Rattlesnake Lake Golf Club

Designer: Sean Gaines

Course Description:

Nestled in a small valley of the high desert, two hours north of Arizona's State Capital, lies scenic Rattlesnake Lake. This course combines some long par 5's with a few short par 4's, whether you're long off of the tee or a deadeye with a pitching wedge, this layout will give you many opportunities to catch a birdie. But watch out! If the bunkers don't get you, the unforgiving desert will!

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
No hosted tournaments for this course.

Other Courses by Sean Gaines

Course Name Theme Par
Rattlesnake Lake GC Desert 72
Hassayampa Hill GC Harvest 72
Rattlesnake Lake Golf Club Desert 72
Sundance Shoals Tropical 72
Hassayampa Hills Golf Resort Harvest 71
The Old Pines at Skunk Creek Swiss 72
The Troubadour at Ghost Lake Boreal 72
The Hovatter Mines Eighteen Swiss 73
The Descanso Greens Rustic 72
The Issaquah Sky Course Autumn 72
Rusk Harbor Links 72
The Country Gables Course Rustic 73
The Daisy Mountain Greens Swiss 72

Member Reviews:

Very interesting contrast , semi firm fairways/greens but medium slow greens.  Means you end up having some longer putts that you have to hit harder.  Took me by surprise.  I think this course could be used in tournament play my only major concern is the firmness of the greens. You have several holes where you have a long second or first shot, into a green that is too small to handle the firmness.  Having a pin near the front of the green with a long iron,  you need 15-30 yards stoppage depending on the slope of the green.  One way to counter this is to soften up the fairway so a person can play off the fairway first.  Fun course all round, great use of the scenery.  Beautiful course.


Hole 4 – Very nice fairway bunkers on approach shot.

Hole 5 – I love this hole, even the little landing area up top. J

Hole 6 – Love the bridge behind the green, very imaginative.

Hole 8 -  This green seems a little unfair, especially with a tail wind.  Hole is in front just past a huge hump and it is severely downhill after. Even with a lofted 3 iron, that hit 2 feet onto the green, I ended up 48 feet away down the hill.  Fairly easy two putt, but this pin placement seems questionable.  Might be good to reduce the slope some.



Reviewed by: Ron Duncan on 10/12/2015