Everything you and your family have been searching for is here at Desert Mountain, situated on 8,000 acres in the high Sonoran Desert. Tucked into the rolling hills and dramatic scenery of north Scottsdale, Arizona, Desert Mountain is among the finest private golf and recreational communities in the world and is consistently ranked among the top private clubs in the nation. It is the only private community worldwide with six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, each one designed to offer an individual playing experience at all skill levels. But great golf is just the beginning. A wide variety of amenities, activities and events for every member of the family makes the Desert Mountain lifestyle like no other. Always evolving with new opportunities and experiences, this legendary community defines the ultimate in high desert living. Welcome to Desert Mountain.
Desert Mountain Club invites you to become a member of one of the most exclusive and prestigious clubs in the world.
We offer several exciting opportunities to fit your specific lifestyle.
All of the unparalleled amenities the club has to offer are available to you as a Desert Mountain Equity Golf member.
Subject to price adjustments on a monthly basis. Application for membership is required.
Privileges with this membership include the use of the newly renovated Sonoran spa and fitness center, access to six clubhouses, nine restaurants and grills, hiking and biking trails and numerous social clubs. Golf privileges, including the practice ranges and the Jim Flick Golf Performance Center, are not available. This membership may be upgraded at any time to an Equity Golf Membership.
Application for membership is required.
The Junior Equity Golf Membership is available to qualified applicants under 50 years of age.* This membership offers a graduating dues structure and the opportunity to finance up to $60,000 of the Equity Golf Membership contribution interest-free. All of the unparalleled amenities that Desert Mountain Club has to offer are available to you as a Desert Mountain Equity Golf Junior member.
*When joining as a Junior member, the older of the couple will determine eligibility. Application for membership is required.
Offering members the world’s largest collection of private, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, Desert Mountain defines unparalleled championship desert golf like no other.
Each course provides an individual playing experience at all skill levels. Dramatic elevation changes–from the 2,700-foot Renegade course to 3,400-foot Outlaw–rolling fairways, impeccable course conditions and far-reaching views of metro Phoenix-Scottsdale distinguish Desert Mountain’s 108 holes from other desert courses. Nowhere can you find a collection of courses that will keep players uniquely challenged in each round.
Desert Mountain members also have the most extensive golf practice facilities in Arizona. There are multiple pitching, chipping, putting and bunker areas, and four separate practice ranges with target greens. The Jim Flick Golf Performance Center features the most advanced technology in the industry today, making it the only facility of its kind in the country. Among the center’s capabilities are 3-D motion capture, Doppler radar and four-camera video motion analysis to help golfers improve and understand their game. Desert Mountain’s PGA- and Titleist-certified professionals are available to help members at any skill level.
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, six 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.
Adding to the richness of the amenities, Desert Mountain offers exclusive member events, ranging from special nights of food and wine to music and art. To assist members with event and entertainment opportunities in Scottsdale and the Valley, our Member Services division can assist you with recommendations for a day of shopping, nightlife, major league sports, restaurants, concerts, the theater and more.
Desert Mountain is family-friendly with a full calendar of children’s scheduled activities in the Youth Center in addition to holiday events and seasonal junior golf and tennis camps. There are also lap and resort-style pools, volleyball courts and 15 miles of hiking and biking trails.
At Desert Mountain, our members enjoy a lifestyle that is truly without equal.
Six distinctive, award-winning clubhouses offer a variety of dining experiences–from casual to elegant–at nine restaurants and grills. Desert Mountain restaurants provide special places where members can bring their friends and family to simply relax or to celebrate life’s memorable moments. Whether you desire delicious Tuscan-inspired Italian, tasty Southwestern, classic steakhouse specialties, or scrumptious American fare, you can find it at Desert Mountain. It’s dining at its best.
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.
Unique to most private clubs, Desert Mountain has a broad cross-section of players on both a competitive and social level. There are clinics, leagues, tournaments and special events geared toward all level of players, providing fun and challenging play. Each week, we also offer open play (drop-in) for men and women.
During the season we strive to provide event diversity to accommodate the needs of our membership. Whether you’re an accomplished player or a beginner, an adult or a junior, our socials are a great opportunity for everyone to gather and have a great time. During the summer, the always-popular tennis camp provides juniors with a mix of tennis, golf, basketball, soccer, swimming and indoor activities. We are continually expanding the program by adding new and exciting tennis activities.
The Sonoran Fitness, Tennis 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.
At the Sonoran you will find that golf is not the only game on The Mountain! Our nine-court tennis complex, offering five state-of-the-art clay (har-tru) courts, three hard courts and the outstanding stadium grass court, is known as “Wimbledon of the West”. Our family and fitness pools are heated year-round and are often center stage for the Youth Center during its regularly scheduled events and seasonal camps. Round out your day with the fresh and healthy menu at the new Cafe Verde at the Sonoran. From an early morning bite to a late night snack, you can lounge on the patio and take in the spectacular views of the Valley of the Sun.
Desert Mountain has its own 15-mile private trails system consisting of seven trail segments, each varying in degree of difficulty for a different hiking experience on each.
The 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. You can also climb to a 4,100-foot elevation to see local landmarks like Skull Mesa, New River Mesa, Elephant Butte and Harquahala Peak to the west beyond the town of Wickenburg. Desert Mountain is a recipient of the American Trails Developer Award from the non-profit American Trails organization.
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:
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. Special events include our Independence Day Cookout, Stars and Stripes couples events and a speakers club featuring nationally-recognized guest speakers.
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.
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.
Desert Mountain affords the ultimate experience in private club living. The 8,000-acre community offers a stunning array of custom home sites, elegant estates and courtyard homes, all set among a collection of secluded villages. Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty at Desert Mountain is the only official on-site, full-service real estate company serving the community. You’ll find our sales and marketing professionals available to answer questions and assist you with every aspect of your real estate needs.