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This article is part of our International Homes special section, which takes a look at homes and golf, from planned communities and sustainability to course designers and where they live. READ MORE / Shivani Vora

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 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 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

(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 / 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 / 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