Things To Do

Written by on September 15, 2009


Welcome ATA Competitors to beautiful sunny Arizona

Arizona in January is pure paradise. . . . clear, blue skies, bright sunny days, average daytime temperature of 75.

Make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.   Remember, you are visiting Arizona in the winter.  There is HIGH demand for hotel rooms.

Please consider extending your stay by a day or two and partake of some of Arizona’s wonderful scenery and winter activities.  May we recommend:

Arizona is a golf paradise in the winter.  Consider these courses, recommended by some of your local ATA golfers:

These courses are the closest to the MESA area, about 9-11 miles away.
Arizona Golf Resort,   Superstition Springs,   Red Mountain Ranch

Go to and look for these three listed under golf courses in Mesa, AZ

Up north in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, look for these courses:
TPC Scottsdale:

They also have a “desert course” that”s really reasonable and good at $50.
17020 North Hayden Road,  Scottsdale, AZ 85255,  (480) 585-4334

Troon North Scottsdale:
(480) 585-5300,     10320 E. Dynamite Blvd.

Legend Trail Scottsdale:
(480) 488-7434,      9462 E Legendary

Yes, there is gambling in the Phoenix area, and quite a bit of it.  Just go to for a complete listing, but two of the closest
to the Marriott are:

Casino Arizona at Salt River (closest-about 6 miles away)

Gila River Casino at Wild Horse Pass

Saguaro Lake & The Desert Belle:

Canyon Lake & The Dolly Steamboat:

The Phoenix Zoo:

Desert Botanical Gardens:

Shopping & Dining:
Chandler Fashion Center:
(about 6 miles from the tournament site, rather close, lots of shopping and restaurants)

Mill Avenue & Tempe Town Lake:
(very close, about 1 mile west of the tournament site), a really interesting area located very close to ASU, lots of dining, live entertainment,  and the beautiful Tempe Town Lake.

Biltmore Fashion Center:
(the farthest, in Phoenix,about 15 miles away, near 24th Street and Camelback, but  a really hot place to shop!!!)



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