Saturday, March 14, 2009

Golf, Cactus, Lake and Desert Housing

Scottsdale is a mecca for golf enthusiasts. Scottsdale has 51 golf courses and there were over 12 million rounds of golf played last year.

This photo is from The Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa in Carefree, which is on the northern edge of Scottsdale and the spa is excellent.  The resort is exquisite, and it has residential housing as a component of this master-planned community.  You can see how the housing design fits into the landscaping.  You can see the bird nests burrowed in the Saguaro cactus, which is very common. 

There is a great hiking trail called the Boulders Trail that I enjoy as it has beautiful views and amazing rocks.  I will intersperse views from the hiking trail and around the hotel over the next few weeks.  There is lots to show you from Scottsdale!  To learn more about this resort, click The Boulders.

13 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hmmm. I've been to Carefree twice and didn't realize it's a part of Scottsdale! It's such a fascinating place.

Lois said...

I see the bird nests! That's very interesting. I never knew they made nests in the cactus.

glenda said...

This photo reminds it's time for a relaxing spa visit. Golf would be fun also.

Sharon said...

This place is so beautiful. I love to drive out for lunch on a Saturday afternoon.

Jarart said...

This is a beauty, love those clouds.

Hilda said...

Carefree. You just have to love that name!

I think the architecture is fascinating. Fits in the environment perfectly!

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

I really love the fluffy clouds in this photo, they don't look real!

JM said...

Great composition, all elements are wonderful!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Hilda
The road to Carefree inspired the Gordon Lightfoot song "Carefree Highway."

Kuanyin Moi said...

Oh yes, I remember when they were building this place! The resorts in Scottsdale are some of the best and have enjoyed most of them at one time or the other.

Jacob said...

That looks exactly like the pond where I dunked nine golf balls in a row. Oh, I think that was someplace else.

Oops.

Nice shot.

max said...

great composition for this picture!! congratulation!!! i would like to come visit your country realy!!!

iMarin said...

I love golf and I like Cactus, it is a great photo!

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