Desert Highlands Real Estate in North Scottsdale

Pinnacle Peak an be viewed from most Desert Highlands Real Estate

About Desert Highlands Real Estate

Buying real estate in Desert Highlands provides a private club lifestyle, featuring a signature golf course, putting green, racquet club, fitness center, pool, dog park, and clubhouse in the heart of North Scottsdale. It is internationally recognized for its design and integration into the surrounding Pinnacle Peak majesty. With 560 homesites spread across 850 acres, half of the Desert Highlands land will remain undeveloped to protect and preserve the beauty of Pinnacle Peak and the surrounding Sonoran Desert so revered in Arizona. Dining is casual yet refined, ensuring that guests enjoy a welcoming yet impeccable experience.  If you are interested in a home in Desert Highlands, you can see our list of homes currently listed for sale.

Amenities That are Yours When You Own A Desert Highlands Home:


The acclaimed Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is one of the key reasons membership in Desert Highlands is so desirable. Golf Digest ranked Desert Highlands one of the top desert golf courses in the country and has welcomed Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, and Gary Player

The course was designed to encourage a broad range of players to enjoy its breathtaking setting, including Pinnacle Peak and sweeping valley views. The thoughtfully designed course seamlessly blends the flowing greens against the dramatic Sonoran Desert landscape. An 18 hole putting course with over 60,000 feet of putting surface is a remarkable place to relax and improve your putting skills.

Court Activities for Desert Highlands Real Estate Owners

Catering to many levels of play, the Desert Highlands Racquet Club offers 13 courts featuring grass, clay and hard surfaces. The four grass courts allow Desert Highlands to host the annual USTA Southwest Grass Court Classic. Weekly and monthly events, as well as tournaments, provide members many opportunities to enjoy casual or competitive play. Adjacent to the racquet area are two pickleball courts, allowing for even more exercise or recreational choices.

Fitness At Desert Highlands

Desert Highlands real estate owners are encouraged to live well. The Desert Highland’s Fitness Center features a 7,700 square foot, state-of-the-art fitness facility, promoting self-care and well being. Fitness classes and customized work-outs created by the personal trainers allow members to define and reach their own health and fitness goals. Men’s and women’s well-appointed locker rooms, wet area, steam room, and full showers, and massage therapy rooms fulfill the demands of even the most discerning member. The pool is heated year-round and can be enjoyed for lap, swim, or relaxation.

More at Desert Highlands

A private member dining experience in the award-winning designed restaurant offers members a casual and relaxed, yet gracious experience. It’s a welcoming atmosphere, stunning views and locally sourced ingredients help make this environment truly remarkable. Desert Highlands offers a full calendar of events from wine-tastings to family-friendly get-togethers with live music and traditional holiday celebrations. A fishing pond, dog park, and pet-friendly community are more of the amenities that will invite you to call Desert Highlands “home”. A dedicated residential services team and 24-hour guarded security staff keep the satisfaction and safety of residents an integral part of community operations.

Desert Highlands Lifestyle

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is only a brisk 35-minute drive away, making travel for business or pleasure an easy commute. Desert Highlands is located just minutes from daily conveniences such as banking, grocery shopping, hair and nail salons, postal services, and gas stations. A few minutes more and enjoy the many shopping centers, restaurants, theatres, and cultural events that North Scottsdale is recognized for.

Did you know?

Desert Highlands features a world-class country club and bar, known for its breathtaking setting. Club membership is tied to property ownership, making life at Desert Highlands a truly exclusive experience.

Desert Highlands is served by the Cave Creek Unified School District and the schools are The Desert Sun Academy elementary school, Sonoran Trails middle school, and Cactus Shadows high school.