Available Gated Homes in Desert Highlands

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Desert Highlands sets the standard of an exceptional desert in all aspects. Experience the pleasure of associating with friends and neighbors in this positive neighborhood.

The magnificent Pinnacle Peak looms overhead and in the distance below, the lights of the valley spread out across the horizon. Desert Highlands in Scottsdale boasts world-class amenities including Gary Panks designed 18-hole putting course, 18 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship golf, 7,000sf  Wellness Center, award winning Racquet Club and 13 courts, and more than 500 distinctive residences.

A Community Made For The Golf Lover


The highlight of the membership at Desert Highlands Gated Community in Scottsdale is the facility to play Jack Nicklaus’ exalted course. Desert Highlands golf course has been ranked as one of the top desert golf courses in the country according to Golf Digest.

Desert Highlands was the scene of the first two Skins Games in 1983 and 1984. So, you’ll be walking in the footsteps of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tom Watson when you play this course.

Nicklaus designed this course to encourage players of various levels to take delight in the challenge while savoring a setting which is beyond magnificent. The lights of the Valley spread across the horizon in the distance below and the Pinnacle Peak looms just overhead.

Are you looking for a sensational elevated tee box on the first hole? Then look no further. Desert Highlands in Scottsdale did that on their 18-hole, par 72 golf course which plays 7,108 yards from the tips.

To heighten the desert effect, turf has been used with good judgement. This resulted in a “target golf” concept. With major desert areas adjoining the greens and fairways, the limitation of the turf only enhances the visual drama of the course. This results in a reminiscent of a soft-flowing green carpet draped across rugged land forms.


A Community Made With Concept and Design in Mind


Since its establishment, Desert Highlands was headed to turn into one of the most environmentally sensitive and naturally beautiful private residential club communities elsewhere. Desert Highlands Gated Community in Scottsdale caters to the lifestyle essentials of modern active families, providing possibilities for beautiful, pleasant homes in a dramatically scenic, secure, and natural environment with copious recreational and related opportunities and facilities.


Desert Highlands is located at The Sonoran Desert which is among the most unique deserts in the world due to its abundance and diversity of animal and plant life which thrive in its vicinity. 850 acres of land was planned genuinely to comprise Desert Highlands and are exceptionally strange by virtue of being directly located on the south slope which rises up to the top of Pinnacle Peak. This is the most distinguished landmark formation throughout the region.

The design philosophy and concept of Desert Highlands developed out of comprehensive studies which included all essential environmental aspects, soils, geological conditions, slopes, vegetation and wildlife, hydrology, and integrated visual observations concurred across the site. The dynamic objective of this breaking work was to attain a fine blending of people, composition, existing desert and the highly diverse territory. This arises into an unusually distinguished, melodic, aesthetically uplifting residential community which has been the beneficiary of various Architectural and Design Awards.


A Community With The Club Life


Desert Highlands’ way of life is approaching every moment as on of life’s best. All that happens in the shadow of the natural wonder called Pinnacle Peak. There is an extraordinary peace in the Sonoran Desert which satisfies your being and makes you feel most welcome. That feeling is the same with Desert Highlands. Perhaps one of the most toughest choices to make in life is deciding where to settle. However, Desert Highlands makes that choice so much easier.

Desert Highlands is more attractive beyond the gated, 24-hour security patrolled community. It is attracted with wide collection of restaurants, stores, medical facilities, and cultural events which are literally within minutes from the gates. A little farther, you will find the galleries and charm of Old Town Scottsdale to the south or Carefree to the north. There’s also the cultural sports arenas and districts of downtown Phoenix.


A Community Where You Can Eat And Drink


The Clubhouse at Desert Highlands defines the relaxed aura of feeling welcomed. It is never too formal, and never too casual. There is definitely a refined atmosphere of graciousness and service. You can witness magnificent views of the entire Valley or the Pinnacle Peak with beautiful sunsets and twinkling light displays.

Members also enjoy infinite events including “Chef’s Gone Wild” evenings, Wine Dinners, Concerts on the Lake, Speakers Series, Ladies Night out and Yappy Hour to name a few.

Desert Highlands feature a myriad of seasonal dishes, comfort foods, heart healthy options, and unique creations. This is accompanied by a fine wine list. The cuisine is also well-crafted based on rich flavors, and diverse, fresh, simple organic ingredients.

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