CHALLENGING AND ENGAGING
ONE OF AMERICA’S GREATEST GOLF COURSE DESIGNS
ideal for all ages and abilities
Consistently ranked as one of America’s greatest golf course designs by national and local publications, the genius of Desert Forest is the natural minimalist design that makes it playable and challenging to players of all skill levels. Greens are fast, true and fair. Considered to be one of the most distinctive and engaging courses in the United States, the variety of rated tee combinations makes the course ideal for all ages and abilities.
Since 1962, Desert Forest has hosted multiple national and local championships, including the Annual Quail Cup Pro-Am, the Dunlop Masters, Arizona Open, Arizona State Amateur, Pacific Coast Amateur, the Goldwater Cup, Trans Mississippi Four-Ball Championship, US Women’s Mid Amateur Championship, USGA Senior Amateur and more.
the genius of Desert Forest is the natural minimalist design THAT MAKES IT PLAYABLE AND CHALLENGING TO GOLFERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS
The practice facilities consist of a double sided driving range, a chipping green, a practice putting green, and a two-acre short game practice area. The short game practice area consists of two greens and four sand bunkers.
Desert Forest is Ranked #2 in Golfweek’s list of Arizona's Best Private Courses
In 2013, the golf course underwent a $3 million renovation
Led by architect David Zinkand, a longtime associate of the Coore/Crenshaw design firm. The renovation added tee boxes, improved sightlines from tee boxes, brought Desert Forest’s greens up to modern standards and updated bunkering to provide additional strategic challenge and visual tie-ins to the surrounding desert.