Desert Highlands Golf Club

Average: 3 (1 vote)
10040 E Happy Valley Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255-2395
(480) 585-8521
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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
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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
Nicklaus tee3505804502054194281884445653629
Palmer tee3335134071763994121764365583410
Player tee3125003981683883721324035193192
Watson tee2804803681453683431183794752956
Front tee211394336119333285823324352527
Back (L) tee2804803681453683431183794752956
Middle (L) tee2784073581293563271013374402733
Back Nine
Nicklaus tee4065631733944181462425745213437
Palmer tee4005461623783971382205685153324
Player tee3585341483433881301945304863111
Watson tee2945041313273691201794914442859
Front tee248450105278298911474544102481
Back (L) tee2945041313273691201794914442859
Middle (L) tee2744571212843401031714714362657
*Par value varies depending on tee boxes used.