Set aside the towering jumble of giant boulders that gave the place its name, the adobe buildings of this luxury golf resort blend unobtrusively into the desert, on the southern edge of Carefree about 30 minutes north of downtown Scottsdale. Its two golf courses epitomize the desert golf course experience, and when not golfing, you can lounge by the small pool, play tennis, relax at the resort’s Golden Door Spa, or even try rock climbing. The lobby is in a Santa Fe–style building with tree-trunk pillars and a flagstone floor, and guest rooms continue the pueblo styling, with beehive fireplaces and beamed ceilings. For the best views, ask for one of the second-floor units. Bathrooms are large and luxuriously appointed, with tubs for two and separate showers. The restaurants emphasize organic ingredients.
The Boulders Resort
34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr.
Our Rating Neighborhood Carefree Phone 888/579-2631 Prices High season $459 casita, $700 villa; summer $139 casita, $325 villa. $30 daily resort fee includes self-parking. Valet parking $25. Amenities 5 restaurants; 2 lounges; bikes; concierge; two 18-hole golf courses; health club and full-service spa; 4 Jacuzzis; 4 pools; room service; 8 tennis courts; Wi-Fi (included in resort fee) Units 222 Web site The Boulders Resort
Map34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr. Phoenix
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