Arizona Golf Resort is a fun and popular tee time option in Mesa, the largest city in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area's East Valley. The course attracts not only local Mesa golfers, but also players from the entire Phoenix/Scottsdale region who come for value-priced tee times on a traditional course that everyone can handle. The championship layout, a par 72 test with four sets of tee markers ranging from 5,123 yards to 6,676 yards, dates back to 1960. In its heyday it was a gathering spot for professionals who would play skins and other money games here. The course rambles through a community with lots of houses beside the fairways. The fairways are wide, however, and mature cottonwood and eucalyptus trees obscure the housing and help keep golfers focussed on the generous playing corridors. Arizona Golf Resort s predominantly flat layout features a nice mix of straightaway and gentle dogleg holes. Slightly raised tee boxes provide good looks at the challenge ahead. This is not a target course. You ll find grass from tee to green. A par 5 gets the game underway in strong fashion, as a lake looms to the left of the fairway the last 250 yards into the green. It s one of four holes with a water feature. The most water-bound holes are a couple of par 3s the very long 4th and the signature 14th, a full-carry test from a tee box enveloped by cottonwood trees to the well-bunkered green. Arizona Golf Resort is known for its collection of five lengthy par-3 holes. After a par-35 front nine with three par 3s, the par-37 back nine presents scoring opportunities with three reachable par 5s. Since there are almost no fairways bunkers on the course, most players are able to hit their drivers off the tee. You will have to contend with bunkers, including some with raised lips, by the greens. With open front entryways to the putting surfaces, approach shots can be played along the ground. Once you get to the medium-sized greens, the slopes are subtle rather than dramatic. The greens are cut so they roll a friendly pace and give players confidence they can pick a line and drain a putt. Arizona Golf Resort s practice facilities include a driving range, chipping area and putting green. The clubhouse houses the pro shop and a popular restaurant with reputedly the best wings in Mesa. Arizona Golf Resort is a vintage property with a resort component behind the golf course. It's a favorite spot for weddings and other events. The golf course has stood the test of time and delivers a pleasing round that more often than not leaves players feeling good about their game. Make your tee time to try out this easy-going, fun layout in Mesa.