Bill Satterfield

Bill Satterfield's Take on Desert Mountain (Chiricahua)


Phoenix / Scottsdale, Arizona | Desert Mountain (Chiricahua)

Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Year: 1999

42429 North Saguaro Forest Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85262
(480) 595-4850

driving range available
motorized carts available


What to Expect: The Chiricahua course at Desert Mountain is fifth of six Jack Nicklaus tracks found within the gates of the prestigious development north of Scottsdale. The highest in elevation of the Desert Mountain courses, Chiricahua features 300 feet of change throughout the routing and is characterized by views of the Phoenix valley coupled with large saguaros peppered along the terrain. Virtually every hole climbs uphill or tumbles downhill along the varied topography found at Chiricahua lending itself to some dramatic hole designs. Conditioning is absolutely spot on and adds to the overall enjoyment of the course. The fairways are generous, a necessary element for a successful desert course, and the undulated greens add variety to the round. All in all, the Chiricahua course at Desert Mountain is one of the premier layouts in the Arizona desert and a must play for any Nicklaus fan.

Signature Hole: 14th – 159 Yard Par 3
Desert Mountain Golf Club
 
INDIVIDUAL HOLE ANALYSIS
Best Par 3: 12th – 190 Yards
Desert Mountain Golf Club
 
Best Par 4: 13th – 416 Yards
Desert Mountain Golf Club
 
Best Par 5: 15th – 582 Yards
Desert Mountain Golf Club
 
Birdie Time: 2nd – 287 Yard Par 4
Desert Mountain Golf Club 
Bogey Beware: 10th – 482 Yard Par 4
Desert Mountain Golf Club