Golf News for Wednesday, February 1, 2006 | Awards gives Monument, We-Ko-Pa top billing in Arizona

(Feb. 1, 2006) -- Two Scottsdale golf courses - Monument at Troon North Golf Club and We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - are the top tracks in Arizona, as is proud and excited to announce the latest entry in its ongoing series of stories ranking the top-10 golf courses at several diverse golfing destinations.

The story, "High-end New West duel: The Top 10 golf courses in Arizona," written by West Coast Bureau Chief Chris Baldwin, debuted recently on, giving readers an in-depth look at the best places to play golf in Arizona.

With more than 200 courses in Arizona, there were some tough choices, but using his vast experiences in the area, input from golfers and other criteria, Baldwin was able to find the best in the state.

The top-10 courses in Arizona and their location:

1. Monument at Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale
2. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, Scottsdale
3. Mountain at Ventana Canyon, Tucson
4. Pinnacle at Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale
5. South at Boulders Golf Club & Resort, Scottsdale
6. Dinosaur Mountain Course at Gold Canyon Golf Resort, Gold Canyon
7. Talon at Grayhawk Golf Club, Scottsdale
8. Faldo Course at Wildfire Golf Club , Phoenix
9. Omni Tucson National, Tucson
10. Prescott Lakes Golf Club, Prescott

"High-end New West duel: The Top 10 golf courses in Arizona" can be found on the Internet at:

With talented and experienced golf writers dedicated to visiting and playing in golf-rich areas such as Myrtle Beach, Las Vegas, Phoenix-Scottsdale, Florida and other areas, the team has deep insights into the courses that are unanimously considered “must plays.”

"We're excited about this new series, as it will keep traveling golfers and other fans of the game abreast of the best courses in the best areas," Executive Editor Mark Nessmith said. “This series is sure to be a hit with readers and editors alike.”

While any top-10 list can be considered subjective, writers Baldwin, Tim McDonald and William K. Wolfrum have used their extensive personal experience to put these lists together. They have also gathered information and opinions from a wide range of sources, however, including golfers, other writers, golf pros and golf packagers. reaches more than 2.5 million golfers a month through 40+ online golf publications. As the world’s largest network of online golf sites, sites have earned a prestigious reputation for thought-provoking golf reviews and journalism.

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