Quality Inn Airport
1550 S. 52nd St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 967-3000
Fax: (480) 966-9568
Take a tour around Tempe's only lake for 35 minutes. If you prefer a self-guided tour, this place will rent paddle boats and electric boats daily. Choose from a paddle boat or a six-person electric boat per hour. A ten-person electric boat is also available. Call for information on group events, or reservations. Required to rent are a valid driver's license as well as a major credit card for security.
Two executive nine hole golf courses are available at this golf venue as well as a driving range, restaurant, and pro shop. Golf instructions are available.
Dramatically positioned between mountain buttes, this 73,014-seat stadium is home to Arizona State University. Built in 1958, the place annually hosts the Fiesta Bowl and has previously welcomed the Super Bowl. Over the years, this stadium has been extensively renovated, including a $1.67 million renovation in 1992. State of the art video equipment has been installed, including a system that offers fans instant replay action. Located atop the upper deck on the west side, suite seating accommodates up to 900 fans.
As one of the most challenging Phoenix golf courses, the Phantom Horse Golf Club blends Arizonian desert target golf with traditional links. Separating the Phantom Horse Golf Club from other Arizona golf resorts is the beautiful par-71, 6,336 yard course that features a spectacular island green, as well as a 7,000-square-foot practice green with a sand bunker and chipping area, allowing practice for a variety of shots up to 40 yards.
Exhibited at Pueblo Grande Museum & Archeological Park are the ruins of a prehistoric settlement of people who lived, farmed and prospered for centuries in this region. Known as the Hohokam, they built their first irrigation system more than 1000 years ago. Traverse the actual ruins to discover their methods of adobe construction. Phoenix's lone National Historic Landmark, sections include an authentic ball court, irrigation canals and a football field-sized platform mound. A gift shop is located within the museum for those looking for souvenirs.
They are dedicated to getting you the highest quality clubs at the lowest prices possible. They offer consultation and advice on choosing the right clubs to fit your golf game. They also offer custom fitting on every set, so your set will be built from the ground up to fit you. They guarantee to get the fitting right every time, or if it is not, then you can return the clubs to be adjusted free of charge.
ASU Karsten Golf Course—par 72 Pete Dye-designed public course is fashioned in a Scottish links style. Tees range from 4,760 yards on the forward tees to 7,058 on the professional. Throughout the course railroad ties, bunkers and hidden greens create a challenge. The number 7 hole is reported to be the most likely place to get a birdie. Greens fees including cart and vary according to season. Collared shirts with sleeves and hemmed Bermuda-length shorts are required. Amenities include the Trophy Room Restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, a practice range, putting green and short game area.
Designed by David Graham and Gary Panks, this golf course moves away from its traditional desert landscape with mature pine trees. Golf Digest has hailed it as the "the best service of any daily fee golf club in the world." Take special note on the 18th hole where water guards the right, and on the 8th hole, which challenges you with an enormous bunker. The clubhouse provides a full-service golf shop, men and women's locker rooms and a restaurant with outdoor dining.
The Phoenix Zoo offers a plethora of activities for family recreation. Sprawling over 125 acres (50 hectares), this privately-owned leisure facility is a must visit when in the Valley. It is home to over 1,300 exotic species including lions, giraffes, baboons and meerkats. Explore the verdant labyrinth of the Forest of Uco, take a hike along the African Trail, and enjoy a tractor ride at the Harmony Farm. In addition, the interactive programs on offer are both educational and entertaining.
If you are in Phoenix and enjoy going on easy treks, then Papago Park is the place for you. With its sandstone buttes, marked paths and slight elevation, it is perfect for family hiking trips and easy mountain biking. The most notable attraction of the park is the hole in the rock formation, which formed over thousands of years most likely from water erosion. For the more adventurous, visitors can climb the face of the rock for an unparalleled view of Phoenix.The park also includes attractions such as the Desert Botanical Garden and Phoenix Zoo.
Arizona's largest indoor climbing gym features 12,000 square-feet of climbing surface. Challenges include cracks, aretes, chimneys and cracks. No experience, no problem; after a quick training video, the friendly staff will have you strapped in and climbing the 24-foot-high canyon walls in safety. Routes are changed frequently, so climbers do not become complacent. Passes are available ranging $10-350. Bring your own gear or rent it here at a reasonable cost. Signed waiver is required for climbers under 18. Group events and parties may be arranged, call for further information.
Papago Golf Course is an 18-hole course that was built in 1963 by architect William F. Bell. It has long been considered one of the finest municipal golf courses in the US with national ranking. Papago was the site of the 1971 USGA Amateur Public Links Championship and was won by an Oregonian, Fred Haney.