What are the Amenities in Sun City West?


Amenities in Sun City West and Clubs

What are the amenities in Sun City West?
What are the Amenities in Sun City West?

What are the Amenities in Sun City West? I get this question all the time as a real estate agent who specializes in Del Webb’s #2 retirement community in Phoenix. The community was built right after Sun City and Sun City West amenities are second in size to only Del Webb’s first retirement community. The tradeoff between the two is Sun City West is newer and is more like a community versus a town.  So, in order to answer the question, what are the amenities in Sun City West, I’ve put together an overview for you below.

 Sun City West Recreation Centers

Pickleball in Sun City West
Pickleball is bigger than tennis now in SCW

Amenities in Sun City West include 4 resort-style recreation centers that are open every day of the year. They are state-of-the-art to meet all your physical, social, and creative needs. The recreation centers are kept up beautifully.  When a home is purchased all buyers must pay an asset preservation fee. This is a one-time buyer fee to help keep the amenities and community updated.  New workout equipment, locker room remodels, building facelifts, and new amenities are constantly being implemented. This helps to attract new buyers to the community. Sun City West’s Recreation Card Fees are very affordable. Currently, $508 per person on the title.

Between all 4 recreation centers, there are 6 swimming pools, 27 tennis courts, 15 pickleball, racquet courts, 14 bocce courts, 30 bowling lanes, miniature golf, outdoor & indoor walking tracks, 32 lawn bowling rinks, and 1 softball court. There are 2 dog parks, one for the small dogs and one for the large ones. Everyone ends up with their favorite place to go and things to do depending on their interests. My parents live in the community and have since 2007. My mom’s favorite pool is Palm Ridge which is closest to her house. Convenience is king, but she also loves R H Johnson pool which was recently renovated. My dad plays pickleball and during the summer they both take advantage of the indoor walking track. When the grandkids visit miniature golf, bocce ball, and of course the pools are big hits.

Here’s a breakdown of what each recreation center offers.

R H Johnson Recreation Center

The R H Johnson Center spreads over 48 acres and consists of 6 activity areas with 118,000-sq. ft. under roof. It is the largest activity center in Arizona. It was also the first recreation center built in Sun City West. In 2017, Johnson’s outdoor resort-style pool went through over a $4+ million dollar renovation recently. R H Johnson features a fitness center, large resort-style pool, bowling ally, miniature golf, bocce ball, lawn bowling, snack bar, pickleball, tennis, a library, auto restoration, ballrooms, and a big and small doggie park.

Palm Ridge Recreation Center

The Palm Ridge Center offers three pools – two indoor and one outdoor– large fitness center, tennis courts,  pickleball, an indoor walking track, a ballroom, and club rooms.

Beardsley Park Recreation Center

Beardsley Park Center features an Olympic-size indoor pool, fitness center, club rooms, mini-golf course, horseshoes, greenhouse, and a park with shady ramadas.

Kuentz Recreation Center

The Kuentz Center includes a fitness center, outdoor pool, tennis courts, outdoor walking track, softball field, club rooms, woodworking shop, and the Stardust Theater.

Sun City West Clubs

Sun City West amenities include over 100 chartered clubs and many non-charted.

sun city west clubs
Mom and Dad square dancing. One of the many clubs and activities you can join.

There are 25,000 members and multi-million dollar facilities for your full enjoyment.  For a full list of clubs visit S.C.W Clubs. For example, my parents who live in the community joined the bridge and square dancing clubs. My father loves the woodshop which he visits almost daily. The equipment in the clubs is often much better than what you would buy yourself. This goes for the railroad, jewelry, beer and winemaking, and woodworking clubs.

• Arts and Crafts
• Cards and Games
• Dance Clubs
• Health and Fitness
• Golf Clubs
• Music and Performance
• Hobbies and Travel
• Social Clubs

Sun City West Golf

Golf course and water views in sun city west
Golf course and water views in Sun City West

There are a total of 9 golf courses in Sun City West, so you can play a different course every day of the week and then some.  Having so many golf courses give many residents a chance to live on the golf course.  The community used to be known for having swans on most of the golf course’s small lakes. There are only a few left now.

The recreation center maintains 7 public golf courses. They are:

  1. Deer Valley
  2. Desert Trails
  3. Echo Mesa
  4. GrandView
  5. Pebblebrook
  6. Stardust
  7. Trail Ridge

The additional 2 courses are privately owned. They are Briarwood Country Club which is private and Hillcrest which is open to the public. Sun City West Golf fees are very reasonable and one of the lowest in the Phoenix area.  What to know more about Sun City West golf course? S.C.W. Golf

So to sum it all up, Sun City West Amenities are awesome.  For just over $1000 a year, you get all the community amenities for 2 people.  This includes 4 state-of-the-art recreation centers, 6  pools, 9 golf courses, 100 plus clubs and lots of activities. Many buyers choose Sun City West for its affordability and outstanding amenities.

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