New Jack Nicklaus course opens to limited public play at Sterling Grove G&CC in Arizona

Jason Lusk
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The new Sterling Grove Golf and Country Club in Surprise, Arizona, will open its Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole golf course to limited public preview play starting Feb. 11.

The course is set against a backdrop of the White Tank Mountains west of Phoenix. Plans include 1,700 trees in the desert setting, with wide landing areas in fairways and undulating greens.

Troon, a course-management company based in Scottsdale, Arizona, will operate the club. Plans are for the course eventually to go private, but limited public play is available as the 780-acre community is built out by Toll Brothers.

Public green fees will be $89, with tee times accepted 30 days in advance. The clubhouse and on-course amenities are still under construction, and a food truck will be on site until those open.

Troon said in a media release announcing the opening that this is the first course to open to public play in Arizona since 2016.

“We are excited to finally unveil the new Sterling Grove Golf and Country Club to the public,” Sterling Grove general manager Ryan Stemsrud said in the media release. “This is not your traditional Arizona golf experience; it has a very distinct look and feel.”

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