History

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THE BEST, WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ...

That was the vision of the Members for the new Phoenix Country Club when it relocated to its present location many decades ago from Roosevelt and 3rd Street.  Little did these founding Members know then that their dreams would come to fruition and our Club would become the preeminent country club in Phoenix.  Senator Barry Goldwater was one of the Members who had great influence on the Club early on, and saw it grow and prosper during his lifetime. His brother, Bob Goldwater, is recognized by many as the father of the Phoenix Open, which was held at Phoenix Country Club from 1932 through 1986.  "I thought the idea of a golf tournament in Phoenix in the winter would be an ideal way to bring awareness to Phoenix," he said.

Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gene Littler, Johnny Miller, Miller Barber, Ben Crenshaw, Hal Sutton, and many other famous golfers are part of our golf history. Each of these golf greats participated and won the Phoenix Open.  Their images have been carefully captured throughout the Clubhouse as a remembrance of their contribution to the game of golf as well as to Phoenix Country Club. After 30 years Phoenix Country Club is once again the host of the PGA Champions Tour The Schwab Cup in 2017 2018.

From its first golf tournament in February 1900 to today, Phoenix Country Club has continued the founding memberships vision of being the best, west of the Mississippi, and today is recognized as the preeminent private club of Phoenix.