Anthem Golf & Country Club has 36 holes of scenic championship golf. Greg Nash, a Club Member and the designer of the club’s two golf courses, has provided golfers two dramatically different challenges in the Persimmon and Ironwood layouts that stretch more than 7,200 yards each. Both Anthem courses boast large greens, and the five-pin rotation for hole placements keeps the layouts interesting for Members. And with four sets of tee markers and a “combo” course designation, there is a course yardage to fit every game.
The Persimmon Course, which opened to rave reviews in 1999, features elevation changes from 50 feet to 300 feet. Perhaps the most notable is the final stretch of holes 15 through 18 that makes for a strong finish. A Member favorite is the 581-yard (from the tips), par-5 No. 16 whose plateau fairway is cut in half by a wash, while a bunker bisects the greenside fairway. The preferred tee shot will land on the right side of the fairway to allow a strong second shot to roll onto the green. An errant shot to the left side of the green will not hold, and the ball will likely find the bunker.
Persimmon Golf Shop
The Persimmon Golf Shop reflects an elegant, traditional setting with its beautiful cherry wood fixtures and grand design. Distinctive fixtures and interesting accent pieces lend to a memorable shopping experience. A varied and generous selection of apparel, accessories and gifts are available throughout the year to make each visit a new encounter. The latest and greatest variety of clubs and accessories are available with a full staff of knowledgeable golf professionals eager to answer any equipment questions. A large assortment of demo clubs is also on hand in the Persimmon Golf Shop, and special orders are encouraged to make sure our Members get the perfect fit.
The Ironwood Course, which opened in January 2004, encompasses seven water features, intimidating bunkers and a backdrop of a mountain mesa. This is a classic high-risk/high-reward design. Post-game postmortems most often focus on “Anthem Alley,” the 10th through 12th uniquely crafted water holes that tend to drive up Member’s scores. Nash acknowledges some personal favoritism toward the par-4 10th hole. Whatever the position of the drive, however, the approach shot to the peninsula green is, in Nash’s words, “one of the most intimidating golf shots into a green.”
Ironwood Golf Shop
The Ironwood Golf Shop presents a more contemporary atmosphere to go along with the casual setting of the Ironwood clubhouse. The diversity in atmosphere and merchandise from the Ironwood shop gives our Members and guests a new look and more variety each time they shop. Ladies’ tennis apparel is even now in the mix. Remember that Golf and Social Members get a 25% discount on all golf shop merchandise including special orders, so don’t hesitate to inquire about custom clubs or sizes or items that you don’t see displayed.