Welcome to Desert Mountain
A private golfing community and the pinnacle of southwestern luxury living
For those seeking a specific high-end lifestyle—luxury properties, upscale dining, golf at every turn—it’s a challenge finding a location that checks off every box on your must-have list. The North Scottsdale retreat of Desert Mountain, however, does just that, offering a unique and luxurious experience across 8,000 acres and 35 individual villages.
With a dynamic mix of homesites and outdoor and club experiences, Desert Mountain calls to those who want to live their best life.
What to Love
- Seven championship golf courses, including six designed by Jack Nicklaus
- Remote location in the Sonoran Desert that remains within an hour’s drive of Scottsdale and Phoenix
- Seven clubhouses each offering unique dining and entertainment experiences
- A wide selection of living options from custom builds with acreage to low-maintenance courtyard homes
People & Lifestyle
The standard of living in Desert Mountain is exceptionally high. The community goes to great lengths to ensure that every experience for its members is first class. That commitment extends to everyone who calls the area home—from active retirees and empty nesters to those raising or starting a family.
Akin to an exclusive, private resort, the neighborhood offers various membership opportunities. A full equity golf membership unlocks all Desert Mountain courses and amenities. The equity Lifestyle membership, for those less inclined to hit the links, grants access to the club's social and dining scene. There's also a junior equity membership program for those under the age of 50.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
is well known for its exclusive homesites and myriad golfing opportunities, but it's the options that set this community apart. The seven individual clubhouses stand on their own, each one possessing a unique personality and list of amenities.
The distinction extends to the ten restaurants spread across the seven clubs. From casual to fine dining and steakhouse to Italian, the menus are as varied as the settings. In addition, the neighborhood social calendar remains full throughout the year, with events for adults, families, and children.
There are no direct shopping areas within Desert Mountain, which further enhances the community's exclusive nature. However, a short drive lands you at some of Scottsdale's most upscale shops, restaurants, museums, and art galleries.
Things to Do
If you're in pursuit of an active, healthy lifestyle, there's nowhere better than Desert Mountain. Your journey begins with the state of the art , where the following amenities await:
- 42,000-square-foot fitness area with cutting edge equipment, classes, and personal training
- Full-service spa and salon
- Nine tennis courts featuring clay, hard, and grass surfaces
- Heated resort-style and fitness lap pools
- Croquet fields
- Children's play area
- Cafe Verde featuring a fresh and healthy menu
For those who aim to connect directly with nature, the community sits on a vast desert canvas demanding exploration. The 33-acre serves as the starting point for outdoor pursuits. Options include a 20-mile network of private trails for hiking and biking, a 12-stall equestrian center for horseback riders, and facilities for glamping, aka luxury camping, which involve chef-prepared meals.
Of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention the golf, which is what life at Desert Mountain ultimately revolves around. As the world's only private club with six Jack Nicklaus Signature courses, you hit the links in rarified air. Adding into consideration the area's newest course, , the $1.6 million , and year-round playing opportunities and tournaments, it's the ultimate golfer's paradise.
Desert Mountain is home to a number of excellent schools in the . Some of the most celebrated educational opportunities include:
- Black Mountain Elementary, K-5
- Sonoran Trails Middle School, 6-8
- Cactus Shadow High School, 9-12