Coronado, Scottsdale. Milton Coggins, Jeff Hardin, Greg Nash, and Arthur Jack Snyder. 1966.

A 9-hole executive course immediately south of Scottsdale’s better-known 18-hole executive offering, Continental. Here you get four short par 4s and a handful of short par 3s.

The most attractive hole is the third, the longest, which bends to the left around a low area and then plays to a green benched into a hill in the corner of the property.

Four designers listed for a pretty basic 9 hole executive course seems like a lot, and you’re not going to find any of the hallmarks of later Snyder work, like exciting greens. Conditions can also be spotty, especially with the greens. On the other hand, Coronado has one of the few remaining lighted grass driving ranges so it will always be a practice favorite for that.


The green at #8 sits just beyond a small pond