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Golfing in Maricopa County Arizona

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

One of the great area attractions to the Phoenix Metropolitan Area is playing a round or two of golf on the neatly trimmed green at one of the many golf courses. No matter where you live or plan to move in the entire Valley of the Sun, there is a golf course close at hand, ready to offer calm and serenity to a busy life. With world renowned courses where the masters have played, and country clubs to re-energize after a morning in the Arizona sunshine, many of these facilities offer the ability to book tee times online, host various tournaments and tours that come through town, as well as offering a beautiful backdrop for special events. Below is a snapshot of just a few of the sundry golf courses and golf clubs in the area.

Paradise Valley Country Club | Paradise Valley AZ
Nestled in this affluent section of town, this golf course is known as a legacy homestead course and boasts not only a renovated clubhouse with a ballroom and barber shop. It is enjoyed by many Paradise Valley luxury home owners.

Rolling Hills Golf Course | Tempe AZ
As an executive 18 hole-par 62 championship golf course this course is popular for local owners of properties in Tempe as well as those who commute from nearby cities.

Las Colinas | Queen Creek AZ
Mature trees and local grasses invite players for a round of golf in this dynamically landscaped golf course that is also within hitting distance of the unique real estate in Queen Creek Arizona.

Sun Lakes of Arizona | Chandler AZ
Enjoy all the luxury of a resort lifestyle along with several golf courses, country clubs, driving ranges, restaurants, health clubs and all the amenities expected in up-scale living. In a place where the goal is relaxing in style, there are some beautiful Chandler homes for sale as well.

Superstition Springs Golf Club | Mesa AZ
As a PGA Tour qualifying golf course, playing on this green can be both enjoyable and challenging for golfers of all skill levels, while also being set close to a variety of styled homes in Mesa.

Kierland Golf Club | Scottsdale AZ
This golf club offers not only a great facility for golf, but instructions to anyone from the more experienced golfer, to young kids who learn after school and even entire families. And with real estate in Scottsdale so close, it’s no wonder locals choose this course when they want to play.

Legacy Golf Resort | Phoenix AZ
This world-class resort offers everything from a fitness center, spa services and even Southwest-Styled Suite Phoenix condos that keep you close to your game. It boasts gorgeous views and oftentimes hosts business meetings, weddings, retreats and other special occasion events.

Details on additional golf courses and golf clubs in Maricopa County Arizona are provided by Arizona Golfer. Picture also provided by Arizona Golfer.

Tonto National Forest In All Its Glory

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Living in any part of Maricopa County AZ means that you are very close to the beauty and serenity of Tonto National Forest. Its 3 million acres of protected land range from a beautiful pine forest along lakes and rivers to Saguaro cactus-laden desert scenery. Its stunning multi-colored stone canyons beckon tourists and Paradise Valley property owners alike to partake in its majestic beauty, while large sections of the Verde River are now considered Arizona’s first and only Wild and Scenic River Area.

Tonto National forest offers outdoor activities that rival other national forests in the nation, with not only camping, fishing, hiking, tubing and horseback riding, but geocaching, mineral prospecting, hunting and off-highway vehicle trail riding. Catch glimpses of unique wildlife and learn about indigenous plants and trees while enjoying the beautiful scenery on foot or by car, visit interpretive areas that tell about the landscape and ranger programs that delight those of all ages.

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Mill Avenue District Downtown Tempe AZ

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Downtown Tempe Arizona has its own unique charm that is expressed in numerous ways. With its architecture that throws back to an older, simpler time, and its pedestrian friendly shopping and dining along distinctive red brick sidewalks and tree-lined streets, the Mill Avenue District exudes the feeling of a thriving college town. Appreciate contemporary art at the ASU Art Museum, buy locally grown produce at the Thursday Night Market, be mesmerized by all types of performing arts at ASU Gammage, and experience an unrivaled night life with fine dining and a plethora of shopping. While boasting some of the best entertainment in the area, there is also great opportunity for recreation within the downtown Tempe community parks. Many locals that have discovered this quaint oasis have even decided to make it home by purchasing or renting one of the fine downtown Tempe condos that also boast their own unique character. Mill Avenue District in Downtown Tempe AZ has the atmosphere of a small-town community that everyone can appreciate and enjoy.

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Tempe Town Lake

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

In the midst of the bustling hubbub of the City of Tempe, where people scurry to work and school, it is surprisingly easy to find peace on any given day. Tempe Town Lake offers locals a relaxing oasis of outdoor activities to help unwind from a busy day, and even the space to learn a new sport. Take a Segway tour of the lake, go jogging, biking and even horseback riding along one of the many trails. Learn how to row, join the outrigger canoe club, or go dragon boating on the lake itself. For those who enjoy parks and picnics with beautiful views of the lake, there are picnic tables and volleyball courts at Town Lake Marina and Picnic Point. There is even a Splash Playground at Tempe Beach Park where kids of all ages can enjoy getting wet while basking in the rays of the desert sun.

Throughout the parks and recreation areas, pieces of artwork such as tree sculptures, light fixtures and sidewalks have been specially created and placed as a tribute to the history and culture of the area. While a majority of people enjoy visiting the lake and all it has to offer, some even choose to buy one of the unique Tempe Town Lake condos for sale and take advantage of the setting year-round from their own home. In addition to being a great place for outdoor activities and works of art, comes a great deal of focus on conservation and habitat recovery. The City of Tempe has restored a number of the Salt riverbed landscapes back to their natural state, making it an inviting place for wildlife to flourish. All along Tempe Town Lake residents and visitors can be found enjoying the beautiful Arizona scenery and sunshine.

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