For many golfers, Chiricahua, the fifth Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, represents the pinnacle of the designer’s desert achievements. Upon opening for play in 1999, the course was recognized by Golf Digest as one of the top new private courses in the United States. The crown jewel of Desert Mountain’s Nicklaus Signature collection, Chiricahua combines the architecture of its four predecessors. The highest course in elevation of all six, Chiricahua features elevation changes ranging from 3,000 to 3,300 feet and offers stellar views of metro Phoenix and the Valley. At 7,197 yards, this par-72 desert target course features eight holes that play downhill, nine that play uphill and one that plays sideways for an exhilarating combination. Truly a masterwork of design, Chiricahua provides endless variety for you and your guests as it winds through the Village of Saguaro Forest to the foot of the Old World-inspired Chiricahua Clubhouse.