Talon - Grayhawk Golf Club
8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
Public Golf Course
Nestled in North Scottsdale, Talon is of the highest rated daily-fee golf courses in Arizona, and is included on Golf Magazine’s prestigious list of the “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S.” The course also has hosted numerous high-profile golf events including the semi-finals and finals of the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf; pro ams for the FBR Open; Hospice of the Valley Pro Am; Grayhawk Golf Club Charity Day Presented by Scottsdale 101 Auto Collection; the Heather Farr Trophy Matches and the Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl Golf Classic.
Designed by former U.S. Open and PGA Champion David Graham and golf course architect Gary Panks, Grayhawk’s Talon Course is one of the most exciting and dramatic tests of golf in the Southwest. Graham and Panks place a premium on positioning off the tee, but a little extra distance will come in handy. As a design element, the fairways appear smaller than their true size – adding a component of confidence to the scoring equation. Most of the greens are quite large, however, they are multi-tiered which effectively reduces their size. Careful consideration of the day’s pin sheet is required to avoid difficult putts from tier-to-tier. The areas around the greens are typically generous, giving golfers a shot at salvaging par after a wayward approach.
Course Designer: David graham and Gary Panks
Course Rating: 73.6
Type of Grass (fairway and green): Bermuda
Practice facilities available: Yes
HOW TO GET THERE:
AZ-101 Loop N to Pima Rd, exit 36. Turn right to stay on pima, then turn left onto E Thompson Peak Pkwy.
Club will be on the right.