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Desert Forest Golf Club
37207 N Mule Train Rd
Carefree, AZ 85377, United States


480.488.3527
This Robert "Red" Lawrence design opened in 1962 and is advertised as being the first "desert course" in the United States. In the intervening decades, the Sonora desert flavor has remained, although Arthur "Jack" Snyder oversaw changes to two holes in 1978. Then in 2012, the club retained David Zinkand of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw's architecture team to undertake a restoration.

Desert Forest is usually included in the lists of top 100 courses in the United States. It is a private club; visitors are permitted only as guests of members.
  
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Type:Private
General Manager:Roger Bacon
Superintendent:Todd Storm, GCSAA
Guest Policy:none
Dress Code:Collared Shirt (No Denim)
Season Start:Year-round
Pro Shop :yes
Fairways Grass:Bermuda
Driving Range:Grass hitting surface
Short Game Practice:yes with sand bunker
Water Hazards:None




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Recent Scores

Date Golfer Score
4/17/19 Doug Crosby 92
2/18/16 NancePetersen 115
11/11/15 LO7VE 84
11/11/15 bdavidsonca 82
11/11/15 Bruce Robinson 96
10/31/15 Gerry Dale 110
10/14/15 cpljohnst 97
8/5/15 NancePetersen 49*
6/13/15 mikek12 93
5/31/15 tuber1515 92
5/10/15 hack2too 88
5/8/15 hack2too 92
5/3/15 hack2too 95
4/19/15 hack2too 96
4/8/15 tuber1515 86
3/22/15 Rockman12 79
2/27/15 Derek Sikora 83
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Recent Reviews

  hack2too - 4/9/11
This is a solid, challenging course. You have to be straight, but it's fair and the greens do what you expect them to. Easily a top 3 course in the state-Golfweek has it at #1 in the state #39 in nation.
  hoolie - 1/2/14
  Fraser2 - 12/17/13
  Rubio Inc - 8/22/11
  raviat - 6/3/11
  DesertSmoke - 5/15/10
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