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 first of six Jack Nicklaus courses to open at Desert Mountain Club, the Renegade is our highest ranked of the bunch—currently No. 9 on our Best in Arizona list. A recent renovation has ensured Renegade maintains its place as one of the most influential courses in the country.
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 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.