37100 N Mirabel Club Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
This is a private club located just east of the intersection of Pima Road and Cave Creek Road and south of Desert Mountain GC. Tom Fazio designed this course after Greg Norman had designed a tract that developers felt too penal for membership golf. Fazio designs great, playable golf courses and this is just another example of his skill. This is a real estate development with lots, new spec homes and custom and resale homes available. There are equity and non equity memberships available here and great tennis, swimming and social opportunities as well as golf. The Desert Lodge Clubhouse is new and spectacular. It looks south out over the course and features a huge outdoor patio area to take advantage of beautiful sunsets during the fall and winter months. The food is second to none and they feature home made jerky on the course that can’t be beat for flavor.
The golf course blends into the natural rolling terrain here and has five sets of tees that can stretch from 5100 yards to 7100 yards and plays to a par of seventy-one. The first hole gives you a feel for the whole course. A generous landing area but a fairway bunker to keep you honest and a two tiered green that places a premium on your iron shot. #2 is the first of the three par fives and is reachable at 571 yards for the bombers but they have to miss the front trap at the green to putt for their eagle. Holes #3 and #4 are mid 400 yard par fours that test your iron play, then #5 is a 300 yard driveable par four if you are feeling it. Par threes at #6 and #8 are separated by a reachable par five at the 7th hole. You will love number eight because the chef usually has a treat prepared there for the players. See if you can finish the front side with a par at the 456 yard par four ninth. The back side starts out with a tough par four and the only water hazard on the course left of the green. Hole number 11 is a scenic par 3 looking at Pinnacle Peak, miss this one short and left if you want par, big numbers come into play if you miss right here. Hole #12 is a birdie opportunity then #13 starts a tough stretch of pars through #15 which has a bowl green made for three putting. Get your drive in the fairway at the 16th and you can make birdie with a good iron shot. Number 17 is the last par 5 and it’s reachable as long as you keep your second shot out of the large greenside bunker on the right. The finishing hole is tough playing 474 yards uphill from the tips with death left so shade the right side with your drive and play to the middle of the green with all you have left.