REVIEW: Renegade Golf Course at Desert Mountain
December 20, 2019
Golf has written rules and unwritten rules. We know the mess that governing bodies have made of the written rules lately and how confusing they can be, but the unwritten rules about par, number of holes, designs, etc are generally held onto by most golfers. Jack Nicklaus however defied conventional thinking in 1987 when he created the Renegade Course at Desert Mountain. Instead of a traditional 18 hole routing, he built 2 courses in 1 with 2 hole options on every hole. He essentially made a 36 hole course on one 18 hole property. The white or gold flags could be played on every hole creating one of the most versatile designs of a golf course. In 2019 it reopened after renovation with much of the same uniqueness, just in an easier to maintain package.