Desert Mountain is one of the finest private residential communities in the world and private country club in Scottsdale. This private, golf community is nestled in the high Sonoran Desert in North Scottsdale, and is protected to the north and east by the Tonto National Forest. Due to its elevation, the community experiences relatively cooler temperatures in the summer than most Arizona golf properties. Located on the perimeter of the city, the community offers easy access to airports, shopping and entertainment; yet is also close to Arizona's many lakes, streams, ski resorts and expansive mountain ranges.
Desert Mountain is the only private country club in the United States to offer six Jack Nicklaus signature courses. Six Distinct golf clubhouses, one to service each course are also featured.
Cochise Course -a "major" stop on the PGA's Senior Tour. 7,019-yards and surrounded by the rugged Sonoran Desert, this course demands a thoughtful and strategic approach. None other than Jack Nicklaus himself has called the Cochise course one of the most picturesque golf courses in the world. No wonder it has been named to "America's 100 Greatest Courses" (Golf Digest, 1993), "Best Course in Each State" (Golf Digest, 1993 – Top 10 in Arizona), "Best Maintained Golf Course" (Golf Course News, 1992 – As Ranked by PGA Tournament Players).
From the "big boys" tees the course measures 7048 yards of soft, smooth slopes, rolling fairways and challenging approach shots (Officially it rates at 72.7 with a slope of 144).
Renegade Course- known as the "nice" course, letting the player decide how challenging a round to play due to two pin placements at every hole. It has been rated as "America's 100 Greatest Courses"(Golf Digest, 1993), "Best Course in Each State"(Golf Digest, 1993 – Top 10 for Arizona).
Apache Course- Built in1996, the course measures 7,300 yards and sports a more accommodating par-72. Of all the courses this is perhaps the most traditional "desert" course. Large greens make it easy to bump and run.
Geronimo Course- The Geronimo Course starts out deceptively simple, but then makes some nasty changes on the back 9. Nicklaus himself called the course, "the strong-looking course." With its large elevation changes, deep canyons, this 7,414 yard course rates a respectable 75.2.
Chiricahua Course- Chiricahua was recently called the best golf course in Arizona by Rick Bullock, golf writer for the Scottsdale Tribune. The 7,424-yard par-72 layout is at a dramatic elevation above the other Desert Mountain courses and offers majestic views of the world below. It is designed so most players should find short grass off the tee. It also has plenty of closely clipped chipping and bailout around many of the greens, which should appeal to players of lesser ability.
Outlaw Course- In the tradition of a Scottish links course, Outlaw is different in style from the other five courses at Desert Mountain. With this course Nicklaus' goal was "to take what nature gave us and try to enhance it". He took advantage of the many subtle features of the terrain including native washes, gently rolling hills and many spectacular views when designing this Arizona golf property. Demanding players hit a variety of high, low and bump-and-run shots, you had better bring your ground game to the Outlaw. To maintain the unspoiled views of Pinnacle Peak, the McDowell Mountains and Four Peaks, Outlaw does not have any homes built along the course and encourages golfers walk and play this course the way the game was intended to be played.
Desert Mountain Real Estate- consists of 35 unique villages with golf course and mountain views throughout. Properties range in price from $500,000 for a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,200 square foot home located on the first fairway of Apache Golf Course to $6.25 million for a 4 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom, 7,111 square foot estate with two wings joined by a bridge, built into the mountain side. Most properties in Desert Mountain include a golf membership in the purchase price of the home.
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