Photo Review: Mirabel Golf Club

Information:

  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Private
  • Tom Fazio (2001)
  • 16th in the state (Golf Digest)

Discovery Land knows how to do it right, and Mirabel Club is the second of their Scottsdale havens, following their flagship course, The Estancia Club. With a similar look to the big brother, Mirabel acts as a modest sibling, yet knocks it out of the park as a laid-back, private golf club for the very north tip of Scottsdale.

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The approach to the par 4, 1st at Tom Fazio’s Mirabel Golf Club
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From the layup area on the 2nd
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Looking down the par 4, 3rd from the left side of the fairway
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From the right rough looking up the fairway at the 4th
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From the tee at the drivable par 4, 5th
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Likely the best candidate for the signature hole at Mirabel, the par 3, 6th looks down towards the vast desert.
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The centreline bunker is more strategic than it is in play, affecting the players depth perception at the par 5, 7th
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The par 3, 8th at Mirabel Golf Club
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Looking down at the final approach for the front nine at Mirabel Golf Club
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The approach shot at the 10th, playing 440 or so yards from the back tees
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The par 3, 11th, with a desert ‘barranca’ of sorts to the right of the green and Pinnacle Peak in the background
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The approach shot at the par 4, 12th at Mirabel Golf Club
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The tee shot at the long, swooping par 4, 13th at Mirabel, topping out at 467 yards
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The longest par 3 at Mirabel comes at the 14th, measuring 217 yards
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The 15th is a benign par 4 playing against OB left and a pinched bunker right
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The artistic bunkering at the mid-length par 4, 16th looks greenside, but is it?
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Bunkering is abundant at the penultimate hole at Mirabel Golf Club
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The finishing approach demands the best on the final shot of the day

Overall, Mirabel Golf Club is a great experience and a wonderful track. Go early, spend time at the range, go into the locker rooms for some food, and don’t forget to get some food at the comfort stations after 4 and 13. Mirabel has recently changed their bunker sand to pure white sand, so the course may look a bit different than the photos. The last time I was there I didn’t take pictures, unfortunately, so next time I go I’ll update!

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