Desert Mountain Golf Club is a Private 126 hole golf facility located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The facility has six, 18-hole, regulation length championship golf courses. They are Apache Golf Course, Cochise Course, Chiricahua Golf Course, Geronimo Golf Course, Outlaw Golf Course, and Renegade Golf Course. The seventh course is the newest course, it's an 18-hole par-3, The course is appropriately named #7.
The six championship courses were designed by Jack Nicklaus. Desert Mountain is the only golf community in the country with six Nicklaus designs. #7 opened in 2019 and was designed by Bill Brownlee and Wendell Pickett.
The Desert Mountain courses opened in the following order: (1987) Renegade Golf Course, (1988) Cochise Course, (1989) Geronimo Golf Course, (1996) Apache Golf Course, (1999) Chiricahua Golf Course, (2003) Outlaw Golf Course, 2019 #7.
Desert Mountain Golf Club, Chiricahua Golf Course
Chiricahua, the fifth Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at desert Mountain, is considered by some to be his best work. The "crown jewel" of Desert Mountain's Nicklaus Signature collection, Chiricahua combines design elements seen in the four earlier courses.
The Chiricahua Course is a desert course - open, with medium-sized, fast greens. Fairway play is forgiving off the tee, with difficulty prevalent on approach shots to the green due to well-bunkered greens surrounded by canyons. The routing has eight holes that play downhill, nine that play uphill and one that plays sideways. Chiricahua provides endless variety.
Gold tees: par-72, 7,197 yards, 74.5 / 149
Blue tees: par-72, 6,796 yards, 72.5 / 143
White tees: par-72, 6,289 yards, 69.5 / 138
Red tees: par-72, 5,614 yards, 72.3 / 138
Teal tees: par-72, 5,034 yards, 68.8 / 127
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