2010/2011 (MESA, Ariz.) - Whether you're a pro or just learning how to perfect your swing, hit the links in Mesa for some of the best golf in the Southwest. Mesa is home to world-renowned golf featuring breathtaking views of sweeping vistas set against the natural beauty of rugged mountains and blue western skies. And, with near perfect weather it's possible to enjoy the sport year-round. More than 40 golf courses are within a half-hour drive of downtown offering a variety of options from challenging desert golf to traditional links play.

Golf Course Gems...

The choice of challenging target-style desert golf paired with winding, lush green fairways add to the allure of golf in the Southwest and Mesa has its fair share of golf course gems. Las Sendas Golf Club features breathtaking views of the Red Mountain and the Superstition mountain range - an unsurpassed backdrop to the storied Sonoran Desert. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the course has matured into one of the most beautiful courses in Mesa and ranks as the 12th most challenging, and one of the top 50 courses in the nation according to two ZAGAT Surveys. Longbow Golf Club in east Mesa has also earned its share of praise after being recognized by Golfweek Magazine as one of the top 20 courses in Arizona in their 2007 Best You Can Play, State by State ranking. The intrigue and shot making choices that players will face here are infinite.

Play like the Pros... 

Ready for the PGA? Then be sure to play a round at Superstition Springs Golf Club, one of Arizona's most challenging golf layouts. This premier course measures over 7,000 yards from the back tee and is a PGA Tour qualifying site rated among the Southwest's finest golf experiences. The award-winning Superstition Mountain Golf Club, at the base of Superstition Mountains, boasts breathtaking views of the legendary mountain range and high Sonoran Desert terrain. The club is home to two Jack Nicklaus-designed courses with immaculate fairways and world-renowned greens. The Prospector and Lost Gold Golf Courses have earned rave reviews from the many professional golfers who play here. The two courses combine for what are truly 36 holes of golf unlike any in North America. The Prospector Course was also featured in Golfweek magazine's 2009 list of 100 best residential courses in the country.

Rounding it Out...

And, premier golf events are held here each year, too. The American Junior Golf Association hosts the Heather Farr Classic each April in Mesa garnering one of the strongest fields in junior golf, as evidenced by its impressive list of past champions. More than 130 junior golfers showcase their skills against the nation's best players in this top-tier national junior golf competition.  For those wanting to round out their golf experience in Mesa, convenient municipal courses are aplenty offering great deals all year long and master-planned communities strewn throughout the city open up their golf clubs to public play as well.

Michelle Streeter, Director of Public Relations
Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau
Direct: 480-682-3638 Toll-free: 800-283-6372 x345
E-mail: Michelle@VisitMesa.com

About the Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau:
The Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau is responsible for marketing Mesa, Arizona as a leading vacation, small meeting and sports travel destination to regional and national target audiences, including travel agents and group tour operators, meeting planners, leisure visitors and media.

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