Some say it starts once they reach the town of Payson. Others will tell you it happens a bit farther east, as the drive along the Mogollon Rim with an eye out for elk and pass through the smaller town of Heber. In either case, they all agree on what takes place: the heart rate decreases, the breathing gets a little deeper and the stress of working and living in the greater Phoenix, Scottsdale or Tucson area is left behind. Eventually their scenic drive reaches a destination in the White Mountains that serves as a welcome refuge from an increasingly hectic lifestyle, not to mention Arizona's unforgiving summer heat.

Woven into the rustic fabric of Northern Arizona's high country is the spectacular golf course community of Torreon. Mother Nature's design provides a stunning kaleidoscope of colors and breathtaking vistas at this four-season haven. At an elevation of 6,200 feet, Torreon Golf Club is the perfect escape from the nuances of daily life, and a well-deserved respite from warmer locales. It's a seamless invitation for a life that is meant to be enjoyed and fulfilled daily with an endless array of activities that caters to families and people of all ages.