Jay Morrish, the well-regarded golf course architect from Texas, has certainly made his mark in Arizona. After teaming with former British Open champion Tom Weiskopf on many brilliant designs (TPC Stadium Course and Troon Golf & Country Club in Scottsdale, the Canyon Course at Forest Highlands in Flagstaff and their last collaboration, The Rim Golf Club in Payson), the two men went their separate ways. Fortunately, the end of the partnership became a blessing for projects like The Stone Canyon Club north of Tucson, arguably one of the best courses in the state.
Morrish handled that assignment alone and did such a terrific job that he was hired to complete Stone Canyon
Located just south of Northern Arizona University, the club currently has 68 members and is expected to cap at 425. The initiation fee is currently $55,000 with dues of $300 a month. Both are separate of property ownership, which is where the real investment lies. Real estate ranges from $250,000 to $1 million, but for a limited time the club is offering a 10 percent discount with a 30-day close.
A par 71 that plays to 7,223 yards from the back tees, Lane said the strength of the course might be its versatility.
Morrish clearly fell in love with the setting.
No. 14 is a 386-yard par 4 with a lone fairway bunker and a Ponderosa pine left smack dab in front of the entry to the green. Not surprisingly, it was named