Grayhawk Golf Club
Established in 1994, Grayhawk Golf Club features two par-72 golf courses – Talon and Raptor – engineered with their own distinctive personalities. Talon offers a desert-style test of golf that skirts thick stands of Sonoran Desert and box canyons on the way to large multi-tiered greens. Raptor delivers more traditional challenges clearly laid out come-and-get-it style with generous fairways and deep greenside bunkers guarding crowned greens. Both of the highly acclaimed layouts at Grayhawk Golf Club are widely considered to be among the best golf courses in Scottsdale.
The Tom Fazio-designed Raptor course offers thrilling challenges that commands a player's respect through a high-stakes game of risk and reward. Stretching 7,090 yards from the back tees, the par-72 course unfolds over the gentle hills and across shaded natural arroyos found in this picturesque corner of the Sonoran Desert.
Most of Raptor's fairways are generous, and the greens are large with sweeping undulations. Misses tend to find deep greenside bunkers and tightly mown grass collection areas, making the scramble to get up and down a true test of the short game.
Designed by 1981 U.S. Open and 1979 PGA Champion, David Graham, and golf course architect Gary Panks, Grayhawk's Talon course is one of the most exciting and dramatic tests of Sonoran Desert golf in the Southwest.
The 6,973-yard layout one of the highest rated daily-fee golf courses in Arizona, and has been included on Golf Magazine's prestigious list of the “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S.” The Talon course provides breathtaking views of the nearby McDowell Mountains as well as the Phoenix/Scottsdale skyline. And uniquely, Talon's back nine is built around a series of deep box canyons with a handful of holes laid out along steep drop-offs and thick stands of Mesquite, Palo Verde and Ironwood trees.
As Grayhawk's PGA TOUR ambassador since the place opened back in '94, Phil Mickelson's stamp is on more than just the Grill's name. Memorabilia spanning his career from a Persimmons driver he swung during his junior golf days to various items chronicling his major championships adorn the walls of this casual eating and drinking establishment.
Quill Creek Cafe
In addition to an eclectic menu of American classics sprinkled with Southwestern flavors, Quill Creek Café features stunning views of the Raptor course and McDowell Mountains, aglow in the afternoon with the purple hues of sunset. Other colors on display include the deep blue of the sparkling lake next to rich green fairways.
This special location allows guests to dine amid the sights and sounds of the Sonoran Desert in a unique and memorable way.
Overlooking the McDowell Mountains and Grayhawk's Talon Course, Isabella's Kitchen is styled after a hip country roadhouse serving a selection of handcrafted favorites. Pizza, bruschetta, salads, sandwiches, fish, steaks and fresh pastas crafted daily by Chef Sammy top the list.
A far cry from a chain restaurant experience, Isabella's Kitchen offers a district atmosphere with a casual charm and character all its own. This was the plan from the moment it opened in 2012. Whether it's an intimate occasion, family diner for the whole crew, or drinks with co-workers to celebrate the end of the day, Isabella's Kitchen is the perfect place for all.
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