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Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua) (Scottsdale, AZ)

Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua) logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Grade A-

Quick Facts

Designer:  Jack Nicklaus in 1999

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  (480) 595-4850

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua)'s official website by clicking on the link provided.

Photos:  See additional photos of Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua)

Accolades:  Ranked 13th in Arizona on Golf Digest's 2013-14 Best in State rankings.

What to Expect:  The Chiricahua course at Desert Mountain is fifth of six Jack Nicklaus tracks found within the gates of the prestigious development north of Scottsdale. The highest in elevation of the Desert Mountain courses, Chiricahua features 300 feet of change throughout the routing and is characterized by views of the Phoenix valley coupled with large saguaros peppered along the terrain. Virtually every hole climbs uphill or tumbles downhill along the varied topography found at Chiricahua lending itself to some dramatic hole designs. Conditioning is absolutely spot on and adds to the overall enjoyment of the course. The fairways are generous, a necessary element for a successful desert course, and the undulated greens add variety to the round. All in all, the Chiricahua course at Desert Mountain is one of the premier layouts in the Arizona desert and a must play for any Nicklaus fan.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 72 7197 74.5 149
Blue 72 6796 72.5 143
White 72 6289 69.5 138
Red (Women) 72 5614 72.3 138
Teal (Women) 72 5034 68.8 127

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  14th Hole – 159 Yard Par 3

14th Hole at Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua) (159 Yard Par 3)
14th Hole at Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua) (159 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 3:  12th Hole – 190 Yards

12th Hole at Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua) (190 Yard Par 3)
12th Hole at Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua) (190 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  13th Hole – 416 Yards

13th Hole at Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua) (416 Yard Par 4)
13th Hole at Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua) (416 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  15th Hole – 582 Yards

15th Hole at Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua) (582 Yard Par 5)
15th Hole at Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua) (582 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  2nd Hole – 287 Yard Par 4

2nd Hole at Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua) (287 Yard Par 4)
2nd Hole at Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua) (287 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  10th Hole – 482 Yard Par 4

10th Hole at Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua) (482 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua) (482 Yard Par 4)

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