Arizona’s Phoenician Resort takes on new look after three-year, $90 million remodel

Updated: January 3, 2020

It started more than three years ago. And now, the Phoenician Resort in Phoenix looks nothing like it did when it first opened its doors. After three years and $90 million, the Phoenician has plenty new to show off, including a golf course that has been reconfigured from 27 holes to 18 holes and offers some breathtaking views. The renovation of the resort started before the work on the golf course. The golf course was shut down for more than a year while undergoing the transformation. During the re-design, nine holes were taken out of play and all of the other holes were given a new look utilizing existing fairway corridors.

Water features at the golf course were reshaped and renovated. The water feature on the par-5 18th hole makes you think twice about weather to go for the green or to lay up. Fairways were recontoured and the cart path system was rebuilt for a smoother navigation experience. Every green was rebuilt with a new hybrid Bermuda grass. The course now provides golfers a choice of tees ranging from 4,594 yards to 6,518 yards.

The resort itself started its renovation back in 2016 with the remodeling of its Canyon Suites Hotel. The two biggest additions to the resort along the way were the Phoenician Spa and the Phoenician Athletic Club. The project was completed in stages. Everything finally reopened a year ago and the reviews have been terrific. The resort’s signature pool has been renovated with a longer water slide and water playground for children. The facility is owned by Host Hotels and Resorts.