Since its inception in 1983, Desert Highlands has set the standard by which all other private golf communities are measured. Spanning 850 acres, Desert Highlands majestically melds Sonoran Desert luxury living with world-class amenities.

Considered one of the premier addresses in the Scottsdale region, Desert Highlands offers opulent residences in a naturally beautiful and unspoiled environment. In addition to its pristine setting, each residence possesses architecturally adapted styles and systems suited for prominent and distinguished buyers.

Living in peaceful luxury is attractive, but it’s Desert Highlands’ energetic lifestyle that consistently draws discerning families and active Boomers in equal measure – golfers, tennis enthusiasts, pet lovers, health and wellness enthusiasts. A full social calendar allows residents to also fully enjoy this peaceful community.

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The community’s calling card is its Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Stretching to over 7,100 yards, this splendid layout offers a challenging, but fair test, and striking views of Pinnacle Peak and the lights of the Valley spread across the horizon in the distance below. Nicklaus, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson have walked these fairways, as it was host site of the first Skins Game in 1983.

Just as impressive is Desert Highlands’ Racquet Club, which sports 13 tennis courts featuring all three grand slam surfaces – grass, clay and hard. The Racquet Club also annually hosts one of the premier tennis tournaments found anywhere – the USTA Southwest Grass Court Classic.

A Club unlike any other, Desert Highlands sets the standard for exceptional living with unrivaled amenities…

Desert Highlands also boasts a 7,700-square-foot Wellness Center, an 18-hole professional designed putting course and a spacious dog park. Inside, the club provides residents peace of mind with a state-of-the-art security system, professionally trained security personnel, visitor control and access, and other protection amenities. Among the acclaimed residential services that truly pamper residents and meet their specific needs – shipping and transportation assistance, pool and spa maintenance, auto detailing and other customized services.

Living in luxury at this level has never been more obtainable.

10040 E. Happy Valley Road, Unit 1048

  • 7,592 Square Feet
  • $6,200,000

Renowned architect Bing Hu created this Desert Highlands masterpiece in a majestic setting, with stunning views of the surrounding Sonoran Desert, Phoenix skyline and McDowell Mountains. Acclaimed designer David Michael Miller presented opportunities for the homeowner to bring this breathtaking environment inside via floor-to-ceiling windows.

Situated on an acre, this five-bedroom, 6.5-bath residence offers the finest finishes and furnishings enhancing every space. Among the exquisite detailed finishes throughout this amazing home: Venetian plastered walls, gourmet kitchen, detailed tongue and groove ceilings, custom Alderwood cabinetry, wood flooring, and stone, granite and marble countertops.

Designed for entertaining, this open floor plan flows through an expansive great room featuring a large circular wet bar, rich ceiling details and dry stacked stone fireplace. The gourmet kitchen and breakfast room offer dramatic views of iconic Pinnacle Peak. Other spaces include a dramatic formal dining room with curved pane glass windows framing Pinnacle Peak, a rich den with fireplace and media room setup, two full luxurious master suites, a third private suite with a built-in desk and queen-size Murphy bed, and a four-car garage with tile floors and built-in cabinetry.

This stunning turnkey home comes fully-furnished with an adjacent lot, and includes a Bentley sedan for the next homeowner.