Quintero Golf and Country Club is the realisation of the dream of Lea and Gary McClung whose determined mission was to provide top golf to a friendly community.
With a little help from Rees Jones and co-designer Steve Weisser, the McClung dream has come true. Formerly called the Founder’s course (as there was a second Quintero course in the offing called Charter, which was billed to be a Greg Norman design but never broke ground), it's a spectacular layout set amidst the cacti of the Sonoran Desert. The layout is routed through valleys in the foothills of the central Arizonan Hieroglyphic Mountains. Not only do the mountains provide a dramatic backcloth but also thrilling elevation changes.
Perhaps the best hole, or at least one of the most unforgettable one-shot holes you’re likely to encounter, is the 9th, where you’ll need to carry a diamond shaped lake in order to find the green which is set stage-like atop a rock wall.
Once the exclusive preserve of a select number of members, the course was made available to the general public in 2011.
November 13, 2010