Stone Canyon

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

426

541

386

374

425

135

554

403

227

3471

595

435

458

432

193

632

237

306

471

3759

7230

Hndcp

9

5

11

7

13

17

3

1

15

4

12

6

8

16

2

18

14

10

Par

4

5

4

4

4

3

5

4

3

36

5

5

4

3

3

5

3

4

4

36

72

Stone Canyon:  Among existing desert courses The Stone Mountain Club is one of the most beautiful and enchanting, partly due to its rocky boulder infested environment and also for the way Jay Moorish, the architect, routed the course naturally through the forbidding landscape.  The design process began in 1997 when Mr. Moorish was first shown the property.  Indeed it was the character of these boulder laden hills in Oro Valley beneath the Catalina Mountains outside of Tucson that inspired and challenged Mr. Moorish.  He has said that nature guided him, but it is a mystery to me how all the granite boulders pointed the way to this great routing.  The course begins with an open fairway to the 1st with great vistas and gradually works its way up into more intimate spaces in the nooks and crannies of the mountains.  The magnificent vertical Saguaro cactus constantly contrast with the rugged rocks and pristine green fairways always delighting the eye and serving as obstacles to one's strategy to the greens.  The par-3 6th is a picture of beauty enclosed and caressed by water.  At the 10th the player descends back into the valley, obstructed only by water and the beauty of the distant landscape, but this downhill par-5 is one of the best scoring opportunities.  The 11th begins another ascent into the base of the mountains, a journey that concludes with 3 very interesting holes: a long par-3, downhill, a short par-4, followed by a long difficult par-4 that allows rocks and cactus in the fairway and narrows quickly requiring a pin-point drive followed by a strong mid-iron.  Too bad that the Stone Mountain Club is private.  There are many who would relish the opportunity to play this beauty.


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