Desert Mountain

Welcome to Desert Mountain

Luxurious desert oasis with seven outstanding golf courses
Desert Mountain is a luxurious 8,200-acre oasis in the Sonoran Desert made up of 33 villages. Residents of these villages enjoy an active lifestyle in a breathtaking setting. Desert Mountain boasts the world’s largest collection of Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses. Included among these is the Cochise course, described by Nicklaus as the most picturesque golf course in the world. The community also offers exceptional tennis, fitness, and spa facilities, as well as a social program that includes everything from hiking expeditions to wine tastings.

The stunning Sonoran Desert landscape provides a captivating backdrop for Desert Mountain’s collection of custom homes, sophisticated estates, and beautiful courtyard homes. Every home in Desert Mountain’s 33 villages has been exquisitely designed to accentuate views across golf courses, deserts, and mountains.

What to Love

  • Seven distinctive golf courses
  • World-class tennis facilities
  • Sonoran Spa and Fitness Center

Local Lifestyle

Desert Mountain is a world-class golfing destination with seven distinctive golf courses accommodating a wide variety of play experiences against a majestic backdrop of mountains and desert. These courses include the traditional Apache, exhilarating Chiricahua, challenging Cochise, dramatic Geronimo, Scottish Links-style Outlaw, accommodating and versatile Renegade, and the fast-paced No 7. Other amenities include a world-class tennis complex featuring five Har-Tru green clay courts, three hard courts, and a stunning stadium grass court. Desert Mountain’s Sonoran Fitness and Spa facility boasts state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a wide array of rejuvenating spa programs. There are also many youth sports programs, social events, and excursions into the gorgeous surrounding landscape for residents of Desert Mountain to enjoy.  Amenities are available for members only.  Reach out today to learn about Desert Mountain membership.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Desert Mountain offers ten outstanding restaurants, which serve a diverse array of thoughtfully prepared cuisine. Constantino’s is a standout for Italian wining and dining, pairing the authentic flavors of the Tuscan countryside with selections from a wine tower totaling 3,000 bottles. There are also sublime steaks and seafood paired with cocktails and live piano music at Apache, themed dinner nights for members at Cochise/Geronimo, laidback Mediterranean lunch service at Chiricahua Grill, Southwestern specialties and margaritas at Arizona Grill at Outlaw, all-natural eats at the Sonoran Spa’s Café Verde, and gastropub dining and craft beers in the family-friendly environment of Seven.
In nearby Tonto Hills, the scenic Raven’s View Wine Bar offers creative charcuterie boards and grilled sandwiches alongside a global wine selection and local craft brews. The Meat Market is a full-service butcher shop in the laid-back town of Carefree, selling delicious meats raised on local farms. The Red Truck Trading Company in Cave Creek sells high-end consignment home furnishings along with artwork, accessories, and many other unique items.

Things to Do

Tonto National Forest is an incredible destination spanning an area of more than 2.9 million acres. Tonto is the fifth largest of the USDA’s 154 National Forests, and its landscape ranks highly among the most stunningly beautiful in the entire nation. From the cacti and flatlands of the Sonoran Desert to the majestic highlands of the Mogollon Rim, Tonto National Forest is a destination like no other. Visitors can also explore cave dwellings built 700 years ago by the local Salado people. At night, Tonto National Forest’s pristine canopy of stars is as bright and unblemished as it was when the cave dwellings were built. Bartlett Lake is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Tonto National Forest. Marinas along the lakeshore offer boat storage and rentals, and you can take to the lake’s 2,815-acre surface area with rented jet skis, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and party yachts.


Desert Mountain is served by the Cave Creek Unified School District.
  • Black Mountain Elementary School, Public, K-6.
  • Sonoran Trails Middle School, Public, 6-8.
  • Cactus Shadows High School, Public, 8-12.
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