The Good Life: Now more accessible than ever
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Playing golf every day with your spouse or closest friends,soaking in the spa after a refreshing swim, working out in what often amounts to your own private gym, relaxing with friends over a few cocktails, playing a game of gin rummy in the locker room and dining just a short stroll from home while the sun sets over your park-like surroundings…of all the lifestyles available here in the United States, living the country club life has got to be the best. It’s a life almost everyone would love to live and in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun, it’s a life that is now more accessible than ever at Terravita Golf Club.
Terravita opened in 1994, developed by Del Webb. Back then, most of North Scottsdale was undeveloped—including the land that would become Terravita—even though it held some of the most lush and beautiful terrain in the Sonoran Desert. But Del Webb saw the area’s potential and brought in PGA Hall of Famer Billy Casper and his golf design partner Greg Nash and turned them loose on the desert canvas. The result is a masterpiece of golf, and one of the most challenging and enjoyable experiences in the entire state.
The course opens with a shot off one of the few elevated tees on the course, playing to a beckoning fairway with a large bent grass green lying just 388 yards from the back tees. Black Mountain towers high over the landscape just to the north of the course, and the vista from the opening tee offers the first of many great views of the iconic landmark.
There are five sets of tee boxes on the course, inviting players to choose the length they want to tackle—anywhere between 7,186 yards from the back tees to 5,286 yards from the forward tees.
The course follows the subtle contours of the lush desert as it develops, utilizing strategic bunkering and thick foliage to discourage wildly aggressive play. Many of the holes are lined with natural vegetation and wildlife is abundant, including coyotes, bobcats, rabbits, quail and a wide variety of birds.
The best way to judge whether or not a membership at Terravita is right for you and your family is to do what I did: Take a tour of the club, play a round of golf and enjoy dinner in the clubhouse. I’m betting you’ll feel like a member as you head out the door. Now, only if your home was just a short stroll away.
Schedule a tour of Terravita Golf and Country Club private gated community by contacting Pat Corcoran at (602) 622-0695 or patcorcoran@RealtyExecutives.com