Ambiente Golf Course
In Paradise Valley, the 36-holes at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn is getting what amounts to a new course with the opening of the new Ambiente Course in early November. Ambiente, which means “environment” in Spanish, replaces the old Indian Bend Course, originally opened in 1970.
When Golfers think of Arizona Golf what comes to mind is Scottsdale. While Scottsdale offers some of the best world class golf in the nation, the West Valley has some great golf to offer as well.
Designer: Jack Nicklaus II / 5,124 to 7,139 yards
The Golden Bear’s son had a chance to show his stuff at Golf Club of Estrella, and what he delivered is a challenging layout with a fascinating finishing stretch. The ‘Danger — Rattlesnake Habitat’ signs are a good reminder that you’re smack-dab in the middle of the desert.
The Scottsdale Ferrari-Maserati Polo Championships aims to bring Polo, the Sport of Kings to the masses while providing a social backdrop for equestrian enthusiasts to learn more about the storied competition.
America’s most-attended polo event is expected to draw up to 15,000 polo fans and revelers to WestWorld of Scottsdale. With the breathtaking backdrop of McDowell Mountains and beautiful white tents lining the field, the Polo Party will again be a weekend destination for both local residents and tourists.
As the investors leave and find less expensive housing elsewhere and the lending restrictions ease we are seeing a strong trend back towards normal in financed home sales, although we are not quite there yet.
We can sometimes get too focused on counting houses instead of counting dollars. This is particularly true when looking at how homes are funded.
Here are the numbers for August 2013 and August 2012 based on Maricopa County Affidavits of Value (i.e. excluding HUD sales and trustee sales)