Traditional golf for all levels
from Professionals to High Handicappers
Parkland-Style Golf Course
Come visit our 18-hole golf course in the high desert of Southeastern Arizona. Here, the weather is typically 10 to 20 degrees cooler than the valley (Phoenix area) in the summer. During winter, the average daytime temperatures run from the 50s to the 70s, (December to March).
The front nine, built in 1935, by men with horses & shovels, was designed by A H Jolly, and is typical of the early courses of the time, with small, crowned greens, parallel fairways, strategically placed trees, ponds & bunkers. That first year was an auspicious beginning, with almost 6000 rounds played, as golfers came from afar to play on Arizona’s first grass greens. 116 people had “privilege cards”, which cost as much as $25.00 per year!
Today, as then, accuracy is as important as length, with several tee shots requiring a specific shot shape.
The back nine, opened in 1996, was designed by Keith Foster, and is a more modern, traditional nine. With subtle berms, contours, and bunkers, and relatively small greens, it “looks more wide-open” than it plays. An errant tee shot can find the native desert, and result in some unique lies. This nine, although a vastly different design, also offers a challenging test. (to see Mr. Fosters portfolio, please go to http://keithfostergolfarchitect.com/).
There are no blind or "trick" shots --- You can see every landing area & target !
During the Summer of 2017, we will be building several new tees, and when completed, will present 5 tee areas on almost every hole. We are currently experimenting with "temporary" tees at the proposed location of the new tees.
When the new tees are completed, the course will play at over 7100 yards from the back tees, to a par of 71, with some of the best greens in southern Arizona.