Overview of Desert Mountain

Desert Mountain Homes For SaleDesert Mountain is an over 8,000 acre gated, recreational community, set in the spectacular High Sonoran Desert of north Scottsdale, in the wondrous state of Arizona. Taliesin Associated Architects, founded by Frank Lloyd Wright, created the original Desert Mountain master plan in the mid-1980s. The then Developer sold the Desert Mountain Club to the Club members on Dec. 30, 2010. Since then, the Club and the HOA have formed a solid team in order to come up with a formal Strategic Plan for the Club and the Community, and have begun executing that Plan. Please ask us for a copy of the Strategic Plan, and we’ll be glad to get a copy to you. As a result of great original design, good execution over the twenty-six years the community has been in existence, and now with the owners/members in charge of their own destiny, Desert Mountain, as a location and a community, offers an extraordinary value to potential residents.

Desert Mountain’s extraordinary value, as a location and as a community, are derived from it’s very unique, and unparalleled combination of features.

  • The Desert Mountain Club is now member-owned.
  • protected location
  • diverse population
  • international recognition
  • dramatic High Sonoran Desert setting
  • striking views
  • incomparable amenity package, including six golf courses
  • wide range of housing options
  • broad based community dynamics
  • a competitive alternative would be difficult, if not impossible, to develop today
    (comparable land in a comparable location would be difficult to find, and the political climate today is much less favorable for this kind of development)

It is quiet, the air is clean, the skies dark at night and the climate very comfortable most of the year (with a high about ten degrees cooler than what Phoenix reports, but nighttime lows in the summer approaching twenty degrees cooler than what the city will record). And, even though on a map it looks like we are a long way from “civilization”, one can normally drive to Sky Harbor Airport from the Front Gate in under forty-five minutes, and the nearest grocery store is just six minutes away. Recreationally, one can’t beat Desert Mountain, with a fifteen-mile private trail system, six Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses; a fabulous swim, tennis (grass, Har-Tru, and cushioned hard-court surfaces), fitness (outdoor volleyball and basketball courts) and spa facility, known as the Sonoran Clubhouse; horseback riding on trails both inside the mountainous northern area of the community as well as into the adjacent Tonto National Forest; luxury camping; and the state-of-the-art Jim Flick Golf Performance Center, for all your golf improvement needs. As you will learn, there is much this year ’round recreational community offers, with golf but a mere part of the picture. If golf is important to you, we expect you will like it here as much as Davis Driver does, having played competitively his whole life and wanting a very high-quality golf experience. Desert Mountain delivers, on that count and many more! As a result of all this, our Group members know many other residents and Club members and enjoy introducing our new clients to these people via our “Inside Circle” program, helping them get plugged in quickly. It is a friendly place, with people from all over the country and all kinds of backgrounds. You are bound to be able to find some people quickly with whom you will become fast friends, and all of us look forward to helping in that process!

Over the years, the community has become widely recognized around the United States and the world as one of the foremost examples of golf course community development anywhere. More about Desert Mountain’s championship golf courses and award winning Clubhouses.


Phoenix receives over 300 days of sunshine per year, providing residents a casual southwestern lifestyle. Ongoing upscale commercial development in north Scottsdale brings residents within minutes of a variety of shopping centers and business districts. The Valley’s impressive freeway system makes downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale readily accessible.