124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2



Talking Rock

Prescott, AZ Private

Overview

Desert courses are rarely walkable, mainly because of great distances between greens and tee boxes, but when Jay Morrish designed Talking Rock, a couple hours north of Scottsdale, he set out to create a walker-friendly layout. With a relatively flat design and minimal distances between holes, Talking Rock is a relatively easy walk. A housing development lines many holes on the front, but the back side is a little more secluded, with holes framed by trees and large, softly-rising bunkers.

About

Holes 18
Length 7350
Slope 138
Facility Type Private
Designer Jay Morrish, ASGCA/Carter Morrish

Awards

Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Best in State: Ranked 11th, 2013-'14. Ranked 15th, 2015-'16. Ranked 19th, 2011-'12. Ranked inside the top 20, 2005, 2009-'10. Ranked inside the top 25, 2007. Ranked 31st, 2023-'24.
2023-'24 ranking: 31st.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

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

4.2

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.6561
Character
6.9104
Challenge
6.6302
Layout Variety
6.6517
Fun
7.0348
Aesthetics
6.801
Conditioning
7.0517

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