Looking for affluent neighbors in North Scottsdale, Desert Highlands may be ground zero; in addition to the cost to purchase a home for sale in Desert Highlands, the monthly homeowner’s fees - (for all homes in Desert Highlands) is over..$1000.00 per month and there is an additional $75,000 mandatory membership fee due to the country club - This fee is in addition to home purchase price. Running low on champagne and caviar, the neighboring community directly to the north is Estancia and to the East Troon..
While there’s plenty to do at Desert Highlands besides golf, for many, the lure of playing a Jack Nicklaus Golf Course is the main attraction. In fact, Golf Digest has previously ranked Desert Highlands as 'a top desert golf course in the country' ! One reason is that the turf is used judiciously, giving the course a more natural look at the same time making it challenging and fun to play. Players are also challenged by narrow fairways, elaborate containment slopes, deep bunkers, elevated tees and greens.
Before you tee off, if you need some practice at putting, you’ll also find an 18-hole professionally designed putting course. In the mid-1980’s, Desert Highlands made headlines by becoming the first club in the U.S. to install the 60,000 sqft. putting course.
In addition to golf, you’ll find 13 tennis courts at the Highlands Racquet Club featuring grass, clay and hard surfaces. The community has two Pickleball courts, a dog park and fishing pond, too.
You can cancel your gym membership. Desert Highlands features a recently updated 7,700 sqft. fitness center. Personal trainers, massage therapy rooms and a heated year-round swimming pool are just a few of the amenities.
Nearby, you’ll find many hiking trails — including Pinnacle Peak and Tom’s Thumb Trail Heads just 5 minutes away — and plenty of places to explore such as the nearby towns of Carefree and Cave Creek.
While there are so many great restaurants in Scottsdale, if you don’t feel like venturing out, check-out the Desert Highlands clubhouse. It’s internationally recognized for its design, atmosphere and exclusive menus.
Scottsdale has great police force but you can never be too cautious. Desert Highlands provides a state-of-the-art security system along with trained security personnel 24/7.
While Desert Highlands makes you feel like your miles away from the city, the community is only 15 to 20 minutes to most Scottsdale Attractions and Healthcare -and 45 minutes away from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).
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