Tegavah Golf Club is truly a gem of a golf course just waiting to be built up with a neighborhood around it. Located about 25 minutes northeast of Scottsdale, it is a bargain comapared to the Troon courses nearby.
The new ownership has done some great things in the last few months by adding a paved parking lot and building a decent establishment serving as a clubhouse with outdoor patio seating. I figure the next time I make it down to the area it will be built up with homes and no doubt make a great new golf community in NE Phoenix.
Of the courses I was able to play during Memorial Day weekend, this one was in the best all around shape in terms of the conditions of the greens, fairways, rough, and bunkers. The fairways and rough were extremely favorable to hit out of and did not suffer from patchy burn marks from that pesky desert sun. Same goes for the greens and although they were on the slow side, played very consistent all day. It was a relief to finally have decent sand to hit out of during my trip so kudos to the groundskeepers here!!
What I loved most about this course was its appeal to both high and low handicap golfers. The fairways are wide enough to spray the ball and even if you did venture in the desert it was pretty open and playable. Risk reward holes offer long drivers some excitement and make the low handicappers think hard about their upcoming approach shots.
The views of the nearby Mazatzal Mountains and the Four Peaks were gorgeous and really provided a great backdrop on every hole. Take the drive out to Rio Verde and enjoy the scenery and well kept golf course with lots of potential! I can't wait to see what's in store.