THE GOLF

When it comes to identifying locales for truly world class golf, few—if any—can compare to Greater Phoenix. Arizona’s poshest urban community offers world-class and sensational golf courses. Everywhere you turn, there are fairways and greens worthy of some of the most prestigious signatures in the history of the game; Nicklaus, Palmer, Faldo.

What makes Greater Phoenix such a sensational option? 

  • 300+ days of sunshine
  • Year-round warm weather
  • Proximity to a large international airport
  • Extensive access to luxury amenities

And those are just the BIG reasons—there are lots of little reasons Greater Phoenix doubles as a fantastic golfing getaway. But not all who come to Greater Phoenix for golf do so with the intent of making it a temporary stay. Many seek permanent residence in America’s golfing mecca. And for those who do, a pair of properties deserve thoughtful consideration.

The first, 10040 Happy Valley Road, is positioned in the exclusive Desert Highlands community, and perched next to an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, an 18-hole Gary Panks putting course, and the prestigious Highlands Racquet Club with its 13 courts, and 7,000 square foot Wellness Center. This is a cleanly lined, custom-built home that owns striking views of Pinnacle Peak.

The second, 19790 N 84th Way, is built into the master plan community of The Retreat at Grayhawk, and is just a stone’s throw from the Grayhawk Golf Club. Future owners will be able to go for casual strolls across miles and miles of walking trails, intermittently stopping to tee off on any one of Grayhawk’s 36 holes. Unlike other homes in the area that place an emphasis on desert flora, this home caters to those interested in lush, resort-styled grounds.


But a move to Greater Phoenix offers golfing aficionados more than a chance to live on or near immaculate courses—it also offers then an opportunity to observe some of the best professional golfers in the world at The Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale (January 30 - February 5, 2017).

Considered by many to be the most exciting golf event of the year due to the unconventional amount of interaction spectators can have with the players, the Phoenix Open is a golf lover’s dream. Watch the likes of Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Hunter Mahan, and Bubba Watson stroll up and down the fairways of TPC Scottsdale competing to win one of the PGA Tour’s most beloved events.


THE CARS

When it comes to cars, not all metropolitan areas were created equal, and the crisp, clean, moisture-free desert air make Greater Phoenix the ideal environment for luxury car ownership. The region is well-known for being inundated with luxury car enthusiasts keen on testing their mettle and metal on the area’s long, flat stretches of open road. 

And while Mercedes, Land Rovers, and BMWs might be more common, Ferraris, Bentley’s, and Lamborghini’s are far from an unusual sight along Greater Phoenix’s posher streets. The point is, if luxury cars were diamonds, Greater Phoenix would be flush with them.

But what good are diamonds without the rings that house them? Which is why Greater Phoenix owns some of the finest private garages in the world.

Case and point, examine this six-car masterpiece at 6448 E El Sendero Road. Iron-clad glass-paneled garage doors create a living, breathing showroom for the prized mobile possessions of any car collectors or connoisseurs.

Consider the magnificent open plan of the garage at 4635 E Ocotillo.

Or the racing-inspired hot-rod red garage of 9701 E Happy Valley Road—the perfect place to show a priceless collectable or custom-built classic. Garage created by Garage Mahals.

With cars and amenities like these, is it any wonder why Barret-Jackson—collector car auctioneer extraordinaire—chooses to invite automotive enthusiasts from all over the world to Greater Phoenix every winter for a seasonal extravaganza?

Widely regarded as the flagship event for collector car enthusiasts, the Barret-Jackson show (January 14 - 22, 2017) is an elite experience unlike any other. What started as an auction has transformed into an end-to-end automotive lifestyle event that caters to both aficionados and novices alike. Literally thousands of the world’s most desired cars—both expensive and rare—enjoy unparalleled exposure at this signature Greater Phoenix event.