There is upside to playing golf in the dead heat of summer in places such as Florida or Arizona. The Snowbirds are gone, which means less people on the golf course, which means faster play. When the temperatures go up, green fees go down. And the golf ball goes further in the heat–something everyone appreciates. It’s a joy to get out in the heat, channel your inner Arnold Palmer and grind out a few birdies down the stretch. There is a heightened sense of achievement when conditions are challenging. And of course, cold drinks after the round taste better when they’re earned.
Summer golf in Arizona is a buyer’s market, Boulders Resort & Spa offers summer seasonal rates as low as $129 per night, which is more than 70-percent below regular winter and spring rates. After golf, the Boulders offers moonlight bicycle rides, hiking, paddleboard yoga and more.
Hand-crafted cocktails at the Discovery Lounge offers views of the desert and the waterfall over the ancient boulder formations. Dining choices include the Palo Verde restaurant with a new menu inspired by flavors of summer. And of course, more cocktails.
Their Stay and Play Package offers all you can play, nightly accommodations in a private Casita, $25 per person lunch voucher and access to the Boulders Spa facility and unlimited fitness classes for $239 per night, double occupancy.
Almost as enjoyable as cold drinks after the round are cold towels throughout the golf course–Boulders has both.