Bill Satterfield

Bill Satterfield's Take on Desert Highlands Golf Club


Phoenix / Scottsdale, Arizona | Desert Highlands Golf Club

Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Year: 1982

10040 East Happy Valley Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
(480) 585-7444

driving range available
motorized carts available


What to Expect: Desert Highlands was Nicklaus’ first effort in Arizona’s vast desert terrain and many consider it his best. The opening tee shot of the day instantly gets the blood flowing as you stand on a severely elevated tee box overlooking Scottsdale/Phoenix with a ribbon of a fairway streaming below. Desert Highlands features relatively forgiving fairways for a target course and stunning views of Pinnacle Peak.

Signature Hole:  1st – 350 Yard Par 4 – Your adrenaline kicks in right off the bat at Desert Highlands

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Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  16th – 242 Yards – Stunning views are afforded on this big par three
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Best Par 4:  6th – 428 Yards – The split fairway delivers options to this hole
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Best Par 5:  11th – 563 Yards – Risk/reward par five
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Birdie Time:  15th – 146 Yard Par 3 – An easy shot to a big green
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Bogey Beware:  8th – 444 Yard Par 4 – A long hole with a split fairway
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