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Why Desert Mountain Club is a great place to Live, Play & Work for me, Linda Salkow

Sonoran grass tennis court

The Desert Mountain Community has beginner golf programs and for those that are scratch golfers offers challenging tournaments for them to compete not only within our own community but also to compete with other club members around the valley.I did play on our “Team Golf” a few years back. It challenged me and inspired me to become a better golfer.

So whether you want to be challenged or just want to enjoy the social experiences, Desert Mountain is truly the best community.

Read about the Desert Mountain Community in the Wall Street Journal dated Friday May 29, 2015.

 

At Desert Mountain our members enjoy a lifestyle that is truly without equa! Contact Linda Salkow for more information about viewing homes in Desert Mountain Arizona. Call 480-620-3511Desert Mountain Golf has the best private golf in the valley. Not only because of the spectacular views, but because of the impressive Jack Nicklaus courses and opportunities it offers its golfers. The six courses offer players 108 holes of immaculate greens, dramatic elevation changes, rolling fairways, and beautiful views of metro Phoenix-Scottsdale.Desert Mountain Golf has the most extensive practice facilities in Arizona, including multiple chipping, pitching, bunker and putting areas, as well as four practice ranges with target greens. They are also the only course in the country to have the Jim Flick Golf Performance Center. The center features the most advanced golf technology available including 3-D motion capture, Doppler radar, and four-camera video motion analysis helping golfers improve and understand their game.

For 2015 and 2016, Desert Mountain Golf is proud to host the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, featuring the 30 top players on the Tour’s official money list and some of the most accomplished players in the PGA Tour history. During the Championship, the players compete for two coveted trophies – the Charles Schwab Cup Championship trophy and the Charles Schwab Cup.

Desert Mountain Golf has the largest private collection of Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, offering its members a club like no other in the world. Golfers can select to play on one of six championship courses designed by Nicklaus himself. These courses offer players at all skill levels, a unique opportunity to stay challenged, while keeping it playable and enjoyable at the same time.

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Aerial view of the Golf courses at Desert Mountain Cochise Golf Course at Desert Mountain Club

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Renegade

The Renegade Course was the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Course to open at Desert Mountain in 1987. Once described by Golf Magazine as “the most versatile course in the world”, golfers can choose their level of play by varying the pin placement at each hole. The combination of the tee and pin positions throughout the course offer players of varied skill level a unique test of their game. Golf Digest has named the 7,524-yard Renegade one of “American’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” three times and regularly among the best courses in Arizona.

Cochise

This challenging 7,019-yard course has hosted the Charles Schwab Cup Championship several times. Its signature holes are known as four of the finest “risk/reward” par fives to be found anywhere. The lush Sonoran Desert surrounds each side of the fabulous layout of the Cochise course giving players a true test of their golfing skill. Shots require precision, and contoured greens require a golfer’s skillful touch. The double green for the par-3 seventh hole and the par-5 fifteenth hole sit on a quaint island, conveying Jack Nicklaus himself to say that the Cochise is “one of the most picturesque golf courses in the world.”

Apache

This gentle par-72 course was designed with traditional, relaxed golfers in mind. The course provides moderate, rolling fairways, grassy catch areas, deceptively sloping putting surfaces and ample greens, but will provide you enough challenges with its elevation, length and hole changes. During the 7,211-yard course, Apache features a “disappearing green” on the eighteenth hole. With its two separate greens, the more difficult green is set into a hillside making the entire putting surface not even visible.

Geronimo

Geronimo makes its way through intense boulders, deep washes, ravines and lush desert with large elevation changes, making it most visually intimidating. But this 7,420-yard course is described by Jack Nicklaus as the “strong looking course”. The first hole sets the stage with its spectacular elevation drop to the 570-yard par five fairway. The front nine may be deceiving, making you think it’s a gentle course, but the back nine will put you in your place. The eighteenth hole is a 160-yard, par 3 that requires an exacting shot over a canyon to a two-tiered green between sand bunkers.

Chiricahua

The fifth of Desert Mountain Golf Jack Nicklaus Signature Courses, Chiricahua, represents the pinnacle of the designer’s desert achievements. It features the highest elevation changes of all the courses, ranging from 3,000 to 3,300 feet and offers stellar views of metro Phoenix and the Valley. This par-72 course features nine holes that play uphill, eight holes that play downhill and one that plays sideways. Chiricahua is a challenging, exhilarating experience for every golfer throughout the entire 7,197 yards.

