Jack Nicklaus’ fifth course at Desert Mountain is considered by many golfers to be the pinnacle of the designer’s desert achievements. Upon opening for play in 1999, Chiricahua was recognized by Golf Digest as one of the top new private courses in the U.S. The course combines the architecture of its four predecessors and features elevation changes ranging from 3,000-3,300 feet with stellar views of metro Phoenix and Scottsdale. At 7,197 yards, this par-72 desert target course has 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.