Are you looking for a mountain golf lifestyle that is both casual… and luxurious? Rustic and elegant? Fun, yet refined?
Are you eager to play golf and enjoy outdoor activities year-round? Do you want to meet fun new people, while relaxing in a home that accommodates your family and all your friends? Would you like to get away from it all, but still have proximity to Scottsdale, Phoenix, and an international airport?
You can experience all of this – and more - at The Rim Golf Club. At our elevation of five thousand feet, you’ll revel in a mild four-season climate, featuring dry sunny winters and summer temperatures twenty degrees cooler than Phoenix. Surrounded by National Forest, our hometown of Payson offers a secluded, peaceful respite from the world…while still providing easy access to healthcare, grocery stores, and movie theatres, all within a five minute drive from The Rim’s gated entrance. An easy trip down all-weather Highway 87 brings you directly to Sky Harbor Airport, Scottsdale, or downtown Phoenix.
With just under 300 home sites on the property, The Rim offers an intimacy that many larger communities lack. Get to know your new neighbors at one our champagne welcome parties. Meet new golfing buddies at the driving range, or at weekly golf play days. Make friends at the fitness center and spa. Or just say hello to your neighbors as they walk Rim Club Drive, our scenic 3.5-mile loop through the community. You’ll find that the same things that appeal to you drew everyone here:
- A spectacularly beautiful mountain golf community
- A magnificent golf course
- The best four-season climate in the country
- The opportunity to enjoy a leisurely, luxurious lifestyle
From The Rim Club, you can access any number of spectacular trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, or ATV driving. Granite Dells Road provides quick entry to several loop trails that take you through towering, first-growth Ponderosa Pines and past rock formations that stand 20 stories tall! Views of the Stewart Mountains abound. Your dogs will enjoy the range of sights and scents as they experience the surrounding Tonto National Forest, while you breathe in our crisp, clean mountain air.
Various local hiking groups venture into the other mountain ranges that surround Payson, with three levels of hiking speeds available to accommodate all interested walkers. Whether it’s the Mazatzals to the south or up on the Mogollon Rim to north, there is a hike for every season.
Fishing of all kinds is available within an easy 45-minute drive. Roosevelt Lake is renowned for its trophy largemouth bass fishing, and is host to multiple fishing contests throughout the year. Smallmouth bass, crappie and channel catfish can be found as well. Atop the Mogollon Rim, numerous small quiet lakes offer anglers and fly fishermen opportunities for Rainbow and Brown trout, with record size fish caught frequently.
Hunting opportunities abound throughout northern Arizona. You can sign up to hunt elk, deer, bear, and mountain lion. Experienced local guides can help find trophy-quality wildlife.
Let’s say your adventure starts by scheduling a relaxing massage at The Mountain Spa and Fitness Center, followed by some time at the hot tub. No need to leave the property, you can walk or drive down in your golf cart. Order lunch by the peaceful pool and just relax.
Looking for more social activities? Various clubs are active at both The Rim and our sister property, Chaparral Pines:
- Two very active book clubs
- Cooking and wine tasting
- Sewing and quilting groups
- Volunteering in the community
- Trips to the Valley for shopping, concerts, nightlife and more
- The Payson Rodeos and Hashknife Pony Express
- It’s easy to meet people and make friends with similar interests.
- Surrounding Area
- Within a six-hour drive from Payson, you can experience:
- The Pacific Ocean
- The Gulf of Mexico
- A Wonder of the World: the Grand Canyon
- The Red Rocks of Sedona
- Multiple National Parks and Monuments, including Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Saguaro National Park, Monument Valley, Canyonlands, and many, many others
- Indian ruins and the history of native peoples
- The history of the Old West
- Major universities
- Downhill skiing
- World-class rafting
- Shakespeare plays and festivals
- Gambling, entertainment, and nightlife
- All levels of professional and collegiate sports, including Super Bowls, Final Fours, and NCAA championship games
Arizona is one of the most diverse and interesting states in the country. Sonoran Desert, mountain highlands, rolling rangeland, wind-carved canyons, and gorgeous cliff-framed lakes – all are within easy access from The Rim Golf Club’s gate.
The Mountain Spa and Fitness Center
Apart from the main clubhouse, situated amid the pines, a recreation retreat rounds out the full array of amenities available to members of The Rim Golf Club. The rustic Rim Country design of the fitness and sports center compliments the Clubhouse and creates a casual, comfortable place to enjoy a personal workout or relax with friends and family.
We believe that physical renewal and relaxation are an important part of an active lifestyle. Strengthen your muscles in the fitness center, lounge in the sunshine beside our outdoor pool or simply pamper yourself with a therapeutic massage and professional pedicure. Special features include:
- State-of-the-Art Training Equipment
- Heated Swimming Pool with Lap Lane (in season)
- Heated Jacuzzi
- Therapeutic Massage Treatment
- Beauty Salon
- Manicure and Pedicure Services
- Locker Rooms
- Meditation Garden
- Professional Fitness Counseling
- Exercise Classes
- Barbecue & Fire Pit Patio
As a Rim Member, you also share in all the amenities of our sister and neighboring community, Chaparral Pines. Chaparral Pines boasts a wide variety of recreational amenities and activities designed to please every member of the family. The eight-acre Trailhead Park offers complete recreational facilities, including: swimming, tennis, basketball, dog park, volleyball, a fitness center and an activities field. Barbecue and picnic areas overlook the children's playground.
The Trailhead includes the following amenities:
- Dog Park
- Athletic Field
- Mini Zip Line
- Family Swimming Pools
- Slide Pool
- Splash Pool
- Dance Lessons
- Fitness Center
- Exercise Classes
- Fitness Instruction
- Kid’s Camps
To schedule an appointment for massage or other salon services at The Mountain Spa, please contact Lynn Nordstrom, Spa Director at