Older doesn’t necessarily mean less better. Neither does being smaller mean less enjoyable. These are two things that the Peaks Course of Tonto Verde Golf Club can prove all too easily. Next to its sibling course at the Tonto Verde Golf Club, the Ranch Course, the Peaks Course is older by almost 10 years and is shorter and narrower. But it equals the younger course in its scenic quality, as well as excellence in playability. If anything, Ranch course could learn a thing or two from the older course on how it became one of Arizona’s best golf vacation destinations.
The Peaks Course of the Tonto Verde Golf Club stretches to only 6,744 yards compared to the more than 7,000-yards of the Ranch course. But the Peaks Course never falls short in delivering the dream desert golf trip. Its designers, Gary Panks and David Graham designed its layout to follow the dictates of the North Scottsdale desert terrain to bring that authentic Arizona desert feel to the game.
What golfers most enjoy here are the 5 sets of tees that make the course enjoyable for everyone. The 18-hole, par-72 Peaks Course at the Tonto Verde Golf Club joins forces with nature to make every game quite a challenge. A panorama of golden desert and the Mazatzal mountains combined with pristine man-made lakes will make for the perfect backdrop in that golf vacation photo album. And, even though the Peaks Course is relatively older, and more seasoned, it still is capable of surprising its visitors – either by its stunning views or excellence in playability, or both.