Scottsdales best 19th holes


This week the most watched hole in golf is the 16th at TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course, home of the world's largest 19th hole.

But if you're in Scottsdale, Ariz. for the Waste Management Phoenix Open and want to keep your buzz after golf is over for the day, there are a couple watering holes worth knowing about.

One of the slickest hotel bars I've ever ordered a cold beer in is the brand new W Scottsdale hotel downtown. The lobby is packed with bronzed bodies and skimpy outfits with live music on many nights, or you can party poolside upstairs to house beats.

Fitting to the area, the hotel is the first W brand hotel to offer golf packages. Accommodations are engineered more for couples (with open view showers and island beds), but I'd bring my golf group here for dinner at Sushi Roku or one of W's bars for cocktails to check out the scenery.

Once you've had your fill of hard bodies and bouncers with ear pieces at the W, go low-key at the Kazimierz World Wine Bar ( It's tough to find the entrance to this joint on purpose (7137 East Stetson Dr.), and what's inside is a dimly lit, speakeasy-style bar and patrons more clothed compared to the show-it-if-you-got-it W.

There are more wines to choose from than you can drink in a lifetime (about 3,200) and a small selection of worldly beers, too, so you can save the domestic keg beer for No. 16.

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