Local Golf Courses

Carefree is adjacent to over 20 golf courses in the area and attracts professional players from all over the world!

Club Terravita Golf Course 
The natural Sonoran Desert setting and manicured course at Club Terravita celebrates golf. The 18-hole course features 7,186 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.4 and it has a slope rating of 139 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Billy Casper and Greg H. Nash, the Club Terravita Golf Course opened in 1994. 

34034 N. 69th Way 
Scottsdale, AZ  85266

DC Ranch Golf Course
DC Ranch is a wonderful private course at the base of the McDowell Mountains located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Spectacular views frame all 18 holes making the course one of the most prime locations in the entire valley. The Country Club at DC Ranch was designed for all levels of golfers and designed by Tom Lehman and John Fought.

9290 E. Thompson Peak Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Desert Forest Golf Club
Desert Forest is a private, member-owned golf club located in Carefree, Arizona. The 18-hole course features 7,011 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 73.8 and it has a slope rating of 149 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Red Lawrence, ASGCA, the Desert Forest golf course opened in 1962. 

37207 N. Mule Train Rd.
Carefree, Arizona 85377

Desert Mountain Golf Course
Situated on 8,000 acres in the high Sonoran Desert, this golf course is tucked into the rolling hills and dramatic scenery of north Scottsdale, Arizona. Desert Mountain is among the finest private golf and recreational communities in the world and is ranked among the top 10 in the nation. It is the only private community worldwide with six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, each one designed to offer an individual playing experience at all skill levels.

37700 Desert Mountain Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Dove Valley Golf Course 
Following the lead of the ancient Hohokam people from a millennium ago, who opted for a peaceful existence below Black Mountain, Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club allows golfers a comparable opportunity to get away from it all. Designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones II, this championship course gently shifts between openness to the lush foliage along Willow Wash.

33750 North Dove Lakes Drive
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Grayhawk Golf Club
Grayhawk offers two courses, the Raptor and the Talon. The Raptor course is generally considered to be one of the finest daily-fee golf courses in Arizona and is listed among the “Best Public Golf Courses in Arizona” by Golf Magazine. Stretching 7,135 yards from the back tees, the par-72 course unfolds over the gentle hills and across shaded natural washes typical of this picturesque corner of the Sonoran Desert. The 6,973-yard Talon course is one of the highest rated daily-fee golf courses in Arizona, and is included on Golf Magazine’s prestigious list of the “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S., and designed by former U.S. Open and PGA Champion David Graham and architect Gary Panks.

8620 E. Thompson Peak Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Rancho Manana Golf Course
Rancho Manana Golf Course, located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert in historic Cave Creek, Arizona, features a Scottsdale area par 70, championship course with dramatic elevation changes and unspoiled desert terrain. The Club's amenities include an 18-hole, championship golf course, a full length driving range, practice chipping and putting greens, fully stocked golf shop, locker rooms and a full service restaurant. 

5734 E. Rancho Manana Blvd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Tatum Ranch Golf Course
The 18 hole, 6,856-yard, par 72 layout challenges players with a unique desert landscape and a variety of shotmaking opportunities. The course is graced by the natural beauty of the surrounding high Sonoran Desert and designed by renowned course architect Robert Cupp with dramatic views, rolling fairways, numerous bunkers and large, undulating greens provide an unforgettable golf experience. 

29888 N. Tatum Ranch Dr.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

The Boulders offers two courses, their North and South golf courses.
The 18-hole North course features 6,291 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 73.1 and it has a slope rating of 142 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Jay Morrish, ASGCA, the North golf course opened in 1985. The 18-hole South course features 6,073 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 72.0 and it has a slope rating of 140 on Bermuda grass. The South golf course opened in 1991.

34831 N Tom Darlington Drive 
Carefree, AZ  85377

Troon Golf Course
Troon Golf Club features the Monument and Pinnacle courses that gracefully wrap around the northern slopes of Pinnacle Peak with majestic granite boulders strewn across the rugged landscape of the Sonoran Desert. Recent course renovations by original designer and British Open Champion Tom Weiskopf have created two new layouts that bring his original concept back to life. Golfers in search of the classic desert golf experience are returning to Troon North Golf Club to enjoy Weiskopf’s true vision. 

10320 E. Dynamite Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Desert Forest Golf Club