An Arizona original first conceived as a Rockresort over 30 years ago, the club’s North and South courses were designed by Jay Morrish with great skill and environmental sensitivity. Both layouts are supreme target-style tests that tiptoe around enormous tawny rocks extruded from the earth eons ago and left piled like giant marbles on the desert floor north of Phoenix. Don't be deceived by the scorecard figures (each course is well under 7,000 yards from the tips). With bristling cactus flanking both sides of nearly every hole, accuracy, not distance, is the order of the day at The Boulders. Here’s a place where the canny strategist can bankroll the wayward boomer. Drive with the club you hit straightest—or take your chances attempting a recovery among the centipedes and sidewinders.