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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Desert/Traditional
Par 72
Length 7293 yards
Slope 147
Rating 73.5

Desert Mountain Club boasts not one, but six Jack Nicklaus-designed courses, one of them being the Geronimo Course. The golf course is the most visually dramatic with a desert-style layout that meanders through intimidating boulders, deep washes, and ravines. The challenge of this course is instantly seen from the first hole, a par-5 with a dramatic elevation drop to a wide fairway. The hole calls for a precise shot in order to properly tackle the shallow green that is well guarded with bunkers. For every hole on Geronimo that carries over a ravine, Nicklaus included a safer route to accommodate the less venturesome golfers.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Bear 72 7293 yards 73.5 147
Blue 72 6843 yards 72.0 142
Copper 72 6470 yards 70.0 135
White 72 6074 yards 68.3 131
White (W) 72 6074 yards 76.5 150
Red (W) 72 5401 yards 71.0 135
Red 72 5401 yards 65.3 125
Green (W) 72 4475 yards 66.5 124
Scorecard for Geronimo
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Bear M: 73.6/147 582 489 414 244 483 445 193 355 534 3739 424 190 564 410 357 510 497 405 197 3554 7293
Blue M: 72.1/142 572 465 404 204 434 430 170 348 511 3538 389 175 539 379 357 484 444 381 172 3320 6858
Copper M: 70.1/135 572 427 392 204 361 386 170 331 506 3349 377 152 539 368 326 470 360 343 157 3092 6441
White M: 68.4/131 510 400 365 172 361 374 150 331 484 3147 377 128 501 368 326 433 324 324 143 2924 6071
Whie W: 76.6/149 510 400 365 172 361 374 150 331 484 3147 377 128 501 368 326 433 324 324 143 2924 6071
Red M: 65.4/125 W: 71.1/135 454 384 354 157 343 271 107 320 472 2862 283 108 443 362 315 405 263 245 115 2539 5401
Green W: 69.1/130 454 384 300 157 343 271 107 320 401 2737 283 101 423 243 315 405 238 245 71 2324 5061
Handicap 9 3 1 13 7 5 15 11 17 2 10 14 4 16 18 6 12 8
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 4 3 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 5 1 15 11 13 17 3 7 4 16 6 2 8 14 12 18 10

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $30
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim ok.

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Can't wait to play them all at Desert Mountain

The first time playing one of the six Jack Nicklaus courses at Desert Mountain has whet my appetite, making me hungrier for more.
Geronimo was difficult but enjoyable from the proper tees. There are lots of danger zones that force you to layup or take on a desert wash or canyon ravine. Don't try to be a superhero. Plot your way around the course carefully.
I'm not sure what's more beautiful - the desert scenery climbing up and down the foot of the mountain or the million-dollar homes set well back from the fairway.
The most memorable hole actually comes last - a scary par 3 that's essentially an island green. If you don't hit the green or one of the bunkers, you're deep in the desert.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent

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