Located 20 minutes west of downtown Phoenix and more than twice that far from Scottsdale, this property, which opened its doors to the public in 1929, is a sleeper among the nation’s premier golf resorts. It’s a classic, old-money sort of place that makes a great golf getaway; its lower prices reflect the fact that it’s inconveniently located for anyone planning on visiting museums and galleries or eating out. With its green lawns, tall palms, flower gardens, and Santa Fe–style buildings, the resort is a neatly manicured world unto itself. Guest rooms are spacious and feature southwestern furniture and plush beds, and some units have fireplaces. The traditional-style golf courses here are the main attraction, and the rooms to request are those along the fairways. In addition to the golf courses, there’s the enormous LeMonds–Aveda Salon.