Top 3 Golf Communities in Chandler AZ

Top 3 Golf Communities in Chandler, Arizona


Top 3 Golf Communities in Chandler, Arizona

Less than four decades ago Chandler and Gilbert, Arizona were merely hideouts for scorpions, snakes and huge, car-smashing tumbleweeds. Access, if anybody really wanted to visit there, was via dusty, bumpy two-lane roads often nearly impossible to travel in a strong wind; think a major dust bowl. Way back then, the population of Chandler was less than 16,000 if you included the scorpions, snakes, and tumbleweeds. And Chandler was best known as the spring training home for the San Francisco Giants baseball team. Oh my, how times have changed.

Real Estate folks always bring up the word “location,” along with where the best schools are, plus the safety of the community where you will be raising your family. With a current population surging past the 250,000 mark, being voted an All-American city in 2010, and celebrating its 100th birthday this year, Chandler is a newcomers target. Being just a hop, skip, and jump from major freeways that can zip you to Phoenix International and Mesa Gateway airports in less than 20 minutes even on the worst day, what’s not too like about making the city of Chandler, Arizona your permanent home. Okay, now that we have your attention and your heart pumping a bit faster, let’s give you a golf parachute and list the Top 3 golf course communities in Chandler:.

#1 – OCOTILLO GOLF RESORT – With rolling fairways, cascading waterfalls, flower beds and palm trees, this magnificent golf course has been home to PGA tours and Senior Open qualifying tournaments. There is the 36 hole “Blue-Gold” combo course, plus a “White” par 35 course. In 2008 Golf Digest gave Ocotillo 4 1/2 stars and in 2009, Golf World named it one of the top 50 golf resorts. Golf fees range from $75 to the mid-$100’s.

#2 – SAN MARCOS GOLF RESORT – This aged beauty is nestled in downtown Chandler, and since 1913 has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This 18 hole course features palm trees overlooking bunkers. You can stay at the hotel, and play golf for less than $25.

#3 – BEAR CREEK GOLF COMPLEX – This executive championship Bear Creek course is a fun, sporty, and exciting challenge. In addition to the two courses, Bear Creek offers a practice and learning center staffed by PGA professionals to encourage the development of golfers of any age or ability.