Raptor – Grayhawk Golf Club
8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
Public Golf Course
The Raptor course is generally considered to be one of the finest daily-fee golf courses in Arizona and is listed among the “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S.” by Golf Magazine. No stranger to professional golf events, Raptor was the host site of the 2007-2009 Frys.com Open, a Fall Series PGA Tour event to be played in October. Other events held on Raptor since opening in 1995 include the inaugural Williams World Challenge; the semi-finals and finals of the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf; Tommy Bahama’s Desert Marlin; AJGA Thunderbird International Junior; the National Team Championships presented by Golf World; Antigua Team Challenge; FBR Open Pro Ams sponsored by Honeywell and Xerox; and Grayhawk Golf Club Charity Day Presented by Scottsdale 101 Auto Collection.
Stretching 7,135 yards from the back tees, the par-72 Raptor Course meanders over the gentle hills and across shaded natural washes that are typical of this picturesque corner of the Sonoran Desert. Raptor offers players panoramic views of Scottsdale’s rugged McDowell Mountains as it surrounds them with towering Saguaros, Palo Verde, Ironwood and Mesquite trees that were preserved in creating the golf course.
Course Designer: Tom Fazio
Course Rating: 74.5
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.