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Anthem Golf & Country Club Offers Many Amenities
Anthem Golf & Country Club in Anthem, Arizona, offers a memorable experience for people who love golf. Del Webb’s newest club in the North Valley is blessed with extraordinary surroundings. A first-class clubhouse with all the amenities and outstanding service prolongs the enjoyment after the final putts are holed.
Designed by Greg Nash, the 18-hole championship golf course opened in December. The layout combines dramatic elevation changes, deep canyon washes, and holes that hug the edges of Daisy Mountain to provide an unforgettable golf experience. The par-72 track ranges in length from 7,219 yards from the back tees to 5,267 yards from the forward boxes. The Arizona Golf Association (AGA) recently gave the course a preliminary rating of 74.5 and a slope of 139 from the tips.
Besides length, golfers are challenged by more than four dozen bunkers at Anthem. Natural washes and canyons come into play on at least half the holes, and one-third of the greens contain multiple tiers. Tom Walinski, a member of the AGA board of directors and chairman of the association’s course-rating committee, said he was “very impressed” with Anthem Golf & Country Club following his visit.
“Of all the new courses coming on line, none have the dramatic elevation changes or have the user-friendly landing areas like Anthem. I was really impressed with the quality of the golf course,” Walinksi said. “It should definitely be in the running for the best new course of the year.”
Though signature holes abound, the course is playable for golfers of all skill levels. “Multiple tee boxes vary both the length of the holes and the way each hole can play to provide a rewarding experience for all players,” Greg Nash said. “Golfers will have an opportunity to use every club in their bags with that variety of hole lengths.”
The foothills of Daisy Mountain create splendid views and dramatic elevation shifts of up to 80 feet or more from tee to green on many individual holes. The course’s aesthetics are further enhanced by beautifully terraced fairways and stunning water features. Golfers prepare for Anthem’s challenge at four putting and chipping greens as well as a massive two-way driving range, all just steps from the pro shop.
Golfers also have access to a beautiful 34,000-square-foot clubhouse. The facility contains the casually elegant Persimmon Bar & Grille and a state-of-the-art fitness club. Spectacular sunsets are on tap at poolside over drinks with friends and fellow golfers.
For more information about the wonderful new Anthem Golf & Country Club, go online at www.anthemarizona.com.