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"2009 Golfweek's
Best Resort Courses."

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MESA, Arizona – In the 11th annual Golfweek's Best Courses, the editors of Golfweek magazine named Longbow Golf Club to its list of "2009 Golfweek's Best Resort Courses."

"We are thrilled and honored to receive recognition from Golfweek," said Jay Larscheid, General Manager. "I think we all knew that Longbow would garner accolades such as this, and it's truly gratifying to have agreement from one of the golf world's most influential publications. We've simply stayed focused on our pledge to our guests to provide the highest standards in terms of service and playing conditions. It's obvious that this formula has paid off."

Longbow was ranked 89 out of 100, which, at first glance may seem a bit dubious. However, when one considers the caliber of golf clubs placed further up the list – Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, Whistling Straits, to name a few – it's clear that Longbow has earned a place among golf's elite resort courses.

Longbow Business Park and Golf Club is a 330-acre, mixed-use development, being developed by Daedalus Real Estate Advisors, that incorporates office, light industrial, retail and hotel uses surrounded by desert vegetation and a main street transportation design and features the award-winning Longbow Golf Club. Daedalus is a Phoenix-based commercial real estate services company that provides investment, development and communications consulting to corporate real estate clients. To learn more about Longbow Golf Club or to book a tee time call 480.807.5400 or visit

Longbow Golf Club is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management, a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success. OB Sports currently manages 31 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information about OB Sports Golf Management visit

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7505 E McCormick Pkwy
Scottsdale, Arizona
USA 85258

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McCormick Ranch Golf Club, Phoenix, AZ

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Located in the hearth of Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch is the perfect golf course that offers 36 holes of golf that is close to home. The Pine and Palm courses at McCormick Ranch are home to the most mature traditional scenery that Scottsdale golf courses have to offer. Desert terrain doesn’t come into play on either course; however, amazing views of Camelback Mountain may be seen from either golf course.

The name of the Pine Course denotes the stately stands of trees that line the fairways of both nines. The fairways are narrower on this course and more tree-lined. Contending with only a little less water, the play is bold and pure. However, at Number 4, a hefty 536-yard par 5, the lakes and streams threaten off the tee and down the entire left side. Also, club selection off the tee at Number 15 is critical, where the lake impinges twice on the approach to an island green. For the other holes on the Pine, there's not much to do but keep the ball in play away from the trees and sand bunkers.

Pine is considered slightly more player friendly with the layout of the greens, which are more accessible. The average golfer will feel more at ease of this course.

The Verdict: This course stands on its own merits if only for the look at Muirhead's architectural evolution and surpasses any history lesson. In a Scottsdale area obsessed with spectacular desert shows, Pine sticks out as an almost unique take.

Muirhead has created a target golf course by creating a course the right way and producing a fair, tough test of shotmaking.

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  • 3 nights accommodations in a 2 room suite at the Tapatio Cliffs
  • 2 rounds of golf at :
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    McCormick Ranch – Pine course
  • Includes cart fees and all taxes
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    Prices are per golfer based on 2 persons sharing a 2 room suite - includes all taxes. Prices are subject to change without notice. Accommodations and golf are subject to availability.

    Other courses nearby:

    • Camelback
    • Grayhawk
    • Kierland
    • Stonecreek
    • TPC Scottsdale
    • Wildfire

    Package Rates 2011-12:
    Nov 4 – Dec 25, 2011
    Dec 26 – 31, 2011
    Jan 1 – 19, 2012
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course notes

18 holes, 7,187 yards,
par 72, 74.4 rating, slope 135

Designed by:
Desmond Muirhead

Course Opened:
Course Type/Style:
Number of Tee Boxes:
4 sets
Total Number of Sand Bunkers:
Number of Water Hazards:
6 of 18 holes
Most Challenging Hole:
No. 4
Most Memorable Hole:
No. 15
Sinature Hole:
No. ?
Acreage of Course:
Average Size of Greens:
6,400 sq. ft.

