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(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) — Paxton O’Connor, the PGA Director of Performance & Instruction at Desert Mountain Club, has been named to the prestigious list of “Best Teachers in Arizona” for 2019-20 by Golf Digest magazine in its December/January issue.  O’Connor was previously recognized by the magazine as one of the “Best Young Teachers in America” (2018-19). READ MORE traveldreamsmagazine.com / Tim Cotroneo


If you’re lucky enough to play at Seven Desert Mountain, you’re lucky enough! This new par 54 course at Desert Mountain in North Phoenix was designed by Wendell Pickett and Bill Brownlee to be fun and boy did they hit the mark. If you have ever played their Big Wick or Lil Wick courses at Wickenburg Ranch and Social Club, then you have an idea of their design style. READ MORE golfcontentnetwork.com / Alice & Danny Scott


From meetings to music Passion Graham has found herself enjoying the role of Clubhouse Manager at Seven at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Ariz. The 39-year-old has gone from having her event planning business selected to plan the welcome party for the New Jersey and Maryland delegations in 2012 to finding her way into management in the bustling golf industry. READ MORE African American Golf Digest


Golf has written rules and unwritten rules. We know the mess that governing bodies have made of the written rules lately and how confusing they can be, but the unwritten rules about par, number of holes, designs, etc are generally held onto by most golfers. Jack Nicklaus however defied conventional thinking in 1987 when he created the Renegade Course at Desert Mountain. Instead of a traditional 18 hole routing, he built 2 courses in 1 with 2 hole options on every hole. He essentially made a 36 hole course on one 18 hole property. The white or gold flags could be played on every hole creating one of the most versatile designs of a golf course. In 2019 it reopened after renovation with much of the same uniqueness, just in an easier to maintain package. READ MORE Independent Golf Reviews