Sculpted against a backdrop of desert scrubland and sandstone mountain crags, the verdant fairways of Conestoga Golf Club can seem, at first glance, like alien guests. But course designer Gary Panks merged these disparate features into a seamless landscape, where rocky outcrops circle greens like seats at an amphitheater, fairways rise and fall along with the canyon depths, and a solitary water hazard protects the green on the par-three tenth and gives thirsty carts a chance to rehydrate in the middle of the round. The course?which measures a titanic 7,232 yards from the tips?has earned a host of glowing reviews and awards from outlets including Golf Magazine, Golf Week,, and Links Magazine.
Course at a Glance:
* 18-hole, par 72 course
* Length of 7,232 yards from the tips
* Course rating of 74.9 from the tips
* Slope rating of 147 from the tips
* Seven tee options