Primary Grasses
Bermuda Grass
Bermuda Grass
TiffDwarf Grass

Months Open:
January – December
High Season:

January – April

Sep. 9 to Oct. 6
Rounds per year:

Green Fees:
Low: $35 High: $126
Walking Options:
Mandatory Cart

Director of Golf
Mike Lindsay, PGA 
Head Pro:
Randy Beaupre, PGA 
Eric Case, GCSAA

Golf Digest 4 stars rating

5 Things You Need to Know: TPC-Myrtle Beach

By Chris King on May 4, 2010

What do you need to know about TPC-Myrtle Beach, beyond the need to bring your 'A' game? Here are five tidbits that might enhance your enjoyment of the South Strand layout.

Hit it high – Generally speaking, the greens at TPC are elevated and well bunkered, so you aren't going to have much success trying to run the ball up. Make sure you iron game is sharp and be prepared to fly numerous bunkers on your way to the green.

Tournament Tested – TPC is one of Myrtle Beach golf's biggest challenges and it has the resume to prove it. The course has hosted the PGA Senior Tour Championship, the finals of the World Amateur Handicap Championship, and every spring it hosts the General Hackler Invitational, one of the nation's best collegiate tournaments. Take the time to check out the clubhouse memorabilia.

One of a Kind – In recent years Myrtle Beach golf courses have collected honors like a kid receiving candy on Halloween, but TPC is the only course in the area to earn 5-stars in Golf Digest's prestigious "Best Places to Play" guide and one of fewer than 25 layouts in the nation to earn the distinction.

Yes, that is Dustin Johnson – Rising PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson calls TPC-Myrtle Beach home. In addition to practicing and playing at TPC, the three-time winner on tour has been known to hang around the clubhouse. Don't be shocked if you see him, but he's just one of the guys in Murrells Inlet.

That's a wild turkey, not a drink – TPC-Myrtle Beach is built on 369 acres, much of it wetlands, which means the course has plenty of breathing room and there is ample wildlife. Wild turkey roost in the swamp to the left of ninth tee and there are an abundance of deer, alligators and fox, among many other animals. Enjoy the scenery.

The 3 Best Holes at:
TPC-Myrtle Beach

By Chris King on May 4, 2010

The TPC-Myrtle Beach is one of the Grand Strand's bluebloods.

It enjoys the benefit of a premium brand, superior design (the team of Lanny Wadkins and Tom Fazio is tough to beat), and it's the home course of Dustin Johnson, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour. Throw in a bevy of national honors, and it's not hard to see why the facility is so highly regarded.

Identifying the three best holes on a course that has hosted what was then the Senior PGA Tour Championship and gets a regular workout from Johnson is a challenging task, because the candidates are plentiful. We asked course owner Chip Smith to identify the best of the best at TPC-Myrtle Beach and he complied, with an assist from Johnson.

The three best holes at TPC are:
No. 5, 158-yard, Par 3: Despite being TPC's shortest hole, the fifth is one of its most challenging, particularly from the tips where the tee shot requires a long forced carry over water. The green is wider than it is deep, so your margin for error is limited. A bunker in the right front looms for players not playing from the tips, as does a bunker in back of the green. "There is almost a false front on the front of the green," Smith said. "It's a tough little shot because the green is narrow. The right side of the green is always better than short because of the lake."

No. 17, 193-yard, par 3: The words island green and TPC have almost become synonymous because of the famed 17th at Sawgrass, and No. 17 at TPC-Myrtle Beach is a reasonable approximation. The primary differences? The 17th in Myrtle Beach is a peninsula green surrounded by water on "only" three sides and it's approximately 50 yards longer. The 17th is TPC-Myrtle Beach's signature hole and with an almost constant wind, it represents a significant challenge. "Because of the distance, I think it's a little tougher than 17 at Sawgrass," Smith says. "Now I've never stood on 17 at Sawgrass on Sunday with $1.4 million on the line either (laugh)."

No. 18, 538-yard, par 5: The 18th, with a creek running along the right side of the fairway and a large lake on the left, is Johnson's choice as the course's best. It's a classic risk-reward hole. Players that can snuggle up to the creek before it runs out to the lake can get home in two, but there is considerable risk. Half of the green is exposed to water and with the rough surrounding it shaved, it's not an easy green to hold. One person who doesn't have to worry about length is Johnson. What does one of the PGA Tour's longest hitters use to reach the green on his second shot? "Depending on which way the wind is blowing, anywhere from a 5 or 6 iron to a 3-wood," he said. For the mere mortals among us, an iron on the second shot when attempting to reach the 18th green is out of the question!

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