Great Wolf to Open Arizona’s First Resort with Indoor Water Park

By | January 16, 2018

The Wisconsin-based operator will make Scottsdale, Ariz. its 18th location in the U.S. and Canada when it opens a property on the Salt River Reservation and as part of the Talking Stick Entertainment District in the second half of 2019. It will be Great Wolf’s warmest location yet, but the company’s Chief Development Officer says “People find our concept particularly appealing in extreme weather conditions, hot or cold.”

Friday Filmfest: Coyote Encounter at Talking Stick GC

By | July 28, 2017

An apparently injured coyote walked up to a group of golfers at the Scottsdale, Ariz., property and stayed with them for about 10 minutes. The group offered the animal water and took a few photos and video before it wandered off. While playing at Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., a coyote walked right up […]

Changes in the Desert Wind


Notable shifts in one of the industry’s key markets, Scottsdale, Ariz., reflect how club and resort properties must respond to new trends in golf, recreation and leisure.