Best In Sports: 2019

They shoot, they score! Arizona is home to some of the nation’s top sports team, athletes, and venues. Whether you’re looking for the best course to play a round of golf or the top professional player to root for here are AZFoothills.com readers top picks for sports in the Valley.

These are AZ Foothills Best of Our Valley 2019 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2019 issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents.

As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their Best Of status, a celebratory bash will be held in May 2019. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2019 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here (email bestof@azfoothills.com by February 15, 2019 to confirm your placement).

THE WINNERS LIST: SPORTS

Best 19th Hole: Quintero Golf Club

Best Arizona Cheerleaders or Dance Team: ASU Spirit Squad and Dance Team

Best Clubhouse Spa: Encanterra

Best Custom Golf Clubs:Cool Clubs

Best Golf Clothing & Shopping: Apache Clubhouse at Desert Mountain

Best Golf Community: DC Ranch

Best Golf Instructor: Mike Malaska at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club and Las Sendas Golf Club

Best Private Club: Firerock Country Club

Best Pro Shop: Wigwam Golf Club

Best Pro Sports Team: Arizona Rattlers

Best Public Course: Quintero Golf Club

Best Putting Greens: Celebrity Greens

Best Sporting Event: Waste Management Open Phoenix Open

Best Sporting Goods Store: Road Runner’s Sports

Best Sports Venue: Chase Field

Best Spring Training Field: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Favorite Arizona Coach: Kevin Guy, Rattlers

Favorite Arizona Pro Athlete: Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

Most Challenging Course: The Gold Course at The Wigwam

Most Philanthropic Athlete: Larry Fitzgerald, First Down Fund

Most Scenic Course: Quintero Golf Club

AFM Faves

Best Up-and-Coming Arizona Team: Phoenix Rising FC

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