Established in 1986, Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona, is now widely acknowledged as one of the finest private golf and residential communities in the worldthe only completely private luxury residential community in the world with six Championship Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses. Desert Mountain is the perfect community for the private-member purist who loves the High Sonoran Desert. The master plan created by Taliesin Associated Architects offers a collection of secluded villages with a rich variety of custom homesites that span more than 8,000 acres of glorious landscape for the ultimate in private desert golf.
Desert Mountain Clubhouses
Desert Mountain claims six stunning, award-winning clubhouses, each fully amenitized and distinctively themed in a variety of classic Tuscan, desert-resort and traditional architectural styles.
Consistent with the diversity of its six Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, Desert Mountain’s clubhouses are architecturally distinctive and provide members with a variety of dining and entertainment options.
Homesites from $600,000, cottages, patio homes and townhomes from $750,000. Custom homes from $1.5 million to more than $7 million. Coming in late 2005: Hacienda Villas, tasteful turnkey homes on a luxuriously intimate scale. Twenty-one premiere custom homesites to be released in 2006.
Desert Mountain boasts six world-class, all-private, championship courses, and residential ownership includes full member privileges in each. Every course is a Jack Nicklaus Signature design with its own theme clubhouse, and distinctive golfing experience. Whether it’s the Renegade, Cochise,
Geronimo, Apache, Chiricahua or Outlaw, each spectacular course is unique, from dramatic elevation changes and fascinating strategic challenges to grassy approaches, rolling fairways and a more traditional style of play. The one constant? Breathtaking desert views and sweeping mountain vistas. In fact, many consider these courses to be the most picturesque Nicklaus has ever created.
Schools: Cave Creek Unified School District (480) 575-2000
Medical Care: Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Desert Foothills Medical, Scottsdale HealthcareNorth
Shopping: El Pedregal Festival Marketplace, Scottsdale Fashion Square, Biltmore Fashion Park, Kierland Commons
Airports: Scottsdale Airport and Sky Harbor International Airport
Year Opened: 1986
Cottage, Patio and Townhomes: $750,000+
Custom Homes: $1.57 Million+
Memberships: Owning property includes a Deferred Equity Golf Membership in The Desert Mountain Club
Golf Architect: Jack Nicklaus
6 Private, World Class, Signature Courses
Clubhouse: Desert Mountain claims six stunning, award-winning clubhouses, each fully amenitized and distinctively themed in a variety of classic Tuscan, desert-resort and traditional architectural styles. Consistent with the diversity of its six Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, Desert Mountain’s clubhouses are architecturally distinctive and provide members with a variety of dining and entertainment options.
Amenities: A sophisticated and elegant European Spa, fitness center, tennis courts, two swimming pools, organized family activities and events, nine miles of hiking trails, and a wide selection of restaurants within the community that offer a variety of culinary dining experiences.
“Best Residential Golf Courses” (2007): Chiricahua No. 55, Geronimo No. 75 and Cochise No. 97
“Top 50 Best New Courses” (2006): Outlaw No. 24
“Best Courses in State” for 2005-2006 No.18
“America’s Best Top 100 Residential Courses” (2005)
“Best Golf Community” June 2000
“Private Club in Arizona” No.1 2000 Club Leaders Forum
“Best Course / State Rankings” The Cochise, Renegade and Geronimo courses are 16, 17, 18
Desert Mountain has won more than 75 awards for its golf courses, architecture, golf shops and environmental programs.
SportsArizona Diamondbacks (baseball), Phoenix Suns (basketball), Phoenix Coyotes (hockey), Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix Zoo, Desert Foothills Community Theater, Boulders Resort, Four Seasons Resort