Braving the Heat: Why Summer Golf in Arizona is Unbeatable


Here in the Phoenix area, the weather in February, March, & April is just about perfect. During these months, Arizona golf is at its best - temperatures are consistently in the 70’s and most days are clear, cloudless, and full of sunshine. Unfortunately, these perfect golf days don’t last forever and starting in May and continuing through September, the perfect weather gives way to the intense heat of the desert summer. While not the ideal golf environment for all, the summer golf season can offer unbeatable opportunities for golfers who are willing to brave the heat and get out on the course.

Lower Rates

While the Arizona summer brings the heat, it also brings lower rates to play some of the area’s top courses. Summer golfers often find themselves enjoying rates that are 60-70% off of in-season rates to play the same golf courses. These reduced rates allow golfers to play courses that might otherwise be out of their budget. The summer also provides golfers the opportunity to play on lot more golf on their budget as plunging rates allow for more golf for less. No matter what your goal, the summer offers some of the best golf rates in Arizona. View our low summer rates at Palm Valley.

More Available Tee Times

The Summer golf season also means less crowds out on the course. As winter visitors escape back to their summer homes and many golfers pack their clubs away during the summer months, most Arizona golf courses are wide open for play. With more tee times available, including some of the most desirable times, summer golfers can more easily play when it works with their schedule. Grab an early morning tee time and beat the beat or play 9 holes in the afternoon as the sun drops below the horizon - either way, there’s most likely an available tee time waiting for you. View our tee sheet now to view available tee times.

Summer Specials

On top of lower rates and more availability, the summer golf season also brings some incredible golf deals. At Palm Valley Golf Club, our Summer Palm Card gives golfers the ability to play at Palm Valley at preferred cardholder rates all summer long. Summer Palm cardholders also earn rewards points with each round played that can be redeemed for free golf and can play at reduced rates at other participating golf clubs throughout Arizona - all for only $39. Learn more about our the Summer Palm Card at Palm Valley.

With the Arizona summer upon us, grab your clubs and sunscreen and prepare to beat the heat and the high rates. Make this summer a "Summer of Golf" with unbeatable prices and more golf than you can handle. Purchase a 2019 Summer Palm Card to get the most out of the season and check our online tee sheet often to find the best times to get out and play. This once a year opportunity will allow you to work on your game, save some money, and get your summer in swing.

Jumping Phil: Our Favorite Masters Moment

The Masters
The Masters, known for its vibrant yellow and green, has a rich history dating back to 1934, and has been home to some of golf’s greatest moments.  One of these great moments occurred at the 2004 Masters when Phil Mickelson made a birdie putt on the final hole to win the 68th Masters and seal his first Major tournament victory.
Perhaps most memorable in this Master's moment was Phil’s celebration as his ball found the bottom of the cup - a triumphant, spread-eagle jump with his hands held high in the air. This second within this magical moment has been immortalized as Phil’s personal brand and the silhouette of Phil’s 2004 Masters jump can now be seen used by many of Phil’s current business ventures.
For Mickelson, his win at the 2004 Masters represented a breakthrough. To that point in his career, Phil had 17 top-10 finishes in the majors and was widely considered the best player to not have won a major championship.  At the 1999 U.S. Open, Mickelson lost on the final hole in heartbreaking fashion as Payne Stewart sunk his 18ft putt to win the tournament. Between 1999 and 2003, Phil had finished second or third in majors a total of 6 times.  As his final putt at the 2004 Masters caught the lip, circled around, and went in, years of hard-work and heartbreak washed away.  Phil was, at that moment, now a majors champion and a winner of the most storied of all majors, The Masters.

Jumping Phil

As a Phil Mickelson Golf Property, we proudly wear the “Jumping Phil”.  Seen around our facility and on apparel available for purchase in our golf shop, the silhouette of Phil's jump reminds of this historic moment in golf and begs us to play the game with a similar excitement.  As we witness The Masters this week, we watch in anticipation of yet-another Masters moment - especially one that involves a certain left-handed, 3-time Masters champion.

Cactus League: Baseball, Sunshine, & Golf!

Spring Training at Palm ValleyWhen temperatures hit record lows and winter is in full force in the majority of the country, it’s a great time for those in colder climates to escape to Arizona. The desert has a lot of appeal this time of year; temperatures in the 70’s, clear skies, sunshine that never ends….and fantastic winter golf conditions! But there is no better time to visit Arizona than mid-February through March as the Valley of the Sun welcomes Cactus League Spring Training!
The greater Phoenix area welcomes 15 major league baseball teams for for Cactus League play each Spring. While pre-season baseball is an appealing feature for the surrounding residents, the Cactus League draws quite the crowd of out-of-towners escaping the cold to catch their favorite baseball team in Spring Training action.
If you happen to be a fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers or Chicago White Sox and plan to make the trek to Phoenix for Cactus League games this spring, you’re in luck! These teams stadiums have close and easy access to Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear - home of the new “West” Course by Phil Mickelson Design and 27-holes of Championship Golf. In fact, located just 1 mile north of the I-10 in the West Valley, Palm Valley Golf Club’s location is accessible by fans of all teams located throughout the Phoenix-area.
Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox
With most Cactus League games starting around 1:00pm, there is plenty of time to get in a round of morning golf before catching a game at the ballpark. With 27-holes of Championship golf arranged in three 9-hole courses, at Palm Valley you have 3 distinct ways to play 18 holes. For those visiting the Valley to catch multiple Spring training games, our 3 courses allow you play a different layout each day. No matter which of our course combinations you choose, you won’t be disappointed! 
Our newest addition, the "West" course was recently completed by Phil Mickelson Design, and offers a brand new challenge for golfers of all skill levels. This par 35, Championship 9-hole course is a wonderful layout that offers a true test for the better players while remaining friendly and enjoyable for those that are simply looking to have a great time with great company. With lush fairways, rolling hills, and water in play in 7 of the 9 holes, the new West Course at Palm Valley is your new desert oasis in the West Valley.
We invite you to join us at Palm Valley Golf Club as you travel to the Phoenix-area this Spring. To ensure you’re able to get your round in at Palm Valley before a Spring Training game, we recommend booking your tee times as soon as possible. Tee times at Palm Valley can be booked online on our website up to 30 days in advance or by calling our Golf Shop at (623) 935-2500. So, on your trip to Phoenix for Cactus League games this Spring, take full advantage of the beautiful Arizona winter weather and add a round or two of golf at Palm Valley into your itinerary. You’ll be glad you did!

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Palm Valley Golf Club, is a public, daily-fee golf club in Goodyear, Arizona.  Featuring 27 holes of Championship Golf, expansive practice facilities, fully-stocked golf shop, casual bar and grill, & beautiful event facilities, Palm Valley Golf Club is a must-play destination in the West Valley.  Palm Valley Golf Club is owned and managed by Phil Mickelson Golf Properties - a collection of premier golf facilities in Arizona.


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