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Desert Forest Golf Club

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37207 N Mule Train Rd
Carefree, AZ 85377, United States
www.DesertForestGolfClub.com
480.488.3527

This Robert "Red" Lawrence design opened in 1962 and is advertised as being the first "desert course" in the United States. In the intervening decades, the Sonora desert flavor has remained, although Arthur "Jack" Snyder oversaw changes to two holes in 1978. Then in 2012, the club retained David Zinkand of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw's architecture team to undertake a restoration.

Desert Forest is usually included in the lists of top 100 courses in the United States. It is a private club; visitors are permitted only as guests of members.


Course Details
Type:Private
General Manager:Roger Bacon
Superintendent:Todd Storm, GCSAA
Guest Policy:none
Dress Code:Collared Shirt (No Denim)
Season Start:Year-round
Pro Shop :yes
Fairways Grass:Bermuda
Driving Range:Grass hitting surface
Short Game Practice:yes with sand bunker
Water Hazards:None


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  hack2too - 4/9/11
This is a solid, challenging course. You have to be straight, but it's fair and the greens do what you expect them to. Easily a top 3 course in the state-Golfweek has it at #1 in the state #39 in nation.
  hoolie - 1/2/14
  Fraser2 - 12/17/13
  Rubio Inc - 8/22/11
  raviat - 6/3/11
  DesertSmoke - 5/15/10
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dsikora805
Best Score: 79
12/11/10
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Score Golfer Date
83 az2au 7/4/14
81 hack2too 5/20/11
85 MichaelDeBenedetto 7/30/14
88 dwaynegroff 4/22/10
90 Clint05 3/20/12
93 Gregg Maki 12/2/16
97 cpljohnst 10/14/15
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