Go team, go! Whether you’re a fair-weather fan or a full-fledged fanatic, you will find some of the best sports outfits, athletes, and arenas in Arizona. Here’s a list AZFoothills.com readers top picks for sports in the Valley.
These are the winners of Best of Our Valley 2016. Winners will be featured in the April 2016 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. The winners with the most total votes will be featured on the cover, but you will have to wait until April to find out who they are!
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 2016. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!
All those who won this year can download their 2016 Winners logos here.
THE WINNERS LIST: SPORTS
Best 19th Hole – Bernard’s Restaurant at Ocotillo Golf Resort
Best AZ Cheerleaders or Dance Team – Arizona Diamondbacks Rallybacks
Best Clubhouse Spa – Encanterra
Best Custom Golf Clubs – Ping
Best Golf Clothing & Shopping – Hornaceks House of Golf
Best Golf Community – Desert Mountain
Best Golf Instructor – Jason Reddington, Director of Instruction at Mirabel
Best Private Club – Desert Mountain
Best Pro Shop – Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua Course)
Best Pro Sports Team – Arizona Cardinals
Best Public Course – Quintero Golf Club
Best Sporting Event – Waste Management Phoenix Open
Best Sporting Goods Store – Sport Chalet
Best Sports Venue – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Best Spring Training Field – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Favorite Arizona Cardinals Player – Larry Fitzgerald
Favorite Arizona Coach – Kevin Guy, Rattlers
Favorite Arizona Rattlers Player – Nick Davila
Favorite Male Golfer – Phil Mickelson
Favorite Arizona Coyotes Player – Shane Doan
Favorite Phoenix Mercury Player – Candice Dupree
Favorite Phoenix Suns Player – P.J. Tucker
Most Challenging Course – The Gold Course at The Wigwam
Most Philanthropic Athlete – Kurt Warner, First Things First
Most Scenic Course – Outlaw Course at Desert Mountain