Live at Grayhawk Returns February 10 to the Quill Creek Café Patio
The restaurants at North Scottsdale’s Grayhawk Golf Club offer four unique outdoor, patio dining experiences highlighted by sweeping golf course and mountain views set in the middle of the distinctive Sonoran Desert. And on Wednesday, February 10 one the club’s most popular patio pastimes – “Live at Grayhawk” – returns to Quill Creek Café (5-8:30 pm), featuring live acoustic performances by Vinyl Station along with drink and appetizer specials.
“Wednesday evening live performances are back for the spring,” said Brian Bevard, director of operations for Grayhawk Golf Club. “It’s just a fantastic place to relax and take in some tunes. Everybody loves the atmosphere. It fills up fast, so the earlier, the better.”
The club’s restaurants were built to maximize indoor-outdoor seating primarily to “take advantage of the great weather we have in the Valley of the Sun,” Bevard added. And over the past year, the patios have become even more popular as people increasingly “look for outdoor options.”
Quill Creek Cafe
The Quill Creek Café, located in the clubhouse, opens to a spacious patio overlooking the Raptor golf course, lake and McDowell Mountains lit up with purple hues at sunset. Open daily for lunch and dinner, it offers traditional tables as well as casual high-top and lounge areas radiating from a feature fireplace focal point.
“My concept for the patios at Grayhawk was a very simple. Provide a combination of fully covered, shaded and open areas all looking at the near view of the golf course and the far view of the mountains,” said Douglas Fredrikson, founder and president of Douglas Fredrikson Architects, the firm that designed Grayhawk’s clubhouse as well as Isabella’s Kitchen. “We wanted to make it feel intimate, small spaces, yet flexible, to hold after-tournament gatherings or holiday events.”
Phil’s Grill, Grayhawk’s 19th hole named after the club’s PGA TOUR ambassador, Phil Mickelson, offers similar views as the nearby Quill Creek Café, along with outdoor patio table seating, campfire-style lounge area and comfortable alcove.
The Morning Joint
Open for breakfast and lunch, The Morning Joint, a.k.a. Mojo, coffee shop offers a shady, pet-friendly patio to enjoy morning coffee, breakfast/lunch, fresh juices and smoothies. Located in the front of the clubhouse with designated pick-up parking, Mojo is a great choice to grab a quick cup of coffee, or stay awhile and relax on the patio.
Across Thompson Peak Parkway from the clubhouse, Grayhawk Golf Club’s Isabella’s Kitchen overlooks the Talon course, McDowell Mountains as well as the city lights in the Valley below. Large garage-style doors roll up to bring the outdoors into the main dining room while windows surrounding the bar do the same. The patio wraps around the building to provide ample fully covered and partially covered space to encourage guests to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.