Talking Stick Golf Club
Talking Stick Golf Club overview
Located 15 minutes northeast of downtown Scottsdale, the Talking Stick Golf Club offers two championship golf courses both designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore. With a 17,000sq. ft driving range (the largest in the valley), chipping area and putting green it is a great place to work on your game before teeing off.
Inside the clubhouse, you’ll find a well-stocked golf shop and for dining the Wildhorse Grill which offers views of Pinnacle Peak and the McDowell Mountains. Whether you play one course or both, you will enjoy a great day in the beautiful desert landscape.
Talking Stick Golf Course overview
Talking Stick is home to two 18-hole courses, the O’odham Course (formerly the North Course) and the Piipaash Course (formerly the South Course). Design by the team of Coore and Crenshaw, they were tasked with creating two very different experiences.
Both set in the desert, the O’odham Course has a low profile, emulating the undulating landscape of Scottish links courses. The Piipaash in contrast has tree-lined fairways and raised greens. The courses are backdropped by the mountain vistas and offer an enjoyable day of golf in the Scottsdale desert.
Golf courses at Talking Stick Golf Club
The Piipaash Course (formerly the South) at Talking Stick Golf Club was designed by Bill Crenshaw and Bill Coore. Consider slightly easier than its sister the O’odham, and more straightforward in design, it contrasts nicely as unlike the O’odham the fairways are tree-lined and most of the approach shots are played to raised greens. Some water comes into play on the back nine and the desert wastelands stretch into the distance if you stray too far offline.
Designed by Ben Crenshaw & Bill Coore, the O'odham Course (formerly the North Course) at Talking Stick Golf Club is a unique layout offering golfers a links-style course right in the heart of the desert with mountainous views and small slightly crowned greens. The wide, rolling fairways give golfers extra landing rooms from the tee, and the lack of vegetation and real estate help to give golfers a true desert feel with open sightlines.