Grayhawk Talon Course

Designed by former U.S. Open and PGA Champion David Graham and golf course architect Gary Panks, Grayhawk’s Talon Course is one of the most exciting and dramatic tests of golf in the Southwest. Located in North Scottsdale, the 6,973-yard Talon course is one of the highest rated daily-fee golf courses in Arizona, and is included on Golf Magazine’s prestigious list of the “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S.” The course also has hosted numerous high-profile golf events including the semi-finals and finals of the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf; pro ams for the Waste Management Phoenix Open; the Heather Farr Trophy Matches and the Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl Golf Classic. The Talon Course provides breathtaking views of the nearby McDowell Mountains as well as the Phoenix/Scottsdale skyline. And uniquely, Talon’s back nine was built around a series of deep box canyons with a handful of holes skirting steep drop-offs and thick stands of Mesquite, Palo Verde and Ironwood trees. Graham and Panks place a premium on positioning off the tee, but as always, a little extra distance will come in handy. As a design element, the fairways appear smaller than their true size – adding a component of confidence to the scoring equation. Most of the greens are quite large, however, they are multi-tiered which effectively reduces their size. Careful consideration of the day’s pin sheet is required to avoid challenging putts from tier-to-tier. The areas around the greens are typically generous, giving golfers a shot at salvaging par after a wayward approach.

Course Address

8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Hole 1 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Talon428
Palo Verde385
Terra Cotta357
Heather316

Hole 2 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Talon346
Palo Verde309
Terra Cotta284
Heather263

Hole 3 - Par 5

TeeDistance
Talon505
Palo Verde465
Terra Cotta426
Heather387

Hole 4 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Talon427
Palo Verde363
Terra Cotta329
Heather296

Hole 5 - Par 3

TeeDistance
Talon153
Palo Verde133
Terra Cotta117
Heather85

Hole 6 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Talon459
Palo Verde422
Terra Cotta392
Heather339

Hole 7 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Talon402
Palo Verde366
Terra Cotta323
Heather300

Hole 8 - Par 3

TeeDistance
Talon206
Palo Verde189
Terra Cotta172
Heather153

Hole 9 - Par 5

TeeDistance
Talon562
Palo Verde507
Terra Cotta473
Heather445

Hole 10 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Talon454
Palo Verde422
Terra Cotta401
Heather360

Hole 11 - Par 3

TeeDistance
Talon175
Palo Verde161
Terra Cotta137
Heather108

Hole 12 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Talon449
Palo Verde405
Terra Cotta376
Heather328

Hole 13 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Talon303
Palo Verde277
Terra Cotta254
Heather206

Hole 14 - Par 5

TeeDistance
Talon524
Palo Verde519
Terra Cotta487
Heather406

Hole 15 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Talon450
Palo Verde419
Terra Cotta393
Heather324

Hole 16 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Talon416
Palo Verde383
Terra Cotta322
Heather289

Hole 17 - Par 3

TeeDistance
Talon126
Palo Verde144
Terra Cotta102
Heather84

Hole 18 - Par 5

TeeDistance
Talon588
Palo Verde552
Terra Cotta522
Heather454