Cactus League Golf Connection: Spring Training and Golf in the Valley of the Sun
Eagle Mountain delivers a Scottsdale golf and Spring Training treat for baseball fans
Once again Major League Baseball’s Spring Training is here. But “play ball” doesn’t always mean baseball. No doubt a hefty percentage of the nearly 2 million fans descending on the Valley of the Sun also will carve out time from Spring Training to play golf in Scottsdale. Eagle Mountain Golf Club is ready for them.
Salt River Fields – Rockies and Diamondbacks
Only 10 miles from Salt River Fields where the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks play, fans can practically see the iconic notched mountain from the stands that marks Eagle Mountain’s lofty location high in the McDowell Mountains. As one might expect, the views from the golf course are spectacular, and the golf experience unfolds over desert ridges and through shady arroyos loaded with thriving Sonoran Desert.
“Eagle Mountain is a great place for Spring Training fans to experience true Arizona desert golf,” said Bret Greenwood, general manager. “The golf course moves through quite a bit of elevation change. This gives it a unique charm when compared to clubs located down in the Valley.”
Southcentral – Giants, A’s and Cubs
Scottsdale Stadium, home of the San Francisco Giants, is only six miles farther south from Salt River Fields. Spring Training location for the Chicago Cubs, Sloan Park, is only 16 miles from Eagle Mountain, and it’s roughly the same distance from Hohokam Stadium, where the Oakland A’s begin their season. Even Tempe Diablo Stadium, home of the Los Angles Angels, is only 27 miles away.
Southwest – Dodgers, White Sox, Reds, Indians and Brewers
Although the ball parks on the southwest side of the Phoenix-metro area are a bit further away, the commute to Eagle Mountain Golf Club from Camelback Ranch would seem like nothing to road warriors rooting on the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. Also in the general area, Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians play at Goodyear Ballpark, and the Milwaukee Brewers play at Maryvale Stadium.
Northwest – Royals and Rangers
In the northeast Valley, Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers play at Surprise Stadium and the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners play at Peoria Sports Complex. Both are a mere 45 minute drive around d Loop 101.
Great Golf, Professional Baseball, Exceptional Weather
For those chasing spectacular golf and Spring Training baseball, the Phoenix/Scottsdale area is a dream come true. Add in sunny-and-70s weather, and it’s a homerun.