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Located in North Scottsdale, Grayhawk Golf Club is deemed one of the top Arizona golf courses to play. Boasting 36 holes of golf at Grayhawk, the Talon and Raptor golf courses are considered “must play” golf with their pristine conditions and breathtaking views of the Sonoran Desert. The course has held numerous PGA events and most recently hosted the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships.


Designed by 1981 U.S. Open and 1979 PGA Champion, David Graham, and golf course architect Gary Panks, Grayhawk’s Talon course is one of the most exciting and dramatic tests of Sonoran Desert golf in the Southwest.

The 6,973-yard layout one of the highest rated public, daily-fee golf courses in Arizona, and has been included on Golf Magazine’s prestigious list of the “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S.” Talon has hosted numerous high-profile golf events including the semi-finals and finals of the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf; pro ams for the Waste Management Phoenix Open; the Heather Farr Trophy Matches and the Fiesta Bowl Golf Classic.

The Talon course provides breathtaking views of the nearby McDowell Mountains as well as the Phoenix/Scottsdale skyline. And uniquely, Talon’s back nine is built around a series of deep box canyons with a handful of holes laid out along steep drop-offs and thick stands of Mesquite, Palo Verde and Ironwood trees. 

From the vantage point of the tee boxes, several holes appear tighter than their true size, placing a premium on positioning off the tee. Most of the greens are quite large with distinctive tiers. Careful consideration of the day’s pin sheet is a good idea to avoid challenging putts from tier-to-tier. The areas around the greens are typically generous, giving golfers a fair shot at salvaging par after wayward approaches. 


The Tom Fazio-designed Raptor course offers thrilling challenges that command players’ respect through a high-stakes game of risk and reward. Stretching 7,151 yards from the back tees, the par-72 course unfolds over the gentle hills and across shaded natural arroyos found in this picturesque corner of the Sonoran Desert.

Most of Raptor’s fairways are generous, and the greens are large with sweeping undulations. Misses tend to find deep greenside bunkers and grass collection areas, making the scramble to get up and down a true test of the short game.  

Raptor is considered to be one of the finest daily fee golf courses in Scottsdale and is listed among the best public golf courses in Arizona by Golfweek and Golf Magazine. Raptor is one of only two Scottsdale golf courses to host a PGA TOUR event – the Open 2007-2009. Other tour-sanctioned tournaments include the inaugural Williams World Challenge, Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf and Waste Management Phoenix Open pro ams. 

On the amateur side, the PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental is held on Raptor. And the NCAA chose the Raptor course as the host site for the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships from 2021 to 2023.

Talon Course Details

Tee Box Par Length Rating Slope
Talon 72 6973 Yards 73.6 143
Palo Verde 72 6391 Yards 70.6 133
Terra Cotta 72 5867 Yards 68.0 | 73.6 120 | 133
Heather 72 5143 yards 70.0 121