Two courses at Gold Canyon, 45 minutes east of Phoenix, east on 60 past Apache Junction. True desert layouts in the high Sonoran desert, both courses were designed by Ken Kavanaugh, Greg Nash, and Stuart Penge.
The Dinosaur has great elevation changes, elevated tee boxes, routed through the upper reaches of Dinosaur Mountain with views of the Superstition Mountains, and plays to 6,653 yards, 71.5/144, course/slope from the tips, with four shorter tees.
The Sidewinder is routed on the same property but below Dinosaur Mountain, and plays through natural arroyos and dry creek beds, with native grasses and vegetation bordering the fairways. It's named Sidewinder for a reason as it layout twists and turns the desert landscape. It plays to 6,533 yards, 71.4/133, course/slope from the tips. If you only have time for 18, play Dinosaur.