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Restaurant of the Week: Proof Canteen

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is a long-adored Valley treasure for celebrating the special moments in life–including a Saturday-morning meal with the family. The breakfast menu at Proof Canteen–the resort’s casual comfort-food eatery–offers some of the best under-the-radar a.m. eats that might just rival its famed pretzel knots and barbecue dishes. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, Proof Canteen is ...

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is a long-adored Valley treasure for celebrating the special moments in life–including a Saturday-morning meal with the family. The breakfast menu at Proof Canteen–the resort’s casual comfort-food eatery–offers some of the best under-the-radar a.m. eats that might just rival its famed pretzel knots and barbecue dishes.

For breakfast, lunch and dinner, Proof Canteen is Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North‘s casual, laidback restaurant, a companion to its fine-dining Talavera. The family-friendly spot (check out the shuffleboard table!) whips up some of the Valley’s tastiest barbecue dishes alongside a standout Maine lobster roll, golden pretzel knots and many other adored favorites. Come morning time, though, guests and locals make their way to the restaurant to savor some of the most delicious–and unique–breakfast dishes in Scottsdale.

Of course, more traditional diners can choose from classic a.m. favorites like omelets, avocado toast, buttermilk pancakes and lox and bagels to pair with their latte or mimosa. However, this is no time to play it safe; a morning visit to Proof Canteen means trying something extra special.

Case in point, the cocopiña waffle. This large-enough-to-feed-two serving features a malted waffle, coconut anglaise, pineapple-lime caramel, toasted coconut flakes, fresh strawberries, crunchy macadamia nuts and a dollop of vanilla whipped cream on top. Didn’t get to take a tropical escape this summer? This beautiful beast of a waffle will do the trick.

Proof Canteen even takes healthy(ish) dining to a new level. The acai bowl is a picture-perfect, refreshing medley of acai sorbet, blackberry sauce, coconut flakes, dark chocolate, raspberries, banana chips, cocoa nibbs, toasted hazelnuts and coconut drizzle. Bonus: Kids will love it, too. The peach-lavender parfait is another favorite for a lighter start to your day, with a base of lemon-vanilla Greek yogurt.

Those who wake up with a heartier appetite will love sticking a fork in the dishes that pay homage to Proof Canteen’s comfort-food roots. The Johnny Cake Benedict, features corn cake, green chili pork and a divine roasted poblano hollandaise, while the short rib skillet will keep you satisfied until the next morning.

Breakfast at Proof Canteen is served 7 to 11 a.m. daily. To learn more, visit www.proofcanteen.com.

10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr.Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Desert Mountain to host two USGA championships

The Arizona club was awarded the 2026 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and the 2029 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball. Golf Course Industry staff Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, will host the 2026 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and the 2029 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championships — the second and third USGA championships held at Desert Mountain. The USGA announced the news.“We’re thrilled to bring both...

The Arizona club was awarded the 2026 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and the 2029 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball.

Golf Course Industry staff

Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, will host the 2026 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and the 2029 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championships — the second and third USGA championships held at Desert Mountain. The USGA announced the news.

“We’re thrilled to bring both of our four-ball championships to Desert Mountain and the state of Arizona for the first time,” said Mark Hill, USGA managing director, championships. “The variety of risk-reward options throughout the club’s signature golf courses will allow for exciting and dramatic team competition, while providing a comprehensive test that will produce worthy champions.”

Established in 1986, Desert Mountain features six Jack Nicklaus-designed championship courses, plus a par-54, 18-hole seventh course. The private club and community extends across 8,300 acres of Sonoran Desert terrain set at an altitude of about 3,000 feet. Its unique collection of courses offers landscapes that range from dramatic elevation changes to rolling fairways reminiscent of Scottish links.

“All of us at Desert Mountain Club are honored to host the 11th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and the 14th U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball,” championship chair Chris Storbeck said. “Our membership believes strongly in supporting competitive amateur golf, and we look forward to partnering with the USGA to showcase our community and deliver two first-class championships.”

The Cochise Course at Desert Mountain played host to the 1999 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, won by Carol Semple Thompson — the first of four consecutive titles for the Sewickley, Pennsylvania, resident.