Outlaw

The final course opened in 2003 with traditional Scottish links design, adjacent to the Tonto National Forest. Jack Nicklaus took “what nature gave us and tried to enhance it” when he designed Outlaw. There are no houses built around the course, so golfers are encouraged to play the game the way it was meant to be played, including eliminated forced carries from the tees with its generous landing areas and several high, low and bump and run shots. The course features gentle rolling hills, native washes and fantastic views of several Arizona landmarks such as the McDowell Mountains, Four Peaks and Pinnacle Peak.

Renegade Golf Facility & the Jim Flick Performance Center

Renegade is one of my favorites. It was designed back in 1987 and allows golfers to choose their own level of play.  What makes this golf course special are the two pin placements. The Gold pins are for those golfers looking for a more challenging course. It is not what we would call a “bump and run” course. Once you get close to the green, there is usually a sand bunker or some kind of obstacle in front of the green.

The best part of playing Renegade is setting up the course for how you feel that day. For example as a female golfer, I can choose to play from the Red tee box and go to the White tees OR for a more challenging experience, play the Red tees to the Gold pins Or mix it up again and play the White tee box to the White pins. White to white is designed for the longer ball striker .Renegade also has a fantastic practice facility.  Once I was practicing on the putting green and noticed a familiar looking man putting next to me. I was wondering why he was not retrieving his own golf balls and someone was rolling them back to him when he was finished his putting. Not until he looked up did I notice it was none other than Tom Watson, the  golf professional with many wins on the PGA tour and now active on the Champions tour. You never know who you will see out here. And speaking of you never know who you might run into , another time, I was playing golf with a few friends and playing behind me was Tom Lehman. I did not notice him until we were almost done, when he causally came up to me and told me that I had a very nice golf swing. Well if that didn’t beat all…. how exciting for an amateur to get such a nice compliment from someone of his stature.Golfing at Renegade or for that matter at any of the golf courses in Desert Mountain is a special treat. I consider myself lucky everyday that I found this community back in 1996 and have the chance to be part of one of the Best Private Country Club Resorts in the country. It has the feel of a RESORT, but is all private.Playing golf at any level or any age is what makes Desert Mountain a special community. The best part of playing Renegade is setting up the course for how you feel that day. For example as a female golfer, I can choose to play from the Red tee box and go to the White tees OR for a more challenging experience, play the Red tees to the Gold pins Or mix it up again and play the White tee box to the White pins. White to white is designed for the longer ball striker .

Renegade also has a fantastic practice facility.  Once I was practicing on the putting green and noticed a familiar looking man putting next to me. I was wondering why he was not retrieving his own golf balls and someone was rolling them back to him when he was finished his putting. Not until he looked up did I notice it was none other than Tom Watson, the  golf professional with many wins on the PGA tour and now active on the Champions tour. You never know who you will see out here. And speaking of you never know who you might run into , another time, I was playing golf with a few friends and playing behind me was Tom Lehman. I did not notice him until we were almost done, when he causally came up to me and told me that I had a very nice golf swing. Well if that didn’t beat all…. how exciting for an amateur to get such a nice compliment from someone of his stature.

Golfing at Renegade or for that matter at any of the golf courses in Desert Mountain is a special treat. I consider myself lucky everyday that I found this community back in 1996 and have the chance to be part of one of the Best Private Country Club Resorts in the country. It has the feel of a RESORT, but is all private.

The Trails at Desert Mountain

Desert Mountain community has one of the best and only private outdoor amenities, situated at the heart of a 15-mile, private trails system, which offers horseback riding, corrals, a horse barn, an open-air educational lecture and
demonstration area modeled after a Native American kiva, lighted parking area, and air-conditioned restrooms. The trailhead has an information kiosk with a large map which showcases the entire trail system. Since The Ranch began back in 2012, this has created a new and exciting interest to the community of Desert Mountain.
The Ranch is a western wilderness amenity located on a 33-acre site within a pristine, 3,000-acre property bordering the Tonto National Forest. Saguaro’s are abundant and the natural beauty is breath taking!

Among the amenities at The Ranch are: