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Scottsdale's Golf
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- When making your travel plans this winter season, be sure to include Scottsdale's events as part of your itinerary. Scottsdale shines with a roster of events sure to please anyone, and with more than 174 golf courses, world-class resorts and spas, 600 restaurants, pristine Sonoran Desert beauty, and more than 329 days of sunshine a year, Scottsdale offers even more reasons to escape the winter blues and travel to the American Southwest. Listed below are just some of the events Scottsdale will host this season:

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Event: Phoenix Open 2002 Golf Tournament
Date: January 21 - 27, 2002
Location: Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale
17020 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Cost: $20 per day. Call for additional ticket prices and packages
Information: 602-870-4431, www.phoenixopen.com

The 67th presentation of Scottsdale's premier sporting event will take place on the Stadium Course at the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale. This PGA Tour draws some of the largest crowds of any professional golf tournament in the world. Accompanying the 72-hole tournament are four pro-am events, a skills challenge, pro-celebrity shoot out, Special Olympics putting contest and golf clinics for juniors and ladies. For media information only, contact Jeff Blaugrund at 602-379-7597.

Event: Scottsdale Swing Canadian Tour Golf Tournament
Date: March 25 - 31, 2002
Palm Course at McCormick Ranch Golf Club
April 1 - 7, 2002
The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain.
Cost: Free to the public
Information: 480-945-8481, www.scottsdalecvb.com

The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has partnered with The Golf Channel and the Canadian Tour to add two premier golf tournaments to Scottsdale's current roster of internationally recognized golf and sporting events. Four-round coverage of the Scottsdale events will be provided on The Golf Channel making up three hours of live tournament coverage each day and 2½ hours of prime time or late fringe replay coverage. Viewers will also be able to catch the last three rounds of competition in an encore presentation during the week following competition. For media information only, contact Brent DeRaad at 480-429-2256.

Event: State Farm Women's Tennis Classic
Date: February 25 - March 3, 2002
Location: The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Cost: $10-$55.
Information: 480-778-9799, www.scottsdaletennis.com

The State Farm Women's Tennis Classic is the most prestigious women's professional tennis event in Arizona and features a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw. Prize money totals more than $565,000. Last year's roster of players included Lindsay Davenport, Monica Seles and Jennifer Capriati. For media information only, contact Amber Glick at 480-922-5269.

Event: Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic
Date: March 4 - 10, 2002
Location: The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Cost: $10-$65.
Information: 480-922-0222, www.scottsdaletennis.com

Last year, The Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic attracted such leading players as Pete Sampras, Magnus Norman, and Andre Agassi. This event features 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams competing for $400,000 in prize money.

Event: Giants Spring Training Baseball
Date: March Annually
Location: Scottsdale Stadium
7408 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Cost: Call for ticket prices.
Information: 480-663-8100, www.sfgiants.com

Watch your favorite baseball players for free as the San Francisco Giants practice at Indian School Park. Then get your tickets and see them in a Cactus League game at Scottsdale Stadium.

For more information on any of the events listed, call the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-888-9-FOR-SUN (888-936-7786) or visit the Scottsdale CVB's tourism web site at www.scottsdalecvb.com.

To request a complimentary Discover Scottsdale destination guide, complete with a 2001-2002 calendar of events listing, call toll-free, 888-9-FOR-SUN, or visit www.scottsdalecvb.com.

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Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
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Price range: $399
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