Grande Sports World – Home of Barça Residency Academy

Every Graduate Has Earned a College Scholarship or Signed a Professional Contract

Facilities at Grande Sports

Grande Sports World offers an immersive, holistic student-athlete development environment for Barça Residency Academy student athletes. The campus features: Arizona State University Preparatory Academy High School, eight professional grade fields, a state-of-the-art indoor Performance Center, student-athlete dormitories and dining hall, and is adjacent to the Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort.

The convenient location and proximity of facilities, amenities, and fields offer student-athletes an immersive educational, personal, and athletic development environment, like no other in the United States.

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Grande Sports World overhead view of the soccer fields


Eight professional grade fields are continually maintained to international and professional standards with 16 portable European style full-size goals, 16 mini goals, 4 x 6 technical area, mannequins, coaching sticks and cones.

Barca Residency Academy student-athlete doing drills in the Performance Center

Performance Center

Our 58,000 square foot state-of-the-art Performance Center includes professional caliber locker rooms, hot and cold plunge therapy pools, soccer tennis, a player’s lounge with TV’s, ping pong, pool, and video games, and a rehabilitation center.


Barca Residency Academy Tower Residence

Hotel & Golf Resort

9-story, 64-room resort hotel adjacent to the training complex: balconies that overlook the golf course and the fields, two restaurants, a bar, a swimming pool and a fire pit, a 7,594 yard,18-hole championship golf course, two driving ranges, and more.




Grande Sports World Facilities includes an 18 hole championship golf course, with two driving ranges, over 1,500 trees and three beautiful lakes.

For over 50 years, the unique golf course and resort has played host to celebrities, sports stars, and accommodating visitors from around the globe. With 7,594 yards of greenery, the golf course is a gem in Arizona as an ideal place for golf vacation getaways and retreats.

Golf Course is closed June – September and will re-open from reseeding in October.

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The Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort nine-story tower offers its guests luxury accommodations with superb food and outstanding golf in a scenic landscape. 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.


The resort’s iconic design is complemented by their swimming pool and fire-pit amenities that further enhance the location. The resort’s restaurants and watering holes provide a variety of casual and upscale dining and entertainment options.