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Desert Mountain Golf Club, Chiricahua Golf Course

10333 E Rockaway Hills Dr, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85262
Type: Private
No. Holes: 18
(480) 488-1362
Architect: Jack Nicklaus (157)
                      
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Detailed description of Desert Mountain Golf Club, Chiricahua Golf Course

Desert Mountain Golf Club is a Private 108 hole golf facility located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The facility has six, 18-hole, championship golf courses. They are: Apache Golf Course, Cochise Course, Chiricahua Golf Course, Geronimo Golf Course, Outlaw Golf Course and Renegade Golf Course.

All six course were designed by Jack Nicklaus. Desert Mountain is the only golf community in the country with six Nicklaus designs. These are typical desert courses in which the desert often comes into play alongside fairways and around greens.

The 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.

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 course.

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, 5,614yards, 72.3 / 138

Teal tees: par-72, 5,034 yards, 68.8 / 127

 

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