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April 25, 2001
McCormick Ranch Golf Club offers any level of player two spectacular resort golf courses which are open to the public. The lush, well-manicured greens are located amidst desert mountain vistas and surrounding palm trees and lakes. The "Pine" and the "Palm" championship tees are over 7,000 yards long each, in addition to some challenging men's and ladies' tees. Maintenance crews keep the courses in immaculate condition making golf available year round here: many's the time I've driven by on either a blistering summer day or just after one of our winter storms, to see the faithful back out on the green with hardly a day missed. The Club has over 100 sets of club and shoe rentals, and a great teaching staff. The Pro Shop offers a wide selection of all the essentials, along with clothing and shoes. The dining areas are a popular meeting point for either after-play get togethers or casual meals.
From journal Scottsdale Trails
April 14, 2001
So you want to explore the desert or uphill terrain? There are preserve and park areas where you can get to quite easily either adjacent or even within Scottsdale, for instance: my favorite, at Camelback Mountain Park. Entry here is off McDonald Rd. from the north side of the mountain. Trails lead up the mountain, which will take you no more than 15 minutes, but the ascent is steep and popular along the stepped routes with cardio workout enthusiasts. The views of neighboring Paradise Valley and Scottsdale are spectacular from the upper levels of the mountain, as is the mountain surface itself which derives its name from its somewhat unique shape.
For getting out into the Sonoran and natural desert areas, you can check conditions/routes/trails with:
McDowell Mountain Preserve - Tel: 471-0173
McDowell Sonoran Land Trust - Tel: 998-7971
Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Dept. - Tel: 506-2930
Camelback Mountain Park - 256-3220