The PGA Tour Champions’ season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship was held at the venue four times between 2012 and 2016, and is a former site of the Regions Tradition, one of five senior major championships, which it hosted from 1989 to 2001. Nicklaus won four of his eight senior major titles on the Cochise Course during that stretch. The club has also hosted several collegiate and amateur events, including the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate and the Southwestern Amateur, which has been played on four different Desert Mountain courses since 2013.

The 11th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball will be played May 16-20, 2026. The 14th U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball will be held May 12-16, 2029. The USGA will name competition courses for both championships at a later date.

These will be the 19th and 20th USGA championships held in Arizona, respectively. The Grand Canyon State most recently hosted the 2019 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur at Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, won by Ina Kim-Schaad, and is slated to host the 2023 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur and the 2025 U.S. Mid-Amateur at Troon Country Club in Scottsdale.

The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball debuted in 2015 and are open to two-player sides (or teams) of amateur golfers of all ages with individual Handicap Indexes not exceeding 5.4 for men and 14.4 for women. Partners comprising teams or sides are not required to be from the same club, state or country.

The 2023 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, which will be played at Kiawah Island Club on its Cassique and River courses, recently set a championship record with 2,551 entries accepted by the August 10 deadline. Qualifying for the event began on August 25 and concludes on December 12. The 2023 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball will be held at The Home Course in DuPont, Washington, with qualifying having begun on August 22 and continuing through December 7.

The Best Farmers Markets in Phoenix & Scottsdale

Fill up your shopping bags with the freshest and highest-quality products from these top local farmers markets.Open all year long at North Phoenix Baptist Church, Uptown Farmers Market is a gathering place for nearly 200 different local vendors and Arizona producers. You’ll find a collection of local produce, handmade foods and handcrafted goods, such as farm fresh eggs, Alaskan seafood, and soaps and skincare. Uptown Farmers Market even offers an online marketplace to make your shopping experience more convenient.5757 N....

Fill up your shopping bags with the freshest and highest-quality products from these top local farmers markets.

Open all year long at North Phoenix Baptist Church, Uptown Farmers Market is a gathering place for nearly 200 different local vendors and Arizona producers. You’ll find a collection of local produce, handmade foods and handcrafted goods, such as farm fresh eggs, Alaskan seafood, and soaps and skincare. Uptown Farmers Market even offers an online marketplace to make your shopping experience more convenient.

5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix AZ 85012

Open every Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

This family-friendly (and pet-friendly) farmers market has been a favorite to the community for 14 years. With over 100 local growers and producers, you’ll find a wide variety of organic and pesticide-free produce, natural meats, freshly baked bread and seasonal specialties. This is a food- and farming-only market.

3806 N. Brown Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Open Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Oct. 1 – April 29)

Roadrunner Park Farmers Market is open all year with a selection of local farm produce, baked goods, honey, nursery stock, natural pork, beef and fish, as well as handcrafted items. Shoppers enjoy the beautiful location of this farmers market which features a fishing pond, a children’s playground, soccer fields and ducks and geese roaming around.

3502 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032

Open Saturdays June – Sept.: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.Oct. – May: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Open all year round, the Arrowhead Farmers Market is full of family fun featuring fresh produce and plants, food trucks and concession stands to feed hungry bellies, as well as local food vendors and artisans.

7780 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale, AZ 85308

Open Saturdays May – Sept.: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.Oct. – April: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This new farmers market has four Valley locations (Troon North, DC Ranch, Blessed Sacrament Church, and Arcadia) that offer the community a wide variety of local products, including fresh produce, artisans, pantry items, Food Trucks and more, all while aiming to establish long-term sustainability and create meaningful impacts.

Opening September 25

Located in Downtown Gilbert next to the iconic Water Tower, the Gilbert Farmers Market is open every Saturday featuring over 100 vendors during its fall and spring season. Find locally grown produce and meats, Food Trucks and local eats, as well as games and entertainment for the whole family.

