Golfer's Paradise: Homes for Rent and For Sale in Maricopa County, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona is a golfer's paradise. People "flock" to Scottsdale to enjoy the warm winter weather, take in the desert beauty, experience the fine dining and unlimited shopping. Many visitors to Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills and N/E Phoenix are after only one thing. Golf!

Ranch Realty has been providing furnished, luxury, short-term rental properties to Valley visitors since 1974. Homes, town houses and condominiums on or near many of the finest golf courses Maricopa County, Arizona has to offer. 

Ranch Realty also sells residential real estate in the master planned communities of McCormick, Gainey, McDowell Mountain, Scottsdale and DC Ranches, and in the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Anthem and New River.  

> Furnished and unfurnished homes for rent year-round on short or long term-lease agreements.
> Houses, condos and patio homes for sale.
> Full Service Property Management for absentee owners, landlords and real estate investors.

If you're relocating within the Valley, moving here permanently, or just visiting, Ranch Realty agents are your Scottsdale area residential real estate experts!

Here are just a few of the challenging golf courses you'll find in North Scottsdale, AZ.



Scottsdale boasts more than 50 golf courses within the city and more than 200 in the surrounding area. With such volume, it’s easy to overlook a few hidden gems that provide an outstanding golf experience at an exceptional value.


This course is built on the site of the old Scottsdale Country Club, one of the city’s original golf courses. Located in north central Scottsdale, Starfire is a daily-fee club featuring 27 holes of golf designed by Arnold Palmer. The layout takes players on a winding journey through thick eucalyptus, pine and cottonwood trees as they navigate the par-28 Mulligan 9 or The King, an 18-hole, par-70 track. The courses are an ingenious reconfiguration of the club’s former layout which featured three 9-hole courses.


This gem is located at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch. The first of the club’s three nine-hole courses, The Lakes, is a gorgeous challenge with gently cascading water features on six holes. The aptly-named Dunes course is similar to a Scottish-style links course with natural hazards and sand dunes. And the Arroyo course, the longest of the three nines, requires both power and placement, especially on the peninsular green of the finishing hole. While the club is a private facility, guests of the hotel are permitted to play.


Nestled in the majestic foothills of Scottsdale’s McDowell Mountains, McDowell Mountain Golf Club offers an eco-sensitive layout that takes advantage of natural terrain and vegetation. Working under Audubon International Institute guidelines, this 7,072-yard, par-71 course features wetlands and cattails mixed with cactus and mesquite in a desert-golf oasis. The meandering front nine serves up a variety of test-your-skills par threes, strategic par fours, and a risk/reward, par-five ninth that challenges with a dramatic dogleg left, split fairway. The back nine starts off with a straightforward par four and builds the excitement with an almost-drivable par-four 16th and a gut-check par three over water on the long 17th. The uphill beast of an 18th hole features a dramatic waste bunker that puts a premium on driving accuracy.

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