Top Luxury Golf Communities in Arizona

Luxury Golf Communities in AZIt’s no secret that Arizona is home to some of the best golf courses in the nation.

If you are an avid golfer, you may consider moving to one of the many luxury golf communities in the Grand Canyon State.

To help you narrow down Arizona’s top luxury golf communities, we have compiled a list of some of the best from across the state.

Each have unique features which will appeal to discerning luxury home buyers.

Of course, the market is fierce right now, so contact an experienced luxury buyer’s agent to find your dream home.

Flagstaff Ranch – Flagstaff, AZ

This exclusive and private guard-gated country club is situated in beautiful Flagstaff, AZ.

The community offers several home sites and a variety of existing homes near North America’s largest Ponderosa Pine Forest.

Homeowners in Flagstaff Ranch enjoy great golfing, a state-of-the-art health center, tennis courts, a pool, and a community center.

Golfers and members of the community enjoy the Clubhouse’s catering kitchen, large great room, relaxation areas, outdoor dining area, pro shop, and snack bar.

Flagstaff Ranch is situated on 454 acres of beautiful pines.

Development for this community began in the late 1990s with the golf course opening in 2003.

There are 450 home sites, including 56 townhomes, 60 condos, and 334 single-family homes.

DC Ranch – Scottsdale

Ideally located in exclusive North Scottsdale at the base of the McDowell Mountains, DC Ranch boasts a welcoming community atmosphere and a coveted standard of living with no shortage of amenities.

This community has 24/7 security patrols, and most neighborhoods are gated for vehicle access.

DC Ranch spans 4,400 acres.

Within this picturesque community, you can enjoy two nationally acclaimed private golf clubs and courses: the Tom Lehman-designed course at The Country Club at DC Ranch and the Tom Weiskopf-designed Silverleaf golf course.

Flanked by the serene Sonoran Desert landscape, residents enjoy 47 parks, 33 miles of paths and trails, and easy access to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve for biking, hiking, and more.

There are also golf, health, and country clubs for residents that offer wellness, fitness, and social opportunities.

Homeowners can choose from apartments, townhomes, custom estates, patio homes, and single-family homes across four villages within the community—Country Club, Desert Camp, Desert Parks, and Silverleaf.

Desert Highlands – Scottsdale

Nestled between majestic Pinnacle Peak and the valley lights below, the Desert Highlands private golf community offers luxury living at its best.

This 850-acre guard-gated community contains 560 homesites.

The crown jewel of this golf community is the Signature Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, which was ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top desert courses in the U.S.

There is also a Gary Panks-designed 18-hole putting course to help residents hone their skills.

There are two semi-custom neighborhoods within the community—Hillside Villa Estates and The Heights.

Most homes for sale are custom homes.

There are some vacant home sites available for new builds.

Amenities abound with high-end dining, a racquet club, world-class fitness center, pool, dog park, residential services, and more.

Desert Mountain – Scottsdale

Described as a “sanctuary in the Sonoran Desert,” Scottsdale’s Desert Mountain golf community offers seclusion, exclusive amenities, spectacular mountain views, and top-notch golfing to its residents.

With 8,300 acres, this guard-gated community features a whopping seven perfectly manicured golf courses to choose from with six being Jack Nicklaus golf courses!

Aside from first-class golfing, homeowners can enjoy six clubhouses, a state-of-the-art fitness center, spa, swimming pools, tennis, pickleball, parks, trails, and numerous social activities to allow residents to connect.

Homeowners can choose from an amazing array of estates, cottages, patio homes, condos, courtyard homes, and custom home sites within a collection of tucked-away villages.

Estancia – Scottsdale

Noted as one of Arizona’s most luxurious gated golf communities, Estancia boasts breathtaking views of Pinnacle Peak and the scenic Sonoran Desert.

This community features a Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole course which is nationally recognized by many as one of the best private golf clubs in Arizona.

Other high-end amenities and activities are available year-round for residents.

The Estancia Golf Club has three tennis courts, a fitness center, a pro shop, swimming and lap pools, casual and formal dining areas, and more for residents to enjoy.

When it comes to housing, choose from custom homes and villas on one to three acres with gorgeous views.

There are also home sites available for new builds.

Mirabel – Scottsdale

Located on over 700 acres of the Sonoran Desert, this exclusive guarded gate community provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the city lights in the Valley below.

The Mirabel features a highly regarded 7,147-yard par-71 golf course designed by Tom Fazio.

 In addition to golfing, members also enjoy the amenities of Mirabel Golf Club which include a desert lodge clubhouse with a spa, pool, tennis complex, salon, fitness center, and dining area with a broad range of meals.

Mirabel offers three residential options: El Corazon homes, custom homes, and homesites with two-thirds of an acre to two acres where you can build your ideal home.

Whisper Rock – Scottsdale

Touted as a top golf community in North Scottsdale, Whisper Rock features the private, invite-only Whisper Rock Golf Club with two courses: The Upper Course designed by Tom Fazio, and The Lower Course designed by Gary Stephenson and Phil Mickelson.

The community also offers great amenities, including miles of exercise trails, a tennis complex, half-court basketball court, fitness center, community park, and more.

This posh guard-gated community sits on 850 acres and offers homesites from 1-5 acres, giving homeowners plenty of privacy and unobstructed desert landscape views.

Custom homes and villas are available.

Seven Canyons – Sedona, AZ

Located in West Sedona, Seven Canyons is situated on 200 magnificent acres of pristine land. This private, gated luxury residential golf community is a top destination for Sedona golf lovers.

It is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Coconino National Forest Lands, giving residents and golfers the feeling of harmony with nature.

Seven Canyons is home to five neighborhoods with housing consisting of luxury townhomes, old-world style villas, and custom and single-family homes.

Residents enjoy golfing, a well-appointed members community clubhouse, pro shop, pool, fine dining, and other activities and posh amenities.

With activities and amenities like social mixers, golf events on the Tom Weiskopf-designed course, fitness classes, and special interest clubs (book club, bridge club, knitting club, and more), residents can take advantage of inspiring experiences with fellow community members.

La Paloma – Tucson, AZ

Situated at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, the iconic La Paloma Country Club promotes an active lifestyle year-round with a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, a resort pool complex, on-site spa, and salon, athletic club, fine dining, first-class tennis facilities, and more!

La Paloma homes are located on the north side of Tucson in the area surrounding the Country Club.

These luxury homes provide residents with immediate access to the golf course, Westin La Paloma Resort, and the amenities listed above.

Choose from condos and townhomes to large properties.

Not only do residents enjoy all that the community has to offer, but they are also close to high-end shopping at La Encantada.

Finding the Perfect AZ Luxury Golf Community

Hopefully, the list above gives you a good idea of what you can expect from some of Arizona’s best golf communities.

If you are ready to start shopping for homes or you’re looking to sell, we’d love to help!

Get in touch with Thomas Osterman, an experienced luxury realtor, to find out how he can help you purchase the luxury home of your dreams, even in this highly competitive market.


Are you ready to buy or sell your home in the Greater Phoenix Valley? Work with a real estate agent that has experience helping luxury home sellers and buyers get the most for their investments for decades! Call Thomas today at (602) 405-4052 and enjoy a more personalized real estate experience today.


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