The Desert Highlands Lifestyle

A Club unlike any other, Desert Highlands sets the standard for exceptional living with unrivaled amenities.


Golf Course Putting Course Racquet Club
Fitness & Pool Dining Experience Event Calendar
Dog Park Residential Services Security

Desert Highlands Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona
Unparalleled beauty and a lifestyle of incomparable excellence, Desert Highlands Golf Club provides the essence of community where you can practice the fine art of living.

A private 18 hole golf course in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona

Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course

Golf isn’t everything at Desert Highlands, but for many, the highlight of a Desert Highlands membership is the ability to play a highly acclaimed Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Among the accolades bestowed upon Desert Highlands: Golf Digest ranked Desert Highlands one of the top desert golf courses in the country. Desert Highlands was also the site of the first two Skins Games in 1983 and 1984. When you play this course, you walk in the footsteps of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Gary Player.

The “Golden Bear” designed this course to invite players of all levels to enjoy the challenge, while also savoring a setting that is nothing less than magnificent. Pinnacle Peak looms just overhead and the lights of the Valley spread across the horizon in the distance below. A dramatic elevated tee box on the first hole sets the tone on this 18-hole, par-72 golf course that plays 7,108 yards from the tips. To enhance the desert effect, turf has been used judiciously, which has resulted in a desert design concept enhancing the natural environment, creating a course that is challenging and enjoyable for players of all levels. With major desert areas abutting the fairways and greens, the turf limitation only heightens the visual drama of the course. The result is reminiscent of a soft-flowing green carpet draped across rugged landforms.  
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An 18 hole putting course, Desert Highlands, Scottsdale, Arizona

18 Hole Professionally Designed Putting Course

Back in the mid-1980s, Desert Highlands made golf industry headlines by becoming the first club in the U.S. (and second in the world) to install an 18-hole professionally designed putting course. The extensive (par-41) putting course is a Gary Panks design that features more than 60,000 square feet of lush putting surface. Desert Highlands residents and their guests can hone their putting skills in a pleasurable and relaxing manner in the midst of some of the finest scenery in the Southwest.
Scottsdale, Arizona racquet club, Desert Highlands Tennis Program

Highlands Racquet Club & Tennis

Unrivaled in the Valley, Desert Highlands’ impressive Racquet Club boasts 13 tennis courts featuring all three grand slam surfaces -- grass, clay and hard. The Highlands Racquet Club hosts an active competitive and recreational calendar year-round with multiple levels of play.  Members enjoy a full schedule of weekly and monthly events and tournaments.  With four grass courts, Desert Highlands is the host for the annual USTA Southwest Grass Court Classic.

In addition to our traditional tennis play, Desert Highlands offers a new game for all called Highlands ShortCourt Tennis for those players who wish to play between the service lines and the net.

Neighboring the Highlands Racquet Club is a half basketball court, fishing pond and dog park providing plenty of exercise, activity and fun for members of all ages.
A world class fitness center, massage therapy, men's and women's locker rooms

World Class Fitness Center & Pool

Desert Highlands prides itself on promoting an environment enriched in living well. The world-class fitness center is a 7,700-square foot, state-of-the-art fitness haven featuring modern facilities and cutting-edge equipment enabling members to prioritize self-care and well-being. Uniquely crafted fitness classes help members reach individual health goals with custom-tailored workouts designed by the club’s personal training staff. The fitness center offers men’s and women’s locker rooms equipped with exquisite wet areas that include steam and full showers, and two massage therapy rooms with a variety of massage services. Heated year-round, the swimming pool offers a combination of lap swim or relaxation. 
Private member dining at Desert Highlands Golf Club

Private Member Dining Experience

The Desert Highlands clubhouse has been internationally recognized for its stunning design and masterful integration with the surrounding grandeur of Pinnacle Peak. Its exterior and interior seamlessly coexist in an atmosphere of casual dining, refined service and graciousness. Never too formal, never too casual, the clubhouse and dining experience epitomizes a relaxed and welcoming ambiance. Sourcing local ingredients from our region, Desert Highlands’ culinary team customizes dining experiences for members and guests, with exclusive menus that highlight the freshest and finest cuisines Arizona has to offer.

Year Round Private Club, Social events, Desert Highlands

Year Round Social Event Calendar

Desert Highlands’ calendar is all-encompassing and diverse, allowing members various unique ways to come together. Enjoy events such as celebrated wine tastings and culinary demonstrations. Engage the entire family with live music, traditional holiday events and a wide assortment of year-round recreational programming.
Dog Park at Desert Highlands in Scottsdale, Arizona

Dog Park & Pet Friendly Community

A pet-friendly community, Desert Highlands boasts a Dog Park located at the Highlands Racquet Club. A favorite afternoon gathering spot, the Dog Park provides our four-legged friends the opportunity to let loose, exercise and socialize with their friends.
Desert Highlands' Residential Services Team

Dedicated Residential Services Team

The Residential Services team at Desert Highlands is dedicated to enhancing the lifestyle of our members through personal assistance with just about any request. Offering traditional services such as notarization, shipping and transportation assistance, the Residential Services team can provide home inspections, change air filters and salt in water softeners,  and provide referrals for home repair vendors for more personal needs. In addition, Residential Services can watch over members’ residences when they are away and provide helpful services upon their return. All to create peace of mind when you are away.
The Security Team at Desert Highlands Golf Club

Professionally Trained Security Guards

Providing peace of mind is our ultimate priority! Our state-of-the-art security system and professionally trained security personnel combine to make the Desert Highlands experience safe and comforting. Desert Highlands Security Department is an in-house operation consisting of highly trained friendly security officers who operate the department 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
Come Play With Us
  • 10040 East Happy Valley Road. Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  • Clubhouse: (480) 585.7444

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