Grayhawk Golf Club (Talon)

Originally Published: April 16, 2004
Golf Digest

Grayhawk Golf Club (Talon)
The 18th hole is one of many scenic spots at Grayhawk.

Golf Digest's Best Places to Play rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Need To Know
Grayhawk Golf Club (Talon)
8620 East Thompson Peak Pkwy.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 502-1800

Opened in 1994, the Talon Course at Grayhawk is a 6,973-yard, par-72 David Graham and Gary Panks design that hosted the finals of the inaugural Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf.

But the challenge presented by the Graham/Panks team is just one hurdle to clear. The breathtaking views of the nearby McDowell Mountains and the unspoiled beauty of the high Sonoran Desert tend to make it difficult for any golfer to keep their eye on the ball.

The par-3 11th offers little relief to those coming up short of the green.