The ultimate Arizona golf environment, Desert Highlands beckons residents with the serenity of the Sonoran Desert. The first gated community built for residents within a country-club setting, Desert Highlands earned its reputation for quality and today is a successful member-owned community. As such, this area is a natural fit for high end home builders who cater to a discerning and exclusive clientele.
Jack Nicklaus personally designed the Desert Highlands golf course, calling the 18-hole par-72 course his most unique design ever. “The course is built with a concept of harmonizing the course and the desert vegetation in a design format not used to this extreme before,” Nicklaus noted.
The links opened to great acclaim in 1983 and just four years later was named one of Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest American Courses. Today, Desert Highlands boasts six Jack Nicklaus Signature courses that provide fun and challenge for every level of player. Exclusivity is a highlight of the golf club: membership is included with your home or homesite purchase and limited only to homeowners of the area. The consistently warm weather ensures year-round access to the links, while the club’s fitness room, spa and tennis add to the appeal.
Desert Highlands real estate
High end home builders find the natural beauty of the Desert Highlands an inspiration in creating luxury residences. These homes pay tribute to their natural surroundings by integrating beautiful marble, boulder, slate, wood and other natural materials. At the same time, these homes offer the most modern luxuries: fountains, fire pits, guest housing, private pools – all offering amazing views of the desert and mountains, and many situated right on the golf course greens.
Beyond its secure gates, the Desert Highland community delivers a wide array of attractions, from the charm of nearby Old Town Scottsdale, with its galleries and cafes; to the urban sophistication of Phoenix, with its cultural districts and sports arenas.
For anyone looking for peace and quiet – along with a great game of golf – Desert Highlands is the ideal choice for relocation, retirement or a second home.