Arizona Golf Courses – Arizona Golf Authority Golf Course Review
Bellair Golf Club offers one of the best executive golf courses in Arizona. The design is definitely head-and-shoulders above the usual pitch-and-putt affair as this Bellair features five par-4 holes, genuine strategic bunkering and several tight, tree-lined fairways.
If you are adept at playing long irons and fairway metals, this course will fit your game nicely. If not, Bellair is the place to hone that part of your game. The course is an enjoyable and thorough test, throughout the bag, that will help fine tune your short game as well.
Bellair’s golf course, which opened in 1973, was sculpted by Red Lawrence, Greg Nash and Jeff Hardin, all of whom are well known for their course design work throughout Arizona, and they created a nice variety of holes with this layout. From the tips, par-4 holes range from 254 to 354 yards and par 3s vary from 121 to 217 yards.
The tips are set 3,493 yards and play to par 59. From here, the course is rated at 56.2 with a slope of 90. If there is a signature hole, it might be the 13th, which plays at 160 yards over water. Most of the greens are well protected challenging bunkers, and two water hazards come into play.
Bellair Golf Club features plenty of variety that appeals to all skill levels, and the affordable rates and friendly atmosphere also add to its good reputation. After your round, relax at the IronWorks Restaurant, which overlooks the first hole of the course and its adjoining lake. It offers good food at reasonable prices and has a full-service restaurant and lounge, open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If you prefer something a little spicier, the nearby Sesame Kitchen serves up some of the best Thai food in the Valley of the Sun. For lodging, the Red Roof Inn and Comfort Inn are good budget choices and within three miles of the course.
If you’re a baseball spring training fan, this is a great place to slip in a quick round on a good course before or after a game, and there are several teams that train nearby. Seattle and San Diego are over at Peoria Sports Complex and Texas and Kansas City train at Surprise Recreation Center. Both complexes are within a 15-minute drive.
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Click Friends Hole Back-to-Back Aces at Bellair Golf Club’s 12th and 13th for a great hole-in-one story.