Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club

Lost Gold Course

Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club – Lost Gold course Hole #10, par 5, 589 yards from the tips

Superstition Mountain Country Club

General Manager: Gene Blum
Director of Golf: Pat Tyson 
Director of Agronomy: Scott Krout
Course Architects: Jack Nicklaus and Gary Nicklaus
18 Holes of Championship Golf
Par 72 – 7,225 yards from the tips
Rating /Slope: 
Men’s – 73.4/135; 71.4/130; 69.4/124
Ladies’ – 76.6/139; 73.1/130; 70.2/121
Tee Time Reservations: 480.983.1411
8000 E. Club Village Drive
Superstition Mountain, Arizona 85118

By by Nancy Howard

Heading east on Highway 60 with Four Peaks in the background and the majestic Superstition Mountains looming to the east, you turn on South Superstition Mountain Drive and immediately realize you are heading into the most picturesque part of our Sonoran desert landscaping, fully understanding why it is called a ‘living desert’. Upon entering the gates of Superstition Mountain, it’s as though you are driving into a Tuscan village with Old World charm. With magnificent golf fairways on either side of the tree lined road shading you all the way to the outstanding Italian styled clubhouse…”Breathtaking” is the only word to describe the feeling that overwhelms you. 

Boasting 36 holes of true championship golf, designed by Jack Nicklaus and his sons, Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club servers up the Prospector and Lost Gold courses for your pleasure. 

Lost Gold is a links-style desert golf course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son, Jack Jr. The course offers generous fairways however don’t be fooled with their generosity. Strategic bunker placement as well as smaller undulating greens with some mountain golf coming into play, makes for a true challenge. Lost Gold is challenging, yet fair and, yes ladies, it is women friendly. Fairways and greens are in excellent condition, even during our “heat” season. This is just an exceptional golf property, not to be missed. It’s a pure golfing pleasure. 

Superstition Mountain has been ranked as one of America’s 100 Premier Properties by Links Magazine and “Top 100” accolades from Golfweek and Golfworld. was the site of the 2002 Senior Slam, when Fuzzy Zoeller edged Don Pooley by one stroke to win the $300,000 top prize.

The  50,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse is bathed in Old World elegance and is the crossroads for social life at Superstition Mountain offering a superb restaurant, clubhouse bar, and dining room each serving up epicurean delights. Locker rooms feature spas, lounges and outdoor patios within the clubhouse, which also houses the well appointed and touted among the world’s best Golf Shops.  The staff is impeccable in their service and eager to serve you with any need you might anticipate. 

For the first time, you have the chance to experience Superstition Mountain as a guest of the club on a daily fee basis. Visit their website for tee times and current rates. Trust me on this, you want to take advantage of this opportunity to experience both golf courses as well as the overall ambience of this awe-inspiring golf and country club. 

Hole #6, par 4, 414 yds. from the tips – by Kaleb Brantley – Played 364 yards from the blues with one bunker on the right side of the fairway, and four surrounding the green. The bunkers guarding the green are a bit of a problem causing you to hit a safe shot towards the left of the flag. My personal favorite shot on this hole is to stay in the middle of the fairway or a little left to avoid the bunkers. 

Hole #9, par 4 409 from the tips — by Kerry Brantley – My favorite hole on the front nine and the #5 handicap par 4, played 392 from the blues. A dogleg left with desert and bunker along the left fairway with two large bunkers to the right, with the fairway sloping back to the left. The green, protected by a wash in front, has 3 bunkers on the right, around the back, and another on the left. I decided to play a slight fade over the right edge of the left fairway bunker, which has a carry of 279 yards. Second shot was from 75 yards with a back right pin. I hit a sand wedge pin high about 12 feet left of the flag, missed the birdie putt on the high side and had a tap in for par. Very nice finishing hole for the front nine.

For lack of space, the back nine has too many fabulous holes to even begin writing about. Impossible to choose just one…there’s not one that you won’t love taking on as a challenge. And, of course, Hole #18, with water coming into play, is an incredible finishing hole. 

Superb Summer Membership Packages are being offered July 1st through October 31st, 2011. Pay first and last month dues at $635 per month, and should you decide to continue with your membership, every dime you spend at the Club during these four months, plus your dues will be credited towards the $15,000 initiation fee. Every dime means dime: golf apparel, carts, golf balls, golf equipment, food and beverage…anything and everything you spend monies on at the Club will be credited to your membership initiation fee at the end of the four months.  

So, what are you waiting for? This is an opportunity of a lifetime. Get out there and play the game the way it was created to be played! 

For group outings, tournaments and community event opportunities, call Pat Tyson at 480.677.1411 or email