From top-notch operations and amenities to post-round watering holes, these are your above-par picks in Valley Golf.

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The Mirabel Club pictured above

Best Private Club and Best Clubhouse Spa
The Mirabel Club

Because memberships at The Mirabel Club are not only limited to residents, golfers from around the Valley can delight in the club’s multitude of offerings. Known for extravagant on-course amenities like homemade beef jerky and hard-boiled eggs, The Mirabel Club’s decked-out rest stations are as well planned as the club’s Tom Fazio-designed course. The club also swept up in our Best Clubhouse Spa category with its full-service member spa offering massage therapy, skin care and salon services. 480.437.1506, www.mirabel.com.

Most Challenging Course
The North Course at The Boulders

As if golf wasn’t hard enough, the North Course at The Boulders mixes a challenging layout with beautifully distracting boulder formations. 480.488.9028, www.theboulders.com.

Best Instructor
Donald Crawley

If golf is your passion and improvement is in your game plan, then Donald Crawley is the man to see. Consistently recognized as a top instructor in the state and the nation, Crawley utilizes his Golf Simplified methodology to improve the games of beginner through professional players. 480.488.9028, www.theboulders.com.

Best Pro Shop
Troon North Golf Club

With more than 2,500 square feet of space, the pro shop at Troon North Golf Club has earned accolades and designations for its vast selection for years. 480.585.5300, www.troonnorthgolf.com.