Described by Jack Nicklaus as “the strong looking course,” Geronimo is perhaps the most visually intimidating of Desert Mountain’s six courses. At 7,293 yards from the back tees, it winds its way through dramatic boulders, deep washes, ravines and lush desert and over stunning plateaus.
The drama of Geronimo is evident from the first hole, a stunning 570-yard par five with a large elevation drop to a broad fairway. The hole requires a well-struck second shot to set up the proper position to attack this shallow, well-bunkered green. While some of the front nine holes might deceptively lead you to believe it is a gentle course, the back nine will surely change that impression. The last hole is a 160-yard, par 3 that requires an exacting shot over a canyon to a two-tiered green between sand bunkers. For every carry over a deep ravine, designer Nicklaus provides a safe route for those less daring shot makers.