Quintero, Superstition Springs: There are always some terrific choices for an Arizona golf trip

Updated: February 7, 2020

As you make your way out of the Pacific Northwest on a golf trip to Arizona, there are always dozens of choices to make. Here are a couple of choices if the Northwest winter weather still has you looking for a late winter break as you make your way to the Valley of the Sun.

Quintero Golf Club in Peoria is celebrating its 20th year in play and has been at the top or near the top of every list of the top golf courses in Arizona since the Rees Jones-designed course opened. 

Quintero might seem a little out of the way, but this is a course that is certainly worth the drive. Carved out of the Sonoran Desert and nestled against some desert foothills, Quintero has just about everything you need in a championship courses. From its dramatic par-3 holes to its length from the tips (7,249 yards) to it elevation changes, there is little wonder why Quintero continues to rack up the awards. The course is Golf Digest’s top ranked course in Arizona and #74 in the nation for 2020.

Not only is the course a major attraction, but there are stay and play opportunities as well. With choices like the Terrace Casitas and the Executive Lofts, you can stay right at the course and enjoy the amenities like a pool, jacuzzi, barbeque entertainment area and more. Lake Pleasant is nearby for some boating opportunities and there are plenty of hiking and biking chances around the area.

There are plenty of public golf course choices to make when traveling for that Arizona golf vacation, but Superstition Springs in Mesa offers a challenging course in a good location with good prices. 

But what sets Superstition Springs apart is that it is part of the Arcis Golf Group and offers a variety of ways to keep golf affordable. There are three main plans that are offered from the Arcis Players Card to Arcis Players Prime to the Arcis Players Club. The Players Club card runs $39 per month and offers full use of the practice facilities and golf discounts, the Arcis Players Prime is $59 a month and has unlimited play and range time at six area clubs and the Arcis Players Card has a series of discounts and the price varies at each Arcis course.

Superstition Springs has plenty of holes that get your attention from the fourth hole, a short par-4 with a tough approach to the 600-yard, par-5 sixth hole and finally the 18th hole, a par-4 with a stream winding through the entire hole.

If you are still looking for that late winter golf break, keep a trip to Arizona in mind.