Thursday, March 26, 2015

Rio Verde Voted No. 1 ‘Private Golf Course,’ ‘Active Adult Community’ in Ranking Arizona Opinion Poll

(RIO VERDE, Ariz.) – Rio Verde Country Club and Golf Community – the award-winning resort community northeast of Scottsdale – has been voted the No. 1 “Private Golf Course” and “Active Adult Community” by Ranking Arizona: the Best of Arizona Business.

Each category in the state’s largest business opinion poll is selected by AZ Big Media and is based upon the preferred business and leisure activities of Arizona's business professionals. The rankings, published annually by Arizona Business Magazine, include more than 250 categories and 2000-plus entries.

“Private Golf Course and Active Adult Community are two of the most competitive categories in the Ranking Arizona poll, and we’re honored to be the people’s No. 1 choice,” says Ken Kelley, General Manager of Rio Verde Country Club. “Our golf courses, activities and amenities create a true resort lifestyle for our members, and our broad-spectrum of real estate ranges from low maintenance villas to custom estate homes.”

Residents and business leaders throughout Arizona vote via the official Ranking Arizona website. The top 10 in all categories are invited to the “Best of the Best Bash” on Thursday, April 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Venue Scottsdale.

“New residents immediately feel comfortable and welcome at Rio Verde,” adds Kelley. “A Midwestern sensibility and hospitality permeates the community. Even our traditional golf courses are atypical for the region, with ample turf and limited forced carries across desert areas.”

The Lehman Design Group renovated Rio Verde’s Quail Run and White Wing golf courses - a $6.5 million project modernizing both layouts while retaining their “soft desert” playability. Par-72 Quail Run – playing to 6,602-yards – sports a traditional design reminiscent of America’s great Midwestern golf venues. The par-70, 6,535-yard White Wing features links-style elements such as fairway mounding, open green fronts and stacked-sod bunkering.

For more information about Rio Verde, visit, or call 877.746.8373.

About Rio Verde Country Club and Golf Community
Rio Verde is located in northeastern Maricopa County in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains at the edge of the Tonto National Forest. The award-winning, resort community features 36 holes of parkland-style golf, a par-3 course and world-class practice facilities, tennis, hiking / walking trails, fitness center, Saddle Club and other amenities. 

Comprising 980 custom-built homes, town-homes, and villas ranging from less than $200,000 to over $1 million, Rio Verde is a low-density, master-planned community with large lots highlighted by golf course, mountain, or desert views. Its low taxes, competitive real estate prices, and tranquil location appeal to primary and vacation home owners. Rio Verde is just 25 minutes from the world-famous Mayo Clinic (Scottsdale campus) and 35 minutes from Scottsdale Healthcare at Shea Medical Center.

The 27,000-square foot contemporary, southwestern-style clubhouse is the center of Rio Verde social life, offering a wide variety of dining options and activities. Hearth-fired, homemade pizza and other casual fare is available at the Verde Pub, while fine dining in the Copper Room offers members access to professional chefs and world-class service.

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