It’s always amazing how a golf course designer could transform a plain-looking piece of land into a top caliber golf vacation destination. It takes a lot of genius to work from scratch and incorporate his own ideas to work in perfect synch with what nature has already endowed it with. Such is the case of Scott Miller and the beautiful Golf Club at Eagle Mountain in Scottsdale,AZ. He has magically transformed a part of the pristine Sonora desert into one fine golf course that is now one of the best golf courses in Arizona.
The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain is at the beautifully rugged McDowell Mountains, surrounded by breathtaking vistas of desert valleys, mountain peaks, rolling hills, and the Scottsdale downtown area. Apart from its scenic quality, the course treats its visitors with a challenging layout. Miller has worked well on the dramatic elevation changes of the desert-mountain terrain to create a course of undulating greens and rolling fairways that could test the skill of golfers of every handicap. This stunning breed of beautiful views and fun challenge make this 18-hole, par-71 championship course ideal for golf trips.
Scott Miller’s superb design has already been rewarded not only with great reviews from the course’s visitors but by several publications as well. The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain was awarded the Best New Golf Course of 1996 by Arizona Republic. It was also awarded the Best of Phoenix Public Golf Courses in 2006 by the Phoenix New Times, the Number 1 in Public Golf Course Ranking in Arizona in 2006-2007, and one of the Top 50 Public Golf Courses in the Country in the Golf World 2009 Readers’ Poll. This golf vacation haven is a true testament to the perfect love affair between a course designer and nature that aspiring designers could look up to for inspiration.