- With a temperate climate year-round, Chaparral Pines provides a lifestyle best enjoyed in the company of family and good friends. From fun social gatherings and family barbecues to relaxing nature walks and peaceful evenings spent in a rustic home, Chaparral Pines truly celebrates high-quality mountain living.
- A scenic 75 minute drive from Scottsdale, nestled in the world’s largest stand of Ponderosa Pines … you will find Payson Arizona and the unique luxury home golf community of Chaparral Pines. With its soaring rough-hewn timber beams, crackling stone fireplaces, and sweeping patios overlooking the golf course, the magnificent 27,000-square-foot clubhouse at Chaparral Pines is a welcoming second home to most residents. This rustically elegant facility also features pristine men's and women's locker rooms, providing all the amenities necessary for enjoying a day in the pines. The eight-acre Trailhead Park at Chaparral Pines allows members of any age to enjoy the fitness center, swimming pool, tennis, pickleball and basketball courts,a brand new 60,000 square foot sports field and dog park amenity for the members and and a children's activity center.
- Payson is located in north central Arizona often called the “heart” of Arizona. It is a beautiful 90-minute drive from the Phoenix metropolitan area and is known for its beauty and many recreational opportunities. The area enjoys a mild four season climate that attracts international as well as national visitors throughout the year. Payson is rich in Western heritage, and hosts the “World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo”. With approximately 30,000 residents, it offers the atmosphere of rural America along with most of the amenities of larger cities.
- Payson was founded as Union Park in 1882. People in the area called it Green Valley until the post office was established. Then the postmaster, Frank C. Hise, named it for Senator Louis Edward Payson, who was the congressional chairman of Post Office and Post Roads.
- It sits at the base of the majestic Mogollon Rim which is a 7,000-foot high, 200-mile long escarpment located in the world's largest Ponderosa Pine forest. Payson’s 5,000 foot elevation provides the town with it pleasant climate and four mild seasons. A variety of mountain lakes and trout streams, hiking trails and campsites are easily accessible from Payson. The area offers many outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and biking.
- Local attractions include Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Shoo-Fly Indian Archeological Site, Tonto Fish Hatchery, The Rim Country Museum and the Zane Grey Cabin.
- Largest Pine Stand in US – Tonto National Forest
- Payson is well-known for its picturesque pine-laden surroundings, an abundance of natural attractions and countless recreational opportunities hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and biking are all easily accessible in and around Payson, with a variety of mountain lakes and trout streams, hiking trails and campsites just minutes from the secluded luxury of The Rim Golf Club. Some of the most notable nearby wonders include Tonto Natural Bridge, the Shoo-Fly Indian Archaeological Site, and Tonto National Forest.
A natural haven for anglers, the lakes and streams of the Mogollon Rim offer plenty of opportunity for exciting sport fishing. Payson and the surrounding areas are home to some of the best trout streams in Arizona. An abundance of Rainbow and Brown trout inhabit many of the streams below the Rim, while lakes, reservoirs and lower-elevations rivers host a variety of warm water fish. The Rim Country is full of lakes stocked with trophy fish, all within an hour’s drive from Payson.
The Mogollon Rim is a jaw-dropping natural spectacle of outdoor scenery that reserves its most exciting discoveries for those who choose to explore its wonders on foot. There are more than 50 miles of dedicated trails in just about every direction, with paths that lead to many surprises along the way. You can hike to Native American ruins, see an abundance of wildlife, discover quiet lakes and spectacular waterfalls – all within a short distance of The Rim Golf Club. For the particularly adventurous, the Tonto National Forest alone has a trail system totaling more than 500 miles.
- Mountain Biking
The Tonto National Forest and surrounding wilderness areas have a collection of nearly 900 miles of National Forest System Trails. Their primary purpose is to provide a variety of opportunities for hikers, bikers, and equestrians to enjoy the beauty and challenge of nature.
- Other activities include Camping, Boating & Water Skiing, ATV trails, horseback riding, hunting and downhill & cross country skiing, based on the season.