Accessible yet secluded, this semi-private golf club is located less than one hour northwest of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in the high Sonoran Desert near Lake Pleasant in the Hieroglyphic Mountains. First and foremost, Quintero Golf Club is about great golf. The 7,208-yard layout was designed by esteemed architect Rees Jones and includes an extensive practice facility. Jones’s creation has been named one of America’s Top 100 modern golf courses by Golfweek magazine since 2002. Located at an elevation between 1,986 and 2,670 feet, the entire property is surrounded by Federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, adding to the feeling of privacy. In addition to 18 holes of spectacular mountain golf, the facility takes full advantage of the sweeping desert landscape with significant elevation changes and lush collections of native cactus and trees, including Saguaro, Ocotillo, Ironwood, Palo Verde, and Acacia. Great care has been taken to maintain the natural setting, making the course look like it has been a part of the landscape for many years. Quintero Golf Club is located just west of Lake Pleasant, approximately 17 minutes west of I-17.