August 22, 2022

Some Refer to it as the Best Golf Club in the World – We Call it Desert Mountain

The numbers are in and the results speak volumes. Desert Mountain — the exclusive Scottsdale luxury community and private club with seven golf courses, 10 restaurants, an onsite spa, and much more — is fortunate to be in a position of strong fiscal health and has welcomed a record number of new Club Members over the past year.

Often referred to as “The Best Golf Club in the World,” Desert Mountain has repeatedly been recognized as a Distinguished Club from Boardroom Magazine and is among the top 15 Platinum Golf and Country Clubs in the world, as well as the only club in Arizona to be ranked in the top 20. It is the only private community with six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses and a par-54, 18-hole course, No. 7 at Desert Mountain™, and each is designed to offer an individual playing experience for golfers of all skill levels.


Desert Mountain residents have come to realize that they like the quiet and savor the serenity that this community affords. Whether they want private places to gather and relax together, thoughtfully planned social opportunities, or wide-open spaces, it’s all available on “The Mountain.”

Desert Mountain Club features 8,300 acres of high-desert glory showcased on miles of trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding, while the ears can indulge in the magic of near-silence — barely perceptible breezes, the fluttering of hummingbirds among the cacti, nothing louder than the calling of birds and the canter of your horse’s steady hooves.

More than 20 miles of private hiking trails are covered by the proprietary Interactive Trail Guide — a touch-screen monitor at the trailhead — that directs hikers and riders off the beaten track and along the edges of surrounding mountain ranges, among the desert’s mysteries, and through a river basin bursting with color at nearly 4000 feet.

More natural wonders are nearby, such as Lost Dutchman State Park, Phoenix Mountain Preserve, a choice of regional parks, and even the 2.9 million acres of Tonto National Forest: The largest national forest in Arizona, and seventh largest in the country, is our ruggedly beautiful next-door neighbor, filled with history, activity, variety, and, yes, beautiful stretches of water.

“We are often asked about everything within Desert Mountain, but one of the many surprising delights of our area is our proximity to some of Arizona’s most impressive water wonderlands,” said Damon DiOrio, Desert Mountain Club’s CEO. “Bartlett Lake is just a 15-20 minute drive east of the community, a playground for boating, fishing, paddle boarding and a host of water activities. Blue Wash Hiking Trail is just a 10-minute drive east of the community, and is home to a seasonally active waterfall. Not many people think of the desert as a place for wakeboarding and tubing, but we have it in abundance and our Members treasure it.”

Within the City of Scottsdale and less than 10 miles from one of the country’s fastest-growing urban areas, Desert Mountain Club offers countless quiet corners and empty spaces where it’s possible to find serenity in the great outdoors. Singly exploring — or simply curling up with a good book, blissfully relaxing in your own home — is “social distancing” at its best.

When it’s time to re-engage with the world, Desert Mountain provides the best the region has to offer. Within the private, gated property is a luxurious and tranquil spa that specializes in pampering (especially good if you’ve just come off the trails).

Partaking in invigorating fitness classes, a multitude of al fresco dining options, seven impeccably maintained golf courses, or one of the dozens of social clubs and community organizations shape the Desert Mountain Club lifestyle. There are limitless opportunities to do good for yourself, and do good for the world.

Another of Desert Mountain’s charms is its year-round accessibility. Sitting from 2,400 up to 4,500 feet high and above nearby Phoenix creates an 8- to 10-degree variation in temperature that makes all the difference when the golf courses and other outdoor activities beckon. And it’s an easy drive to the still-higher elevations of charming high-desert destinations like Flagstaff, Sedona, and Payson, which offer their own range of amenities along with lower temperatures, great for beating the summer heat and for some excellent winter skiing, as well.

Retention levels among current members are historically high, and availability for new members to join is limited with wait lists in effect. However, buyers at Seven Desert Mountain have a membership reserved, so no waitlist! To stay informed on our Membership opportunities and availability, call 480-596-4110 today.