5 Golf Courses In The Arizona West Valley Worth Visiting

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The 500 Club Golf Course

Gorgeous 18-hole championship golf course nestled in the quiet foothills of northwest Phoenix. Designed by Brian Whitcomb, this par 72 layout offer subtle features that will challenge and excite golfers at every ability. The course plays 6867 yards from the championship tees, with a slope of 122 and a rating of 72.2. The 500 Club is truly unique in that it is one of the only public daily fee courses with the magical desert landscape and views of the valley mountains.

http://www.the500club.com/

Legend at Arrowhead

Designed by Arnold palmer, Award Winning Legend Golf Resort at Arrowhead Golf Club sits on a remote mountain slope 26 miles northwest of Sky Harbor Airport. This beautifully laid out course features 7 lakes and 156 bunkers all surrounded by beautiful valley mountains.The Legend plays 7,005 yards and a par-72 from the championship tees.

https://www.legendatarrowhead.com/

Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course

Originally built in 1966 and designed by Jay Hillhouse, Glen Lakes is located just 5 miles from the Gila River Arena and University of Phoenix Stadium. This course offers a par 33 course featuring 6 par 4s and 3 par 3s. This course can be challenging with 40 foot eucalyptus trees and many bunkers. The 9th hole presents water off the tee and on the approach.

https://www.glenlakesgolfaz.com/

Bellair Golf Club

Known as the best executive golf course by locals, this par-59 layout course features challenges that attract experiences golfers but a shorter more approachable length for beginners and juniors. Bellair features 5 par 4s and 13 par 3s measuring up to 185 to 210 yards in length. This course opened in 1973 and was originally designed by Lawrence, Hardin & Nash.

http://www.bellairgolf.com/

Grand Canyon University Golf Course

Formerly the Maryvale Golf Course, GCU Golf Course was designed by Ted Robinson Sr. The par-71 golf course measures 7,269 yards from the championship tees. Features include new tee boxes, challenging greens, extended fairways, practice facilities and a 10,000 sqft. clubhouse including a restaurant and bar, second-story practice facility and fully equipped pro shop. A traditional walking golf course accented with beautiful greens, preserved full-grown trees planted in the early 1960s and distinct, memorable holes.

http://www.gcugolf.com/

Historic Preservation in Encanto-Palmcroft

Tucked away in central Phoenix, Encanto-Palmcroft offers a piece of history that offers historic homes that date back to pre-World War II.  These homes, and their residents, are part of a group hoping to preserve and maintain the homes that bring the neighborhood pride and relish the historic nature of the structures. 

Encanto-Palmcroft is centrally located to Phoenix, and was originally developed as a product of the agriculture boom in Phoenix that brought a population increase in the 1920’s. When the Kenilworth streetcar line was developed along Encanto Boulevard, the option to travel with ease made the move to the outskirts of town more manageable. Not to mention the Model T Ford had dropped to an all-time low price, making it more affordable than ever to own a car. 

The two developers and masterminds behind the neighborhood, Dwight B. Heard and William G. Hartranft, bought 80 acres in 1927 to develop. Heard was the publisher of Arizona Republican and the largest owner of land in the area. It became home to the affluent professional and business middle class of the 30’s and 40’s. 

Today, the subdivision is notable from Seventh to 15th avenues, from McDowell Road to Encanto Park and Golf Course.Most the houses were built in the 1930’s and 1940’s, featuring a Spanish Colonial and Tutor Revival type of architecture. 

Today, the Encanto Palmcroft Historic Preservation Association holds regularly scheduled meetings and advocates for the historic preservation of the neighborhood and homes. There are over 330 homes in the ¼ square mile of the sub division, making it a great neighborhood to walk around and enjoy the architecture. If you’re looking for a more in-depth view of the homes, check out their home tour — which happens every other year — with proceeds going to support the preservation society. 

