Scottsdale, Arizona

• • • From its beginning, Desert Highlands has been regarded as one of the finest private, gated golf communities in the Southwest. Development commenced in 1982, and in 1983 and 1984, 350 homesites were sold at the then unprecedented purchase price of just over $200,000. The community was then sold out over the next few years.

• • • Desert Highlands encompasses 850 acres planned for approximately 575 units at buildout. Jack Nicklaus designed the community's acclaimed golf course, which was the site of the first two Skins Games. The matches were nationally televised on NBC, and showcased this lush, Sonoran Desert setting at the base of Pinnacle Peak. Golf Digest has ranked the course as high as 25 in its list of America's 100 greatest golf courses.

• • • The noted golf club architect William Zmistowski designed Desert Highlands' clubhouse, which has been rated as one of the finest clubhouses in the world by Golf Magazine. Desert Highlands also offers tennis on a variety of surfaces, including grass, clay and Laykold. There are several neighborhood parks, and one of the first 18-hole putting courses created in this recent era of golf course design and development. Then and now, the community's amenities have created a unique offering in Scottsdale, which has drawn affluent residents from all over the world who make Desert Highlands their winter residence.

• • • Desert Highlands exhibits a magnificent collection of Southwestern homes which speak volumes about the community's design guidelines — guidelines that indeed set the standards for exclusive golf course communities in the desert Southwest. In 2008 Travel+Leisure Golf Magazine listed it as one of "America's Top 100 Golf Communities."

• • • Desert Highlands was a joint venture with Phoenix real estate developer Lyle Anderson and the Bass Family interests of Fort Worth, Texas.


575 custom homesites on 850 acres

Jack Nicklaus signature golf course

Internationally acclaimed William Zmistowski-designed clubhouse

18-hole putting course designed by Gary Panks

Clay, grass and Laykold tennis courts

Neighborhood parks and walking paths throughout

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