Papago Golf Club
5595 E Karsten Way, Phoenix, AZ 85008, USA
William Bell, William Fuller, 1963

This beloved design, just a short drive east of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, debuted in 1963, but the present iteration might be its best ever. Home to the highly successful Arizona State men’s and women’s golf teams since 2018 (their state-of-the-art practice facility is on-site), this parkland-style course features generous fairways, large bunkers and sprawling greens. You’ll get a close-up look at the red-colored Buttes in adjacent Papago Park from the 2nd green, while other holes point you toward the downtown skyline. Par-4s are the strength of the course, particularly the dogleg-left 6th, well-bunkered 16th and long, dogleg-right 18th. Fees: $60–$180, nonresidents; $35–$60, Phoenix cardholders. (Photo: Courtesy Papago Golf Club)