Homes for sale in the neighborhood are priced on average around $575,000, and it was rated in 2014 the most expensive neighborhood in Phoenix. With the neighborhood being a short five-minute drive from downtown Phoenix and a short walk from Encanto Park, it’s no wonder the neighborhood has remained so popular over the years.

Encanto Area Homes For Sale

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$299,900
1624 W THOMAS Road, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1232
Year Built: 1941
Subdivision: NORTH ENCANTO PARK VISTA
Description: Nice home on Thomas with commercial potential use. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom i...
Last Updated: November - 20 - 2018
$329,000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1195
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: Fairview Place
Description: HISTORICAL TREASURE with all the vintage charm of yesteryear! Take a trip d...
Last Updated: November - 19 - 2018
$465,000
833 W THOMAS Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2141
Year Built: 1951
Subdivision: ENCANTO MANOR
Description: Complete remodel! Check out this beautiful 4 bedroom 2 bath home in the his...
Last Updated: November - 19 - 2018
$340,000
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2494
Year Built: 1948
Subdivision: ENCANTO MANOR
Description: New AC unit! Opportunity for instant equity! Explore both the North & South...
Last Updated: November - 19 - 2018
$548,000
1550 W LEWIS Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2125
Year Built: 1941
Subdivision: DEL NORTE PLACE PLAT B
Description: Historic charm and elegance blend seamlessly with carefully thought out mod...
Last Updated: November - 18 - 2018
$295,000
Kitchen
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 917
Year Built: 1941
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE BLKS 5-8
Description: Fairview Place Historic District is introducing you to this historic Charme...
Last Updated: November - 16 - 2018
$304,900
Large backyard
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1556
Year Built: 1941
Subdivision: North Encanto Park
Description: ***PRICE REDUCTION**LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Beautiful remodel in the...
Last Updated: November - 15 - 2018
$425,000
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1877
Year Built: 1950
Subdivision: ENCANTO VISTA HISTORIC
Description: Welcome to the desirable Encanto Historic District! This quaint home with a...
Last Updated: November - 15 - 2018
$368,000
2033 N 17TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1461
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE BLKS 5-8
Description: A must see Fairview Place Historic home! Fantastic updated Kitchen with SS...
Last Updated: November - 15 - 2018
$624,900
2202 N 11TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2012
Year Built: 1940
Subdivision: WEST ENCANTO AMD
Description: Ranch Revival Home in the heart of the Encanto-Palmcroft neighborhood. Dati...
Last Updated: November - 14 - 2018

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Summer Camp Options For West Valley Kids

kid photographer photoIt’s summertime and the kids are getting restless. It’s been proven that children who attend summer camp are well rounded, have better social skills, and are problem solvers.  If you’re looking for a fun option to get the kids out of the house, and gain extra skills, check out these local summer camp options in the West Valley. 

Glendale / Peoria Family YMCA

Camp Sky-Y is an overnight camp for youth ages 7-16 and is in Prescott. Serving the Greater Phoenix Area, Camp Sky-Y offers the quintessential overnight sleep-away camp for kids looking to build relationships and have adventures. 

Arizona Sports Complex

Located in Glendale, this multi-sport facility offers a variety of day camps for kids over the summer to improve on their athletic abilities. Not sure which sport is best for your child? Check out the multi-sport camp that allows participants to try a variety of sports to see what they like best. 

Camp Invention

At this hands-on learning camp, participants will get to explore a new topic relating to entrepreneurship, technology, problem solving or innovation. This one-week camp allows children to develop their problem-solving skills and build confidence while creating a project. 

Arizona Dance Artistry

If you’re looking to advance your child’s dance technicality, the Arizona Dance Artistry offers a day camp over the summer for youth ages 2-18. This is a great chance for the young ballerina’s to improve their dancing and be ready for fall season. 

City of Peoria

The Parks and Rec Department of Peoria offers day camps that include STEM, arts and crafts, team building and much more. For ages 2-12, there’s a variety of summer camp topics for children to sign up for depending on their interests. 

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