Private Luxury Community in Scottsdale Desert Mountain Celebrates its 20th Anniversary as it Continues to Offer Exceptional Arizona Golf Course Homes

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Renowned for its exclusive Arizona golf course homes, this private luxury community in Scottsdale offers residents some of the best golf in the nation.

Desert Mountain (, a private luxury community in Scottsdale, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. As it reaches this milestone, the north Scottsdale golf and recreational community has never been more vibrant or more relevant to today's golfer.

With six private Jack Nicklaus Signature courses - the most anywhere in the world - all designed to offer a distinct playing experience, Desert Mountain continues to earn critical praise from the country's most respected golf critics. Members of this private luxury community in Scottsdale have the fortunate honor of not only calling one of the world's foremost golf course communities their home course but also of having five of their six courses ranked among the nation's 100 best golf experiences.

Long drivers are put to the test on Geronimo, where elevated tees elongate each hole and call for bombastic opening drives. A golfer's short game comes into play on Outlaw's rolling greens and Apache's inviting approach shots. Cochise and Chiricahua offer "risk/reward" holes that challenge any player's shot-making ability. And the community's inaugural course, Renegade, offers dual pins placements on each green along with multiple tee combinations, allowing the golfer to set the course up to his or her own playing preferences.

With so many playing options, it's little wonder that today Desert Mountain counts some of the country's top players (the reigning U.S. Junior Amateur champion Philip Francis calls Desert Mountain home) and top executives as members.

Over two decades ago, developers Lyle Anderson and Jack Nicklaus set out to create golf courses that would inspire and challenge fans of the game. 20 years later, the community's courses are unparalleled. Golf is a game of numbers and the numbers on Desert Mountain tell the true success: 18 national golf course awards in the past three years, prompting Jack to declare, "I don't think there's a better golf complex in the world than Desert Mountain."

Today, five themed clubhouses complement each course (Cochise and Geronimo share a spectacular 52,000-square-foot clubhouse situated between the two courses) while the Sonoran clubhouse offers fitness center and spa amenities that rival any health club or resort.
According to Jon Underwood, president of Desert Mountain Properties, what the community has become has surpassed even what Lyle had originally imagined. "Let's just say that the reality has exceeded the vision," Underwood said recently. "The most impressive thing about Desert Mountain is how we've been able to blend the golf courses and the clubhouses with the residential community to create a wonderful and unique lifestyle. As far as I know, there is nothing like it anywhere in the world."

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About Desert Mountain
Desert Mountain is a private, residential and recreational community being developed by Crescent Real Estate Equities, Inc., and The Lyle Anderson Company. The 8,000 acre community, recognized as the world's "Best Golf Community" (Robb Report) is distinguished by the preservation of its natural desert surroundings, its distinctive golf course landscaping and the spectacular Desert Southwest architecture of its clubhouses and homes. The private facilities of The Desert Mountain Club currently include six Championship Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses and club houses. For more information, visit


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