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Desert Mountain (Renegade)

Desert Mountain (Renegade)

Scottsdale, Arizona
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Patrick Koenig
Patrick Koenig
ArchitectBadgeJack Nicklaus
Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Address38256 N Desert Mountain Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85262, USA

The Renegade course was the first Jack Nicklaus layout to open at the Desert Mountain Club in 1987. Since then, the Golden Bear has added a further five 18-hole courses at this location but the Renegade, at 7,443 yards, remains the longest.

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Rather uniquely, the course was constructed with two greens on every hole, offering golfers the choice of playing to either the easier white flag or the more difficult gold flag position. Thirteen holes have a large putting surface with different areas for each pin placement and five holes are set out with separate greens.

In 2018, the course was renovated by Heritage Links, working to a Nicklaus Design masterplan. Turfed areas were sand capped, mounding removed and green complexes revised to improve course playability. Drainage, irrigation and cart path issues were also addressed during the upgrade.


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Jack Nicklaus will forever be associated with greatness on the golf course, but it’s his design work that should also be remembered in equal measure to his magnificent competitive achievements on the links.

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