Your condo home at The Cays of Ocotillo already offers you an upscale residence with plenty of room, terrific views, the conveniences of the Chandler, Arizona, city center right out the door, and no “homeowner hassles” to worry about. With maintenance and landscaping, covered parking, and security provided, can living at The Cays get any better? Yes, it can — if you’re a golfer!
In this idyllic climate, with its 300+ days of sunshine, balmy temperatures, and fresh air, golf is more than just a game: it’s a great way to exercise, pick up some Vitamin D, and even get a few bragging rights. So if you’re one of those people who consider a “perfect day” one on which you get in at least 18 holes, the Ocotillo Golf Resort will be “icing on the cake” for your vacation or retirement spot…and only a short distance away from your laid-back, relaxing home base.
Credentials, Facilities, and Design
One of Arizona’s best daily-fee facilities, the Ocotillo Golf Resort is proud to boast a Top 50 resort rating by Golf World. This Ted Robinson-designed course has earned multiple awards over the years, including:
- 4-1/2 stars “Best Places to Play” from Golf Digest magazine in 2008
- AGM Platinum Awards for 2013 and 2014
- A Top 100 course rating from Golf World Business Magazine in 2007, 2011, and 2012
The course, managed by Troon, also features an award-winning Pro Shop, a full-service clubhouse, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and practice areas that include a driving range and putting and chipping greens. Of course, private lessons and club rentals are available as well for those who’ve just discovered the game, or are trying it for the first time.
The course’s traditional styling is enhanced by gorgeous manicured fairways, cascading waterfalls, and sumptuous floral gardens that are a perfect counterpoint to the desert landscapes featured in other area courses. This colorful approach to the course ambience was deliberate on the part of Robinson; also deliberate were the generous fairways and landings, giving “thinking golfers” birdie chances if they can “outwit” the course!
Food and Drink
All that exhilarating walking exercise (not to mention swinging the clubs and retrieving the balls) can work up an appetite and thirst in its participants. That’s why Bernard’s Restaurant and Bar is also an integral part of the Ocotillo Golf Resort experience. The menu runs from pasta to steak, seafood, and burgers, all presented under arched wood beams or outdoors on the waterfall patio. Rated one of Chandler’s “places to be,” Bernard’s is a popular gathering spot for duffers of all skill levels.
And, for that Once-in-a-Lifetime Occasion…
Ocotillo Golf Resort’s specialty is making its guests feel special, no matter the occasion. That, of course, includes golf tournaments of all sorts. Ocotillo has hosted PGA qualifying events and charity tournaments alike, from amateurs to the Senior Open. Their tournament staff works with organizations of all sizes, making sure every detail of the day is covered as stress-free as possible.
And when is a stress-free day better than when you’re tying the knot? Nestled as it is in the midst of some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country, Ocotillo is a natural choice for brides wanting a glamorous setting for their weddings and receptions. Whether it’s an evening ceremony touched by the pinks and golds of sunset or a morning celebration with wedding breakfast and dew-fresh flowers, brides, grooms, and their families and friends are treated like royalty. Box lunch or champagne brunch, it’s a feast in the resort’s Crown Terrace Ballroom, with a 250-guest capacity and luxurious setting.
Putting it All Together
In short, what could be even better than living in an upscale, thoughtfully designed and maintained condo in a professionally managed development? Calling The Cays at Ocotillo home and having a world-class resort, party facility, and widely esteemed golf course right out your door. For folks who’ve chosen to make The Cays their home, the Ocotillo Golf Resort is just that — yet another advantage of settling in to a “home away from home” in this splendid Chandler location.
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