The Experience

The Boulders

A striking location creating a unique sense of place. Untouched. Unspoiled. Escape to a secluded haven amid the natural splendor of painted desert sand, towering cacti, and clear, blue sky – The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort.  Located on 1,300 acres of pristine Sonoran desert, this retreat truly inhabits a unique location. Nestled in the Sonoran Desert – just outside Scottsdale, Arizona – our award-winning accommodations, World-renowned Waldorf Astoria Spa, and stunning natural beauty, create the setting for an unparalleled getaway. Enjoy a round of golf with a choice of two Jay Morrish designed courses. Relax and repose in adobe casitas and villas expertly blended into the breathtaking landscape of ancient 12-million-year-old boulders. Experience unsurpassed recreation elegantly combined with robust indulgence, flawless service, and a breathtaking setting.


  •      World-Class Golf at The Boulders Club
  •      Waldorf Astoria Spa
  •      Six Dining options
  •      Four Pools
  •      Desert hikes, bike tours, horseback riding, helicopter tours, boulder climbing, and much more.
  •      Convenient access to el Pedregal, comprised of an array of boutique shops, art galleries, and restaurants.


The Boulders is world-renowned as one of the finest golf resorts in the United States, known for its rugged beauty, the Club offers Two Jay Moorish designed courses with 36 challenging holes.  

 Additional features include:

  •    Bogey’s Bar & Grill
  •    The Boulders Golf Academy for private, or group instruction from PGA and LPGA instructors.
  •    The Tennis Garden with Four Premier Hard Courts, Three Premier Cushioned Courts, and a Classic Clay Court, offering private lessons and clinics.
  •    Golf Pro Shop
  •    Tennis Pro Shop


The 33,000-square-foot Waldorf Astoria Spa blends Eastern and Western influences in its design, healing methods, treatments and philosophies.  It weaves the philosophy and vision with Native American and Southwestern influences of this desert oasis.

  The Waldorf Astoria Spa features:

  •    24 Treatment Rooms
  •    2,000-square-foot Fitness Center, providing a wide selection of free weights and LifeFitness cardiovascular equipment
  •    Movement Studios, providing an array of classes which include Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Spin Classes
  •    The Labyrinth, a path to tranquility inspired by the ancient Hopi medicine wheels
  •    The Watsu, offering an underwater “back-to-the-womb” experience
  •    Private locker rooms, featuring steam rooms, saunas and Japanese baths
  •    Full-Service Salon
  •    Spa Café
Travelers the world over place The Boulders at the top of their must-visit lists. Here in the Scottsdale foothills of the Sonoran Desert, you’ll enjoy pleasures such as gazing upon 12-million-year-old boulder formations, golfing on two championship courses and playing tennis. As night falls, wood-burning fireplaces in all Casitas beckon, and you’ll enjoy enhancements including new interior designs, new finishes and furnishings, and upgraded technology. At the Waldorf Astoria Spa, soothe your senses with revitalizing treatments and a visit to the meditation labyrinth and circular tearoom with its desert vistas.
In the Know
Take a golf lesson at the Boulders Academy from PGA instructor Donald Crawley, recognized as one of the “Top 100 Teachers in America.”Distance from Phoenix Airport (PHX): 33 mi/53 km Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability

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