Discover Desert Mountain This Winter

Discover one of Scottsdale, Arizona's finest communities, where golf is just the beginning. Enjoy a 30-Day Trial Membership at Desert Mountain Club!

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At one of Scottsdale’s finest communities, golf is just the beginning…

Since its opening in 1986, Desert Mountain has set the bar for living the upscale Arizona lifestyle. In addition to being the only club in the world with six Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, the 8,000-acre community features an under-construction par-3 course; tennis on clay, hard court and grass; a 42,600-square-foot fitness, tennis and spa center that recently underwent a $12 million renovation; and nine restaurants headed by Bertrand Bouquin, the former 12-year executive chef at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

Residents also enjoy hiking, biking, running and walking on 15 miles of private trails that sit adjacent to the Tonto National Forest and the eastern slope of the Continental Mountains. Plus, its member services division is specifically tasked to arrange on-property four-wheeling, guided horseback rides and glamping (tents with running water, queen beds and wood floors), plus there are more than 30 social clubs that range from bridge and poker to motorcycling and gardening.

The appeal is considerable, but don’t take my word for it. Desert Mountain offers a Trial Preview Membership where a family can become Desert Mountain members for 30 days. Participants can rent a house on property and enjoy the same access and privileges as full golf members. If you decide to join, the $3,000 trial fee applies to your initiation deposit; if not, you’ve had a month of amazing golf, dining, spin classes, hikes and stargazing beneath the Sonoran Desert sky. For more information, visit or call 480-595-4110.

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