The Other Course, don’t let the name fool you
Unlike other private clubs, at Scottsdale National Golf Club there is only one rule, ‘no member shall ever impinge on another member’s enjoyment of the club’.
While Scottsdale National is known as a luxury oasis, my husband Bob and I maintain its maverick character through every experience, amenity and design.
The golf courses are a perfect example.
Scottsdale National features 45 holes of golf.
The Mineshaft is an 18-hole desert course with one unforgiving 13-foot bunker. The Bad Little Nine is a 9-hole par-3, described by Today’s Golfer as one of the “trickiest” courses in the world. And, The Other Course, imaginatively named by my husband, Bob, has a links-style design with a mix of par-3s, 4s and 5s.
Despite its amusing name the Other Course is challenging, and it’s my favorite.
Unlike Mineshaft, The Other Course’s unique design features wide open fairways and a flatter, natural landscape. Its deliberately placed holes provide players 360-degree views of the Sonoran Desert.
My girlfriends and I love playing a round of twilight golf on this course. The sunset creates a spectacular backdrop.
Aside from picturesque play, it’s also practical. The 18th green conveniently backs up to the Mustang Grill, making an après round of cocktails a no-brainer.