Avid golfers know that Scottsdale is like the golfing Mecca with a multitude of golf courses in a restricted area. And Whisper Rock is definitely a must play if you have the opportunity to get invited. The first course at Whisper Rock Golf Club is the Lower, a Phil Mickelson and Gary Stephenson design. It opened for play in 2001 and is a real challenge for both high handicap players and scratch golfers. Good short game and accuracy with the driver are priorities if you want to score low. Indeed, roughs are absolutely terrible and it is better to be in a greenside bunker than surrounded by Arizona cacti.