Cochise Course at Desert Mountain Golf Club

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7042 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout


Carts: Yes - $30
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim ok.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Bear 72 7042 yards 72.8 143
Blue 72 6563 yards 70.7 135
Copper 72 6307 yards 69.8 132
White 72 5951 yards 67.8 126
White (W) 72 5951 yards 73.7 142
Red 72 5308 yards 64.7 118
Red (W) 72 5308 yards 70.5 127
Green (W) 72 4420 yards 64.9 113

Desert Mountain Club has the distinction of possessing not only one Jack Nicklaus-designed course, but six golf courses designed by the legendary golfer. Almost all of the courses have desert-style layouts with natural desert vegetation coming into play near the fairways and greens. The Cochise Course features medium-sized, elevated greens that are well protected by sand bunkers. The subtle contours of the greens require a deft touch. The signature holes are four challenging "risk-and reward" par-5's. One particularly challenging hole on Desert Mountain's Cochise course is the par-3, seventh. Its modest length is deceptive since there is an elevated peninsula green on the hole. Water hazards also come into play on a few holes.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Outlaw at Desert Mountain"

walterzjr's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is the Last course Jack Nicklaus has designed at Desert Mountain. Outlaw was opened in 2003 and is a links design. Much of the course has views of the Tonto National Forest, and Four Peaks, The Mcdowell Mountains and Pinnacle peak can be see from this high terrain track. The fairways are for the most part forgiving but the greens and areas around them make for a real short game test. You will use every club in your bag and every type of shot here. Club selection is critical on the teeing ground. Outlaw is a truly a very fun and challenging course to play especially on the first visit.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

"An Absolute Delight"

cklinegc's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2013
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course was fantasic. Immaculate conditions and breathtaking views. It was a delight to play here. Even though I didn't play well, the course was so nice it made it worth it. The clubhouse also had fantastic Southwestern food and a great outdoor patio. A great place to bring the family as well!

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

"Wow! Golf Heaven on earth."

derekp7's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/19/2013

Reviewed on

Played fast. Course was immaculate. Some of cart paths were dangerously steep. Felt like cart would tip end over end. For a course of this caliber, I felt design of cart path on one particular hole could have been safer. Other than that, perfect. Greens very fast 11+. Great challange. Wide fairways. Manageable for any handicap. I'm 7 and shot 87 and was thrilled.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

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