Whisper Rock


Whisper Rock Scottsdale

If you’d like to fully embrace the rustic desert lifestyle, the community of Whisper Rock can offer you Southwestern architecture and incredible granite boulder formations. Residents of the Whisper Rock community enjoy a 2,500 square foot community facility that has a fitness center, lap pool, spa, outdoor living room, catering kitchen for functions, basketball court, turf area and 2 sunken tennis courts. Whisper Rock also has its own 3-acre desert park.

Real Estate

Whisper Rock Estates has 200 home sites spread across 800, guard-gated acres. Home sites range from 1 to 5 acres (the average lot size is 2 acres). The community offers custom homes and 17 villas.

Whisper Rock Golf Club

The Whisper Rock Golf Club has two golf courses to choose from. The first, The Lower Course, was designed by Phil Mickelson and Gary Stephenson in 2001. The second, The Upper Course, was designed by Tom Fazio in 2005. The 36 holes were designed to group together, but are separated by strips of desert. Golfers enjoy the fact that on many holes, there are no homes to be seen – the course truly feels immersed in the desert. The Whisper Rock golf club is golf only — social membership does not exist here. Because of this, the clubhouse provides golf necessities only. No other facilities or restaurants are located here. Membership is by sponsorship or invitation only. Property ownership in Whisper Rock Estates is not required, nor does it create any rights to membership.


School-aged children living in Whisper Rock generally attend these schools in the Cave Creek Unified School District: Lone Mountain Elementary, Sonoran Trails middle School and Cactus Shadows High School.

Whisper Rock is:

  • 2 miles away from The Summit at Scottsdale shopping center
  • 8 miles away from Scottsdale Healthcare
  • 5 minutes away from Carefree and Cave Creek
  • 20 minutes away from the Loop 101 Freeway
  • 50 minutes away from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

If the community of Whisper Rock sounds like it would appeal to you, contact one of our Scottsdale Real Estate Experts today for more real estate and community information.

Whisper Rock’s golf is a coveted 36 holes and has a membership list with names from the PGA Tour. The Lower Course, designed by Phil Mickelson and Gary Stephenson, opened in 2001, and the Upper Course, designed by Tom Fazio, opened in 2005. Both courses have been planned so that holes are grouped together, separated by natural desert terrain. There are many holes where no homes are visible during play.

Whisper Rock Golf Club does not have any social members, and the clubhouse is set up to provide necessities to the golfers. This is a pure golf environment – no fancy restaurants or other sports facilities.  It is a private members’ facility focused solely on providing players with the finest traditional golf experience possible.

Whisper Rock membership is limited to 580 individual golf memberships for the 36-hole facility. This allows the focus to be on ensuring members the best possible access to their golf course while offering a large enough membership that individual members do not have to bring their own 4-some.

Membership in the Whisper Rock Golf Club is by sponsorship and invitation only. Property ownership in Whisper Rock Estates is not required for membership and owning property in Whisper Rock Estates does not create any rights to membership.


Private Golf Club

Membership Liaison: Denny Pelly
(480) 575-8700

Rates as of July, 2014

Membership            Initiation           Annual Dues
Individual Only           $130,000                 $11,600

(wife and children invited to play on specific days/times)


Recreational amenities in Whisper Rock include:

  • 2,500 square foot fitness facility (+ exercise studio, a catering kitchen for functions, cardio and weight equipment, locker rooms and massage rooms)
  • 3-acre community desert park
  • lap pool
  • spa
  • outdoor living room and catering kitchen
  • basketball court
  • turf area
  • 2 sunken tennis courts
  • Whisper Rock Golf Club