Teaming up to design a magical golf vacation destination is what Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw did when they created the Talking Stick – South Course. Owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, this location is one of two main golf courses in the area, together with the Talking Stick – North Course. Compared to the tie-in style of the North Course, the South Course displays traditional atmosphere with tree-lined fairways. Here is where players can find sides of the course defending the elevated greens that provide for a more direct playing approach.
The sophisticated golf vacation that Talking Stick – South Course provides is the primary reason why it has landed as Golfweek Magazine’ Top 100 Modern Courses from 1999 to 2002. The location’s fame ascended to another level as it became Golf Magazine’ Top 100 Best Courses You Can Play and Best Public Course in the State according to South Golfweek in 2002 and 2003. Finally, Golf Digest Surveys rated the course with 4 1/2 stars consistently in 2004 and 2005.
Also award winning is Talking Stick – South Course‘ 26,000 square foot clubhouse that offers a golf shop with complete golf equipment, locker rooms for players, dining rooms for general guests and private dining rooms for vacationers who desire an intimate feel. Golfers can also avail of the practice facility or enroll for a golf workshop at the Tim Mahoney Golf Academy. Aside from that, there are more amenities served at the Wildhorse Grille where golf trips enthusiasts can also view the never-ending desert panorama that exhibits a display of mountainous landscape making guests reflect on the relaxing feeling of rural seclusion. Grabbing a quick bite will never feel the same when made at this area.