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Desert Forest Golf Club37207 N Mule Train Rd
Carefree, AZ 85377
Phone: (480)488-3527Fax: (480)488-5977
This desert course features grass from tee to green on all its holes. The greens are fast and sloped. The natural terrain coming into play on both sides of the fairways will force golfers to be accurate with their shots. This course has six dogleg fairways, four to the right and two veering left. Jack Snyder remodeled two holes in 1978. The Phoenix Silver Pro AM was held here in 1994. "Golf Digest" rated this as the 67th best out of "America's 100 Greatest Courses" for 1995-96, and 57th in the same category for 1997-98. "Golf Digest" also ranked this course as the 2nd "Best in State" course for 1995-96 and 1997-98. "GOLFWEEK" chose the course 36th in its category of "America's 100 Best Modern Courses" for 1997, 39th for 1998 and 25th for 1999. "GOLF Magazine" selected it 100th among the "Top 100 Courses in the U.S." for 1997 and 92nd for 1999.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Bent Grass|
|Dress Code:||Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK|
|Season:||Open all year|
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Course reviews for Desert Forest Golf Club
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Number of Reviews: 2
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| 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Trans-Miss Golfer, Mar 12, 2006
|Came to take a peak at our "tourney venue". I left very disapointed. I always heard Desert Forest was a naturaly, tough layout with fast greens. Desert Forest ended up being an unimpressive layout with bad conditioning throughout with the greens being the worst.|
| 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
It Hurts so Good, Oct 06, 2004
|reviewer: Michael Beronja
from Green Bay, Wi.
|Desert Forest is the finest natural golf course in the West. It is not for every golfer. Those that typically hit the ball directly at the pins will find that this does not work. In the winter the greens are hard and fast. Anything hit onto the green without proper spin or placement will not hold or run off the back or sides. The greens are typically as fast as Augusta. The members take great delight in having a 5 handicap snowbird come out and not break 100. This is like making love to a 400 pound women "it hurts so good". You love how this course plays as it eats you up. Leave the driver in the bag for the majority of the holes. The course is not long but accuracy is so important. The members play everything as it lies so if you miss the fairway and rough you are looking a double boggy at best. This is a great course without equals.|