By a resounding member vote of 81 percent in favor, a new membership program is now in place at the prestigious Desert Mountain Club and community in Scottsdale, Ariz. In 2020, Desert Mountain Club experienced a record number of membership sales, welcoming more than 200 new members across all categories, including Full Golf, Seven Golf and Lifestyle.
A target of 1,950 golf members has been established, so that all members will have ease of access to Club amenities, services, and golf. There is high demand for real estate and memberships at Desert Mountain Club, the only private community in the world with six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, including the recently renovated Renegade, and No. 7 at Desert Mountain, a par-54 course with an 18-hole layout, playing at full length to 3,114 yards.
Among the recent changes in membership policies were the elimination of a transfer fee when exiting the Club and the removal of a requirement for members to replace themselves. The club will now set initiation pricing for new members to join, versus the member-set “market-based” pricing model that was put in place seven years ago. Due to a number of positive contributing factors, the desire to live and play in 8,000 acres at Desert Mountain Club has been elevated. The 35-year-old Club has established a waiting list for all categories of club membership. Property ownership within the community now takes priority when applying for a membership.
“This is an exciting change for all who call Desert Mountain home,” said Damon DiOrio, CEO of Desert Mountain Club. “It brings certainty to those who wish to exit when the time is right, and simplicity for those who are ready to join. The development of this program has been years in the making, and we are thrilled that our members have agreed to take this important step with us. We remain committed to creating exceptional experiences for our members and their families to enjoy for generations to come.”
While seven golf courses remain at the heart of Desert Mountain Club, new programming and amenities are evolving to serve the club’s growing interests and younger population. Members have access to 10 restaurants and grills, a nine-court tennis complex with three different playing surfaces, horseback riding, bocce ball, pickleball, croquet, Pilates, luxury camping, world-class spa, and 20-miles of hiking trails, mountain biking and more.
Photo: Renegade Desert Mountain Club (Desert Mountain Club)