A Golfer’s Guide to Sedona & The Verde Valley

Renowned for its natural beauty, small-town charm, and iconic red rock landscapes, Sedona is consistently ranked one of the most beautiful places on earth! Situated in Arizona’s high desert, Sedona is simply awe-inspiring in any season and there’s something for every type of tourist or traveler to experience!

Spend your vacation days hiking, biking, mountain climbing, or horseriding on epic red rock trails, exploring towering spires on 4x4 jeep tours, touring the Verde Valley wineries, shopping quaint local stores, dining alfresco on scenic outdoor patios, and playing picturesque rounds of world-class golf in all four seasons.

Sedona, Arizona is one of America’s most alluring golf destinations for year-round golfing. With mild winter temperatures leveling around 60-degrees, sunny blue skies (300+ days of sunshine a year!), fresh mountain air, and striking red rock formations looming at every swing, Sedona promises a championship golf experience year-round.

Whether you’re a golfing family with beginners, a novice player, or a seasoned expert on the fairways, there are a variety of golf courses to play during your stay in Sedona. From top-rated 9-hole short course designs to 18-hole championship courses designed by golf’s finest architects, here’s our guide on where to golf in Sedona and the scenic Verde Valley.

Oak Creek Country Club

690 Bell Rock Road, Sedona, AZ
Phone: (928) 284-1660

The Oak Creek Country Club is the original and oldest golf course in Sedona, yet consistently ranks as one of the best with endless awards and accolades. Nestled under Bell Rock in a tranquil setting in the Village of Oak Creek, Sedona’s original championship course is a Trent-Jones-designed golf masterpiece with an idyllic player-friendly layout. The course features tree-lined doglegs, strategically placed fairway bunkers, slightly elevated greens, and jaw-dropping views of Sedona’s red rock landscapes.

This superbly manicured Par-72, 18-hole championship golf course has a traditional layout with five sets of tees ranging from 4,419 to 6,824 yards, three lakes with water coming into play on 5 holes, a large practice range with a putting green and short game area, and a fully-stocked pro shop. End your golf game with a crisp cold beer and live music on the patio at Peddler’s Biergarten & Haus. You could not ask for a more spectacular setting for a game of golf in Sedona, AZ.

Sedona Golf Resort

35 Ridge Trail Drive, Sedona, AZ
Phone: (928) 284-9355

Situated adjacent to the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock in the Village of Oak Creek, the Sedona Golf Resort is an 18-hole championship course considered one of the world’s most unforgettable golf experiences! Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock loom large in the background as you wind through verdant valleys of junipers with scenic bridge crossings, significant elevation changes, and breathtaking views.

Designed by architect Gary Panks, this Par-71, 6,646-yard championship course receives a continuous four-star rating from Golf Digest with the tenth hole ranking as one of the most scenic and photographed holes in the Southwest. Sedona Golf Resort offers challenging play for golfers of every level with a warm-up practice area, a set of family tees with friendly distances designed for beginners, and the Juniper Bar & Grille serving breakfast, lunch, and after-golf appetizers, drinks, and cocktails with stunning red rock views.

Canyon Mesa Country Club

500 Jacks Canyon Road, Sedona, AZ
Phone: (928) 284-0036

The Canyon Mesa Country Club is a 9-hole executive Par-3 course designed by golf architect Jack Snyder and ranked among the best short courses in the US by Golf Advisor. Situated in the Village of Oak Creek, this Sedona golf course is affordable and caters to every type of golfer with challenges for both beginners and seasoned experts working on target golf on the narrow greens.

Aside from a fantastically scenic short golf course, Canyon Mesa Country Club offers fun for all ages with a footgolf course, two tennis courts, and four pickleball courts all open to the public. Surrounded by Sedona’s most famous red rocks and thousands of acres of National Forest, the beautiful, gated community of Canyon Mesa in the Village of Oak Creek is a golf lover’s dream.

Agave Highlands Golf Course

645 South Verde Santa Fe Pkwy, Cornville, AZ
Phone: (928) 634-5454

The Agave Highlands Golf Course, formerly known as the Verde Santa Fe Golf Club, is situated 15 miles south of Sedona and only minutes from the historic charm of Old Town Cottonwood. This 18-hole, Par-71 golf course offers a challenging layout for all levels of golfers and a variety of fun holes with long, narrow fairways, lakes, and natural arroyos coming into play on the fairways.

The Verde Valley scenery is equally as stunning as the red rocks surrounding the Sedona golf courses. The Agave Highlands Golf Course lies in the shadow of the Mingus Mountain Range and is surrounded by the Black Hills of Arizona stretching from Cottonwood through the Verde Valley. There’s an on-site pro shop, a practice range area with a driving range, putting greens, a short game area, and the Bushwood Bar & Grill for food, drinks, and great football specials!

Find a Sedona Golf Vacation Rental with Foothills

Your championship golf experience in Sedona does not end on the scenic fairways of our world-class public golf courses! At Foothills Vacation Rentals, our local team has been welcoming golfers to Sedona for over 25 years and we represent one of the largest selections of golf vacation rentals in the Sedona & Verde Valley areas with gorgeous golf course views and all the comforts of home (and so much more!)

From luxurious golf course homes with entertainment areas and outdoor pools overlooking the fairways and striking red rocks to cozy golf condos for a couples golfing getaway, our portfolio includes Verde Valley and Sedona golf course rentals for every group size, style, and budget.

Start planning your golf vacation to Sedona today with Foothills Vacation Rentals – come for a weekend getaway, a mix of work and pleasure, or spend a month adventuring and golfing in Sedona! To book your stay with us, browse our collection of Verde Valley and Sedona golf course homes, villas, and condos online or give our team a call at (928) 282-2864 to match you with the perfect retreat for a championship golf experience in Sedona, in any season!