Scottsdale is an Oasis in the Arizona desert, and is part of the Greater Phoenix Area. It has the largest employment center in the Phoenix Area, the Scottsdale Airpark is home to 55,000 employees and 2,600 businesses. Many important companies have their regional headquarters there such as: AXA, GE Capital, DHL and Quicken Loans
Scottsdale is consistently ranked as one of the best destinations in the world for golf. "The West's Most Western Town" is home to over 200 golf courses with a variety of layouts even if the desert style is predominant. The area is home to the most popular event on the PGA Tour, the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. The event attracts over 500,000 spectators over the 7 days of the tournament. TPC Scottsdale is part of the Tournament Players Club network of courses operated by the PGA Tour and is a public facility.
Other must-play courses include TPC Scottsdale Champion Course, Troon Country Club, The Estancia Club, Mountain Shadows, The Boulders Resort & Spa, Quintero Golf Club, McCormick Ranch Golf Club and Whisper Rock Golf Club.