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Arnold Palmer, winner of the 1961 and 1963 Phoenix Open at the Arizona Country Club

The Arizona Country Club’s rich history dates back to 1909 originally known as The Ingleside Golf Resort.  Interestingly, the golf course was constructed of oiled sand greens and a variation of six golf holes. It quickly earned the distinction of being the first winter resort ever built in Phoenix. The original location was north of Indian School Road and the Arizona Canal. Then in the late 1920’s Ralph Murphy relocated the Valley’s first resort across the canal and built a new 18 hole golf course using common Bermuda grass.

In 1946, the golf course was redesigned and reshaped to reflect a new era of golf and the Arizona Country Club was incorporated. It soon became the premier private club in the Valley and played host to the Phoenix Open from 1955 to 1973. Great names like Palmer, Nicklaus, and Player have walked the Club’s fairways and enjoyed the treasures of this great golf course.

As generations come and go, The Arizona Country Club has remained a staple in the Phoenix community. Now in its 75th year, Arizona Country Club is still going strong. Sons and daughters and grandchildren of the Club's founders and original members are now a part of this Club’s story and they will continue in its rich history and family traditions.