THE BOULDERS North Course (480) 488-9028
Arizona Golf Course Review
The Boulders Resort and Spa, a luxury resort in Carefree, features two beautiful Jay Morrish designed championship golf courses, an executive 18 hole par 3 course , luxurious
accommodations, The Spa at the Boulders, fine and casual dining, banquet/meeting facilities, tennis, swimming pools, and all the amenities expected of a world class property.
The environment, with huge boulders scattered about the finely landscaped high desert topography, is visually stunning. The service is exceptional! For more information on the
resort, visit our page for the Boulders, with direct link to their website by clicking here.
The golf facilities include a targeted grass range, short game areas with grass bunkers, and multiple putting greens. Practice balls are complimentary...those staying at the resort
can take advantage of using one of the most complete golf resort practice areas in the country. Lessons of various types are available from a staff of seasoned professionals. The
clubhouse features a fully stocked pro shop, locker rooms with showers, plus a restaurant/lounge.
As indicated by the photo images in this review, the views on both of these wonderful courses are hard to match. Finely manicured rolling fairways play from sculpted tee boxes to
wonderfully conditioned bent grass greens. There is plentiful bunkering and the surrounding mountains, saguaro cacti, indigenous brush and desert wildflowers make for some
post card memories. Desert carries are frequent but reasonable in length, allowing golfers of all skill levels to enjoy their experience here. The courses are well marked, with
yardage blocks posted every 25 yards from 200 (250 on par fives) to 75 yards in - providing distances to the front, middle and back of the greens. All par threes also have yardage
blocks on the tee boxes. The putting surfaces on both courses are large, mildly undulating and often protected by grass and sand bunkers, swales and mounding. Conditioning
from tee to green is impeccable!
The North Course
The North Course is a par 72 layout with 5 sets of tees measuring in distance and slope 6811 yards/137 slope, 6293 yards/131 slope, 5879 yards/124 slope for men and 132 for
women, 5440 yards /126 slope for women and 4900 yards with a slope of 115 for ladies playing from the red sets.
Water comes into play on just two holes on the North - as ponds rest in front of the green complexes of the par five third (about 50 yards out) and on the par three fourteenth (all
carry). The remaining par threes (numbers 2, 6 and 17) present carries over desert areas. Several of the par fours and fives demand carries off the tee or on the approach with
significant elevation changes also prevalent. Rock formations that are situated in the middle of a couple of the fairways can also be hazardous. The North is a challenging
experience from the back tees, but resort golfers and high handicappers will find the layout very playable from the Copper and Gold sets. As the 115 slope rating of the Red tees
indicates, ladies and juniors can enjoy a comfortable round from the forward tees.
Hole diagram cards are available for each course, with images of the layouts for each hole along with yardages to hazards and landing zones. First time visitors will find this
information helpful. Standard on each cart are ball and club washers and ice chests, and a staff of attendants waits to courteously attend to most of your needs. This is an idyllic
setting - stunning landscape, challenging layouts, top notch amenities...we cannot recommend a round here more highly! Prices are upscale - but the experience is like few others
in Arizona. If you have the opportunity to stay on property, it gets even better. The spa is incredible - one of the best in the country.
For more info, visit our page for the North Course, with direct link to the Boulders website by clicking here. Golfers also have the option of experiencing the spectacular desert
mountain terrain offered by this luxury golf resort - in short form. The Boulders offers play on the front nines of both the North and South courses in par three format. For our review
of this unique feature click here.