Real estate visionaries Tom Darlington and K.T. Palmer founded the town of Carefree with Desert Forest Golf Course at its heart. Architect Robert "Red" Lawrence's evocation of classic strategic playing principles in the Sonoran foothills continues to be more than a conventional course.
Red Lawrence made history when he broke ground at Desert Forest. It is not just the first "Desert Links" course in America; it remains a unique challenge in what has become a prolific, often mediocre genre.Learn More
Many consider our acclaimed Robert "Red" Lawrence design to be the first desert course ever built. Its genius is in the natural minimalist design that makes it both playable and challenging to the discerning golfer.