Scottsdale Activities in the New Year

The New Year, in Scottsdale, starts out with some great world class events.  Finding a place to stay can be tricky at these times (rentals are scarce) but if you manage to secure a place, its a great place to be!

The Barrett-Jackson – January 13-20, 2013

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. and Orange County, Calif.

The Waste Management Open: “The greatest show on Grass” – Jan 28-Feb 3, 2013

Over the tournament’s 77 year history, the Open has been known by many names, including the Western Open, the Arizona Open, the Ben Hogan Invitational, the Phoenix Open, the FBR Open and now the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The tournament has been played at Phoenix Country Club, Arizona Country Club and the TPC Scottsdale. The TPC Scottsdale has been the home course of the tournament since 1987.  2013 will mark the 27th consecutive year the tournament has been played at the TPC Scottsdale. Aside from the TPC Sawgrass (29 years), TPC Scottsdale has the longest continuous stretch a Tournament Players Club has hosted a PGA TOUR event.

Thanks to the most fan-friendly tournament venue on the PGA TOUR, the Stadium Course at the TPC Scottsdale, the Open attracts the largest galleries of any golf tournament in the world. In fact, compared to the days when the tournament was held at Phoenix Country Club, and the top attendance mark was 186,000 (1986), the Open has grown by leaps and bounds. At the 2008 FBR Open, a PGA TOUR record 538,356 fans attended the tournament, including 170,802 during Saturday’s third round alone. 2008′s Saturday attendance used to be a single-day PGA TOUR record until last year’s event, when 173,210 fans packed the TPC Scottsdale during the third round of the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open resulting in a new single-day attendance record on TOUR.

On the 16th Hole: The Stadium……where which caddy gets to the green first brings out huge cheers and the player who misses the green is “boo’ed”….

The Arabian Horse Show – February 14-24, 2013

After the show’s beginnings at the Arizona Biltmore, Ann McCormick bought 150 acres in Scottsdale and made it into the horse facility known as Paradise Park which served the needs of the show for many years.

Since that time, the show has been held at Westworld in Scottsdale. It has grown from 50 horses to nearly 2400 horses bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world competing for a chance at winning. A win at Scottsdale can mean big money in the breeding barns.

The 2013 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is proud to benefit the following charities: Cox Charities & March of Dimes.