Scottsdale Golf Homes
Scottsdale is well known for beautiful homes located on world-class golf courses. Scottsdale golf homes are highly coveted by golfers and non-golfers alike for their unbeatable views and resort-style community amenities. With wild cactus and massive boulders next to pristine fairways, it is no wonder why so many home buyers find the views from Scottsdale golf homes unbeatable. A number of golf courses in Scottsdale have been continuously ranked in the nation’s top clubs for their visually stunning designs and unique playability, including Troon North and Desert Highlands. Avid golf enthusiasts flock from around the country to Scottsdale. It is the perfect location for a vacation or retirement home. Scottsdale golf homes come in many different sizes and styles. Whether you are looking for a charming condo or a large private estate, you are sure to find homes for sale in Scottsdale that are just right for you. Be sure to check out the tips and tricks for purchasing a golf home at the bottom of this page.
Use our interactive map below to search for Scottsdale golf homes in the most popular North Scottsdale golf communities. Call (602) 791-0536 or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com with any questions about Scottsdale golf homes. We are here to help!
Tips for Purchasing the Perfect Scottsdale Golf Home
Many golfers dream of living on the golf courses where they play. However, there are many things to consider when purchasing Scottsdale golf properties. Here are 15 helpful hints that can help you find your perfect Scottsdale home.
1. Golf homes make great investments. The demand for Scottsdale golf homes increases with each passing year. In addition, prices of golf homes are rising more rapidly than prices of other kinds of homes. These trends are likely to continue, as water restrictions are preventing more golf courses from being built in Scottsdale. The limited inventory of golf homes will further increase their value.
2. Avoid homes near the left of a tee box. If the home is located 150-200 yards to the left of a tee box, expect it to get hit by wayward golf balls frequently. Homes within this range are more likely to be hit, depending on the design of the course. This is less of a problem if a significant number of trees are planted in that area. You can find out whether a home is susceptible to being hit by examining the stucco at the back of the house.
3. Check the yard for golf balls. Want to know whether or not a home is a target for golf balls? Check the bushes! It’s generally a bad sign if you find golf balls in the bushes, cacti or pool. If golf balls are landing in your yard, they can possibly hit your house.
4. Expect to hear strong language near the tee boxes. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for golfers to swear if they hit a bad shot or if they miss the ball. If you are offended by this language, you may wish to avoid homes that sit near a tee box.
5. Homes on the cart path offer less privacy. Most buyers interested in golf homes tend to avoid the cart path. If you purchase a home next to the cart path, expect golfers to be frequently driving past your backyard. Homes located away from the cart path or elevated above it have greater privacy.
6. Increase your privacy with smart landscaping. You may find better deals on homes that sit near a tee box or on the cart path. Don’t sweat it! With a bit of well-placed landscaping or simple window coverings, you can give yourself additional privacy.
7. Expect to hear lawn mowers. Many choose Scottsdale golf homes for the tranquility. However, lawn mower noise can easily disturb your feelings of peace and quiet. Most golf community residents don’t mind, but you should definitely consider whether or not the noise bothers you.
8. Visit the home at different times. Choose different times of day to view the home you are interested in. This will help you get an idea of what it’s like to live on the course. Find out what the course is like during different times, how frequently golfers will drive by your home or what the lawn mowers sound like in the morning.
9. Some courses allow direct access. Many golfers like the convenience of being able to access the course from their own properties. Find out which Scottsdale golf communities allow residents to build gates in their backyards and step right onto the course. Some allow direct access; others don’t.
10. Public and private courses have their pros and cons. There are advantages to both public and private courses. With a public course, you don’t have to pay a membership fee. However, private clubs tend to have less crowded fairways due to their exclusivity. Golfers are also required to abide by club rules on private courses. This may mean that you’ll encounter less rowdy behavior.
11. Ask about HOA restrictions. A large number of Scottsdale golf properties are within deed-restricted communities. Make sure to find out what your HOA restrictions are. Some HOAs have landscaping requirements or limit modifications you can make on your home. Since homes are viewable from the golf course, the appearance of your home is important.
12. Look at the summer schedule. Many Scottsdale golf clubs slow down during the summer, when many residents tend to go on vacation. Some clubs operate with limited services and hours during the summer. You may want to consult the summer schedule if you expect to play throughout the year. Find clubs whose summer hours work for you.
13. Find out about tournaments. Some Scottsdale communities regularly host large tournaments. Many homeowners at TPC Scottsdale can attest to the difficulty of getting in and out of their neighborhood during the Phoenix Open. However, an equally large number of homeowners thrive on the excitement of the tournament and host annual parties during the event.
