Constructed in 1995 on fertile farmland, over 700,000 cubic feet of soil was moved to build the non-traditional course in the desert. Nearly 6,000 pine trees were brought in to create a unique atmosphere and provide golfers an escape from the desert-style courses throughout the Phoenix area.
The course layout for Raven Golf Club – Phoenix (formerly Raven at South Mountain) features rolling fairways lined with thousands of mature pine trees. The subtle elevation changes are enhanced by sand and grass bunkers that are placed against large multi-tiered greens. To complete the experience, the colorful backdrop is a display of rugged desert mountain vistas and the Phoenix skyline.
david Graham, Gary Panks