Desert Highlands Golf Club

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Private
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
10040 E Happy Valley Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255-2395
(480) 585-8521
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Johnnsarajas

3

Desert Highlands is the best layout in the state hands-down. It is an elegant track, with subtlety and intrigue at every turn. There are no bad holes, and many exceptional ones. Tragically, the course is currently sub-par at best, due to substandard greens. They are bumpy, grainy, and unable to hold well-struck shots. My member friend tells me the issue is their board's unwillingness to reverse their mistake of moving away from bent grass a few years ago- and it is a shame!

Course Details/History

  • Architect Name – Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA
  • Greens Grass Type – Bermuda Grass
  • Regulation Length Holes – 18
ParRatingSlopeYardage
Nicklaus tee7273.81497,066
Palmer tee7272.41406,734
Player tee7270.41326,303
Watson tee7267.91265,815
Front tee7270.21215,008
Back (L) tee7273.41355,815
Middle (L) tee7271.31295,390
Front Nine
Hole123456789Out*
Nicklaus tee3505804502054194281884445653629
Palmer tee3335134071763994121764365583410
Player tee3125003981683883721324035193192
Watson tee2804803681453683431183794752956
Front tee211394336119333285823324352527
Back (L) tee2804803681453683431183794752956
Middle (L) tee2784073581293563271013374402733
Par45434434536
Back Nine
Hole101112131415161718In*
Nicklaus tee4065631733944181462425745213437
Palmer tee4005461623783971382205685153324
Player tee3585341483433881301945304863111
Watson tee2945041313273691201794914442859
Front tee248450105278298911474544102481
Back (L) tee2945041313273691201794914442859
Middle (L) tee2744571212843401031714714362657
Par45344335536
*Par value varies depending on tee boxes used.