THE 2009 ARIZONA CLASSIC PRO-AM
Returning to the Scottsdale area of Arizona for the 14th consecutive year, the ever popular Arizona
Classic Pro-Am offers the opportunity to play a selection of the finest desert golf courses in the world
including two PGA Tour venues.
The week begins with a Breakfast Briefing and a Welcome Challenge at Grayhawk Golf Club Talon
Course. The exclusive Desert Highlands Golf Club hosts the first round of the 72-hole Pro-Am,
while Grayhawk Raptor Course, TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course, and We-Ko-Pa Golf Club’s original
Cholla Course complete the superb line up of courses included in the 7-night package. An optional
Challenge Day is offered at the highly rated Troon North Golf Club.
Known as the “Valley of the Sun”, the Scottsdale area contrasts the dramatic desert landscape with the facilities
of a cosmopolitan city. The wide range of excellent golf courses sit alongside top quality resorts, restaurants,
nightlife, plus a massive selection of world class shopping. The area also offers many other recreational
facilities and is situated within easy reach of Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. Daily high temperatures in
late November average around 73°f (23°c).
ITINERARY TROON NORTH CHALLENGE DAY
Sat 21st Competitors arrive for The Arizona Classic Pro-Am. Set towards the mountains, and providing spectacular elevated views,
Sun 22nd Welcome Breakfast and Briefing at Grayhawk Golf Club,
Troon North offers two award-winning courses designed by Tom Weiskopf,
followed by a Welcome Challenge at Grayhawk’s Talon
Monument and Pinnacle, both offering an exhilarating golf challenge.
Mon 23rd Tournament Round 1 at the
exclusive Desert Highlands
Golf Club, followed by
a buffet luncheon in the
Tues 24th Tournament Round 2
at We-Ko-Pa’s stunning
Grayhawk Raptor Course
Wed 25th An optional Challenge Day
is held at Troon North Golf Club. See shaded box for details.
Thur 26th Tournament Round 3 at Grayhawk Raptor Course with a
Thanksgiving Day Western Barbecue Cookout held after
Fri 27th Tournament Round 4 - TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course.
The Prizegiving Dinner will be held in the evening at The
The format of this optional Challenge Day is 18-holes individual stableford
Scottsdale Plaza Resort.
for both amateurs and professionals.
Sat 28th Departure day.
Challenge Day Entry Fee: Amateur: £140 Professionals: £50
THE GOLF COURSES
Grayhawk Golf Club offers two of the Southwest desert’s most enjoyable and challenging golf experiences. The
Talon Course, designed by David Graham and architect Gary Panks, has featured in Golf Magazine’s “Top 10 You
Can Play”, and provides players with challenging golf and breathtaking views of the nearby McDowell Mountains as
well as the natural beauty of the great Sonoran Desert. The Raptor Course, Grayhawk’s second golf course, was
designed by award winning golf course architect Tom Fazio and hosts the PGA TOUR’s Fry’s.com Open in October.
Both courses offer many memorable holes featuring dramatic desert carries and tough greens, protected by often
Desert Highlands Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus, hosted the first PGA Skins Tournaments in 1983 & 1984.
This exclusive private club offers a target style desert course featuring large sand bunkers, hazardous desert terrain
bordering the fairways, and large undulating greens. Superb views across the Valley are offered from Desert Highlands’
elevated position beneath Pinnacle Peak.
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club’s Cholla Course lies nestled within a dramatic natural desert setting in the Fort McDowell Desert Highlands Golf Club
Yavapai Nation Indian Reservation. The visually stunning Cholla Course, and its newer sister course, the Saguaro, offer
dramatic views of the nearby mountain ranges, and feature desert vegetation with arroyos and canyons bordering the lush
green fairways. The Cholla Course offers a great challenge to players of all abilities,
demanding accurate tee-shots and good course management, and is routed through
unspoiled Sonoran desert, free from any real estate development.
The Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale, home of the PGA TOUR’s FBR
Phoenix Open, lies in a manicured landscape with saguaro cacti and
mesquite trees. Twenty eight acres of fairways lead to large greens,
many in an amphitheatre setting, with tiers and slopes which will
not reward mediocre approach shots. The numerous mounds and
bunkers contribute to the course’s difficulty, which, combined with
the desert areas, create a course of significant strategic challenge.
We-Ko-Pa Cholla Course TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course
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