Desert Highlands Golf ClubGolf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield
Designer: Jack Nicklaus in 1983
Phone Number: (480) 585-8521
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Desert Highlands' official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 10040 E. Happy Valley Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Accolades: Ranked in the Top 100 Courses in America by Golf Digest from 1987-1995. Ranked 10th in the state of Arizona by on Golf Digest's 2013-14 Best in State list.
Signature Hole: 1st - 350 Yard Par 4
What to Expect: Desert Highlands was Nicklaus’ first effort in Arizona’s vast desert terrain and many consider it his best. The opening tee shot of the day instantly gets the blood flowing as you stand on a severely elevated tee box overlooking Scottsdale/Phoenix with a ribbon of a fairway streaming below. Desert Highlands features relatively forgiving fairways for a target course and features stunning views of Pinnacle Peak.
By the Numbers:
Individual Hole Analysis
Best Par 3: 16th - 242 Yards
Best Par 4: 6th - 428 Yards
Best Par 5: 11th - 563 Yards
Birdie Time: 15th - 146 Yard Par 3
Bogey Beware: 8th - 444 Yard Par 4
Final Cut: Grade A-