Whether you love golf or simply enjoy living in a spectacular setting, a home near a scenic course might be a dream come true. With so many Arizona golf communities to choose from, picking the right one can be difficult.

Top Arizona Golf Communities

Arizona is known for its luxurious golf courses, especially those in and around Phoenix’s West Valley.

Our recent blog post about real estate trends in 2016 explains that 2016 might be the ideal year to buy a home because prices are not expected to increase rapidly.

If living in specifically one of the resort-style golf communities is an option for you, you also might want to consider one of these top seven Arizona golf communities, which have been recognized by a variety of sources locally and nationwide.

1. Desert Mountain

A Golf.com site lists Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona, among America’s ten best golf communities.

Among its features are six Jack Nicklaus courses, five separate clubhouses, personal trainers, and planned nature hikes. It is on 8,000 acres in the high Sonoran Desert.

2. Blackstone Country Club

Travel and Leisure.com has recognized Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona, as one of America’s top 100 golf communities. The clubhouse and award-winning Jim Engh-designed golf course is surrounded by the Sonoran Desert, offering mountain vistas at every angle.

According to Blackstone’s website, members enjoy resort-style amenities and a wide selection of fitness and dining experiences, such as a 24-hour fitness center, lighted tennis courts, pool with private cabanas and children’s play area with water features. Golf tournaments, wine dinners and children’s camps are among the offerings for members.

3. Desert Highlands

Located in Scottsdale, Desert Highlands also is a Jack Nicklaus course.

The golf community features an award-winning clubhouse with formal and informal dining, pool and fitness facility, all nestled into Pinnacle Peak.

In addition to the many golf community options, the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, has one of the most sought after real estate in the country due to its pairing of charm and history with the amenities and lifestyle of a thriving metropolis.

4. Estancia

Opened in 1995, the Estancia Club is located at the northern slope of Scottsdale’s landmark Pinnacle Peak. The Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course offers 7,314 yards of golf.

Golf Digest recognized Estancia among America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses for 2015-2016.

5. Mirabel

Homes at the Mirabel golf community, also in Scottsdale, Arizona, are in Tuscan, prairie and Spanish-colonial style. The community features a Tom Fazio-designed golf course, 38,000-square-foot Desert Lodge Clubhouse with a variety of activities and dining options, a health spa, salon, pool and fitness facilities.

6. Silverleaf

Located in North Scottsdale, Silverleaf is tucked into the canyons of the McDowell Mountains and surrounded by the Sonoran Preserve. Silverleaf boasts a Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, custom estate home sites, and a 50,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse with spa facilities, resort and lap pools and fine and casual dining.

7. The Boulders

The Boulders in Carefree, Arizona, is one of the first standout luxury residential golf communities, according to a post on Forbes.com naming the 12 best private golf communities. The Boulders features two Jay Morrish-designed desert golf courses, a spa, fine dining and even an entire village, El Pedregal, full of shops, galleries, additional restaurants and a museums.

Arizona Golf Resorts

If you’re just visiting Arizona, you’ll definitely want to check out some of our incredible golf resorts. According to About Travel, the 10 best golf resorts in Scottsdale and Phoenix, include Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa in Litchfield Park and the Golf Club of Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear.


The very first thing you need to know about selling a home in Scottsdale, Arizona is that you’ve got some of the most sought after real estate in the country. Scottsdale pairs the charm and history of the wild west with the amenities and lifestyle of a thriving metropolis.

With its arid climate, stunning landscape, and friendly atmosphere, the entire city of Scottsdale feels like one, big mountain resort and spa. In fact, Livability chose Scottsdale as one of its Top 10 Best Places To Retire in 2015. We agree. Once you’ve experienced life in Scottsdale, it’s unlikely you’ll want to live.

Making the Decision to Sell Your Home

If you’ve read the introduction and still want to sell your Scottsdale home, you probably fall into one of the following categories:

  • Owning the home is no longer practical due to a life changing event, such as change in employment, divorce, or death in the family.
  • You are moving to another home within the city.
  • You hate living in a beautiful community full of wonderful people. Who needs happiness?
  • We recommend that you evaluate your reasons for selling your home and ensure that it really is the best move for you. Even if you seek the expert assistance of a Scottsdale realtor, the entire process of selling and moving can be time-consuming and costly.

    Preparing Your Finances

    You’ve got to live somewhere. If you are selling your home, you are likely buying a home as well. Consider the closing fees associated with both buying and selling a home in Scottsdale and the down-payment required on the new home. Also, plan ahead for moving costs, such as truck rentals and/or professional movers. Furnishing and decorating a new house always costs more than expected. Be realistic when setting your budget.

    In fact, selling and/or buying a home in general usually costs more than expected. Before listing your home to sell, you should have enough money saved to cover everything, plus a cushion for unexpected costs.

    Prepare Your Home to Sell

    When planning the budget and preparing your finances, you should also take into consideration the amount of money and time it will take to get your home ready to sell. You probably already know what this will consist of. You’ve likely lived in the home for a while and you’re fully aware of any eyesores and maintenance issues that need tending. This is the time to take care of them.

    A little bit of an investment can go a long way when selling a home in Scottsdale. If necessary pay a professional cleaning service to come in and give the home a deep cleaning. To quote HGTV, “Take the home out of your house.” You should declutter every single room, even the closets and even if it means temporarily renting a storage unit.

    Don’t forget about those pesky little problems that normally go unseen, such as poor insulation, leaky faucet, or faulty electrical connections. Believe it or not, these things will spotted quickly when the home is inspected. You will save time and money if you take care of all necessary repairs before putting your home on the market.

    Research Prices and Trends

    Don’t get too eager and throw your house on some listing website without taking the time to research comparable home prices and local buying trends.

    A home price should be determined with these things in mind:

    • Size – Compare the square footage of your home and land to recently sold homes in the Scottsdale area.
    • Appearance – Nobody wants an ugly house. It’s just as simple as that.
    • Neighborhood – The exact same house built in two different neighborhoods can sell for two hugely differing prices. Buyers will spend more on a home in a safe, clean neighborhood with great schools.
    • Timing – Typically in our area and throughout the United States, Spring is the best time to put your home on the market. You can likely ask a little bit more for your home as the demand rises.
    • Trends – Right now, home prices are on the rise all over Arizona and the US. We all know that this can change just as it has in the past. Stay abreast of housing market trends in order pick the price for your home.

    Maximize Exposure

    The best way to sell your home fast is to get the word out. Make sure that everyone knows that your home is for sell. Tell your neighbors, friends, and family to help you spread the word.

    While it is a good idea to place an advertisement on listing websites, such as Zillow, you should be very careful when showing the home to a stranger. Never show the home alone and follow your instincts if you feel uncomfortable showing the home to a potential buyer.

    Get Help with Selling a Home in Scottsdale, Arizona

    Out of every tip mentioned in this article, this is the best advice we can give you. A realtor with experience and connections in the Scottsdale area can not only help you sell your home fast, but can also take the guesswork and the stress out of the entire process.

    Our team of Scottsdale realtors at TK Luxury Group will answer any question that you may have, walk you through every step, and develop the best approach for selling your home in Scottsdale as quickly and as easily as possible.