Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club Review – A Reminder of the Joy of Golf

Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club

Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club

Opened only in 2000, Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club has rapidly become one of Scottsdale’s favorite courses.  By combining a championship caliber layout, great views, convenient location and affordable green fees, it comes with no surprise that Silverado has emerged as such a popular venue.

Located right off Indian Bend Rd. in Central Scottsdale, the course is easily accessible for many residents:

Map of Silverado Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club Map

Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy this course with its moderate length (6,313 yards from the back tees, 5,734 yards from the white tees) and mostly generous fairways.  The course takes advantage of all available real estate, cleverly laid out among adjacent housing developments and the Arizona Canal Trail.  A very nice aspect of Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club is the amount of large, mature trees that not only line numerous holes but also are directly in play.  As many of the tee boxes are slightly elevated, the golfer will notice a superior visual of the hole being played, not to mention fantastic panoramic views of beautiful Scottsdale and its surrounding mountain ranges – most notably, Camelback Mountain.  Overall, Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club is a great experience that presents the golfer with a challenging, but fair test of golf.  With its reasonable green fees, you would be hard pressed to find a better value in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club – Course Highlights

Visuals taken from the Birdie Apps Golf GPS app

Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club Hole 3

Hole 3

This hole is ranked as the most difficult on the front 9, but does so without any fairway bunkers, greenside bunkers or water hazards.  So what exactly makes this hole stand out?  It perhaps plays the longest on the course (419-441 yard Par 4) and a grouping of large trees on the right side of the fairway effectively narrows your landing area in half if you want to have any shot at par.  To top it off, the green is slightly elevated and crowned, necessitating a well struck approach shot.

Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club Hole 5

Hole 5

A classic short Par 4 with three immense bunkers awaiting the challenge for any long hitter who tries to reach the green off the tee shot.  Those who come up short will be faced with a dreaded long greenside bunker shot, and wishing they would have played it safe.

Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club Hole 9

Hole 9

While not the “signature” hole, this Par 5 is a memorable one.   A large tree situated in the middle of the fairway can cause havoc to golfers who mishit their 2nd shots.   Not often can you golf in the desert and have a large, mature tree directly in play.  It is just a fun hole that is uniquely Silverado.

Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club Hole 18

Hole 18

Alas, the “signature” hole of this golf course certainly lives up to its billing.  A short Par 3 with 4 bunkers that surround the green, and a lovely mix of trees, a lake and fountains.  Now what else could you ask for as you prepare to hit your final tee shot of the day?  The golfer’s line to the center of the green is intimidating as it is over water.  I’ve seen many a golfer go bunker-to-bunker on their way to double bogey (or worse) on this spectacular finishing hole.

Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club – Other Features

Silverado also includes a great 9-hole executive course it calls “The Silver Pony Junior Challenge Course”.  The course is physically located on the front 9, where a special fourth set of purple tee boxes are located.  From these tee boxes, the holes range from 80-200 yards in length.  The course is a great way for new golfers, both young and old, to develop their skills and enjoy this great game.  Amazingly, the course is free for kids 16 and under, and $10 for ages 17 and up.

The Silver Pony Junior Challenge Course

Scottsdale Silverado Silver Pony Junior Course

For local residents seeking the “hottest” deal in town, Silverado offers an awesome loyalty card each summer.  It’s usually around $115 up-front, and then $12 per round all summer long.  If you’re willing to tough out the heat to enjoy some great golf, this is definitely a hot deal to check out.  When it becomes available, they’ll post it on their Silverado Specials Page.

They also recently added a warm-up area for players to loosen up and prepare for their round.

Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club – Course Summary

The beauty of Silverado Golf Club is its versatility.  That is, no matter if you are hosting a tournament, golfing with clients, or out golfing with your kids, Silverado can be your destination.  Both low and high handicap golfers alike will immensely enjoy their golfing experience at Silverado.

Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club Photo

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