Golf: Raven at South Mountain provides a unique golf experience in the desert. From the Georgia pine tree-lined fairways to the multi-tiered greens, this Gary Panks and David Graham golf course design is a 'must-play' in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
Through the years the facility has earned numerous well-recognized awards. Raven at South Mountain is proud to have received a 4.5 Star rating from Golf Digest and has been recognized as having the '#1 Guest Service in North America.' The golf course offers the best public golf experience in the Phoenix, Arizona area because each guest is treated as a 'Member for the Day'.
Legacy golf course: The 280 acres that is now The Legacy Golf Resort was once a 7,500-acre ranch once owned by Dwight B. Heard at the turn of the century. The original three-grain silos, built in 1902, still remain along the 18th fairway and were once the tallest structures in Maricopa County. The Sierra Vista House, which marks the 1st tee, was visited on occasion by Theodore Roosevelt and Pancho Villa in the early 1900`s.
Named Top 100 Golf Courses by Women magazine.
Sports: Phoenix is the home of the Arizona Cardinals (NFL), Phoenix Suns (NBA), Diamondbacks (MLB), Coyotes (NHL) and the Cactus League.
Desert Botanical Garden and Phoenix Zoo are 2 great educational destination in Phoenix. Phoenix is also the home to several museums: Heard museum (Native American Culture), Musical Instrument Museum, etc. Here is a link to museums in AZ: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Arizona
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Drive Apache Trail:
The Apache Trail will be one of the most memorable drives you'll ever take. Your adventure will begin in Apache Junction, about 25 miles east of downtown Phoenix. The 46 miles between Apache Junction and Roosevelt Lake provides not only the most scenic part of the trip but also the most challenging driving. Please don't close your eyes! Along the way, you'll pass (or you can stop) at the Lost Dutchman State Park, Goldfield Ghost Town, Saguaro Lake, the Canyon Lake Recreation Area, the Theodore Roosevelt Dam site, and the Tonto National Monument. The Apache Trail has been designated a USFS Scenic Byway by the U.S. Forest Service, as well as an Arizona Scenic Historic Byway. It's a great day trip! Seriously -- if you are a nervous driver or passenger, this drive might not be for you.
The Dolly Steamboat is a 103 foot replica of a riverboat that has been pleasing Arizona residents and visitors for more than 20 years with tours on Canyon Lake. Although Dolly Steamboat doesn't travel the entire length of the 10-mile long Canyon Lake, you will pass Mormon Flat Dam on your leisurely and enjoyable lake cruise.
Hike the South Mountains or any other mountain in Phoenix. But be careful, the heat has led to many medical emergencies on these mountains, especially Camelback mountain.
Horseback Riding: The closest stable is at the entrance to the South Mountains. It offers many different rides. My favorite is ride the Sunset Ride to the T-Bone Steakhouse. You ride to the steakhouse, have dinner and ride back under the stars. A very unique experience.
Go to http://www.visitphoenix.com/ for more details about activities in Phoenix.