
From private and public lessons, clinics and practice facilities to convenient full-service accommodations and exciting tournaments, the Ocotillo Golf Resort provides outstanding amenities for golfers. In addition to services designed to enhance every golfer’s game, the resort also has excellent dining venues, including the highly praised Bernard’s Restaurant, and space reserved for special events such as weddings and business conferences. With so many luxuries and conveniences, it’s easy to understand why the Ocotillo Golf Resort isn’t just a place to play golf; it’s a retreat for every resident who craves the thrill of the game amid the beauty of Arizona.
Like many Arizona communities, Chandler is home to a wide variety of golf courses, and this abundance of golfing opportunities makes it easy for Chandler and Ocotillo residents alike to branch out and stretch their clubs with a variety of course designs, layouts and experience levels.
Golfers looking for a more exclusive experience can visit the semi-private Lone Tree Golf Club, which is surrounded by breathtaking vistas of the nearby San Tan Mountains. But public golf courses are especially plentiful in Chandler. Golfers can enjoy rounds at the 18-hole, executive-length courses at the SunBird Golf Club and the Springfield Golf Resort, or try their swings at the 18-hole, regulation-length game at the Ironwood Golf Course. Both the Bear Creek Golf Complex and the Whirlwind Golf Club offer two different 18-hole courses to choose from, but it’s the 18-hole course at the luxury Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort in historic downtown Chandler that holds the title for the oldest resort in Arizona. This resort provides excellent accommodations for conferences and other get-togethers.
Whether public or private, each club and course offers its own amenities, challenges and amazing views to enrich the golfer’s experience.