Posted on June 26, 2014

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Talking Stick Golf Club was voted as the No. 1 golf course in Arizona by readers of Ranking Arizona. Published in the 17th Annual Edition of Ranking Arizona: "The Best of Arizona Business," this award is a result of the largest business opinion poll taken in the state. The voting takes place annually on where users select their choices of top businesses within 200 different business and leisure sub categories. Talking Stick Golf Club topped all others in the "Golf Courses: Public" category for 2014.

Designed by the acclaimed duo of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Talking Stick Golf Club is no stranger to awards, having recently been honored one of the "Top 100 Resort Courses" in the country by Golfweek Magazine for 2014.

"Talking Stick Golf Club was our first Talking Stick Destination entity; it opened in 1998 and has become a valley favorite among avid golfers," stated Blessing Mcanlis-Vasquez, marketing manager, Talking Stick Destination. "The Talking Stick Golf Club team takes great pride in their facility and it shows when they interact with guests. Thank you to the readers for recognizing their commitment to excellence that is on par with the best private courses," added Mcanlis-Vasquez.

"Congratulations to the entire team at Talking Stick Golf Club and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on garnering this great honor," stated John Easterbrook, executive vice president of operations for Troon. "To be voted on by readers and key business leaders as the top public facility in the state is a tremendous testament to the course and the ongoing dedication to create a truly great golf experience within the cultural and entertainment destination that is Talking Stick."

For tee times or more information on Talking Stick Golf Club, call 480.860.2221 or visit

Talking Stick Golf Club is located adjacent to Talking Stick Resort, an AAA Four Diamond Rated resort that is a central landmark within the emerging Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination. Talking Stick Golf Club boasts 36 holes of award winning Coore/Crenshaw designed golf that is managed by Troon Golf. The Talking Stick Golf Club also features event space and the Wildhorse Grill featuring Southwest cuisine. For more information on Talking Stick Golf Club, visit

About The Talking Stick Destination:
Arizona's leading Native American Cultural and Entertainment Destination, Talking Stick is home to Talking Stick Golf Club, Talking Stick Resort, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, The Pavilions at Talking Stick shopping center, Courtyard Marriott Scottsdale Salt River, Butterfly Wonderland, and the new Topgolf. The Talking Stick Destination is located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, conveniently situated at Indian Bend and the 101 Freeway, just 15 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and 10 minutes from Scottsdale Airpark. For more information on the Talking Stick Destination visit

About the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community:
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is a sovereign tribe located in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Established by Executive Order on June 14, 1879, the Community operates as a full-service government and oversees departments, programs, projects and facilities. With two distinct backgrounds and cultures, the Community is comprised of two Native American tribes: the Pima, "Akimel O'Odham" (River People) and the Maricopa, "Xalychidom Piipaash" (People Who Live Toward the Water). Today, nearly 10,000 individuals are enrolled Community members.

Media contacts:
Brett Brooks

Blessing McAnlis-Vasquez,
Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination
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