Silverleaf Golf Club is a private 18-hole golf course located in Scottsdale Arizona.
Silverleaf Golf course first opened for play in 2002. The course was designed by Tom Weiskopf.
Weiskopf's golf designs blend seamlessly with the surroundings. At Silverleaf, he took advantage of the terrain tucked into the canyons of the McDowell Mountains and surrounded by the Sonoran Preserve. Set in the foothills, Silverleaf winds through Horseshoe Canyon and Upper Canyon, at elevations reaching 2,100 feet.
The course takes its name from a mining claim filed on the property in the late 1800s and sits on land that once was a large cattle ranch. It is a layout defined by elevated tees, sweeping bunkers, contoured greens and wide fairways.
“There’s nothing tricked up about it,” Weiskopf said of the course. “The spaciousness of the land allowed us to shape a course that follows very natural contour lines, while at the same time providing fun, challenges, and views that are simply stunning.”
There are five sets of tees ranging from 5,059 to 7,322 yards and it is rated at 74.7 with a slope of 149. The 18th, a 498-yard, par 4, is the signature hole and, from the tips, shares a dramatically elevated tee with No. 16, a 234-yard par 3.
However, it is tough to beat the 13th, a 395-yard par 4 with a stunning backdrop that includes Camelback Mountain, the only water hazard on the course and a glimpse of the Phoenix skyline, framed by a gap in Mummy Mountain. The hole provided Weiskopf the opportunity to create an illusion he always wanted to design into a golf course, as the green appears to sit below the level of the lake behind it.
The course also features a Weiskopf trademark with a drivable par-4, the risk-reward ninth hole, which plays to 313 yards from the back tees. Silverleaf features just three par-3 and three par-5 holes, and the par 3s keep that “fresh” approach intact with “rotating” tees. Each has a long, short and middle distance and the position changes daily.
Silver tees: par-72, 7,322 yards, 74.8 / 146
Black tees: par-72, 6,869 yards, 72.3 / 140
Blue tees: par-72, 6,486 yards, 70.0 / 135
White tees: par-72, 5,968 yards, 68.0 / 128
Red tees: par-72, 5,059 yards
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