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Course Review – Southern Dunes

Sprawling across more than 320 acres, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club provides a welcoming, laid-back ambiance; a place where the world melts away and the game of golf becomes the focus. Here – amid uninhibited, 360-degree views of Arizona’s magnificent desert expanses – this world-class, Troon Golf-managed club offers impeccable course conditioning, unmatched playability and superlative customer service, thus ensuring an unparalleled round of sensational Southwestern golf.

Sculpted by the master architects of Schmidt-Curley Design, Inc., with the help of golf legend Fred Couples, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes’ creative routing, native grasses and rugged, unbridled landforms pay tribute to the game’s great links-land courses. Strategically placed flashed-up bunkers add challenge to the experience and encourage golfers to hit their drivers on nearly every hole, while calculated approach shots into small, well-designed greens complexes place a premium on precision. And, with tee placements that stretch the course from 5,100 yards to more than 7,500 yards, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes tests even the most accomplished golfers yet still provides novices with a memorable day of golf.


Other Information – Southern Dunes Golf Club

Designer: Schmidt-Curley Design with Fred Couples

 Year Opened: 2001

#5 Best course you can play in Arizona

#84 Best course you can play in the United States – Golf Magazine 2016

2017 National Player Development Award – National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)

2016 National Golf Course of the Year Finalist – National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)

Best Courses You Can Play in the United States (#84) – Golf Magazine 2016

Best Courses You Can Play in Arizona (#5) – Golf Magazine 2016


Premier Events held at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes

Annual U.S. Open qualifying site

2016 – 2018 Southwest Section PGA Section Championship

2019 Arizona Open

2005, 2009 and 2015 Arizona Amateur Championship

2008 Arizona Senior Open

2006 and 2007 PGA TOUR’s Qualifying Tournament – 2nd Stage

2011 and 2012 PGA TOUR’s Qualifying Tournament – Pre Qualifier

2013 – 2019 PGA TOUR’s Qualifying Tournament – 1st Stage

Annual Host to the Saguaro Amateur, Wyoming Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Invitationals


Practice Facilities: Driving Range, putting green, and practice bunker

Range Balls Included: Yes

19th Hole: Arroyo Grill – 6am to 9pm

The Drive: About a 50 minute drive South of the valley.


Southern Dunes Golf Club

48456 W Hwy-238
Maricopa, AZ 85139


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