Troon North Golf Club (Monument and Pinnacle courses)

Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

Quick Facts

Designer:  Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish in 1990 (Monument) and Tom Weiskopf in 1996 (Pinnacle); Tom Weiskopf rerouting in 2007

Cost:  $75.00 - $240.00 (includes cart) Click for current rates

Phone Number:  (480) 585-5300

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Troon North's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 10320 E. Dynamite Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Photos:  See additional photos of Troon North (Monument) and photos of Troon North (Pinnacle)

Accolades:  Pinnacle course ranked 1st (12th by Golfweek) and Monument course ranked 4th (5th by Golfweek) best public access courses in Arizona by Golf Magazine in 2012. Pinnacle course ranked 23rd in Golf Digest's 2013-14 Best in State rankings.

Signature Hole:  Monument 3rd - 564 Yard Par 5

3rd Hole at Troon North (Monument) (564 Yard Par 5)
3rd Hole at Troon North (Monument) (564 Yard Par 5)

Runner up:  Pinnacle 10th - 407 Yard Par 5

10th Hole at Troon North (Pinnacle) (407 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at Troon North (Pinnacle) (407 Yard Par 4)

What to Expect:  The Monument course at Troon North gets its name from the large monument boulder found in the middle of the 3rd fairway. Troon North hit the scene with a bang as it made its way into the Top 100 public courses in America and was attracting patrons from across the country. Like many Arizona courses, the Monument course is a target style track that requires precision unless you want to give your cleats a beating in the desert. In addition to the man-made hazards, a natural wash runs through the property and delivers extra excitement and challenge. The 2007 rerouting of the Troon North courses left the Monument course with two driveable par 4s rather than just one like the original layout offered. Since the rerouting work that Tom Weiskopf did in 2007, the Pinnacle course at Troon North has risen to new heights. Large natural desert foliage and cactus densely surround the course while large boulders are all scattered throughout. Since the rerouting, the Pinnacle course doesn't feature a driveable par four that Weiskopf has became famous for in his layouts. Fortunately for the Pinnacle course though, it ended up with the best overall collection of holes and is now regarded by many publications as the best public course in Arizona.

By the Numbers:

Tees (Monument) Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7070 72.9 147
Gold 72 6716 71.6 137
Silver 72 6236 69.2 130
Copper 72 5874 68.4 126
Jade (Women) 72 5099 68.5 121

By the Numbers:

Tees (Pinnacle) Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7025 73.0 149
Gold 72 6645 71.7 137
Silver 72 6268 69.4 130
Copper 72 5779 68.0 125
Jade (Women) 72 4883 67.7 115


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  Pinnacle 16th - 140 Yards

16th Hole at Troon North (Pinnacle) (140 Yard Par 3)
16th Hole at Troon North (Pinnacle) (140 Yard Par 3)

Runner up:  Monument 2nd - 172 Yards

2nd Hole at Troon North (Monument) (172 Yard Par 3)
2nd Hole at Troon North (Monument) (172 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  Monument 6th - 306 Yards

6th Hole at Troon North (Monument) (306 Yard Par 4)
6th Hole at Troon North (Monument) (306 Yard Par 4)

Runner up:  Pinnacle 1st - 392 Yards

1st Hole at Troon North (Pinnacle) (392 Yard Par 4)
1st Hole at Troon North (Pinnacle) (392 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  Monument 3rd - 564 Yards

3rd Hole at Troon North (Monument) (564 Yard Par 5)
3rd Hole at Troon North (Monument) (564 Yard Par 5)

Runner up:  Pinnacle 5th - 541 Yards

5th Hole at Troon North (Pinnacle) (541 Yard Par 5)
5th Hole at Troon North (Pinnacle) (541 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  Pinnacle 16th - 140 Yard Par 3

16th Hole at Troon North (Pinnacle) (140 Yard Par 3)
16th Hole at Troon North (Pinnacle) (140 Yard Par 3)

Runner up:  Monument 15th - 299 Yard Par 4

15th Hole at Troon North (Monument) (299 Yard Par 4)
15th Hole at Troon North (Monument) (299 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  Pinnacle 14th - 609 Yard Par 5

14th Hole at Troon North (Pinnacle) (609 Yard Par 4)
14th Hole at Troon North (Pinnacle) (609 Yard Par 4)

Runner up:  Monument 17th - 495 Yard Par 4

Flyover Tour (Pinnacle Course): 

 

Flyover Tour (Monument Course): 

 

Final Cut:    Grade B