Desert Mountain Golf Club (Chiricahua)Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield
Designer: Jack Nicklaus in 1999
Phone Number: (480) 595-4850
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Desert Mountain's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 42429 N. Saguaro Forest Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Accolades: Ranked 13th in Arizona on Golf Digest's 2013-14 Best in State rankings.
Signature Hole: 14th - 159 Yard Par 3
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:
Individual Hole Analysis
Best Par 3: 12th - 190 Yards
Best Par 4: 13th - 416 Yards
Best Par 5: 15th - 582 Yards
Birdie Time: 2nd - 287 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 10th - 482 Yard Par 4
Final Cut: Grade A-