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Briarwood Country Club named 'Best Golf Course' by AZCentral's 2023 Best of the Desert - West Valley

Sun City West, Ariz. (June 29, 2023) – Briarwood Country Club in Sun City West, Arizona has been honored by AZCentral’s 2023 Best of the Desert - West Valley community choice awards as the ‘Best Golf Course.’ AZCentral’s annual Best of the Desert Awards celebrate and recognize the best the community has to offer. Nominations were sought in the first quarter of 2023 with only the top businesses in each category making it to the final voting stage. Votes were cast by AZCentral readers in April with results recently posted on, the digital home of The Arizona Republic, the state’s largest newspaper.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by AZCentral readers as the West Valley’s top golf course,” said Briarwood Country Club General Manager Phil Stika.  “The Briarwood Board and our team members have been working hard to enhance and improve the member and guest experience. It’s rewarding to have that work acknowledged and appreciated by the community.”

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Briarwood Country Club features an 18-hole Greg Nash-designed golf course that opened for play in 1983. In addition to golf, the member-owned club also includes a golf shop, a full-service restaurant and bar, an outdoor heated pool and locker rooms. Members also enjoy a full calendar of golf and social programs. 

Earlier this year, Briarwood engaged Scottsdale-based Troon, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, to assist the private club with golf operations, golf course agronomy, membership sales and marketing, and enhancing the social and dining experiences.

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About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 770-plus locations, including 760-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit

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