Desert Style Golf Courses

Hot and arid, these courses offer a special pleasure. The lush green teeing grounds, fairways and greens are an oasis in a sea of sand.  Surrounded by immense sand, cacti, bushes, rocks and palm trees, many feature lakes as well. They are typically found throughout the Southwest.


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Twin Warriors Golf club

Deep arroyos and forced carries couple with magnificent valley and mountain views.

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Paako Ridge Golf Club

Each hole incorporates the natural environment enabling a variety of looks and challenges. 

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PGA West Norman Course

Vibrant color contrasts, punchbowl fairways and sandy brown waste areas make a distinct impression.

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La Quinta Mountain Course

Six holes along the mountains provide scenery, and solitude. Not your typical resort course.

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Quintero Golf Club – Phoenix

Twenty miles from civilization in the middle of the desert lies “a course fit for Royalty”. Players are raving about the views, the conditioning, the greens and the service.

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Pronghorn Golf Resort – Nicklaus Course

Central Oregon’s premier golf destination.  Two bentgrass courses are carved from lava rocks, juniper trees, and desert terrain. Member services are at the private club level.

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The Dove Mountain Golf Club

Architect Jack Nicklaus blended natural noble saguaros in the High Sonoran Desert with vistas of the surrounding Tortolita Mountains to create 27 holes of challenging and scenic golf at Dove Mountain Golf Club. The Club hosted the Accenture World Match Play Championship for six years from 2009 to 2014. 

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La Paloma Golf Resort – Tucson

Twenty-seven immaculately conditioned holes and firm greens with challenging layouts and great views.  An immense practice range and the short game area is ideal for serious practice sessions.

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Ventana Canyon Golf Resort – Canyon Course

These golf views at the base of the Santa Catalina mountains are magnificent. A mix of demanding Par4s and short, intriguing Par4s coupled with the visual splendor, tranquility, and perfect conditioning make this a rewarding experience.

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Bears Best Las Vegas

Eighteen holes hand selected by Jack Nicklaus from his 270 designs worldwide. This high-end daily fee course includes manicured bent grass greens, challenging designs, and immaculate fairway/tee complexes.

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Paiute Golf Resort – Sun Mountain

Three golf courses at the Paiute Golf Resort, all designed by renowned architect Pete Dye, lie more than 1000 feet above the Las Vegas strip providing cooler golf and a welcome escape from urban bustle.

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Bali Hai Golf Club

The only championship golf course located directly on the Las Vegas strip, Bali Hai is a tropical golfing paradise. The club recreates the beauty and drama of the South Pacific with 2,500 soaring palm trees, more than 100,000 tropical plants and seven acres of water.

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Raven Golf Club – Carolina Golf in the Desert

Not your classic desert golf course.  Thousands of pine trees provide a Midwest or Eastern course feel. This tranquil golf track has great views of the Phoenix skyline and broad views of the rugged South Mountains.

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The Boulders Golf Club – North Course

Green-side bunkers are extensive yet the North Course is less difficult than the South Course. Both courses are peppered with native saguaro cacti and rock formations.

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Troon North Golf Club – Pinnacle Course

The top-ranked course in all of Arizona. Natural desert foliage and cactus enclose a beautifully conditioned golf course. A must play when you visit the desert.

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Troon North Golf Club – Monument Course

Classic desert golf and more forgiving than its sister course, The Pinnacle, fairways are generous on this playable course. It’s a magnificently enjoyable experience for all abilities and the scenery is spectacular. 

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Rams Hill

Emerged from a troubled past, this remote oasis is a reborn jewel tucked away in the Anza Borrego State Park with perfect greens and amazing vistas.

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The Classic Club

A PGA Tour quality course, the Classic Club is unusual for a desert course as it includes an abundance of pine trees and pine straw. It’s also very well conditioned.

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