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From the Valley’s toughest course to the best post-round watering hole, voters selected the stars in all things golf.


Best Clubhouse Spa
Alvea Spa at Encanterra
Encanterra’s Alvea Spa can be likened to that of a world-class resort yet members of the esteemed club, located in the San Tan Valley, enjoy the full-service amenities 365 days of the year. From massage therapy to every beauty treatment under the sun, Alvea teams with top professionals for all its spa offerings. 480.677.8071, www.alveaencanterra.com.

Best View Second-Year Winner
South Course at The Boulders
It’s true that no other Arizona course will get golfers as up-close-and-personal to centuries-old desert boulder formations as the South Course at The Boulders. Surrounding mountain ranges and magnificent boulder outcroppings make the South Course one of the most unique golf experiences in the Southwest. 480.488.9028, www.theboulders.com.

Best Instructor Second-Year Winner
Donald Crawley at The Boulders Resort
As a “Top 100 Teacher in America” per GOLF Magazine, Donald Crawley is certainly well known in the golf instruction circuit. Lucky for locals, Crawley, director of the Boulders Golf Academy, instructs from the prestigious Boulders Resort and caters to golfers of any skill level looking for improvement. 480.488.9028, www.theboulders.com.


Most Challenging Course Second-Year Winner
North Course at The Boulders
Truly desert golf at its finest, the North Course at The Boulders provides a test of golf by way of pristine fairways, challenging green complexes and sensationally distracting views. 480.488.9028, www.theboulders.com.