The change of seasons brings renewed interest in al fresco dining. The restaurants at North Scottsdale’s Grayhawk Golf Club offer four unique patio dining experiences highlighted by appealing golf course views in a distinctive Sonoran Desert setting.
“We look forward to this time of year,” said Brian Bevard, director of operations for Grayhawk Golf Club. “All of our restaurants maximize indoor-outdoor seating options with all of the great weather, the views, the sunsets. People love it here. And we’re open to everyone. It’s fairly common for them to say ‘we thought you were private.’ We’re completely public, always have been.”
The Quill Creek Café, located in the clubhouse, opens to a spacious patio overlooking the Raptor golf course, lake and McDowell Mountains. It offers traditional tables as well as casual high-top and lakeside lounge areas. It’s open daily for lunch and dinner, and hosts “Live at Grayhawk” (weather permitting) Wednesday evenings 5-8:30 pm featuring live music, food and drink specials.
My concept for the patios at Grayhawk was very simple. Provide a combination of fully covered, shaded, and open areas all looking at the rear view of the golf course and the far view of the mountains. We wanted to make it feel intimate, small spaces, yet flexible, to hold after-tournament gatherings or holiday events.
– Douglas Fredrikson, founder and president of Douglas Fredrikson Architects
Phil’s Grill, Grayhawk’s 19th hole named after the club’s TOUR ambassador, Phil Mickelson, offers similar views as nearby Quill Creek Café, along with tables, campfire-style lounge area and comfortable alcove.
Open for breakfast and lunch, The Morning Joint coffee shop offers a shady, pet-friendly patio to enjoy morning coffee, breakfast, fresh juices and smoothies.
Across Thompson Peak Parkway from the clubhouse, Grayhawk Golf Club’s Isabella’s Kitchen overlooks the Talon course, McDowell Mountains as well as the city lights in the Valley below.
Large garage-style doors roll up to bring the outdoors into the main dining room while windows surrounding the bar do the same. The patio wraps around the building to provide ample fully covered and partially covered space to encourage guests to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.
For more information visit https://grayhawkgolf.com/dining-overview/, or call 480.502.1700.
About Grayhawk Golf Club
Grayhawk Golf Club, located in north Scottsdale (8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85255), is widely considered to be one of the state’s top daily fee golf venues offering 36 holes of exceptional golf in a spectacular Sonoran Desert setting.
Since opening in 1994, Grayhawk has been honored with industry accolades including “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S.” by Golf Magazine and “Top 10 in the State You Can Play” by Golf Digest. In addition, Grayhawk’s two golf courses – Talon and Raptor – have hosted several premier competitive golf tournaments.
Most recently, Grayhawk was selected to host the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships from 2021 and 2022 along with hosting the Frys.com Open, a PGA TOUR event 2007-2009.
Other notable events include The Williams World Challenge, Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf, Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro-Ams and The Tommy Bahama Challenge.