222 N. Ash St., Gilbert, AZ 85234

Open SaturdaysOct. – April: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.May – Sept.: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Come to the Ahwatukee Farmers Market every Sunday and enjoy its wide selection of fresh, local and seasonal produce, herbs, flowers, fresh baked goods, vegan treats, natural meats and seafood, as well as local arts and crafts. Shoppers love the small, intimate experience of this friendly market.

4700 E. Warner Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85044

Open SundaysOct. – May: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.June – Sept.: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Conveniently located in downtown Phoenix within the Phoenix Bioscience Core, the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market hosts many local agricultural growers, food vendors featuring vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options, artisans and non-profits. It also just launched a new pop-up lunch event, Good Food Fridays, which features multiple food trucks and vendors every Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

720 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Open every Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

67 Troon-affiliated courses named Golfweek’s best

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Scottsdale-based Troon, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, announced that 67 of its brand-affiliated courses were recently named to Golfweek’s 2022 Best Courses lists. A total of 51 daily-fee/resort properties appear on Golfweek’s 2022 “Best Courses You Can Play, State-by-State” list, while 16 private clubs were named to the “Best Private Courses, State-by-State” ranking. In addition, 10 Troon-affiliated courses appear on Golfweek’s prestigious “Top 100 Best Courses You Can Play” ranking, while eight are on the “Top 200 Modern Courses” list.

READ ALSO: Ranking Arizona: Top 10 golf courses for 2022

Golfweek’s elite team of more than 850 course evaluators determine the annual selection of the country’s best public and private layouts. Each year, the raters survey over 3,600 facilities, grading each following Golfweek’s 10 strict evaluation standards. The magazine then ranks the best classic, modern, resort and residential courses nationally as well as the best private and public courses in each state.

Affiliated courses named to Golfweek’s Best include:

No. T-18 Kapalua Plantation Course – Maui, Hawaii

No. T-20 Gamble Sands – Brewster, Washington

No. 38 Mystic Creek Golf Club – El Dorado, Arkansas

No. 50 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry) – Biwabik, Minnesota

No. T-65 Cascata – Las Vegas, Nevada

No T-69 Yocha Dehe at Cache Creek Casino – Brooks, California

No. 75 Princeville Makai Golf Club – Kauai, Hawaii

No. T-88 Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club – Wickenburg, Arizona

No. 93 Rawls Course at Texas Tech – Lubbock, Texas

No. T-94 Quintero Golf Club – Peoria, Arizona

No. T-37 Kapalua (Plantation Course) – Maui, Hawaii

No. 46 Gamble Sands – Brewster, Washington

No. T-104 Pronghorn (Fazio) – Bend, Oregon

No. T-135 Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort (Quarry) – Biwabik, Minnesota

No. T-151 Champion Hills – Henderson, North Carolina

No. T-168 The King Kamehameha Golf Club – Maui, Hawaii

No. T-182 Cascata – Las Vegas, Nevada

No. T-199 Princeville Makai Golf Club – Kauai, Hawaii

No. 2 Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, Wickenburg

No. 3 Quintero Golf Club, Peoria

No. 7 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa

No. 9 Troon North Golf Club (Monument), Scottsdale

No. 10 Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle), Scottsdale

No. 14 Boulders Resort & Spa (South), Scottsdale

No. 16 The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (Ridge/Canyon), Tucson

No. 17 Boulders Resort & Spa (North), Scottsdale

No. 20 Papago Golf Club, Phoenix

No. 23 Whirlwind Golf Club (Cattail), Chandler

No. 27 Sedona Golf Resort, Sedona

Snow seen falling at Troon North in Scottsdale; rain falls across metro Phoenix

The impossible has happened yet again — snow was sighted in Scottsdale.According to the National Weather Service's Phoenix office, cold air caused a freezing effect at a lower elevation than typical, causing a brief but beloved snowfall at Troon North Golf Club and its surrounding neighborhood.“For about 20, maybe 30 minutes at most we had some snow going on,” Ryan Martin, an assistant professional at Troon North Golf Club, told The Arizona Republic. “We had all the golfers pretty much com...

The impossible has happened yet again — snow was sighted in Scottsdale.

According to the National Weather Service's Phoenix office, cold air caused a freezing effect at a lower elevation than typical, causing a brief but beloved snowfall at Troon North Golf Club and its surrounding neighborhood.

