Desert Mountain Club

2014 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Private Facilities

Desert Mountain Club

Dale Abraham, Director of Instruction

38440 N Desert Mountain Parkway

Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (We set up 20-50 each day on each end of the 4 driving ranges depending on the time of year)
  • Bays with Mats (5)
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Synthetic Putting Green
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Covered Areas

Additional Amenities:

  • Pro Shop (6,500 Sq. Ft.)
  • Heated Bays (5)
  • Ball Flight Monitor
  • Indoor putting studio with Quintic Ball Roll Monitor
  • Science and Motion (SAM) PuttLab and SAM BalanceLab
  • Mitchell Tour Gauge digital putter bending maching

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Built-up Greens
  • Fairway Cuts

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 6

Number of LPGA Professional Instructors: 2

Clubfitting services provided.

Total number of visits to range per year: 160,000

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 85,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 85,000

New balls are acquired: Every 6 months we change out our range balls

A list of technologies used in instruction: Ball Flight Monitor

Best range promotion: Wedge Works – participants receive 2 hours of instruction in short game wedge play and 2 special order wedges Coaching Hour – low cost supervised practice program held twice per week with organized activities to help students practice productively

Special programs: –Host of the Southwestern Amateur, a tournament that attracts some of the best high school and collegiate players in the country, from 2013-2016. Will host during the event’s 100th anniversary.
-Hosting the Charles Schwab Cup Championship on the PGA/Champions Tour (2012, 2014 and 2016)
-CARE Tournament-Sponsored by Desert Mountain members and hosted by Desert Mountain to promote awareness and knowledge of breast and prostate cancer through forums, seminars and educational materials and raising money to fund research to provide a cure. Recipient is Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz.
-Yangels Tournament-Fundraising event for YMCA educational programming and college scholarships for underserved youth.