Red Rock National

Designer: Nick Weisgerber

Course Description:

Red Rock National is a Desert course, intended to represent a course you might find in the desert outside Phoenix AZ. This course has a wide open feel as it winds around a canyon shaped by the harsh desert conditions. I have planned a variety of tee set ups for this course, and a pro tee version so check for different versions to suit your playing preference. The current set up features firm and fast conditions, with pins positioned on the tougher side. This should provide a good, fun test of golf for a wide range of skill levels.

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
2016 Stormin' Norman's Desert Challenge CC-A Massimiliano Faleschini
2016 Stormin' Norman's Desert Challenge CC-B Jamie Gale
2016 Stormin' Norman's Desert Challenge CC-C Digs Bridgen
2016 Stormin' Norman's Desert Challenge CC-D Daniel Hall
2016 Stormin' Norman's Desert Challenge CC-E Nick Crews
2016 Stormin' Norman's Desert Challenge CC-Z Gordon Marshall
2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open True Sim Tyler Duke
2017 Rumblefish Open CC-D Andrew Trigwell
2017 Rumblefish Open CC-E Jack Anderson
2017 Rumblefish Open CC-Z Matthew Burkart

Other Courses by Nick Weisgerber

Course Name Theme Par
Coyote Canyon - Members Desert 72
Coyote Canyon - Tour Desert 72
River Bend Golf Club Autumn 72
Ghost Lake GC Rural 72
Killarney Golf and Country Club Highlands 72
Grizzly Paw Golf Club Highlands 72
The Links @ Inverness Point Highlands 71
Coyote Canyon 2016 Desert 72
The Dunes at Sandy Point Links 71
Double U Ranch Harvest 72
Whiskey Jack Golf Club Boreal 72
Letterkenny Golf & Country Club Highlands 72

Member Reviews:

From the opening hole the designer has made excellent use of elevation changes and lighting to create a great looking desert course.

The course is arguably missing any real 'signature holes' but overall there is a nice variety to the hole design and the course has a natural flow to it as it winds its way through the landscape. The sheer mention of firm greens will instantly put some people off but when used right, as is the case here, it remains the best way to ensure a course offers a decent challenge. Every single pin is accessible with a good shot but the greens, and the surrounding areas, are designed to punish any misjudgements in line or length.

For me this would be more than worthy of a place on tour.

Reviewed by: Dean Lowdon on 1/6/2016
This course does a number of things exceptionally well. It takes rough desert terrain, and runs very smooth and lush holes through it. I think this is the dream of every desert resort owner. It also uses very straightforward and subtle holes in some places, especially early in the round, and makes excellent use of med-firm conditions. Later in the round, many of the holes give you the opportunity to use large slopes on the green to feed the ball to the hole, which is always fun to play, and it's done very well here. 

Despite the fact that the subtle holes and more sloped holes both work very well and are excellently done, this doesn't really make for a cohesive 18 hole experience. Particularly late in the round, where several holes go steeply uphill in order to set up grand views of the course coming back downhill, it feels somewhat like a different course than the beginning of the round.
Reviewed by: Craig LeVasseur on 1/30/2016