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Valhalla Golf Club



Desert Mountain Club: Chiricahua Course

Scottsdale, AZ Private

Overview

One of six Jack Nicklaus-designed courses at Desert Mountain, Chiricahua ranges in elevation from 3,000 to 3,300 feet, creating several dramatic dropoffs from tee to fairway. Though the landing areas—guarded by deep-faced bunkers and desert—can be visually intimidating, they often play wider than they appear. Just north of Scottsdale, the course offers scenic views of the city and surrounding mountains. Chiricahua has previously been ranked on our Second 100 Greatest list and is currently among our top courses in Arizona.

About

Holes 18
Length 7347
Slope 151
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1999
Designer Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked 195th, 2013-'14.

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 10, 2001. Ranked 10th, 2015-'16, 2017-'18, 2019-'20. Ranked 11th, 2021-'22. Ranked 12th, 2023-'24. Ranked 13th, 2013-'14. Ranked inside the top 15, 2003-'05. Ranked 17th, 2011-'12. Ranked inside the top 20, 2007-'10.
2023-'24 ranking: 12th.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.2

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.2134
Character
7.0975
Challenge
7.218
Layout Variety
7.0726
Fun
7.0511
Aesthetics
7.2908
Conditioning
7.2227

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