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Desert Mountain Club: Geronimo Course

Scottsdale, AZ Private

4.1

Panelists

106 Reviews

Overview

Arguably the most visually intimidating of the seven courses at Desert Mountain Club, Geronimo is a classic target-style layout with narrow fairways and many forced carries over desert and ravines. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, who described it as “the strong-looking course,” Geronimo offers scenic panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. In most cases, Nicklaus gives players a choice of how much forced carry to take on, creating risk-reward opportunities. The challenging layout concludes with a demanding par 3 that plays over a deep ravine to a two-tiered green adjacent to the clubhouse. The course has consistently been ranked on our Best in Arizona list.

About

Holes 18
Length 7293
Slope 147
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1989
Designer Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA

Awards

Best Courses in Every State

Best in State: Ranked 12th, 2021-'22. Ranked 13th, 2017-'18. Ranked 15th, 2011-'12. Ranked inside the top 15, 1991-2001. Ranked 16th, 2013-'14, 2019-'20. Ranked 18th, 2015-'16. Ranked inside the top 20, 2003. Ranked inside the top 25, 2005-'09.

Panelists

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

4.1

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.06
Character
7.13
Challenge
7.15
Layout Variety
7.02
Fun
6.95
Aesthetics
7.3
Conditioning
7.31

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