Desert Mountain is a private, luxury golf community located in far North Scottsdale on over 8,000 acres.
Desert Mountain is comprised of several smaller neighborhoods that dot the community. Residents have a number of housing options to choose from. Homes range from 2 bedroom “lock and leave” casitas and production homes to large, estate homes perched on the mountainside. Architectural styles vary as well. You can find anything from Tuscan to ultra contemporary.
The community is home to six Jack Nicklaus golf courses and six clubhouses, a tennis complex, a brand new sleek fitness center with spa, swimming pools and so much more for residents to enjoy. Click on the tabs below to explore this wonderful community.
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About Desert Mountain
ABOUT DESERT MOUNTAIN
Where in the world will you find a great community that offers six Jack Nicklaus Signature courses? Try Far North Scottsdale. In the mid-80’s, Lyle Anderson and his group looked at 8000 acres of arid grazing land nestled at the base of Apache Peak and envisioned a community surrounding extraordinary golf courses. His vision has come true. In 1987, the Renegade course opened and luxury homes became available at Sunrise, the first village of custom home sites within Desert Mountain. Today, there are 4 other Jack Nicklaus Signature courses within the complex, and a links course was built just outside the back gate and is surrounded by open spaces.
Desert Mountain is a guard-gated, 8,000 acre luxury community located in far North Scottsdale on the border of Carefree and the Tonto National Forest. There are several neighborhoods within Desert Mountain, many of them framing one of the six courses.
Golf is not the only draw for Desert Mountain. There is a wonderful tennis complex adjacent to the newly remodeled Sonoran Fitness Center and Spa and the pickleball courts are a great and fun new addition. There are miles of trails for horseback riding, biking or hiking, plus a new ‘glamping’ facility.
Resale homes, as well as new custom homes, are available at Desert Mountain. Desert Mountain has a wonderful mixture of homes, from attached cottages to large custom homes. The Sonoran area and Apache Cottages offer two to three bedroom attached homes that are wonderful units for the part-time homeowner. They are easy to “lock and leave” as Desert Mountain is a multi-gated community with guarded gates. Each village is distinct in its style, but they all share the wonderful amenities of Desert Mountain. Because Desert Mountain is located so far north, the views from this fabulous community are hard to beat.
Desert Mountain Golf and Lifestyle
THE DESERT MOUNTAIN LIFESTYLE AND GOLF CLUB
As mentioned before, Desert Mountain is home to six award-winning Jack Nicklaus golf courses, multiple practice facilities and six clubhouses.
Renegade Golf Course and Clubhouse
Starting from the bottom of the mountain is the Renegade course. It is 7,524 yards and was the first course open at Desert Mountain. Each hole has two pin placements to change the level of difficulty as desired. Renegade features a very large practice facility.
The Hideaway is the restaurant at the Renegade Course. It is open for breakfast and lunch and is situated overlooking the practice facilities.
Apache Golf Course and Clubhouse
The Apache course is a par-72 course with 7,211 yards. It is centrally located north of the Renegade course.
The Apache Clubhouse is home to the Apache Steakhouse featuring the highest grade of beef. Open throughout the year, it is also the venue for the wine dinners hosted by some of the top global winemakers.
Cochise and Geronimo Golf Courses and Clubhouse
The Cochise and Geronimo courses are found further up the hill and converge upon the lovely Cochise/Geronimo Clubhouse.
The Cochise course is 7,019 yards and has been and will be the host course for the Schwab Cup for the next couple of years.
The Geronimo course is a 7,420 yard course that twists and turns through the natural elevations and landscape of the Sonoran Desert.
The Cochise/Geronimo Clubhouse is the center of the two golf courses, the driving ranges and the social focal point for club activities. In addition to the dining room is the Sunset Terrace which is utilized for private parties, weddings and meetings.
Chiricahua Golf Course and Clubhouse
Chiricahua is the course at the “top of the mountain.” It is a par-72 course with 7,197 yards and it opened in 1999.
