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Desert Mountain’s commitment to excellence is evident from the lovely desert setting to our exceptional amenities and member service.

Amenities include six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses that rank among the best in the world, and one USGA-rated championship par-54 course, No. 7 at Desert Mountain™, designed by Bill Brownlee and Wendell Pickett, for the enjoyment and challenge of all ages and all skill levels, seven distinctive, award-winning clubhouses with acclaimed golf shops and a variety of dining experiences. We have the expansive Sonoran Fitness, Tennis and Spa with a full array of exercise and training options, a full menu of spa treatments, manicure and pedicure stations and a hair salon. The Desert Mountain Tennis Complex, known as the “Wimbledon of the West,” features nine courts and three playing surfaces: grass, hard composition and clay.

Club Lifestyle & Events

Desert Mountain’s commitment to excellence is evident from the lovely desert setting to our exceptional amenities and member service.

clubhouses & dining

Seven distinctive, award-winning clubhouses offer a variety of dining experiences–from casual to elegant–at ten restaurants and grills.



We are proud to offer the world-class Desert Mountain Tennis Complex featuring a magnificent stadium grass court, the only one of its kind in Arizona. In addition, there are five state-of-the-art clay (har-tru) courts and three fast-playing hard courts.

The facility has won numerous awards, including “Court of the Year Award” from Tennis Industry Magazine, and “Outstanding Tennis Facility Award” from the U.S. Tennis Court & Track Builder Association.


Spa & Fitness

The Sonoran Fitness and Spa is a sanctuary for health and relaxation. Explore your inner athlete and then retreat to the spa where you can immerse yourself in a wide array of lavish skin and body treatments, couples massages and a new organic product line for a tranquil rejuvenation.

The expansive 42,000-square-foot Sonoran offers fitness, personal training and physical therapy all within an uplifting ambience. Our cutting-edge functional training room features TRX stations and equipment for rotational work including pulley stations, boxing stations and other disciplines. We provide a total workout combining all elements of fitness—cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility—to give you that extra boost of energy that comes with leading a healthy lifestyle.


Hiking Trails

Desert Mountain has its own 20-mile private trails system consisting of seven trail segments, each varying in degree of difficulty for a different hiking experience on each.

The trail system takes hikers to the eastern slope of the Continental Mountains overlooking beautiful desert panoramas and through a colorful riparian basin. From scenic points along the way, hikers can take in views all the way to Tucson’s Catalina Mountains.

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Apache Clubhouse

The Ranch

The Ranch is a western wilderness amenity located at the heart of Desert Mountain’s private trails system. The 33-acre site borders the Tonto National Forest to the north. The Ranch offers:

  • Guided horseback rides in Desert Mountain’s private wilderness area
  • Open air gathering space for presentations and musical performances
  • 12-stall stable to temporarily keep horses for scheduled horseback outings
  • Two corrals to turn out horses and for beginner horsemanship instruction
  • Overnight “Glamping” (luxury camping) featuring canvas tents with redwood floors, hot/cold bath & shower and chef-prepared meals

Family Activities

Desert Mountain is host to many club-sponsored events and organized activities for members of all ages. The Youth Center at the Sonoran Fitness, Tennis and Spa caters to children and teens with fun and exciting programs. There are creative arts and crafts classes, theater performances, field trips, various sporting events, a pre-teen night and so much more. Summer activities include golf and tennis camps for juniors.

A monthly calendar of events lists activities to keep all members, both adults and kids, out and about the community. Some of these include golf and tennis clinics, bridge, mah jongg, painting and book review clubs as well as culinary classes, wine tastings and winemaker dinners.

Chiricahua Clubhouse

Social Activities

Desert Mountain members and their guests are privileged to participate in numerous events and activities scheduled throughout the year. Some of these include culinary classes, tennis clinics, bridge and canasta, mah jongg, book review clubs, prominent guest speakers, wine tastings and winemaker dinners. Other special events include food and wine festivals, golf events, trunk shows, and dinner shows. In addition, there are special menu nights with live music and entertainment, art shows and member-organized events, which are held monthly.

Outlaw Clubhouse

Local Attractions

Located in the high Sonoran desert of north Scottsdale, Arizona, Desert Mountain enjoys year-round temperatures anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees cooler than the metropolitan Phoenix area. Ongoing upscale commercial development in north Scottsdale brings residents within minutes of a variety of shopping centers and business districts. The Valley’s impressive freeway system makes downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale readily accessible.

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