When you are aching for a golf trip to Arizona’s Valley of the Sun, whom do you call? You might keyboard dial through a maze of cookie cutter package deals or you would be wiser to call the professionals at Pinnacle Golf Vacations. Tedd Maitland and Steve Nicodemus are The Golf Experts to count on with 30 and 25 years respectively and respectfully in the golf vacation business in Scottsdale. Tedd spent years with Troon Golf Vacations and they worked together at Zona Resort Suites, booking over 500,000 rounds of golf at the best courses in the area. Over time they have cemented deep relationships in the desert landscape.
When Zona closed, they had lots of employment offers but thought why work for someone else when we can do it ourselves? According to Tedd, “The most difficult part was finding the right business name.” So many are snatched up by URL grabbers even though they aren’t used. After months of agonizing, they were driving from one course to another admiring Pinnacle Peak. Realizing that it was a focal point throughout their careers and also connotes success, they happily formed Pinnacle Golf Vacations.
Steve says, “Local knowledge is the backbone of our business.” Anyone can call a proshop and book a tee time but will it be the optimal time desired? Online booking systems appear to save a buck but why might that be? Tedd and Steve know about course renovations, when green replacements are in progress and how the over seeding was successful or not. They know who is offering complimentary or discounted same day replay. They know the pace of play, the layouts and geography to line up the best 18 or 36 hole combinations. Collaboration with them results in a customized itinerary for your group of buddies, family or golf outings during corporate conferences. Their relationships with hotel concierge and golf course staff mean preferred rates, preferred tee times and quick answers to unexpected situations in one of the premier golf meccas of the world – Scottsdale and Greater Phoenix.
There is serenity in the Sonoran Desert that is incomparable. The contrast of mountains, cacti, blue sky and green grass is inspirational. Coyotes, roadrunners, javelinas and bobcats roam along with jackelopes (ok, they’re not real).
Go to www.pinnaclegolfvacations.com and see where to play, stay and hang out. They’ve listed the best of the west. We know because we’ve played them all. Pictures and descriptions are simply displayed on the website. Imagine teeing off on the 16th hole of the TPC Stadium Course where the Greatest Show on Grass is held – the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Or check out the Wicked Six at Sunridge Canyon, the beauty of the Boulders, Troon North or the Dinosaur at Gold Canyon, all our favorite spots. Pinnacle Golf Vacations is a couple friendly faces (even over the phone) arranging fun places for golfers to live out their ideal vacation in the valley of the sun. Trust Tedd and Steve.
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