An award-winning, world-class training destination for youth, professional, and national teams from around the globe.

Grande Sports World is truly an athlete’s dream come true. Since opening, it has set the gold standard of excellence for youth soccer development in the country by providing coaching, facilities, professional fields, and lodging in one central location.


Horace Stoneham, legendary owner of the San Francisco Giants, conceived of a first-rate training facility for his “Boys from the Bay.” He built the Francisco Grande to cater to their every need. Word spread and soon fans traveled from around the world to see their Giants, train and compete in the Cactus League, play superlative golf, and bask in the Arizona sun.

John Wayne loved Francisco Grande, and he kept a penthouse suite at the top of the hotel where he often stayed. Pat Boone took part in opening ceremonies more than 50 years ago, and was a frequent visitor to the hotel. Today, you can walk the same grounds where baseball greats, all Hall of Famers like Willie Mays, Juan Marichal, Orlando Cepeda, and Willie McCovey once practiced their skills, play rounds of golf where the rich and famous strolled, and take in the view from the Eagle’s Nest, where “The Duke” once held court.

Today, The Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort has been modernized and restored through a multi-million-dollar renovation while honoring its commitment to preserving a rare and glittering past. Every guest room in the tower has a large, inviting balcony with expansive views of the golf course, sports fields and mountain vistas. The resort’s restaurantsand watering holes provide a variety of casual and upscale dining and entertainment options.

Francisco Grande remains an ultramodern resort for athletes to train, play, rest and refuel with nutrition designed meals from our chefs. 16 MLS and 5 international National teams have trained at the facility. Your team.

Just 45 minutes from Phoenix, Arizona and a world away from the pressures of everyday life, Francisco Grande, the legendary Arizona golf resort, is located halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, and is just an hour drive from Scottsdale. On-location facilities include a fitness center, restaurant and a cocktail lounge, ballrooms and meeting facilities with state-of-the-art audio and video and high speed internet access, activities including bocce ball, horseshoes and volleyball.

Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort’s ideal location makes it the place to hold golf tournaments, outings, conferences, conventions, and corporate events.


The Francisco Grande offers nearly 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including the ‘Eagle’s Nest,’ a meeting room overlooking the spectacular golf course, with professional conference service staff available to assist any request. Meeting rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual and presentation capabilities and high-speed Internet access.


The Grand Ballroom provides more than 4,000 square feet of space and can accommodate up to 400 people with ease. An attentive catering staff is ready to handle any request. A wide variety of groups have come to appreciate the Francisco Grande’s secluded, unique setting combined with our staff’s attentive service. It’s the perfect location for your group, whether you are planning a Board Meeting, Annual Meeting, Social Event or Wedding.


Francisco Grande Catering

Catering Managers and an Executive Chef construct special occasions for guests by creating elegant feasts or fun theme parties for meetings, golf tournaments, dream weddings or family reunions. The hotel focuses on flawless service, attention to detail, and impressive food and beverage offerings, as well as diverse locations. The Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort takes the guesswork out of planning, while offering everything you need to run an effective, motivating and on-budget event with no surprises.

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