The Troon North Golf Club has two very dynamic eighteen hole courses. The
Troon Monument Course is the original course on the Troon site and
opened in 1990. Considered the best of the two courses, it has beauty, challenge, and is thoroughly enjoyable to
play as a part of your Arizona golf package. The desert frequently comes into play, but the course is not a target
golf course. The above average golfer could play from the gold tees (6,636
yards/71.0 rating/133 slope), but silver (6,246/69.8/129) is probably the
place for a more enjoyable round of fantastic golf.
The Monument's signature hole is the par-5 11th hole named "The Saddle." It doglegs left to a wide fairway between fantastic granite formations. A desert wash 70 yards before the green gives long hitters a tough decision to make. The 3rd hole "Monument", has a giant rock, sitting in the middle of the third fairway, right where you want to hit your drive. Hole #14, a 604-yard, par 5, was voted one of "The Best 18 Holes You Can Play" by "Golf Digest" in 1997. On this hole your tee shot must carry over a dry desert wash and a stretch of desert. The second shot is somewhat tricky since the long, slender green is set at a diagonal, requiring an approach from the right side of the fairway.
"Golf Digest" rated this course as the #1 "Best Public Course" in the state for 1996. "GOLF Magazine" chose the Monument Course 6th in the category of "Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S." for 1998, 58th among the "Top 100 Courses in the U.S." for 1995, and 70th in the same category for 1997. "GOLFWEEK" selected the course 22nd in the category of "America's 100 Best Modern Courses" for 1997, 26th for 1998 and 36th for 1999. "The Troon North Monument course is very very popular as part of our Scottsdale Golf Vacation Packages," said Curt Lerew at AZ4Golf.
The Troon Pinnacle Course is a target-style design built near Scottsdale's landmark Pinnacle Peak in 1995. The signature hole, nicknamed "The Pinnacle," is #18, a 407-yard, par 4, featuring an outstanding view of Pinnacle Peak in the background. This course features boulders, panoramic views, and several elevation changes. Water hazards come into play on holes #4 and #9. There are 79 bunkers on the Pinnacle along with tighter fairways, uphill climbs, and limited chances to score. All the par 3s are more than 165 yards from the silver tees! But, you still may want to include the Pinnacle course as a part of your Arizona golf package. "Golf Digest" selected the Pinnacle Course 2nd in the category of "Best New Upscale Courses" for 1996, and the 8th "Best in State" course for 1997-98. "GOLF Magazine" selected it 30th on its 1998 list of "Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S."
Troon Monument Course:
Troon Pinnacle course: