Photo of the Week: Sixth Hole Boulders South Course, Scottsdale, Arizona

Two championship courses, the North and the South designed by Jay Morrish in the mid-1980s, are the foundation of the Boulders Golf Club.   Built in the foothills of the Sonoran desert covering 1300 acres, both courses feature scenic views of the Black Mountains, natural desert terrain peppered with native saguaro cacti and rock formations.  Large mildly undulating and consistently well-conditioned greens are outstanding.  Wildlife is abundant.  You may share your round with coyote, bobcats, quail, ducks, owls, roadrunners, and a resort favorite – the pig-like javelina.  The Boulders Resort itself is a high-quality Hilton property with separate rustic casitas hosting wood-burning fireplaces, a 33,000 square foot spa and a variety of desert adventure activities. It is one of only two Golf Magazine Gold Medal resorts in the Scottsdale area.

Sixth Hole Back Tees Boulders South Course, Scottsdale, AZ
Sixth Hole Back Tees Boulders South Course, Scottsdale, AZ

The South course is the newer course.  Completed in 1991, it is more difficult than the North course and has multiple forced carries.  Precision shot making is needed else you play with the cactus.

The par4 sixth is a dogleg right from an elevated tee. Golfers play over the road, cactus and water to a generous wide flat fairway. Multiple peaks add to the sweeping vista. The course is immaculately conditioned. The scenery is so good on the South Course that production companies film TV commercials here.

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The black and blue tees are only 355 yards. They can go no further back as they snuggle up against a huge boulder that sits just outside the clubhouse on the other side. You can see further pictures of the South course along with my profile by clicking this link. Boulders South Course

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