Most Affordable Golf Communities in Arizona

by Robert Borges on November 30, 2020

Here’s something we all already know: there are A LOT of good reasons to retire in Arizona

Weather, taxes, healthcare...and of course, golf!

The promised land for year-round golfers, Arizona is second only to Florida as the best state to retire for golf

If you’re nearing retirement and have your sights set on Arizona as your final destination, we have some great options with homes that won’t break the bank. Here is a list of the most affordable golf communities in Arizona. 

Encanterra- San Tan Valley, AZ
Homes priced from the $400,000s

Encanterra affordable AZ golf community

This affordable Arizona golf community features an award-winning desert golf course designed by PGA Tour legend Tom Lehman. In addition, La Casa, the 60,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse and recreation center, includes private tennis, fitness and spa facilities, plus three swimming pools, four restaurants, a large outdoor amphitheater and a full suite of resort services. Then there’s The Algarve, an 8,000 square foot clubhouse on a 2.5 acre parcel in the community, complete with resort poolside dining, demonstration kitchen, artisan studio, indoor and outdoor concert area, eight pickleball courts, and bocce ball. 

Trilogy at Verde River- Rio Verde, AZ
Homes priced from the mid $400,000s

Trilogy at Verde River affordable Arizona golf community

Following the natural terrain of the Sonoran Desert, the 18-hole championship golf course highlights this affordable golf community in Arizona. The course was designed by Ken Kavanaugh, with enhancements by Lehman Design Group led by professional golfer and 1996 British Open Champion, Tom Lehman. The clubhouse includes a signature restaurant & bar, Alvea Spa, Market Place, resort pool, fitness center, culinary studio, event center, and expansive outdoor sports complex.

Trilogy at Wickenburg Ranch- Wickenburg, AZ
Homes priced from the low $400,000s

Trilogy Wickenburg Ranch

Here’s a new Arizona golf community in the high Sonoran Desert, and it didn’t take long for this gem to top the list of best 55+ communities in Arizona. Set in the high Sonoran Desert with homes staring in the $400,000s, residents enjoy a scenic golf course and a resort club that boasts a spacious full-service clubhouse and an active program of outdoor activities and social events throughout the year. Affectionately known as the “Dude Ranch Capital of the World,” the historic mining and ranching town of Wickenburg offers fun and charm for the whole family--and is a popular destination for Western trail rides and equestrian sports.

Estrella- Goodyear, AZ
Homes priced from the high $300,000s

Estrella AZ affordable golf community

Golfers, look no further than Estrella! This mixed-use community near Phoenix boasts stunning scenery and the Nicklaus Design Golf Club of Estrella, a daily-fee championship course. Beyond golf, Estrella offers something for everyone with its multiple pools, parks, trails, and even on-site shopping and dining. It even has an exclusive age-restricted neighborhood with affordable low-maintenance homes for 55-plus buyers.