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Desert Mountain's membership increases

Desert Mountain Club Memberships Jump Nearly 15 Percent From 2017 to 2018

Prestigious Club’s Members Hail from Across the United States and the World

Scottsdale, Ariz. (Feb. 21, 2019) - Desert Mountain Club has earned a reputation as one of the finest private golf and recreational communities in the world. Recently released statistics show that the desirable Desert Mountain lifestyle is in higher demand than ever, as the club added 131 members from 26 states and four nations in 2018, a substantial increase of nearly 15 percent from the prior year.


In 2017, Desert Mountain welcomed 116 new members. In a single year, however, club membership surged to 131, listing primary addresses from cities as far as Canada, Ireland and Scotland.

Desert Mountain has wide domestic appeal, too. Though 52 incoming members are Arizona residents, nine are from Washington, eight from California, seven from Minnesota and six from Illinois and Wisconsin respectively. Members come from eight of the ten-most highly-populated U.S. states as well as states along the east and west coasts.

“The influx of new members is well-timed as there is a lot more to love at Desert Mountain than ever before,” said Desert Mountain Club CEO Damon DiOrio. “We are preparing for the official unveiling of two big evolutions of our club: the opening of Seven Desert Mountain, a new residential enclave and par-54 golf course, as well as the newly reimagined Renegade course, which will feature cool-season turf, offering our members wall-to-wall green grass year-round and ultimately, more days of golf.”

Those flocking to Desert Mountain aren’t the typical snowbirds. A surge of Californians continues to be drawn to this amenity-rich community. This is consistent with data recently released by Edelman Intelligence, which found that 53 percent of California residents are considering leaving the state because of its high cost of living. Of the eight Californians who made the move to Desert Mountain, most cite taxes and traffic as motivators to relocate.

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About Desert Mountain
Situated at an altitude of 4,500 in the picturesque Sonoran Desert of Scottsdale, Ariz., Desert Mountain is among the finest private golf and recreational communities in the world and is consistently ranked among the top private clubs in the nation. Often referred to as The Best Golf Club in the World, Desert Mountain is recognized as a Distinguished Club from Boardroom Magazine and is among the top 100 Platinum Golf and Country Clubs in the world and the only club in Arizona to be ranked in the top 20. It is the only private community worldwide with six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, and a seventh currently being built, with each designed to offer an individual playing experience at all skill levels. Sitting on 8,000 acres, Desert Mountain is also home to a newly remodeled spa, tennis on three surfaces, and nine restaurants, plus 15 miles of private hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding and luxury camping. A full suite of recreational, dining and luxury experiences await members and residents in the majestic Desert Mountain community. Looking to join or move up to the mountain? Visit for more information and membership details.

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