With major league baseball’s spring training in full swing, lots of fans are heading to the Arizona desert to take in the sun, watch a little baseball, and explore the 200+ golf courses in the greater Phoenix area.
One option for RV-Golfers is the View Point RV & Golf Resort, located in sunny Mesa, AZ,. featuring 27 holes of golf and 331 RV sites. Viewpoint’s 18-hole championship course is a par-71 that stretches 6,374 yards. Celebrating its 20th year in 2016, Viewpoint golf course features generous tree-lined fairways, immaculate greens, and panoramic mountain views. With more than 40 bunkers and lots of water hazards, strategic course management is a must. Four sets of tees accommodate players of all skill levels.
This traditional golf course is not overwhelming for the average player, yet it still provides a degree of challenges for the low-handicap golfer. The average pace of play for 18 holes is just over four hours. Relatively flat, this is a great walking golf course.
The par 33, nine-hole executive course is a reasonable 2,162 yards. Featuring one par-5, four par-4s, and four par-3s, the course will test all of your skills with a variety of sand traps and water hazards.
After golf, there are lots of activities and attractions to enjoy at View Point RV & Golf Resort and the surrounding area. Depending on the time of year, there’s tennis, baseball’s spring training, theater, arts, sciences, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, and more. Your options are plentiful. You can stay for a day, week, month, a season, or longer. The resort also offers well-designed cottages in addition to RV spaces that accommodate travel trailers, motorhomes, and Fifth wheels.
Fat Willy’s Clubhouse Pub & Grill, overlooking the 18th green and fountain, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Featuring daily specials, Fat Willy’s is the perfect place to begin or end a fun-filled day on the golf course. This cozy pub and grill also boasts plenty of new hi-definition flat screen televisions for viewing your favorite sporting events.
Mesa is home to two spring training teams – the Chicago Cubs, which have been part of the fabric since the early 1950s, and the Oakland A’s, a team that recently returned to the city. Both teams share Hohokam Stadium, which is located just north of downtown Mesa. Spring Training baseball extends into early April.
For more information on View Point RV & Golf Resort, visit www.campgroundreviews.com
Rick Stedman is an avid golfer, RVer, and writer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Rick writes a golf column, “The RV Golfer,” which is published every month in rvlife.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.