The Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort offers its guests luxury accommodations in the Tower, superb food, outstanding golf and excellent value. Every guest room in the tower is oversized and has a large, inviting balcony with expansive views of the golf course and the mountains in the distance. This traditional 7,400 yard Arizona golf course is one of the most historic in the Southwest, is overseeded every winter and has over 1,500 mature trees and three lakes in a parkland setting. This unique golf resort in Arizona weaves a rich tapestry in Arizona tradition, playing host to celebrities, sports stars and accommodating visitors for more than 50 years.
Grande Sports Academy, home of the nationally recognized Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy, is the first full-time residential academy affiliated with a Major League Soccer team. The academy concentrates on developing highly competitive soccer players to become outstanding young men both on and off the field. Grande Sports Academy has built an organization that sets the bar for excellence, winning the 2012-13 U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-15/16 National Championship and reaching the USSDA final in both the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.
Grande Sports Academy has developed a well-respected, award-winning, successful style of attractive and attacking soccer. This culture of success, professional atmosphere and approach to training and competition is what Grande Sports Academy coaches and players call learning to “play the championship way” and follow the club’s mantra: As One.