Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw said that the Talking Stick – North Course is the low-profile part among the two golf vacation destinations in the area. As the South Course displays a more challenging elevated greens that are guarded by edges of the plan, this North course shows a links style layout that transports any traditional player into the nostalgic history of golf. Home of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the course has wide and sharp-cornered holes that reinforce an amusing play catering to different skill levels.
While the makers of Talking Stick – North Course may declare it as low-profile, the golf trip course is actually far from diffident when it comes to awards. In fact, it has maintained as Golfweek Magazine’ Top 100 Modern Courses from 1999 to 2002, and Top100 Best Courses You Can Play from 2002 to 2003. Making a step forward, the course also garnered the top rank as Golfweek’s Best Public Course in the State consistently from 2002 and 2005. During those years, it was rated with 4 stars from Golf Digest Surveys. The fame has made this course open to host prominent events like the The Gateway Tours from 2002 to 2007.
Despite the well-celebrated reputation, Talking Stick – North Course has maintained to provide a relaxing atmosphere to its customers. Sure players can dive into the challenge at its premier golf layout, but more than that, guests can choose to cuddle up in one of the rooms or dine at the Wildhorse Grille while relishing the spectacular panorama of mountain vistas. Truly, a golf vacation at the North is worth every bit of energy.