Silverado Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ
Tee Time: March 23, 2013, 12:04, 75 F, Breezy
Designer: Ross Graves/Jack Gilmore (2000)
Playing Partners: Pat Spomer, Ray and Dwight
Tees: Gold, Par 70 (68.0 rating/116 slope/6,313 yards)
Course Handicap: 13 (12.9 index)
Stats: 82 (43-39); 29 putts; 3/12 fairways; 5/18 greens; 2 penalty strokes; 1 eagle
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club has the benefit of being the nicest golf course in the immediate vicinity of Old Town. That being said, it isn’t on par with the other tracks that make Scottsdale a prime golf destination. There is enough here to make it memorable, however. An excellent back nine saves the place from mediocrity and challenging greens make even the most straightforward holes just a bit tougher. Unfortunately, this course skews more toward the executive style of play rather than the fantastic resort style of Talking Stick, its closest neighbor.