Desert Mountain Club: Renegade Course

Scottsdale, AZ, United States Private

Overview

We named Renegade one of the most important designs of its decade in a magazine feature in 2010 for its unique versatility. Each hole includes seven tee boxes and two pin placements. There are six double greens with two pin locations, and 12 holes have two greens that are separated by as much as 100 yards. Before the round, golfers can decide the set of tees and pins that are preferred for their skill level. The Renegade was the first of six Jack Nicklaus courses to open at Desert Mountain Club. A recent renovation has ensured Renegade maintains its place as one of the most influential courses in the country.

About

Holes 18
Length 7933
Slope 145
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1987
Designer Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked for six years, from 1991-'96.
Highest ranking: No. 53, 1993-'94.

Best in State: Ranked ninth, 2021-'22. Ranked inside the top 10, 1989-2001. Ranked 14th, 2023-'24. Ranked 16th, 2011-'12, 2015-'16. Ranked 17th, 2017-'18. Ranked 18th, 2013-'14. Ranked 19th, 2019-'20. Ranked inside the top 20, 2003-'05. Ranked inside the top 25, 2007-'09.
2023-'24 ranking: 14th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

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

4.1

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.1201
Character
6.9421
Challenge
7.1905
Layout Variety
7.165
Fun
7.0981
Aesthetics
6.9095
Conditioning
7.1958

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