You’ve seen the Waste Management Phoenix Open on television. Yeah, that’s the one with all the drunk idiots surrounding the par three 16th green. Looks like fun, right? It is. And my wife gives me a hall pass every year to do it.
Believe it or not though, the Stadium Course where the tournament is played, isn’t as good as the Champion’s course.
Built on the site of what used to be the TPC Desert Course, this track is desert golf at its finest. Expansive fairways provide adequate room off the tee but should color outside the green lines, there’s plenty of prickly nastiness waiting.
The course is always in great shape, too. And, because it isn’t as “popular” as the Stadium Course, pace of play normally isn’t an issue.
I can safely call this one the best kept secrets in the whole state.