The Tom Fazio-designed Raptor course offers a thrilling challenge that commands a player’s respect through a daring, high-stakes game of risk and reward. Stretching 7,090 yards from the back tees, the par-72 course unfolds over the gentle hills and across shaded natural washes typical of this picturesque corner of the Sonoran Desert.

Typically, Raptor’s fairways are generous, and the greens tend to be large, with a fair amount of undulation. Wayward approaches are duly penalized, as most of the greens are perched above deep bunkers and grass collection areas.

Raptor is considered to be one of the finest daily-fee golf courses in Arizona and is listed among the “Best Public Golf Courses in Arizona” by Golf Magazine. No stranger to professional golf events, Raptor was the host site of the 2007-2009 Open. Other events include the inaugural Williams World Challenge; the semi-finals and finals of the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf; Tommy Bahama’s Desert Marlin; Thunderbird International Junior, PGA Junior League Championship and Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro Ams.

The NCAA has named The Raptor Course at Grayhawk as the host site for the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's National Championships in 2020-2022.


The Raptor Course will be closed September 25 - October 8, 2017 for annual winter rye overseeding. The Talon Course will be closed October 9 - 25, 2017 for its overseeding procedure. One course will always be open during overseeding. Call the Golf Shop if you have any questions.

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