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It’s easy to spot the areas of our valley that are fortunate enough to have flood irrigation. The “green” just kind of hits you about the same time the cooler air does, and you know you’re there.
Driving in to Phoenix’s Country Club Manor is no different. Sure, you’ve got the Country Club’s parking lot that doesn’t do much to quell the summer’s heat, but just a little further in, and… ahhhh.
Nestled among the busy streets of central Phoenix, the Phoenix Country Club provides a sanctuary and oasis for its homeowners, members and guests year round. Established in 1899, and having hosted the Phoenix Open for 50 years, the historic ambiance is pervasive throughout, captured by photos of the varying faces of the Club and its surroundings, the golfing greats and legends and community leaders including Arizona’s beloved Bob and Barry Goldwater. A recent remodel has retained the historic aspects of the Club, melding them with the best the 21st Century has to offer.
Surrounding the club, are private estates. These palatial pads aren’t for the first time home buyer (unless you hit it big in the Arizona State Lottery) but for those who can afford it, these estates afford all the luxury of old-Hollywood with a rich history unique to each home.
Joel & Carolyn Greenberg bought a home here in 2009 and have made great use of the club’s pool amenities. “with twin 6 year olds, we didn’t want a private pool to fence off in the backyard, so we bought a membership at the club. We just walk the kids across the street and they’re swimming!”
"The Club’s swimming facility offers three recently renovated pools for member use. The competition pool is heated for year round enjoyment. A large game pool and smaller toddler pool are also available. Adult and child swimming lessons, water aerobics and social activities are scheduled throughout the year. The Club offers a spring, summer and fall swim team with children participation ranging from 50-130 swimmers. A unique summer camp for children ages 4 and over is offered in a full day or half day format. A wide variety of swimming merchandise is carried in the pool side swim shop. The new Goldwater Grill offering a diverse food and beverage menu is also available seven days a week."
For those who prefer a more private swim, Country Club Manor delivers. Most of the homes are on large parcels of land, so pools have the added luxury of being beautifully integrated in to the landscape. Who wouldn't want a swim in one of these pools?
The homes in Country Club Manor range in size from 3,000 to 10,000 square feet with an equally large span in price. Sales have been recorded everywhere between $500,000 to over $3,000,000. The architecture equally diverse.
Social membership applications for Phoenix Country Club run $5,000 per year and the club provides "catering for both personal and professional needs… from simple and casual to the utmost in soft elegance." They do not accept cash or credit transactions; all charges are billed to a member’s account. Every event is unique and sponsored by a member; this special private process separates your event from every other public event. The Club offers many options to cater to your unique plans. Please call them directly to join at (602) 263-5208.
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