14. What other amenities are there? Non-golfers can appreciate a community that offers alternatives to golf. Find out whether the community has a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, dining, tennis courts, hiking trails, parks or any other alternative recreational options. Choose a community that offers activities that would interest you or your family.
15. Your golf view may change. Golf courses are not required to maintain the course layout. It is possible (though not likely) that the course design and your view may change over time. Two Scottsdale courses that have undergone major changes over the years are Troon North and Scottsdale Country Club.
These are only a few of things to consider when looking at Scottsdale golf homes. It is important to have an experienced and knowledgeable Scottsdale Realtor to help you through the process of purchasing the perfect golf home. We specialize in Scottsdale golf properties and can walk you through all of your options. Call Carmen Brodeur at (602) 791-0536or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com to arrange for a personal tour of any Scottsdale real estate for sale.
Golf is one of the main attractions of the Troon area in North Scottsdale. Golfers overwhelmingly choose homes in Troon due to their stunning golf views and the number of exceptional courses available to play nearby. When you are choosing a golf home that is right for you, it can sometimes be difficult to decide on the golf club that best suits are preferences or skill level. Luckily, Troon has four great golf clubs and five PGA level courses. Whether you prefer the intimate setting of a private Scottsdale golf club or the casual atmosphere of a public course, Troon has something for you. These are a few of my favorite golf clubs:
Troon North Golf Club
One of the premier communities in Troon is Troon North. Troon North Golf Club is a daily fee club, though membership options are available to residents. Memberships, however, are not mandatory. Residents can also receive discounted green fees even without a membership purchase. The benefit of living on a daily fee course is that you are able play at home without being tied to a pricey membership. This is perfect for casual golfers who may not find themselves on the course often enough to make membership fees and monthly dues worthwhile.
Troon North has two championship courses designed by Tom Weiskopf. The Monument is often heralded as the more visually inspiring of the two, though both courses offer a dramatic desert golf experience, characterized by large boulder outcroppings and lush vegetation skirting the fairways. Though they were uniquely designed to be playable for any skill set, both the Pinnacle and the Monument can be fiercely challenging when played off the back tees. Even seasoned players must be on their A game if they are to survive the long carries and narrow landing zones of these two courses.
Other appealing aspects of Troon North are its executive 9-hole course, its well-appointed practice facility and its comprehensive instruction program. Troon North is a very beginner-friendly club. If you are just getting into golf, you’ll find that Troon North offers great resources to help you improve your game.
Estancia is one of Troon’s three private golf clubs. Built into the rugged foothills of Pinnacle Peak, this course boasts some of the most breathtaking views in Scottsdale. Designer Tom Fazio created the course to rise and fall with the natural fluctuations of the landscape, resulting in an impressive and challenging 18 holes. Estancia’s Old World-style clubhouse provides a welcoming oasis where golfers can retire after an exhilarating round. Private dining rooms, an elegant bar and lounge areas form a warm, relaxing environment perfect for building strong relationships with your neighbors. The clubhouse also features locker rooms, tennis facilities, a swimming pool and a fitness center.
Desert Highlands Club
Desert Highlands is another private club located in Troon. Desert Highlands has been hailed as the first of its kind in many respects. It was the first of Scottsdale’s desert courses to incorporate “target golf,” with the inherent surroundings playing a substantial role in the challenge and visual drama of the course. It was also the first private golf club community to reach North Scottsdale. With numerous awards and honors to its name, Desert Highlands has truly set the bar for other Scottsdale golf communities. The course is a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course with 18 highly memorable holes. Along with full golf privileges, members of Desert Highlands Golf Club have access to an exquisite 30,000 square-foot clubhouse, tennis complex, fitness facility and swimming pool.
Troon Country Club
Finally, Troon Country Club is a private golf club built into the heart of Troon Village. The golf course at Troon Country Club was designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf to be enjoyable for beginners, while providing plenty of exciting risk-and-reward opportunities for more daring golfers. Members of Troon Country Club live a high-end lifestyle on the golf course and at the 50,000 square-foot contemporary clubhouse. Dining includes gourmet options at the Quail’s Nest or more casual fare at the Poolside Grill and Men’s Grill. The club also offers an extensive tennis program, state-of-the-art fitness center and an exciting calendar of social activities and events.
No matter how you approach the wonderful game of golf, Troon has a golf community that will cater to your needs and interests. There are several incredible golf homes for sale in Troon. Now is the time to find and settle into your new home. If there are any homes that interest you in golf communities of Troon North, Troon Village, Desert Highlands or Estancia, you can call or email Carmen Brodeur to schedule an exclusive showing of these homes. Carmen can be reached at 9602) 791-0536 or at Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com.