Tee Up Golf and Cactus League Baseball

Reds at Spring Training (Image: Cincinnati Reds)

Scottsdale-Phoenix is home to 15 Major League training camps. (Image: Cincinnati Reds)

With more than 200 courses and 15 Major League Baseball training camps, Scottsdale-Phoenix is the ideal sun destination for mixing golf and baseball this spring.

(Last updated February 2024.)

Marketed as the Valley of the Sun, the Scottsdale-Phoenix area is the ideal destination for a golf and baseball holiday once the 2024 Cactus League schedule gets underway in February. The region is home to more than 200 of Arizona’s 300 courses, while 15 Major League teams make the area their spring home.

Fans of the Chicago Cubs can cheer on their heroes at Sloan Park, in nearby Mesa. This outstanding facility is about a 20-minute drive from We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, home to two courses that rank among Arizona’s best: Saguaro, a Bill Coore-Ben Crenshaw design; and Cholla, designed by Scott Miller.

National League rivals the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies play at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, conveniently located next door to Talking Stick Golf Club. Set on land owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Talking Stick is another dramatic desert design by Coore and Crenshaw.

Just a 10-minute drive from Talking Stick is world-famous TPC Scottsdale. This brilliant Tom Weiskopf-Jay Morrish collaboration is the home of the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Home base for the San Francisco Giants is Scottsdale Stadium, located in downtown Scottsdale. Several outstanding courses are within easy reach, including Camelback Golf Club and The Phoenician.

Other big-league clubs that train in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area include the Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers.