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Briarwood Country Club named ‘Best Golf Course,’ ‘Best Driving Range,’ And ‘Best Golf Shop’ By AZCentral’s 
2024 Best of the Desert – West Valley

Sun City West, Ariz. (June 21, 2024) – Briarwood Country Club in Sun City West, Arizona has been honored by AZCentral’s 2024 Best of the Desert - West Valley community choice awards as the “Best Golf Course,” “Best Driving Range” and  “Best Golf Shop.” 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 2024 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.

“We are so proud to be recognized as the best golf course, driving range and golf shop in the West Valley and honored to represent our membership family and all the supportive residents of Sun City West,” said Briarwood Country Club General Manager Phil Stika. 

Briarwood Country Club team accepting AZ Central Best of the West Valley Awards - Photo by Le Beau Photography.jpg

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.

Briarwood is managed by Scottsdale-based Troon, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services. Troon assists 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 900-plus locations in 45-plus states and 35-plus countries, including operational responsibility for 575-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. 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. 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, ICON Management and Eventive Sports. For additional news and information, visit

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