Opened in 1995, Estancia Club is nestled on 640 acres of the northern slope of Scottsdale’s famed landmark Pinnacle Peak in a private, gated community. Honored internationally, the Tom Fazio designed 18-hole championship golf course offers 7,314 yards of superb golf, bent grass greens, and breathtaking views. Ease of play is impressive at 17,000 annual rounds and enhanced by an active caddy program. Estancia is a private club, owned and operated by its members.
The challenging Estancia Club course occupies around 150 acres of a 640-acre parcel of desert that forms the prestigious gated golf development. Holes on the front nine rim the base of the mighty granite monument before the 10th climbs to higher ground where golfers enjoy several changes in elevation on their way back to the clubhouse.
The quartet of par three holes at Estancia is nothing short of sublime, requiring pinpoint accuracy from the tee to prevent a silly score being run up. The 3rd, 7th and 16th holes all feature greens surrounded by dense desert vegetation whilst the 137-yard 11th plays slightly uphill to a putting surface ringed by enormous boulders.
Signature hole at Estancia Club
11th Hole – 137 Yard Par 3 – This is an attractive hole that embraces the Arizona surroundings. From the tee you will be staring through a chute of boulders and cactus plants that frame the green. Very little distance separates the tees on this short hole, so take in the view of Pinnacle Peak and the beauty of your surroundings for a moment and then take dead aim at the flag.
Most difficult hole
14th Hole – 631 Yard Par 5 – The longer the hole, the more trouble that can occur. Estancia’s 14th hole is long, 631 yards, and features four bunkers and the only water hazard on the back nine. The tee shot must carry the desert and avoid the two fairway bunkers found on the left side of the fairway. Avoiding the left side is the theme of this hole since every bunker and the pond are all found on the side of the hole. Since it isn’t reachable in two for most players, try to put yourself in position in a comfortable layup position and avoid the left!