Top 100 Resort of the Week: Talking Stick Resort in Arizona

January 31, 2020
Talking Stick Resort is a great Scottsdale base for a buddies trip.

Kick up your feet and indulge in’s Top 100 Resort of the Week, where we’re celebrating the best places in golf to stay and play. Heavenly accommodations. Delectable food. Stunning scenery. Oh, and, of course … world-class golf. These luxurious golf getaways are the best of the best. To browse our complete Top 100 Resorts list, click here.

Resort of the Week: Talking Stick Resort

Conveniently located only 20 minutes north of the Phoenix airport, you simply can’t miss the 15-story spread on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community property that comprises Talking Stick Resort, where 36 holes of Coore-Crenshaw-designed golf awaits. The walkable O’odham and Piipaash courses both offer a desert-links feel, but more trees, water and doglegs come into play on Piipash. And if you want to work on your game before or after your round, the resort’s massive practice facility is where lauded Top 100 Teachers and Vision54 instructors Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson have their headquarters.

In addition to the superb golf, you can also enjoy dining in six different restaurants, and try your luck on the sprawling casino floor. If the stars align during your stay, you can even attend a concert by a flashy name at the resort’s onsite music venue. For family fun, you can take in a Diamondbacks or Rockies spring training game at nearby Salt River Fields, or take a super-short drive to the OdySea aquarium and one of the world’s most popular Top Golf locations.

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A poolside lounge at Talking Stick.
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The Orange Sky Room at Talking Stick.
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Talking Stick Resort offers 36 holes of Coore-Crenshaw-designed golf.