July 28, 2022

Give the Best to Your Kids at Desert Mountain

Expert Instruction and the Best Amenities in an Amazing Neighborhood

With dozens of younger families investing in Desert Mountain and what we offer, along with more children and grandchildren spending time here, enhancing their experience is more important than ever.

Our monthly calendar of organized activities is designed to keep Members of all ages out and about in the community. At the Sonoran’s Youth Center, children and teens are treated to a variety of exciting programs to help them excel and develop their skills while meeting new friends and staying active.

Junior Sports Academy 

Home to seven world-class golf courses and three surfaces for tennis, Desert Mountain Club is also home to a one-of-a-kind Junior Sports Academy (JSA). The Junior Sports Academy aligns perfectly with the Club’s vision to provide outstanding experiences for Members.

Focusing on young golf and tennis enthusiasts, the JSA offers children ages 4-17 a different kind of instruction, focused on providing experiences that inspire curiosity, immersive play, and self-guided exploration into golf and tennis.

Golf Program

The golf curriculum and JSA golf programming offers 90-minute sessions up to 6 days a week, timed to begin after kids are done with the day’s schooling, plus one or two sessions on weekend days. Run by Richard Franklin, an international leader in junior golf instruction, the JSA golf program strives to bring out the best in young learners. Franklin studied childhood development and behavioral psychology before landing on the discovery that fun and interactive games on the course are the best way to both teach and excite children.

Golf training sessions encompass team-based challenges with high levels of player interaction, goal quests, games, and activities that bring out each child’s creativity, problem-solving skills, engineering capabilities, communication and team management, and skill development. As an alternative or goal-focused step, a second offering speaks to students that have potential tournament aspirations, as this JSA program offers a more technique-driven roadmap. Juniors in this group can expect more intensive instruction, more drills than games, and specialized on-course time.

Tennis Program

The Junior Sports Academy Tennis Developmental Pathway program, run by Desert Mountain’s Director of Racquet Sports, Ryan Johnson, is ideal for the developmental player and provides comprehensive training opportunities for players with competitive aspirations. Johnson possesses an extensive background in youth tennis programming. He has developed a series of graduated tennis skills programs and clinics for young tennis enthusiasts.

Our tennis sessions offer a developmental pathway and the perfect segue to performance programming, which provides a more holistic approach that emphasizes strength conditioning, nutrition, on-court training, and match play, tailored to young players that dream of engaging in competition.

Summer Fun at the Pool

Splash away in our year round heated pool. Members can spend the whole day relaxing, having lunch, and then using our new family locker rooms, which are located right next to the pool. Every other Friday, the kids participate in swimming and enjoy a movie.

The Village at Seven Desert Mountain

Built by the award-winning Cullum Homes, the family-friendly homes at the Village offer the perfect low maintenance setting to complement your active lifestyle. Whether you’re entertaining the in-laws, watching your children play in the backyard, or having family movie nights, Cullum’s custom luxury homes meet the needs of the entire family.

The Village offers five distinctive base floor plans from 2,996 to 4,200 square feet on 8,000 to 13,000 square foot lots. These 33 homesites overlook the USGA-rated, par 54 golf course, No. 7 at Desert Mountain, and the community’s Renegade golf course. Single and two-level homes are available in this community, with add-on options, including a basement entertainment zone complete with an indoor golf simulator, “car elevator” that drops to a glass-enclosed car collector showroom, a theater, and a wet bar.