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Phoenix, Arizona
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Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort,
Phoenix, Arizona



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Dive into the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix where they're famous for fun! Whether visiting for business or pleasure, guests will enjoy all-suite accommodations; complimentary access to an expansive water feature; unique dining experiences; championship golf; relaxing spa and salon services; an array of shopping options; and the sun-sational weather of Arizona. Tapatio Cliffs Resort is truly an extraordinary escape from the ordinary.

Nestled into the rugged terrain of the Phoenix North Mountains in Arizona, about 20 minutes from the Sky Harbor International Airport, is the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, a 584 all suite hotel property offering luxurious services and activities.

This hillside Phoenix resort is home to The Falls Water Village - a three-acre oasis of swimming pools, waterfalls, 138-foot waterslide, 23 private cabanas, restaurant pavilion and two hot plunge spas.

Other recreational facilities and amenities include an 18-hole championship golf course - Lookout Mountain Golf Club, Tocaloma Spa & Salon, two tennis courts, a total of eight swimming pools, , sauna, ; and much more.

The Verdict: This architectural wonder terraces the slopes of the Phoenix North Mountain Preserve. Designed with Spanish-Mediterranean influences, guests are sure to enjoy the Southwestern ambiance and warm Arizonan hospitality. Offering fun in the sun with championship desert golf, cool pools, spa delights, tennis courts, workout facilities and unique dining experiences, Tapatio Cliffs will create lasting memories.

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A self-contained haven on 27 acres, nestled adjacent to 3,000 acres of Phoenix Mountain Preserve.

584 suites
Type of Suites:
Standard Suites: 531
Presidential Suites: 28
Grande Suite: 1 (2-bedroom)
Modified ADA Suites: 14

Dining & Entertainment:
Different Pointe of View
Pointe In Tyme
La Cantina
Cascades Café
The Works

Recreational Facilities:
The Falls Water Village
Tocaloma Spa & Salon
Workout Center
2 Lighted Tennis
Mountain Hiking

Lookout Mountain Golf Club

Meeting Facilities:
Number of Meeting rooms:
65,00 sq. ft. of flexible function space
Complete 24-hour business center

Transportaion To/From Resort:
Sky Harbor Int'l Airport:
12 miles – 20 min.
Downtown Phoenix:
10 miles – 15 min.
Downtown Scottsdale:
15 miles – 20 min.

2010 AAA Four Diamond
The Top 100 Hotels in the Continental U.S. and Canada
America's Favorite Family Resorts

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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