Golfing in Mesa


Great Golf Courses in Mesa, Arizona

If you’re planning on visiting Mesa, Arizona and like to play golf, be sure you bring your clubs along with you. There are 29 golf courses that offer the locals and out-of-town visitors a wide variety of golfing experiences from which to choose.

There are 10, 9-hole courses to welcome the young or inexperienced player a chance to get a feel for the game without the rigors and challenges of a regulation 18-hole layout. One of these, the public Fiesta Lakes Golf Club, is a 29-par course of 9 holes spread across 1,500 acres. Located at 1415 S. Westwood, it’s popular with both seniors and the young alike.

Executive 9-hole courses are also popular because they feature several longer par-four holes to let the player use their driver off the tee. These courses are usually 31-34 par courses. The longest 9-hole course in Mesa is the Riverview Park Course at 3,200 yards and par of 36. The course is located at 2202 W. 8th Street.

The nineteen other courses in Mesa are all 18-holes with par ranging from a low of 61 to the more standard 71-72. The lengths of these courses vary from 3,800 yards to the 7,200 yard, par-72 course at the Superstition Springs Club at 6542 E. Baseline Rd.

One of the most popular courses for locals is Dobson Ranch Municipal Course at 2155 S. Dobson Rd. at par 72 and 6,630 yards. The restaurant is a favorite breakfast and lunch spot for non-golfers as well. Golf lessons and a fully stocked golf pro shop are also featured at Dobson Ranch Municipal Course.

Because of the desert settings, the visiting golfer will find that Mesa courses are generally flat with scattered trees and only a few water hazards. There are no tiring hills to climb and only a very few large lakes to lose you ball. In addition, sunny Arizona is mostly free of those dreary rainy-day rounds. The game is played 365 days a year in Arizona! For a complete listing golf courses, a city guide and fun things to do, visit www.mesa.com.

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