It's been said that nothing can approach the utter beauty of the Sonoran Desert, but at Desert Mountain it can be approached – even fully explored – provided you're a club member. Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona, is truly a luxurious golf community and retreat serenely nestled within a dramatic and unforgettable setting.
Desert Mountain is a premier luxury golf estate community, with a diverse membership, hailing from all 50 states and around the globe, making the social scene at Desert Mountain exciting, energetic and stimulating. The 8,000-acre lifestyle community is serenely adorned with unique golf homes including custom residences, elegant estates and courtyard homes, tucked into a premier collection of secluded villages. Whether showcasing the world-renowned vistas, the dramatic views of the gently rolling fairways or the peaks of the magnificent Sonoran mountain preserves, the Villages of Desert Mountain provide an extensive array of lifestyle options for every golf homeowner.
Although not required of golf home owners, membership at Desert Mountain gives residents access to the world’s largest collection of private Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, and one distinct par 54 championship course; No. 7 at Desert Mountain, one of only two such rated courses in the country. Each course provides an individual playing experience for all skill levels.
Dramatic elevation changes, impeccable course conditions and far-reaching views of metro Phoenix-Scottsdale distinguish Desert Mountain’s 126-holes from other desert layouts. Through winter, spring, summer and fall, northern Scottsdale's azure skies are always sunny, and thanks to Desert Mountain’s exclusive "cool season" turf, all the golf course grasses are green all year long.
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Desert Mountain members also have the most extensive golf practice facilities in Arizona. There are multiple pitching, chipping, putting and bunker areas, and four separate practice ranges with target greens. The Jim Flick Golf Performance Centre features the most advanced technology in the industry today, making it the only facility of its kind in the country.
The Sonoran Fitness and Spa is a sanctuary for health and relaxation. The expansive 42,000-square foot Sonoran offers fitness, personal training and physical therapy, all within an uplifting ambience. At the Sonoran you will find that golf is not the only game on The Mountain. A nine-court tennis complex, offering five state-of-the-art clay courts, three hard courts and the outstanding stadium grass court, is known as “Wimbledon of the West”. The family and fitness pools are heated year-round and are often centre stage for the Youth Centre during its regularly scheduled events and seasonal camps.
Seven distinctive, award-winning clubhouses offer a variety of dining experiences at ten different restaurants and grills. Desert Mountain restaurants provide special places where members can bring their friends and family to simply relax or to celebrate life’s memorable moments. Whether you desire delicious Tuscan-inspired Italian, tasty Southwestern, classic steakhouse specialties, or scrumptious American fare, you can find it at Desert Mountain.
Desert Mountain members and their guests can participate in numerous events and activities scheduled throughout the year. Some of these include culinary classes, tennis clinics, bridge and canasta, mah jong, book review clubs, prominent guest speakers, wine tastings and winemaker dinners. Other special events include food and wine festivals, golf events, trunk shows, and dinner shows. In addition, there are special menu nights with live music and entertainment, art shows and member-organized events, which are held monthly.
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