Apache Course at Desert Mountain Golf Club

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7211 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 74.1
  • 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/L 72 7211 yards 74.1 136
Bear/R 72 7156 yards 73.8 135
Blue/L 72 6860 yards 72.3 131
Blue/R 72 6805 yards 72.0 130
Copper/R 72 6444 yards 70.1 128
Copper/L 72 6434 yards 70.3 129
White/L 72 6220 yards 69.8 125
White/L (W) 72 6220 yards 74.4 130
White/R 72 6165 yards 69.5 124
White/R (W) 72 6165 yards 74.1 128
Red/L (W) 72 5599 yards 71.0 122
Red/L 72 5596 yards 66.3 117
Red/R (W) 72 5544 yards 70.7 120
Red/R 72 5541 yards 66.1 116
Green/L (W) 72 4657 yards 65.6 113
Green/R (W) 72 4602 yards 65.2 110

With six golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Desert Mountain Club promises a variety of different challenges. The club's Apache Course has a traditional desert-style layout, like most of the other courses. It is more player-friendly than the Geronimo Course, but that does not mean it is an easy stroll. The fairways are gently rolling and the greens are large with subtle catch areas and misleadingly sloped putting surfaces. One water hazard, a lake, comes into play on the signature hole, the par-3 15th. The hole requires an accurate shot to a sloped green, with the lake protecting it on the right.

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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