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 2018 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2018 issue of AZ 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 2018. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!
Winners, download your 2018 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here.
THE WINNERS LIST: SPORTS
Best 19th Hole: Adobe Restaurant at Arizona Biltmore
Best Arizona Cheerleaders or Dance Team: Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders Dancers
Best Clubhouse Spa: Encanterra
Best Custom Golf Clubs: PXG (Parsons Xtreme Golf)
Best Golf Clothing & Shopping: Troon North Golf Club
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: Wigwam Golf Club
Best Sporting Event: NASCAR at Phoenix Raceway
Best Sporting Goods Store: The Nike Factory Store
Best Sports Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium
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: Kurt Warner, First Things First
Most Scenic Course: The Phoenician