Taliesin Associated Architects, founded by Frank Lloyd Wright, developed the original master plan for this established 8,000-acre private, gated Arizona golf community, which features a unique collection of six Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses set at an altitude of about 3,000 feet in the spectacular High Sonoran Desert terrain of northern Scottsdale.
This member-owned community encompasses a gallery of custom homes designed by renowned architects, along with an array of club amenities that includes golf, tennis, swimming and fitness facilities and a golf performance center. The development borders the rugged landscape of Tonto National Forest, with easy access to Scottsdale and downtown Phoenix and convenient to restaurants, shopping and nightlife in the Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Carefree areas. The community is a routine 45 to 50 minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
Custom homesites, elegant estates and courtyard homes are available at Desert Mountain and are set among a collection of secluded villages with distinctive qualities to suit a variety of buyers and lifestyles. Membership in the award-winning Desert Mountain Club is not required, but equity membership costs may be included in the purchase price with most property offered for sale. Rentals are available.
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Acreage 8,000 acres (3,200 hectares)
Club Structure Optional equity membership in the Desert Mountain Club may be included in the purchase price with most Desert Mountain properties. The membership is otherwise available with or without the purchase of property. An application process must be followed.
Golf The Desert Mountain Club has six championship Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses with spectacularly varied terrain designed to challenge golfers of all ages and ability levels. Club members also have access to four double-ended practice facilities, short-game practice facilities and a new $1.6 million golf performance center for club fitting and video-supported putting and swing analysis. The club will play host in 2015 and 2016 to the Senior PGA's season ending championship, the Charles Schwab Cup.
Clubhouse Six distinctive clubhouses provide a broad selection of dining experiences, services and recreational amenities for members.
Tennis Acclaimed outdoor tennis center with a total of nine USTA-certified courts – one stadium grass, five Har-Tru, and three fast-playing hard surface courts – featuring an ongoing program of lessons, clinics and social events.
Swimming Three resort-style swimming pools for Desert Mountain Club members, including one adults-only saltwater lap pool.
Spa and Fitness Club members also have access to a full-service spa and fitness center with cardio and weight training equipment, personal trainers and exercise classes.
Recreation Additional recreational amenities include an extensive network of hiking and biking trails, volleyball and basketball courts and a youth activity center. The club also hosts a year-round program of member events and activities ranging from holiday celebrations, concerts and sporting events to wine tasting, cooking classes and special-interest social clubs.
Member Services Resort-style concierge service, childcare, a business center and other member services are available on-site.
Shopping and Dining Well-stocked golf shops are located in the Desert Mountain clubhouses along with multiple dining options ranging from casual family fare to elegant fine dining. Desert Mountain is also convenient to major shopping centers, supermarkets, banks and other services within a few minutes' drive.
Health Care Nearby medical facilities include the Desert Foothills Medical Center, Mayo Clinic Hospital and Scottsdale Memorial North Hospital.
Area Attractions Desert Mountain is ideally situated for enjoying wilderness hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding as well as the urban attractions of the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. The property is convenient to museums and performing arts venues, Native American cultural sites and a wide range of sporting events, including baseball spring training camps and professional basketball, football, hockey, baseball and auto racing.
Custom Estate Lots Priced from $75,000 to $1.8 million