Designed by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw and named after the distinctive cactus plants that dominate the landscape in this part of Arizona.
The course is a terrific, strategic test that comes best recommended for its base elements, which are first-rate. The greens have nice subtle rolls, surrounds are kept short and green areas mostly merge into teeing grounds for the next hole making the course easily walkable, and giving the course a classical feel – like the holes and routing have a logical and sensible flow. Designers also built a number of short/medium length par fours and par fives, wide fairway areas, occasionally strategic but visually nice bunkering and a mix of par three lengths.
Although the terrain here is mostly quite flat, the few natural elevation changes are well used within the design, particularly par threes and an excellent flowing par five finishing hole.
Saguaro Course is a rung down from the best by Coore & Crenshaw but a genuine pleasure to play and set-up the way more modern golf courses should be arranged.