Monthly Archives: February 2020

In 1987, when Jack Nicklaus opened the Renegade course at Desert Mountain—the first of six he’d eventually build at the luxury community in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert— it truly broke new ground. For along with typical Nicklaus features like mounding-lined fairways and a high degree of difficulty, every hole at Renegade featured a wide variety of hole locations (five holes had two separate greens each) and multiple tee boxes so the course could be played any number of ways. READ MORE linksmagazine.com/James Frank


Lots of clubs say their courses offer “challenge for the good golfer as well as fun for the new player.” But no one is doing it the way Desert Mountain is doing it. And no other golf community is home to seven stunning championship courses. READ MORE arizonafoothillsmagazine.com/Melissa Larsen


Encanterra, A Trilogy Resort Community Tom Lehman designed the 18-hole golf course at Encanterra, A Trilogy Resort Community while Bing Hu designed the first-class clubhouse. The on-site Alvea Spa features outdoor spa areas, allowing guests to enjoy services in the gorgeous weater while the newer Algarve clubhouse has a resort-style pool, Tapas restaurant and bar and more. READ MORE In Arizona / Melissa Larsen


There’s a change in the air at Desert Mountain this fall, where an increase in new members and real estate sales exhibits a downward trend – a youth movement. READ MORE AZ Golf Insider / Bill Huffman & Joe Passov