Cactus League Golf Connection: Spring Training and Golf in the Valley of the Sun

Papago delivers classic golf in the heart of Cactus League Spring Training

Once again Major League Baseball’s Spring Training is here. But “play ball” doesn’t always mean baseball. No doubt a hefty percentage of the nearly 2 million fans descending on the Valley of the Sun also will carve out time from Spring Training to play golf in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Papago Golf Course is ready for them.

Scottsdale Stadium, Tempe Diablo, Sloan Park, Hohokam and Salt River Fields

The five Spring Training venues surrounding Papago are well within the leather as great options for a dew-sweeper round of golf in the morning before catching spring training action in the afternoon. Only six miles away, Scottsdale Stadium is the home of the San Francisco Giants. Tempe Diablo Stadium, home of the Los Angles Angels, sits about a half-mile further. Spring Training location for the Chicago Cubs, Sloan Park, is only 8.5 miles from Papago, while Hohokam Stadium, where the Oakland A’s begin their season, is a mere 11 miles away. And it’s only 12 miles from Salt River Fields where the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks play.

Southwest – Dodgers, White Sox, Reds, Indians and Brewers

Although the ball parks on the southwest side of the Phoenix-metro area are a bit further away, the commute from Papago to Camelback Ranch would seem like nothing to road warriors rooting on the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. Also in the general area, Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians play at Goodyear Ballpark, and the Milwaukee Brewers play at Maryvale Stadium.

Northwest – Royals and Rangers

A bit of a haul, but still doable for diehard fans, Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers play at Surprise Stadium (41 miles from Papago), and the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners play at Peoria Sports Complex.

Great Golf, Professional Baseball, Exceptional Weather

For those chasing spectacular golf and Spring Training baseball, the Phoenix/Scottsdale area is a dream come true. Add in sunny-and-70s weather, and it’s a homerun.

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Papago Municipal Golf Course

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