Quality at the Foot of the Superstition Mountain
Some people even call it the Mecca of American golf. Anyway, Scottsdale in Arizona is definitely a paradise for lovers of closely mown lawns. The jewels here include two courses by Jack Nicklaus in the prestigious Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club.
The resort on the Eastern edge of Phoenix offers spectacular golf in dramatic countryside at the foot of the majestic Superstition Mountain. It features two courses by Jack Nicklaus, the 18-time major winner. They are called the Prospector Course and Lost Gold Course and both have Bermuda grass.
Both the championship 18-hole courses meet the highest requirements of current golfers. The playing conditions are perfect and, what is more, you can admire stunning views. Thanks to reasonably placed teeing grounds the courses are suitable both for professionals, and for beginners.
The resort has a spectacular clubhouse, sports club, wellness centre and many other activities that make you think about buying a property in the area.
The specialized magazines Links Magazine, Golfweek, and Golfworld included the resort into the list of 100 best courses in the United States, and it hosted a number of significant tournaments, including the LPGA Safeway International major events.
Besides the designer Jack Nicklaus the courses were played also by Curtis Strange, Tom Kite, Hale Irwin, Annika Sörenstam, and Lorena Ochoa. “These greens are as good if not better than any I have ever played,” said Ben Crenshaw, the two-time US Masters champion.
An ideal place for an unforgettable experience. You will be immersed in the play and will have to use all your skills here. The course was opened in 1998 and Jack Nicklaus cooperated with his son Gary on its design. They built a gem with inspiring views, friendly fairways, as well as fast greens – faster than at many professional tournaments.
Length: 6607 meters
Course rating: 73.4
Slope rating: 135
They said about the course: These are the finest playing surfaces I have played on. ~ Tom Weiskopf
Lost Golf Course
Beginners consider it a very tough course, but it’s just about good course management here. Jack Nicklaus with his son Jack Jr. created a superb desert course, which was opened in 1999. The greens are not as large as at the other course and numerous bunkers require shot accuracy.
Length: 6607 meters
Course rating: 70.4
Slope rating: 140
They said about the course: Generous fairways, strategic bunker placement, dramatic mountain setting. Lost Gold has it all. ~ Jack Nicklaus II
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