The Chiricahua Clubhouse is a beautiful Tuscan-designed clubhouse that is home to Constantino’s Restaurant which serves high-end Italian fare. From the dining room or the plaza you will enjoy breathtaking views of the valley.
Outlaw Golf Course and Clubhouse
Last, but not least is Outlaw. The course is a spectacular links course and was the final course added to Desert Mountain’s line-up. It is located to the east of Cave Creek Road and offers some spectacular natural views.
The Outlaw Clubhouse offers a variety of menus. It is one of the most relaxed of all the clubhouse dining areas and is the site of many outdoor music performances.
The Sonoran Clubhouse and Fitness Center
The 42,000 square foot Sonoran Clubhouse and Fitness Center, which just underwent a major update, is centrally located within Desert Mountain. The complex includes notable tennis facilities featuring grass, clay and composition surfaces. The swimming area has a lap pool, baby pool and a large community pool with hot tubs. The expanded fitness center features top-of-the-line fitness equipment, plus private rooms for aerobics, yoga, and spinning and more. The expanded Spa offers massages as well as facials and other beauty treatments.
The Sonoran has also added a restaurant called Cafe Verde that replaces the snack bar. Offerings include fitness and protein options as well as a full-service menu with offerings like burgers, salads and sushi.
The Sonoran has also added some new outdoor pursuits including pickleball, croquet and a new and improved playground.
There is truly is something for everyone at Desert Mountain. Whether you are a golfer or are just seeking a beautiful, warm community filled with amenities for all – Desert Mountain should be your first choice.
Membership Fees and Dues- May 2018
- Desert Mountain Equity Golf memberships are sold via market-based pricing. They are currently selling in the $55K range.
- Monthly dues are $1,600.
Real Estate Updates
DESERT MOUNTAIN REAL ESTATE UPDATES
Desert Mountain Real Estate Update as of May 2018
As of May 1, 2018, there were 184 homes for sale in Desert Mountain. Asking prices ranged from $525,000 for a 1,836 square foot cottage to 12,500,000 for a 12,145 square foot estate.
The average asking price was $2,195,029, with an average asking price of $412.31 per square foot. Average cumulative days on market was 293.
The average sales price in Desert Mountain year-to-date was $1,508,427 and the average sales price per square foot was $340.48. The average days on market for sold homes was 286. The lowest priced sale to date in 2018 was $575,000. The highest priced sale was $3,700,000.
2017 Home Sales in Desert Mountain
As of the end of 2017, 121 homes had sold in Desert Mountain. Sales prices ranged from $535,000 for a 1,836 square foot cottage to $9,200,000 for an 10,000 square foot estate.
The average sales price was $1,556,451 and the average sales price per square foot was $342.25. The average days on market was 296.
2016 Home Sales in Desert Mountain
As of the end of 2016, 112 homes had sold in Desert Mountain. Sales prices ranged from $565,000 for a 2,070 square foot cottage to $7,700,000 for an 8,460 square foot estate.
The average sales price was $1,528,087 and the average sales price per square foot was $332.47. The average days on market was 293.
2015 Home Sales in Desert Mountain
As of the end of 2015, 114 homes had sold in Desert Mountain. Sales prices ranged from $525,000 for a 1,836 square foot cottage to $6,700,000 for an 11,800 square foot estate.
The average sales price was $1,515,833 and the average sales price per square foot was $321.98. The average days on market was 268.
2014 Home Sales in Desert Mountain
Over the course of 2014, there were 121 home sales within Desert Mountain. Sales prices ranged from $500,000 to $5,525,000. The average sales price was $1,359,697 and the average sales price per square foot was $314.36. Average days on market was 317.
DESERT MOUNTAIN SCHOOL INFORMATION*
Desert Mountain is part of the Cave Creek Unified District #093
Elementary School: Black Mountain Elementary School
Jr. High School: Sonoran Trails Middle School
High School: Cactus Shadows High School
Desert Mountain is located in the Scottsdale zip code of 85262
*Information subject to change. Please verify all information with the Cave Creek Unified School District
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