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McDowell Mountain Golf Club transforms its signature dining experiences

Rossa Kitchen and Patio emerges as newest neighborhood favorite

Scottsdale, AZ (Feb. 5, 2024) - The newest dining mecca in the Valley of the Sun is located at an already popular venue—McDowell Mountain Golf Club. Rossa Kitchen and Patio is the club’s hip, new neighborhood restaurant, and it’s quickly gaining a reputation for great pizzas, an expansive menu, and a selection of exceptional cocktails.

Food and drink offerings get even better paired with the equally enticing vibe, indoor/outdoor dining, a large see-through fireplace, and sweeping views of Camelback Mountain. Guests can also enjoy the bustling show of the bar and new, open-air, wood-fired Neapolitan red pizza oven all the while savoring the aromas of fresh-baked Italian specialties, their dough perfected through a proprietary fermenting process.

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The restaurant’s contemporary approach to American and Italian cooking reimagines time-honored classics such as homemade pizzas, with unusual, signature creations such as Tito Cracked Pepper (vodka sauce, cracked pepper, mozzarella, parmigiana, Reggiano and prosciutto) or the Ooey Gooey (mac & cheese, mozzarella, smoked bacon and caramelized onion). Other menu items include tossed salads, crafted handhelds like burrata & coppa, shareables, balanced bites, main courses, and desserts. The full menu is also available for “to go” orders, in particular the pizza…perfect for your home gathering.

Rossa’s beverage selections are built around crafty cocktails, Italian and American spirits, wine, and aperitifs. Among the signature recipes are the Prosciutto-Washed Old Fashioned; The Dutton (Yellowstone Bourbon, lemonade, passion fruit and club soda); and the Limoncello Collins.

Great food and atmosphere are complemented by elevated levels of service from a knowledgeable, high-energy staff. The recent transformation of the dining spaces and bar also includes an outdoor game area, where lively cornhole and other games are frequently in play.

McDowell Mountain Golf Club hosts ongoing public events that include entertainment, food and beverages, and the gathering of community—from wine dinners and mixology classes, themed food nights, club fittings, and ladies nine and wine to name a few.  A calendar of events may be found on the club website.

Located in the shadows of the McDowell Mountains and set in the heart of the native Sonoran Desert, McDowell Mountain Golf Club is a premier public golf course in Scottsdale, Arizona. The course stretches to 7,118 yards and delivers a visually stunning and challenging experience that that keep golfers coming back for more.

Owned by Arcis Golf, the second largest owner and operator of private, resort and daily fee facilities in the United States, McDowell Mountain Golf Club is one of the company’s 13 properties in the greater Phoenix area, including 3 private and 10 daily fee clubs. Grayhawk Golf Club, located in Scottsdale, was acquired by Arcis in June 2023. The company also offers several frequent-play subscription options for golfers through its Arcis Players’ Programs at nine of its Phoenix-area daily fee facilities, including McDowell Mountain Golf Club.

“Our club portfolio footprint in the greater Phoenix area is inclusive and accessible to all types and levels of golfers,” said Blake Walker, Founder and CEO, Arcis Golf. “Beyond the golf courses, though, we are cultivating a community of people who enjoy coming together to share a meal or beverage with friends, family, and business associates. McDowell Mountain delivers on all fronts.”

McDowell Mountain Golf Club is also now home to Silver Spoon, a classic Airstream trailer serving grab-and-go food and beverages and located at the turn for golfers to enjoy. Silver Spoon will also be utilized for club events and special programming, such as whiskey tastings, arts and entertainment, and golf clinics, as well as signature events exclusive to Arcis Players’ Prime members.

The club’s new executive chef, Randy Bennett, is a big believer in creating an environment that brings the community together at McDowell Mountain.  “A dining experience is more than just the food – it’s the staff, the drinks, the service, and the ambiance. These pieces should come together to help you feel welcome and to provide an amazing experience.”

An industry leader in providing inventive programming and unrivaled lifestyle amenities that complement exceptional golf offerings, Arcis Golf has invested more than $100 million in the past four years on property upgrades, new amenities, personnel, training, and systems to create extraordinary experiences and forge emotional connections with members and guests. The company has received numerous honors, including a National Golf Foundation “2023 Top 100 Businesses in Golf.”

To learn more about Arcis Golf, visit

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About Arcis Golf
Arcis Golf is the premier operator of approximately 70 public and private golf clubs in the United States and an industry leader, providing dynamic direction and unrivaled amenities that complement diverse playing experiences. Arcis Golf properties enhance the golf and country club lifestyle to a level of excellence designed to exceed the needs and expectations of family, friends, co-workers, and guests of all ages.

Arcis Golf is also known for innovative management, with a best-in-class leadership team that is reinventing the modern club experience, making it more relevant to the lifestyles of today's consumers. The company is committed to enhancing service levels, amenities, and programming to broaden the appeal for members and guests at all its properties. Headquarters: 13727 Noel Road, Ste. 1000, Dallas, TX 75240. Phone: (214) 722-6000. Website:

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