Course Review - Superstition Springs GC
Named in honor of the legendary mountain range a few miles east, Superstition
Springs offers an escape from the harsh environment of both city and desert in
a setting reminiscent of golf in the tropics. Favored by locals as a player’s
course, this Greg Nash design, built in 1986 offers a challenging and
traditionally styled change of pace. The feel is decidedly non-desert. Palm and
willow trees, lakes, creeks and a maze of sand bunkers are eager to penalize
errant shots. Low scores are usually the result of finesse more than force.
Superstition Springs favors a strategic approach to each hole that calls on
inventive shot-making rather than brute force. Along with water coming into
play on 12 of the holes, there are rolling fairways which do not yield too many
flat lies. Superstition Springs is the regional qualifying site for the PGA
The signature hole the 9 th hole. This 425 yard, Par 4,
can play some serious mind games with the golfer. The fairway is a dog leg
left, but there is 350 yards of water on the left. This hole offers a true test
of risk/reward because the golfer must decide from the tee how much water to
try to carry. It is a fantastic finishing hole to the front nine.
Other Information - Superstition Springs GC
Practice Facilities: There is a nice driving range, putting green,
chipping green with practice sand traps. Practice
balls are extra.
19th Hole: Superstition Springs has a fine restaurant and lounge.
In addition, there are private meeting rooms and first
class banquet facilities that hold up to 250 people for tournaments or
functions. There is also a Snack bar and drink cart.
Clubhouse: The plantation-style clubhouse features a well decorated pro
shop that has won many awards.
Rated among the best courses in the Southwest.
Superstition Springs Golf Club “meets the definition of greatness” according to
Golf Digest Magazine.
PGA Tour qualifying site
Designer: Greg Nash
General Manager: Phil Johnston
Superintendent: Mike McDonald
Golf Lessons: There is a full staff of
PGA professionals on hand to help you improve your game.
Grass type: Bermuda with rye grass overseed during the winter months.
Recommended handicap: The course can be a little frustrating for golfers
with over a 36 handicap. Anyone with a handicap under 30 will enjoy
1 -10 Course Rating by Meridian’s Golf Specialists: 7 ½
Comments by Meridian Guests:
- “While playing at Superstition Springs, I forget I was in the desert.” “I was
often fooled by the deception in the course. Many times I hit drives that I
thought were down the middle and it turned out I had some real difficult 2 nd
- “Bring some extra balls or bring a bathing suit with scuba equipment.” “We all
used every club in our bag and had a great time.”
The Drive: It is about a 35 to 40 minute drive
to Superstition Springs in Mesa.