Welcome to Desert Highlands
a private residential golf community that opened its gates in 1983 and offered a new design of exceptional desert living. In every way, Desert Highlands set a higher standard in community, amenities and individualized, environmentally harmonious architecture.
The Jack Nicklaus
Signature Design golf course and uniquely designed clubhouse have received international note. The Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions became the model for all other exclusive, gated communities in the Southwest. The variety of tennis court surfaces drew admiration for providing residents a richer range of recreational options, not golf alone. And, the fulfillment of the vision of the original developer, Lyle Anderson, has become the ideal that developers and residents of other communities recognize as the ultimate achievement.
Setting the standard
by which all other private golf communities are measured, Desert Highlands consists of 560 home sites spread out amongst 850 acres of lush Sonoran desert. Currently, over 500 custom homes have been completed in Desert Highlands. We invite you to view available Homes and Homesites.
Within minutes of Desert Highlands residents can take care of everyday needs: grocery shopping, dry cleaning, gourmet coffee, restaurants, salons, upscale clothing and gift shops. Equally important is the close proximity of respected schools and medical facilities, including the world renowned Mayo Clinic and Hospital. A little further are the galleries and charm of Old Town Scottsdale to the south or Carefree to the north, and the cultural district and sports arenas of downtown Phoenix.