Chiricahua Course at Desert Mountain Golf Club

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7347 yards
  • Slope: 151
  • Rating: 75.2
  • 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 7347 yards 75.2 151
Blue 72 6796 yards 72.5 143
Copper 72 6460 yards 70.1 141
White 72 6289 yards 69.5 138
White (W) 72 6289 yards 76.1 146
Red (W) 72 5614 yards 72.3 138
Red 72 5614 yards 66.5 131
Green (W) 72 5034 yards 68.8 127

The Chiricahua Course at Desert Mountain Club is one of six Jack Nicklaus Signature courses at the club, which is the only club to offer that many courses designed by Nicklaus. Like most of the other courses, the Chiricahua Course has a typical desert-style layout with natural desert landscaping around the fairways and greens. Although the fairways are generous, the large and undulating greens require a deft touch. The distinguishing features of this golf course are the dramatic elevation changes that range from 2,800 feet to over 3,600 feet. At such heights, the course guarantees spectacular views from almost every tee.

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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