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Desert Highlands is located at 10040 East Happy Valley Road, Scottsdale, Arizona (AZ) 85255, USA.

History (Year Opened)

The Desert Highlands Golf Club started around the Scottsdale Residential areas during the 1980’s. It was designed by Jack Nicklaus and Bob Cupp.

It gets its name from the lack of water hazards.

Desert Highlands Golf Club has been awarded several times. They’ve received the “Best Scenic Course” award from Arizona Foothills Magazine in 2017. They were also awarded “the best private golf course in Arizona” for two years (from 2003 to 2004) and named as one of the best private golf courses in the US from Golf Digest in the years 2000 and 2002.

Just like its namesake, Desert Highlands was nominated for the title “The Best Desert Course In the Country”.

Their other facilities also received awards – their tennis courts received Winner of the Outstanding Tennis Facility award. Prevo Health also recognized.

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Membership to Desert Highlands Golf Club is invite-only.

Green Fee (Base Fee)

No information available on the green fee for Desert HIghlands Golf Club.

Public or Private?

Desert Highlands Golf Club is a private community.


The Desert Highlands Golf Club has several facilities. These include tennis courts, pickleball courts, bocce ball and a fitness center.

Just like modern golf courses, Desert Highlands Golf clubs treat its members with extravagance, providing them with dining rooms that have scenic views of the desert and the rocky terrain native to Arizona.

There is an ongoing construction of a new building that will be completed by the end of September, so anyone who wants to go golfing during cooler seasons out in the desert can expect to visit a new attraction.

Golfers would be welcome to compete with their own personal records or they can match with existing ones made by none other than Golden Bear Jack Nicklaus. Desert Highlands Golf Club has scorecards to keep track of player’s progress. Other pros who have played on the scene include Palmer, Player, and Watson.

Difficulty Rating

The Desert Highlands Golf Club has an 18-hole course. It has a difficulty rating of 73.9 with a slope rating of 151. The course has a max yardage of 7072.

Other people have commented that the most difficult holes in the Desert Highlands course are the ones with par-3 rating.

Contact Number

Club House Phone number: (480) 613.3482

Guests: (480) 613.3482

Other phone numbers: 480 585 7444