A golf-lover's dream come true, the gated community of Whisper Rock Estates offers residents a luxuriously laidback golf-focused lifestyle par excellence...no pun intended. Boasting 800 acres of prime real estate, Whisper Rock is located in far North Scottsdale, Arizona and features spectacular custom homes built on multi-acre sites as well as sumptuous lock-and-leave villas for those who prefer to spend their summers in a cooler clime.
No matter the size of the lot, Whisper Rock homes are intimately snuggled into the lush high Sonoran setting, taking full advantage of the visually arresting views of the stunning rock formation for which the community is named. In fact, each site is specifically designed to enjoy Arizona's wow-worthy crimson-hued sunsets and the pristine desert landscape that is unique to this part of the southwest -- centuries-old saguaros, awe-inspiring boulder-strewn terrain and surprisingly shady mesquite, juniper and palo verde trees. The diverse, yet complementary, architectural motifs are soft, subtle and sophisticated, with a heavy influence from Native American and Latin American styles, reflecting similar environmental conditions. Personalized homeowner services are available, ensuring you have plenty of time to check out the many nearby amenities, in particular the Whisper Rock Golf Club.
Developed separately from the residential community, the Whisper Rock Golf Club is an exclusive golf club where membership is not based on property ownership, but instead is based on a sponsorship and invitation-only basis. A non-equity, right-to-use Club, membership is limited to 290 golf memberships per 18-holes so that members enjoy the best possible access to the courses.
Speaking of which, the Club consists of two first-rate courses: the Lower Course and the Upper Course. Opened in March of 2001, the Lower Course was designed by architect Gary Stephenson and perennial PGA Tour leader and ASU graduate Phil Mickelson (Mickelson graduated from ASU in 1992 with a degree in Psychology). The Tom Fazio-designed Upper Course opened four years later, in January of 2005. The Lower Course is the first course designed by Mickelson, and he has referred to it as a "second-shot course. We don't have the same second-shot two times in a row." The layout features lots of grass, desert trees, shallow bunkers and numerous elevation changes, most notably on the par-5 number-three that drops 40 feet from tee to green. Cognizant of the fact that many pro and scratch golfers are members, the Upper Course keeps everybody intrigued with its 81 bunkers and five sets of tees, ranging from approximately 5,300 yards to over 7,500 yards.