Desert Highlands Golf Club is a Private 18 holes golf course located within a private gated community in Scottsdale,Arizona.
Desert Highlands Golf Club first opened for play in 1984.The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Desert Highlands was the site of the first two Skins Games, 1983 and 1984. When you play this course you walk in the footsteps of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Gary Player.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 7,072 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,025 yards. Better get warmed up on #1, because #2 is the longest hole on the course, this par-5 plays to a whopping 584 yards. The shortest hole on the course is #15, a 145 yard par-3.
The course offers dramatic views of Pinnacle Peak and the desert landscape contrasted by islands of verdant teeing areas, fairways and greens.
Experiencing Desert Highlands will give you an appreciation of what it takes for a course to be listed among the best in the world. Play the course and you most likely will find that your handicap was achieved on less challenging golf courses.
Member (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2011 at 6am
This is a wonderful private course that is pretty difficult to get on. It is Jack Nicklaus' first desert design and the first two Skins Games were played here. it can be a bit rough in the summer. If you get a chance, you should not miss playing here. The views are spectacular, but it can eat your lunch.
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