Golf Course Overview
Rich in scenery and Native legend, the Apache Stronghold Golf Club is an adjunct to the Apache Gold Casino Resort. According to legend, the Stronghold was a haven in which the Apaches could walk invisibly among their enemies. This virtually untouched land has recently been opened to the public in the form of an 18-hole golf course that Golfweek named #1 Public Course in Arizona.
Designed by award-winning architect Tom Doak, the Apache Stronghold Golf Club is situated in unspoiled desert terrain that is guaranteed to remain unobstructed by development. The course sits at a 3,200-foot elevation offering guests a plush desert landscape. Many of the holes also sit isolated in their own valleys, surrounded by 20 to 50-foot hills, adding a rich sense of serenity. The natural beauty of the landscape has been preserved at every turn, which includes 14 archeological sites.
This par 72, championship course was named one of the top 10 new public courses by Golf Magazine and features bluegrass fairways and bentgrass greens. The course remains green year-round and never requires over seeding. Measuring 7,519 yards from the back tees, Apache Stronghold features two par-5 holes over 600 yards each and six par-4 holes that push the envelope. The course has a USGA slope of 138 and USGA rating of 74.9. The course also features five sets of tees to cater to all levels of play, with a slope of 123 and rating of 70.4 from the front tees.
The clubhouse at Apache Stronghold is approximately 2,400 sq. ft. and houses a golf shop that features a full line of sports apparel and golf equipment. The clubhouse also has a driving range, short game practice area and putting green so golfers can prepare for the course itself. Guests can also enjoy dining at the Stronghold Grill or relax in air- conditioned comfort in the patio area.