Desert Mountain in North Scottsdale

July 26, 2019

About Desert Mountain

Desert Mountain is a member-owned master planed 8,000 acre private community originally developed by Taliesin Associated Architects, founded by Frank Lloyd Wright.  At an elevation of approximately 3,000 feet, this North Scottsdale, Sonoran Desert community borders the Tonto National Forest.  Homesites, custom homes, estates, and courtyard homes are tucked within separate villages, designed by acclaimed architects offering buyers a variety of lifestyle options.  



Desert Mountain has been named among the top ten private clubs in the country, featuring six championship, Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, and the newest, a championship par 54 course known as Seven at Desert Mountain.  The courses appeal to a broad range of players by offering substantially varied terrain to challenge golfers of all ages and ability levels. The Jim Flick Golf Performance Center is a $1.6 million dollar, 6,500 square foot facility is outfitted with the most advanced technology available to improve golf fitness and performance.


Winning the “Court of the Year” award from Tennis Industry Magazine, the club’s tennis facility features the only stadium grass court in Arizona, in addition to five Har-Tru courts and three fast-playing hard surfaces.  Clinics, tournaments, leagues and special events provide players of all levels to participate and enjoy this remarkable environment.


The Sonoran Fitness and Spa at Desert Mountain is an expansive 42,000 square foot facility offering fitness classes, state of the art equipment, personal training, physical therapy, and of course, luxurious skin, body and relaxation treatments and massages.  Swimming and lap pools are heated year-round for member enjoyment, taking advantage of the Sonoran Desert’s unique climate.

More activities at Desert Mountain Club

Hiking and biking trails, volleyball and basketball courts, and a youth activity center round out the recreational features of this vibrant community.  Social events and activities are offered regularly, but when you want to gather in a more intimate setting, consider visiting one of the seven dining venues catering to even the most discriminating taste.  And, when you’re ready for a change of pace, visit The Ranch, a 33-acre site bordering the Tonto National Forest where luxury “glamping” meets the Wild West.

Club Members may also take advantage of the convenience of a resort-style concierge, childcare services and a business center.

Desert Mountain Lifestyle

Only a 50-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Desert Mountain seamlessly integrates a vibrant community with the peaceful serenity of the North Scottsdale area.  Residents have convenient access to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife in nearby Cave Creek and Carefree, as well as Scottsdale. Other nearby services include banks, hair salons, animal care, and top-rated healthcare facilities, including Mayo Clinic

Desert Mountain is an easy drive away from enjoying the excitement of car, horse and art shows, or, make it a day outing and attend the popular baseball spring training games.  

Did you know?

Membership in Desert Mountain Club is not required, but equity membership costs may be included in the purchase price of some of the properties offered for sale. Contact us for more information.

Membership at Desert Mountain is also available with or without the purchase of a property.

Desert Mountain is served by the Cave Creek Unified School District.

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