Even as you feel the atmosphere of legends around you Nicklaus 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 “target golf” concept. 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 land forms.