The Faldo Championship Course, which plays up to 6,846 yards, sits on a 174-acre site and offers a slight variation from the typical desert-theme courses. It features generous fairways, large greens and multiple tee boxes. The surrounding mountains and century-old cacti as well as 108 sand bunkers.
“We wanted to create a layout that was unlike anything else that existed in the Phoenix region and I think anyone who plays here will agree that we have succeeded in doing exactly that. Featuring more than a hundred bunkers but very few water hazards, our design theme has produced a course that looks and plays in a manner reminiscent of Australia’s sand-belt courses. The surrounding scenery, however, is classic Arizona, with its ancient cacti and stunning mountain backdrop. I’m confident that our layout at Desert Ridge will inspire all golfers to bring out the very best game in their game.”
— Sir Nick Faldo