When the going gets cold, the cold go to Phoenix. That’s true of millions of Canadian and American snowbirds, who pack up their clubs and head for the Valley of the Sun, one of the world’s great golf destinations. In the Phoenix/Scottsdale area there are over 200 golf courses, a number topped only by the 325 annual days of sunshine.

You’ll know you’re in golf heaven even before you’ve even left the airport, as the baggage carousel often looks like the assembly line at a club factory. There are courses for every budget and skill level, from the places where the pros play like TPC Scottsdale, Troon, We-Ko-Pa and Grayhawk to excellent resort courses like Whirlwind, Lookout Mountain, Wildfire and Talking Stick listed among America’s best. After the round enjoy some other sports like NBA basketball, NHL hockey, NFL football and more who call this region home. For non-golfers, Phoenix is home to some of the world’s best spas and shopping making the destination perfect for couples and families.