Best in Sports: 2020

“A beautiful desert golf hole. Mesa, Arizona, United States.”

They shoot, they score! Arizona is home to some of the nation’s elite sports teams, athletes, and venues. Whether you’re looking for the #1 course to play a round of golf or a favorite pro player to root for here are readers top picks for sports in the Valley.

These are AZ Foothills Best of Our Valley 2020 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2020 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 2020. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2020 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here.


Best 19th Hole: Brittlebush Bar and Grill at Kierland Golf Club

Best Arizona Cheerleaders or Dance Team: Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders Dancers

Best Clubhouse Spa: Sonoran Fitness, Tennis and Spa at Desert Mountain

Best Custom Golf Clubs: Cool Clubs

Best Golf Community: Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club

Best Golf Instructor: Shane LeBaron, Mirabel

Best Private Club: Firerock Country Club

Best Pro Shop: Wigwam Golf Club

Best Pro Sports Team: tie between Arizona Rattlers and Phoenix Mercury

Best Public Course: Wigwam Golf Club

Best Sporting Event: LPGA Founders Cup

Best Sports Venue: Salt River Fields

Best Spring Training Field: Surprise Stadium

Best Tucson Golf Course: Sewailo

Favorite Arizona Coach: Kevin Guy, Rattlers

Favorite Arizona Pro Athlete: Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

Most Challenging Course: The Gold Course at The Wigwam

Most Scenic Course: Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club

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