The Best Arizona Country Clubs

From best place to golf to the best kid-friendly environment, here are some of Arizona’s best and most exclusive country clubs.

Whisper Rock Golf Club

Whisper RockBest Golf 
Even though this private golf club is noted as all male, women and children can frequently be seen playing golf, too. The club’s two highly ranked golf courses have retained an elite membership, including 40 current or former PGA Tour players, according to the Wall Street Journal. Inside the clubhouse, members enjoy the grill, an exclusive wine cellar and golf shop, among other premium amenities.

32002 N. Old Bridge Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85266


Estancia Golf ClubBest Golf Runner-Up 
Nestled on 640 acres in Pinnacle Peak’s Estancia Club gated community, the brilliant 18-hole championship golf course is a noted Tom Fazio design. This members-only club boasts 12,000 annual rounds and an active caddy program. Residents and non-residents may apply.

27998 N  99th Place
Scottsdale, AZ 85262

The Alvea Spa at Encanterra

Encanterra Country Club – Best Spa
The Alvea Spa at Encanterra Country Club in the Southeast Valley is a hidden gem within the on-site clubhouse, La Casa. The full-service spa pampers guests with massages, facials, waxing, manis and pedis, and specialized body treatments, which include a relaxing selection of wraps. The rest of the club features fine and casual dining, health and fitness facilities, a tennis complex, three pools, and a golf course.

36460 N. Encanterra Dr.
San Tan Valley, AZ  85140

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Country Club at DC Ranch

Country Club at DC RanchBest Restaurants & Best for Kids
Designed by Tom Lehman and John Fought, the Country Club at DC Ranch is located in the heart of North Scottsdale, near high-end shopping and luxury homes. The welcoming Ranch Hacienda-style club offers upscale dining options, including the delectable Mixed Grill, which offers southwestern-inspired fare in a casual atmosphere; the intimate Conservatory Room for more formal dinner parties; and the Formal Bar, which is the epicenter of the club’s social hour, featuring panoramic city views on an expansive patio. Meanwhile, parents can relax while kids play in the children’s recreation room and lap/play pools. Every Friday night is filled with movies, crafts and dinner during Friday Kids Night Out. The club also hosts one of the best summer camps for kids around, offering golf, tennis, art, cooking, swimming, and field trips.

9290 E. Thompson Peak Parkway #1
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

The Mirabel Golf Club

The Mirabel Golf ClubBest Fitness
The 34,000 square-foot Desert Lodge Clubhouse at Mirabel in North Scottsdale features a fitness center equipped with multi-sport cardio, strength training equipment and professional trainers. Exercise classes include everything from Aerobics to Zumba, while the Tennis Garden features four Har-Tru claycourts amid the colorful desert landscape. After breaking a sweat, take a relaxing dip in the pool or Jacuzzi outside.

37100 N. Mirabel Club Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Silverleaf Club House

SilverleafBest Overall Ambiance
Silverleaf is an all-encompassing private enclave of custom estate homes, replete with its own 50,000 square-foot clubhouse tucked among the McDowell Mountains in North Scottsdale’s DC Ranch. The Rural Mediterranean-style Silverleaf Clubhouse offers world class spa facilities, resort and lap pools, a Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, and both fine and casual dining.

18701 North Silverleaf Drive
Scottsdale, AZ  85255

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