“For about 20, maybe 30 minutes at most we had some snow going on,” Ryan Martin, an assistant professional at Troon North Golf Club, told The Arizona Republic. “We had all the golfers pretty much come in. Everyone started hanging out in the restaurant; they were kind of taking videos and chuckling about it.

“Obviously it was really cold. We had a lot of people from the Midwest who were not very happy. They had thought they had gotten away from it, but it didn’t happen,” he continued.

Despite its short duration, Wednesday's snowfall in Scottsdale stirred the National Weather Service to investigate thanks to a single report of snow along Loop 101.

James Sawtelle, meteorologist with the weather service in Phoenix, said they were investigating whether it was snow or instead graupel, an ice-based substance that accumulates on the ground and looks close to hail. Snow also fell in Scottsdale in January 2021, although that time, a storm system also brought graupel to parts of Phoenix.

Either way, it likely won't happen again this week.

“It won’t last very long and the accumulations will not be as significant. It will be turning back to rain, and then the rain is going to rapidly taper off in the later part of the afternoon and into the early evening," Sawtelle said.

"We’ll still have some chance of some additional isolated showers until 8 p.m., but the scattered showers will probably last until 6 or 6:30 p.m.,” he continued.

Light rain blanketed much of metro Phoenix on Wednesday with areas from Gilbert and east Mesa to Glendale receiving between a third and a half of an inch of rain as of 6 p.m. Phoenix, Tempe, west Mesa and the South Mountain areas received closer to .15 to .3 inch of rainfall.

The northeast edge of the Valley including Troon North and Cave Creek saw the most precipitation, with one rain gauge in Carefree measuring 0.91 inch and one in Fountain Hills measuring 0.94 inch.

Northern Arizona sees inches of snow

The snow sighting occurred on a busy day for winter storms, with northern Arizona seeing a slew of closures related to the cold weather. Snow will continue in northern Arizona through early Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

"We are continuing to see impacts from our winter storm across the high country. We have seen anywhere between a few inches of snowfall at some of our lower elevations to around a foot of snow here across the Flagstaff area," Lamont Bain, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Flagstaff office, said about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.

"What we are anticipating in terms of additional snowfall amounts, a general 1- to 2-inch (increase) for areas just west of the I-17 corridor, but as you head closer to the I-17 corridor and really east and south of I-40, that's where we are really going to be looking at the potential for some additional heftier amounts — particularly across the Mogollon Rim and the White Mountains."

These two areas could see an additional 4 to 6 inches of snow before this storm is over, according to Bain.

Highways closed due to snow, crashes

The Arizona Department of Transportation reported swaths of highway closures due to winter weather.

Closures as of 6:45 p.m. included on State Route 87 between Payson and Winslow and in both directions of State Route 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff.

The Arizona Department of Transportation recommended drivers avoid all nonessential travel in these areas until the storm cleared. There was no estimated time to reopen the highways.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety reported state troopers were busy with vehicle slide-offs primarily along Interstate 40, Interstate 17 and State Route 89.

As of 4 p.m. DPS had not heard of any serious injury or fatal collision in which weather was a factor, although a tractor-trailer jackknifed, or folded on itself, and sustained major damage on I-40 eastbound near Williams, closing eastbound lanes at Ash Fork.

Winter weather closes schools in northern Arizona

The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for both Payson and Flagstaff, citing temperatures of about 30 degrees with 2 to 8 inches of snow, icy roads and high winds until 11 p.m. Wednesday. Additional winter weather advisories have been issued for areas around Prescott, Wickenburg, Kingman and Globe.

On top of roads being shut down, schools in Flagstaff and Prescott closed for the day due to weather as well. The Payson Unified School District did not shut its doors but instead suspended bus services Wednesday.

The Flagstaff Unified School District and Payson Unified School District No. 1 said its schools will start two hours later Thursday due to the weather. The Payson district said schools will be closed Thursday.

Coconino County, one of the counties most heavily impacted by the storm, says it is keeping crews working until Friday and using 17 graders, 12 snowplow trucks, the Bellemont salt truck and two loaders to remove 4 to 12 inches of snow across the northern Arizona territory.

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