• Type: Private
  • Address: 37207 N Mule Train Rd
  • City: Carefree
  • County: Maricopa
  • State: Arizona
  • Zip: 85262
  • Call to Book Tee Time: (480) 488-3527

Desert Forest Golf Club is a 18 hole course. Red Lawrence designed this course in 1962. Desert Forest Golf Club is a members only course. Using a GPS divice the course can be located at -111.9013801374 longitude and 33.821310351649 latitude. Desert Forest Golf Club does allow metal spikes.


Desert Forest Golf Club Course Review
Desert Forest Golf Club Course Review

    Desert Forest Golf Club Course Review

    The Desert Forest is located in Carefree, Arizona, north of Phoenix and Scottsdale and it was designed and built in 1962 by architect Red Lawrence, being a private member-owned golf club. The Desert Forest is widely regarded to be the Americas 1st golf course featuring a desert-style design. This golf course can be best described by the word pure. There are no comfortable amenities here, theres no tennis court, no fitness, center, no swimming pool, everything is about golf.

    Red Lawrence managed to create a true gem in the heart of Arizona, which actually earned him the moniker the Desert Fox of design, thanks to the courses nothing short of revolutionary layout. Basically, the Desert Forest Golf Clubis a golf course which is laid upon an outstanding native desert piece of real estate, hewn by millennia of rain, wind and erosion. As Golfweek magazine puts it, the Desert Forest Golf Clubis a revolutionary landmark in terms of golf architecture and I must agree to that statement fully.

    Speaking of pure golf, it means that while visiting with Desert Forest Golf Clubyoull encounter zero water hazards in play, no OB stakes and also zero fairway bunkers. None, zip, zero, nada, but youll learn as you play along that Red Lawrence did an awesome job working with the natural contours provided by the landscape to defend the fairways sort to speak, i.e. bunkers are totally unnecessary here. Par: 72

    Yardage: 7,035

    Course Review:
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Golf Course Info

Golf Course Information


  • Number of Holes: 18
  • Year Course Built: 1962
  • Course Designer: Red Lawrence
  • Location Time Zone: MST
  • Daylight Savings Time: no
  • Season Availability: Open all year
  • Latitude: 33.821310351649
  • Longitude: -111.9013801374


  • Metal Spikes Allowed: yes
  • Play Fives: yes
  • Guest Policy Rules: Closed
  • Dress Code Policy: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK
  • Advance Tee Time Notice: 30 days


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