Join us for a ‘Full Moon Hike’ at Desert Mountain – Tuesday February 3rd at 6:00PM

Please join us  next Tuesday evening for our  ‘Full Moon Hike’ on Desert Mountain’s spectacular private Hiking Trail System.

Desert Mountain from the Apache Skyline Trail

We’ll meet at the The Ranch’s upper area parking lot at 6:00PM  promptly and will hike for approximately 90 minutes along the China Wall Trail.

We recommend that you bring a flashlight although you may not need it as the moon rises at 4:09PM that day, so the trail should be well illuminated.

Our Full Moon Hikes are so much fun and we hope you’ll be able to join us!

Scottsdale, Jan 2013 JM pic

Please RSVP to:

The Ranch

Did you know that with the official opening of The Ranch at Desert Mountain, this new generation of outdoor recreational amenity  is at the heart of Desert Mountain’s unique award-winning trails system?

The facility includes an ‘in-the-round’ outdoor meeting space (called a ‘kiva’), the new Tonto Ridge and Apache Skyline trails, a ramada-style shade structure for picnics and small gatherings, a lighted parking area, permanent air-conditioned rest room – and horse stable with corrals.

Coming soon will be a designated wilderness site at the south end of The Ranch where members can book a luxury camping experience.

Members and guest may now also schedule horseback rides in the club’s private wilderness area without leaving the Desert Mountain gates and rides are operated by Windwalker Expeditions of Cave Creek.

For more information on The Ranch and our Full Moon Hike, please call Cheryl D’Anna (480) 319-3800

The 2015 Sonoran Clubhouse Renovation Project at Desert Mountain


In December, members approved the Sonoran Renovation Project with a total of 969 (64.6%) equity members voting in the affirmative of all ballots cast – and with a total of 1,500 equity members (75.4% of all those eligible to vote) casting ballots from October 27 – December 1, 2014.

The renovation will take the current Sonoran Clubhouse facility from approximately 25,000 to more than 42,600 square feet.

“This is an exciting time for the club” said Director of Tennis, Spa and Fitness, Matt Wooldridge. “I think members will enjoy the new fitness and spa experience that the expanded and redesigned space will offer.” Matt pointed out that the Sonoran staff is also looking forward to a bigger, more contemporary facility that will enable them to expand their classes and introduce more programming to members.

When completed, the new Sonoran Clubhouse will offer an increased fitness and training area, more group exercise space, an enhanced spa with a new manicure/pedicure salon, a quick-serve café, bigger locker rooms, new poolside restrooms and family locker rooms, a remodeled boutique, a more spacious Youth Activities Center and children’s grass play area, along with larger indoor and outdoor gathering spaces.

Construction will consist of two phases starting towards the end of the first quarter of 2015, as soon as construction permits are approved by the City of Scottsdale.

It’s estimated that renovation will be completed in 16 months. Please watch for construction progress updates and further communications as the renovation gets underway.