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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Desert/Traditional
Par 72
Length 7293 yards
Slope 145
Rating 74.3

Desert Mountain Club boasts not one, but six Jack Nicklaus-designed courses, one of them being the Geronimo Course. The golf course is the most visually dramatic with a desert-style layout that meanders through intimidating boulders, deep washes, and ravines. The challenge of this course is instantly seen from the first hole, a par-5 with a dramatic elevation drop to a wide fairway. The hole calls for a precise shot in order to properly tackle the shallow green that is well guarded with bunkers. For every hole on Geronimo that carries over a ravine, Nicklaus included a safer route to accommodate the less venturesome golfers.

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $30
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim ok.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Spa

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

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Can't wait to play them all at Desert Mountain

The first time playing one of the six Jack Nicklaus courses at Desert Mountain has whet my appetite, making me hungrier for more.
Geronimo was difficult but enjoyable from the proper tees. There are lots of danger zones that force you to layup or take on a desert wash or canyon ravine. Don't try to be a superhero. Plot your way around the course carefully.
I'm not sure what's more beautiful - the desert scenery climbing up and down the foot of the mountain or the million-dollar homes set well back from the fairway.
The most memorable hole actually comes last - a scary par 3 that's essentially an island green. If you don't hit the green or one of the bunkers, you're deep in the desert.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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