Nestled in Arizona’s spectacular Mogollon Rim Country, amid the largest stand of Ponderosa Pines in the nation, The Rim Golf Club is the ultimate golf experience in the southwestern United States. Serene and picturesque, rustic and romantic, The Rim Club is one of the nation’s premier gated golf course communities.
The relaxed ambiance of The Rim Club greets you upon your arrival. As you stroll toward the practice area to loosen up, a breathtaking expanse of high country panorama unfurls in front of you. Cool mountain air envelops you. Unbelievable blue skies glisten above you. You are reminded of Colorado, North Carolina, or Oregon -- can this really be Arizona?
YES! And unbelievably, only 90 minutes proximity from Phoenix and Scottsdale! A stress-free, beautiful drive north out of the desert, through the Valley foothills, along the Mazatzal Mountains takes you to the crest of the hill where you capture your first view of the majestic Mogollon Rim, shimmering in the distance at an altitude of 7000 feet. You’ve arrived in Payson, Arizona - - elevation 5000 feet.
Famed golf designers Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish were given first priority to create the finest golf course corridors on the forested property. The resulting lots are meticulously situated to take full advantage of incredible views, while maintaining privacy and seclusion. In fact, half of the 555 acre retreat remains in its natural state: shaded by towering Ponderosa Pines, providing haven for bald and golden eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, and much other wildlife.
Central Arizona offers the most beautiful four-season climate in the country. Summer temperatures are twenty degrees cooler than Phoenix in the day, followed by luscious cool summer evenings, perfect for sitting on your deck with friends. Fall lingers in the Mogollon Rim, with trees changing colors slowly alongside the golf course. Winter brings spectacular, sunny, crisp days and cold, clear nights; you’ve never seen a blanket of stars like you’ll see at The Rim! The Rim’s dry climate, clean air, and cloudless skies will invigorate you, whether you are here to retire, escape the Valley heat, or just enjoy a secluded refuge from the rest of the world.
Year-round golf is the order of the day, with the course groomed to tournament conditions daily. Yes, that’s right: The Rim is never closed for over-seeding! Our greens roll true for twelve months of the year, and are widely regarded as the best in state -- if you are not too distracted by the remarkable views to concentrate on your putting, of course.
With expansive panoramic vistas, exceptional golf course design, and personalized attention to your golf experience, The Rim Golf Club delivers the very best lifestyle experience that Arizona has to offer!
300 E Rim Club Dr.
Payson, AZ 85541
The Rim Golf Course offers a golf experience like no other. Thanks to Payson's mild climate, avid golfers can relish year-round golf and enjoy true four-season playability. Towering ponderosa pines, spectacular views, and massive rock formations all complement the course, the ultimate championship collaboration of Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. Situated at an elevation of 5000 feet, The Rim offers a challenging golf experience for all levels of golf play. This beautiful course can be played from 5,200 to 7,200 yards, with forested fairways woven through dramatic rock outcroppings and the largest stand of Ponderosa pines in the country. The natural elevations and native vegetation enhance the strategic challenge of the hazards, with water coming into play on six holes. Best of all, the course continually frames the breathtaking splendor of the Rim Country, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forest on every hole.
The Rim Golf Club is one of the most extraordinarily beautiful Golf Communities in the Southwest. It offers true mountain golf at its finest. At an elevation of 5000 feet, The Rim provides year-round tournament-condition golf play. It delivers to its exclusive membership and high-end clients an unparalleled special experience -- from the course, to the clubhouse, to The Rim’s many other amenities.
This private club is owned and operated by Phil Mickelson Golf Properties (M Club) and offers uncompromising personal service, luxury comforts, and attention to detail that creates a lifetime of memories and forever experiences. A variety of memberships are available and property ownership is not required. As an added benefit, members enjoy certain privileges at other clubs, all in proximity to The Rim.
Are you looking for a uniquely elegant lifestyle, full of new friends, outdoor activities, and a spectacular golf course to call your own? You’ve found your new home club at The Rim!
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.
211 S Majestic
Payson, AZ 85541
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.
211 S Majestic
Payson, AZ 85541
Summer Hours (Memorial Day – October 1st): 10am-4pm Tues-Sat for Hair and Massage, Nails, Facials on Wed & Thurs
Winter Off Season Hours: 10am-3pm Tues, Fri, & Sat for Hair and Massage, Nails, Facials on Wed & Thurs
Discover The Mountain Spa in the tall pines of The Rim Golf Club. Just 75 minutes from Scottsdale, this full-service spa is an uncommon treat in Payson, Arizona. Services are both beneficial and enjoyable. Weather permitting, the cascading fountain stages the background for relaxation. The experience is like no other, quiet, non-clinical, just you and sounds of a babbling brook, relaxing you from head to toe. Massage, Nails, Facials, Waxing, Hair Styling and color services are an affordable luxury at The Mountain Spa. The beautiful surroundings complete the experience for all guests. Take the time to discover unhurried relaxation, to feel well, look well, and be well.
The Rim Club Dining
300 S Clubhouse Road
Payson, AZ 85541
Our Executive Chef rises to the challenge of ensuring the food mirrors the majesty you experience outdoors. Casual dining at lunch features an array of southwestern-inspired salads, sandwiches, and burgers. During weekday dining nights, specials like Duck Burgers and Tomahawk Pork Chops are provided, along with innovative buffet items, so you can constantly try new things. Weekend dinners include the highest quality meats, multiple fresh fish dishes, and specialty preparations of fresh vegetables and wholesome grains. Whether you desire fresh and healthy, or more traditional cuisines, an exquisite dining experience awaits you at The Rim! Dining only memberships are available.