The Boulders in Carefree, Arizona is famous as one of the finest golf resorts in the United States. It features 2 championship quality courses. The North course is the older of the two and features bent grass with spectacular views as the course meanders through the Boulders community. Both courses are built right into the desert foothills and are known for their rugged beauty and breathtaking views, including unique boulder formations, striking Sonoran Desert sunsets and natural desert terrain. In short, your experience golfing in Arizona will be a scenic wonder.
From the middle tees, the course is fairly friendly; however the tips can present quite a challenge. An added tip: keep your eyes open because desert wildlife is often visible during play. Every day golfers are surprised to see a bobcat while hunting for a wayward shot. A "coyote rule" allows you to replay a shot without penalty in case a coyote sprints out and steals your Titleist.
The South course provides its players with much of the same experience they would find on the North course. The scenic views and desert beauty will continue - with even more locations for the perfect KODAK moment. While the North course is the original offering from the golf resort, many people believe that the South course is the most scenic. In fact it has holes that go right up into the boulder formations. The first hole sets the tone for your day with 447-yard par-4. It requires a target drive that stops short of two stacks of boulders that narrow the fairway at 110 yards out. The green rests just short of a massive boulder pile. A little later in your round you will encounter the signature "Boulder Pile" and also "Rosie's Rock", two of the resort's most recognizable rock formations.
Course Designer: Jay Morrish
North Course Rating/Slope: 72.6/137
South Course Rating/Slope: 71.9/140