Awards – A Community of Excellence

For the past 25 years, Desert Mountain has earned more than 80 awards of excellence in the areas of golf, commercial and residential design, retail merchandising and conservation. These highlights represent just some of Desert Mountain’s greatest achievements:

THE DESERT MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY
Best Overall Country Club, Best Private Club (First Class Category),
Best Pro Shop (Cochise/Geronimo)
Avid Golfer Arizona magazine, 2010

President’s Plaque, Shawn Goben, Director of Golf
Southwest Section of the PGA, 2010

Platinum Club of America – Ranked in the top five Club’s nationwide; Most highly regarded residential community in the Southwest,
Most respected Private Club in Arizona
Club Leader’s Forum, 2009

Top 100 Golf Communities in the United States
Travel & Leisure Golf, 2009

Top 100 Golf Communities in the United States
Travel & Leisure Golf, 2008

Top 50 Private Clubs in the US
Golf World Magazine, 2008

GOLF COURSES
Top 100 Residential Courses
Golfweek, Chiricahua ranked in Top 100, 2011

Top 100 Residential Courses
Golfweek, Chiricahua ranked #88, 2010

Reader’s Choice Top 50 Private Courses
Golf World Magazine, 2010

Top 100 Residential Golf Courses
Golfweek, Chiricahua, Geronimo ranked in the top 100, 2009

America’s Top 50 Toughest Courses – Renegade
Golf Digest, 2007

THE COCHISE/GERONIMO CLUBHOUSE
Private Courses: The Top 25
Arizona Republic, 1998 – Ranked best in Arizona for clubhouses, pro shops, practice facilities, 19th holes, food and amenities.

THE SONORAN CLUBHOUSE
Environmental Excellence Crescordia Award
Valley Forward, 1995

THE CHIRICAHUA CLUBHOUSE
Gold Nugget Grand Award
Best Public/Private Recreational Facility, Pacific Coast Builders Conference and Builder Magazine, 2003

DESERT MOUNTAIN RETAIL AWARDS
Best 100 Golf Shops in the United States
Golf World, 2011

Best 100 Golf Shops in the United States
Golf World, 2010

Front Nine Award, Best Retail Initiative
Association of Golf Merchandisers, 2010

Best 100 Golf Shops in the United States
Golf World, 2009

Best 100 Golf Shops in the United States
Golf World, 2008

Top Retailer and Customer Service Initiative
Association of Golf Merchandisers, 2008