What's the deal with Scottsdale?

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This year is the first time I've really dove headfirst into golf in terms of learning about manufacturers and pro players... and it seems like a lot of them are based on Scottsdale, AZ. Is this some golf mecca I should visit? Why?
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  • SocratesSocrates Warning Points 1+ WinnipegClubWRX  10209WRX Points: 1,110Handicap: 4ishPosts: 10,209 ClubWRX
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    The only OEM that I know of in the Phoenix/Scotsdale area is Ping. Some of the rest are in California (Carlsbad). Scotsdale is just an upscale area with lots of upscale courses (many of them real private). Good dry weather (other than the scorching hot summers) for golfing and likely some beneficial taxes for the the Pros. Add in that it is a major airport hub and easy to get almost anywhere, from there make it easy for the Pro's to base themselves out of there.<br />
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    Been there a several times, but I prefer the Palm Springs area.
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    Ping G400 9º TFC 419 Stiff at 45"
    Cobra F8 5-6 Fwy at 18.5° Stiff
    Ping i20 3 Hyb 707H Stiff
    X2 Hot 4_-PW Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
    Vokey SM2 52º cc, Ping ES 56º and ES 60º
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  • evgolferevgolfer Members  186WRX Points: 13Posts: 186 Fairways
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    Ping<br />
    PXG<br />
    Pure Grips (Mesa)<br />
    Boccieri Golf<br />
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    Scottsdale is an upscale area as Socrates wrote in his post. Nice homes, nice private tracks. Your buck goes a little further here than it does in California. <br />
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    Also, temperate weather all year round. When the golf season ends everywhere else, it is 74 degrees out here and we're wearing shorts. Summers are toasty, but then the pros are out on tour during that time.
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  • PapaJohickPapaJohick ShortKnocker Bombs Charleston, SCMembers  4631WRX Points: 233Handicap: 8Posts: 4,631 Titanium Tees
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    new level golf is there as well i believe
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  • farmerfarmer Members  8726WRX Points: 1,110Posts: 8,726 Titanium Tees
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    evgolfer wrote:
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    Ping<br />
    PXG<br />
    Pure Grips (Mesa)<br />
    Boccieri Golf<br />
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    Scottsdale is an upscale area as Socrates wrote in his post. Nice homes, nice private tracks. Your buck goes a little further here than it does in California.<br />
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    Also, temperate weather all year round. When the golf season ends everywhere else, it is 74 degrees out here and we're wearing shorts. Summers are toasty, but then the pros are out on tour during that time.<br />
    Toasty?! What do you consider hot?
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  • teejaywhyteejaywhy Official GolfWRX Curmudgeon Members  7267WRX Points: 273Posts: 7,267 Titanium Tees
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    This year is the first time I've really dove headfirst into golf in terms of learning about manufacturers and pro players... and it seems like a lot of them are based on Scottsdale, AZ. Is this some golf mecca I should visit? Why?<br />
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    Can't imagine choosing a place to visit because of the reasons you mention. <br />
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    I do like to play golf and there certainly lots of options for that in the greater PHX area including Scottsdale.
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  • Dry TortugaDry Tortuga Members  103WRX Points: 5Posts: 103 Bunkers
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    Yep stupid idea on my part just checking thanks
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  • Sun DevilSun Devil Members  1379WRX Points: 76Handicap: 9.6Posts: 1,379 Platinum Tees
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    Scottsdale is in a great part of the metro Phx area. The area just oozes golf. Great night life. Great shopping. Great dining. I love it here, although my next destination will be along the gulf of Florida. I need some OCEAN.
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    Cleveland Wedges 50,56,60 with Nippon N.S.Pro 1050GH S
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  • YMarkYMark Members  1544WRX Points: 129Posts: 1,544 Platinum Tees
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    Socrates wrote:
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    Been there a several times, but I prefer the Palm Springs area.<br />
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    Wow. Different strokes. No chance would I pick PS over Scottsdale.
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    Mark
    Havin fun in the AZ sun
  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers  13883WRX Points: 1,442Handicap: 8-ishPosts: 13,883 Titanium Tees
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    Yep stupid idea on my part just checking thanks<br />
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    Great place to visit in the winter. Great golf, great weather, great restaurants and some sight seeing. No chance I want to go there during the summer. Tuscon has some nice golf as well. The city isn’t as nice in my opinion.
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    I pick 14 of the following:
    Ping G400
    Callaway Epic Flash 3w 
    Ping G410 5 and 7 wood
    Callaway Apex 23*
    Ping G 4-U
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, 58 SS
    Grips NDMC +4
    Odyssey Pro #1 black
    Hoofer
    ProV1x-mostly
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  • Dr. HackDr. Hack Members  107WRX Points: 59Handicap: MidPosts: 107 Fairways
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    On -, @YMark said:

    Socrates wrote:

    Been there a several times, but I prefer the Palm Springs area.

    Wow. Different strokes. No chance would I pick PS over Scottsdale.

    Me too. Palm Springs is great but I think we have more diversity of course design here (and more courses in general). For example, the newer Coore-Crenshaw courses like We Ko Pa and Talking Stick. Interesting more linksy courses like Ambiente and Southern Dunes. Projects from Tom Wisekopf and Phil Mickelson, etc. PS on the other hand is saturated with overly-penal Pete Dye and Nicklaus courses. Also, in my opinion, the most scenic courses here blow palm springs' best out of the water. But again, I'de go play there tomorrow in a heartbeat if I could take the vacation!

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  • MUNIGRITMUNIGRIT Members  103WRX Points: 63Handicap: 7Posts: 103 Fairways
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    It's not California.

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