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GLOW SHOW: THE RITZ CARLTON, DOVE MOUNTAIN (pictured above)

A super-fun option for parties or group events,  offers The Glow Golf Experience. Glow Golf lets groups of golfers play under the stars and compete in Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin events. Players also get to enjoy a glow-in-the-dark putt-putt course, complete with special lighting and the use of glow golf balls to navigate the lighted holes.

TOAST TO THE TEE: FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS

Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar, overlooking TPC Scottsdale, offers a delicious opportunity to savor rum tastings after a round of golf with help from the restaurant’s very own Rum Princesa. Golfers should also keep an eye out for special events, like rum-and-cigar-pairing dinners or saki- and sushi-making classes, to round out a day on the course.

TECH TRICK: THE PHOENICIAN

Perfect for golfers who prefer to walk the course instead of hitch a ride in a cart, The Phoenician offers remote-controlled Stewart XIX Follow Carts for total hands-free ease on the greens. The carts are designed to follow the player’s lead using Bluetooth technology. The electronic carts can even seamlessly navigate through shifts in elevation and changes in pace of play. Pricing is an additional $40 for 18 holes; $20 for nine holes.

ALL IN THE FAMILY: FOUR SEASONS RESORT SCOTTSDALE AT TROON NORTH

Even junior golfers have a chance on the course as Troon Golf offers the Troon Family Golf program, meaning juniors (ages 15 and younger) play for free at Troon North after 3 p.m. when playing with a paying adult. The young players even receive complimentary instruction when taking a lesson with a paying adult and Callaway rental clubs to use during their round. EXOS Golf Experience Powered by Troon also recently made its debut and is geared toward helping amateur golfers improve their game. The training facility welcomes golf students for a three-day, intensive evaluation, including personalized golf instruction at Troon North. The resort even provides special rates to complement the programming.