About The Rim Golf Club


Nestled among the largest contiguous stand of Ponderosa pine in North America, The Rim Golf Club resides in a truly unique setting rich with the natural beauty of Arizona’s Mogollon Rim Country.  Created for those who not only hold nature in high regard but who want to participate in its splendor.  The Rim Golf Club is a gated community consisting of 555 pristine acres just above 5000 feet elevation offering members luxurious amenities in a casual, yet classically elegant environment.  While enjoying the beauty of nature, The Rim is a 'connected' community with fiber to every home. 

A true four-season community that allows golfers and recreational enthusiasts year round activities.  The Rim maintains a 3.5 mile trail that loops around the property for active hikers or casual walkers.


Scenic mountain golf course

Championship Golf


Serene, picturesque and recognized for excellence in design, the ultimate collaboration of Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish the course has risen to its destined place among the country’s finest.  It plays from 5,200 to 7,200 yards, par 71.  The fairways are 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.  Thanks to Payson's mild climate, golfers enjoy year-round golf.


Scenic mountain golf course



You feel the stature of the course.  You are stepping onto a legend since its opening, receiving breathless accolades from the most credible of sources:

  • Golfweek Magazine has ranked The Rim one of the top 3 residential golf courses in America.
  • Ranked #19 in the Top 100 Modern Golf Courses – post 1960.
  • Golf Digest Magazine – Rated among the top 12 golf courses in Arizona.
  • Golf and Travel Magazine – Included among “Top 40 Residential Real Estate Communities in the US.”
  • Golf West - A Photographic Journey of the Western World - top 30 golf courses.


Scenic mountain golf course



Payson’s mild climate often inspires the staff to open the dinning room’s 50 foot wall of windows to unveil the great slate terrace and rolling landscape beyond.  The Rim enjoys four seasons:

  • Spring and Fall temperatures between 60-70s degrees.
  • Summer temperatures 80-90s, usually 15-20 degress cooler than valley highs with pleasant nighttime temperatures 25 degrees cooler than the valley.
  • Mild winters with occasional snow that beautifully frames the Mogollon Rim.  The snow normally melts in a day or two and rarely interrupts your golf game.


travertine dams and riparian corridor

Clubhouse and Restaurant


Architecturally stunning, an understated elegant combination of stone and wood the Clubhouse serves as a hub of activity in The Rim.  From the beautifully equipped Pro Shop and locker rooms to the spectacular restaurant and bar, The Rim Clubhouse is an exquisite complement to our spectacular golf course.

From casual dining after a round of golf, to expertly prepared gourmet meals, to cocktails and conversation, dining options abound. In addition to exquisite dining, The Rim Clubhouse features a large patio and separate cocktail lounge where members can take in the setting sun overlooking our beautiful mountains and the elegant Ponderosa pine Tonto National Forest.


Spectacular Rim Clubhouse

Mountain Spa and Fitness Center


There is more to The Rim than golf.  The Spa and Fitness Center provide physical relaxation and conditioning is an elegant surrounding.  The Spa offers a full menu of services including massages, manicures, pedicures and a hair salon.  A full complement of exercise equipment at the Fitness Center helps keep you at the top of your game.  A tennis court and lap pool are also available to satisfy your athletic desires. 

Free classes are available in yoga, pilates, water aerobics and more.

Luxurious Mountain Spa