Greenlee Country Club

ADDRESS: Highway 75
Duncan, AZ 85534
TYPE: Executive
HOLES: 9
PHONE: 928-687-1099
WEBSITE: Greenlee CC website coming soon

Arizona Golf Authority AZGA Golf Course Buzz: When it comes to golf in Duncan, Arizona, Greenlee Country Club is the only game in town. With a population of less than 1,000, Duncan is located in Greenlee County near the southeast corner of Arizona, where the Gila River crosses the Arizona-New Mexico state border. Technically, the town lies on both sides of the river, although it is primarily located south of the Gila. Duncan was founded in the mid 19th century as land added to the United States through the Mexican Cession.

Greenlee Country Club, a public course built in 1950, has few frills and is a nine-hole layout that plays at 3,226 yards with about 25 bunkers. For 18 holes, it is rated at 68.1 with a slope of 110. The par 5s, which are the fifth and seventh, play at 474 and 556 yards and the two par 3s are set at 136 and 167. A lake guards the green on No. 5 and is the only water in play on the course. The first hole, at 454 yards, is the longest par 4, and the finishing par 4 plays at 397.

Amenities include a bar, snack shop, driving range and putting and chipping greens. After your round, it is worth taking some time to explore this region. Duncan lies in a popular outdoor recreation area that is well known for the Native American artifacts left behind by Anasazi and other pre-historic cultures.

The little town has suffered greatly during its history, being destroyed twice by floods and once by fire. Its most famous resident is former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who grew up on the Lazy B Ranch and wrote a book about her experiences there.

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