ASU Karsten Golf Course is the birthplace of Phil Mickelson, so there is some history here that cannot be duplicated. Proximity to Central Scottsdale and 2 minutes from Tempe makes for a perfect location. The course itself is a Pete Dye course with some incredibly tough holes. If you like Pete Dye courses and the tricks he plays, this is the course for you. The scenery is spotted with a few power lines and buildings which take a bit away from the course and its offerings.