Desert Mountain Employee on Golf Channel Reality Show

Three Scottsdale residents have been selected to compete in Golf Channel’s hit reality show, “Big Break Florida,” but none quite stand out like Desert Mountain employee Kylee Duede. Diagnosed at a young age with desert mountain golfrheumatoid arthritis in her left knee, 22-year-old Duede is a true fighter, battling against the odds to earn her place among the pros. As the season continues, fans of the show find themselves rallying behind the Arizona native, who has more than proven herself a contender.

Duede grew up in Glendale, Arizona, though she now lives in golf-friendly Scottsdale. She often practices her game at Desert Mountain, where she works as a server in one of the restaurants. She also plays at Talking Stick Golf Club with her swing coach, Jack LoBiondo, who was among those who encouraged her to audition for the show. Duede dreams of one day playing in the LPGA Tour, and when an actual dream steered her toward “Big Break Florida,” she knew that the opportunity was too good to pass up.

The winner of “Big Break Florida” will receive over $100,000 in cash and prizes. Duede has made through several challenges and eliminations thus far and has a pretty good shot at taking home the prize. She is up against a lineup of talented professional golfers, but her skills as well as her positive attitude have kept her in the game both mentally and physically. Meanwhile, Duede’s participation in the show has certainly earned her celebrity status at Desert Mountain Golf Club, where she is often recognized by members.

The next episode of “Big Break Florida” airs on Monday, April 21st, and Desert Mountain watchers are on the excited to see what the future holds for Kylee Duede.

If you wish to schedule a tour of any Desert Mountain golf homes, please give us a call at (602) 791-0536 or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com.

Carmen Brodeur
Realtor | Attorney
Trillium Properties, LLC
8755 E Bell Road, Suite 108 | Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536
Direct (800) 300-0263
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Desert Mountain Date Nights: Starlit Symphony and Food & Wine Fest

desert mountain clubLooking for romantic date ideas for the upcoming weeks? Desert Mountain has club members covered. Members are invited to two lovely evening events scheduled for the beginning of April: Symphony Under the Stars and the Food & Wine Festival. Choose one that suits your style, or opt to attend both! Registration is required for these events.

Symphony Under the StarsThursday, April 3 at 6 p.m.
Come to Arizona Grill at the Outlaw Clubhouse for dinner under the stars and a special performance by the Phoenix Symphony. Reception begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the symphony at 8 p.m. This event is $80 per person to attend.

Food & Wine Festival Friday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Wine connoisseurs are invited to socialize over several delectable food & wine pairings in the Chiricahua Courtyard. This can be a great activity for couples or even a fun evening with friends. All wines showcased will be available for purchase. This event is $50 per person to attend.

If you wish to arrange a private showing of Desert Mountain homes, please call (602) 791-0536 or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com.

Carmen Brodeur
Realtor | Attorney
Trillium Properties, LLC
8755 E Bell Road, Suite 108 | Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536
Direct (800) 300-0263
Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com
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Desert Mountain Members Excited for New Clubhouse Renovation

Desert Mountain Golf Club has plans for remodeling their Sonoran Clubhouse into a larger, more optimized facility for members. Those interested in seeing future plans for the expansion can find a scale model and other desert mountain clubdisplays at the current Sonoran Clubhouse. These include proposed materials for the exterior and various rooms within the clubhouse, first and second-level floor plans and concepts for the new main corridor and a casual quick-serve restaurant.

The Sonoran Clubhouse sits at the heart of the community and is home to the Desert Mountain Tennis Club. It includes numerous amenities, including an extensive tennis complex, two swimming pools, a fitness facility, spa and Youth Activities Center, as well as a volleyball court, basketball court and playground.

The contemporary-themed structure is the only Desert Mountain clubhouse without a corresponding golf course and acts more as a community center where members can enjoy a leisurely, active lifestyle. Currently, the Sonoran Clubhouse features a boutique shop, coffee bar and fitness center with a large workout room and various classrooms. One goal of the renovation is to provide larger spaces for fitness classes.

Thinking of buying Desert Mountain real estate? Schedule a tour of Desert Mountain homes for sale by calling (602) 791-0536 or emailing Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com.

Carmen Brodeur
Realtor | Attorney
Trillium Properties, LLC
8755 E Bell Road, Suite 108 | Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536
Direct (800) 300-0263
Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com
www.TopScottsdaleHomes.com

Have you Heard of the Desert Mountain Referral Program?

As many know, Desert Mountain memberships are available with or without a real estate purchase. That is why current Desert Mountain members are encouraged to refer their friends and family to Desert Mountain Golf Club. For each new member that you refer, Desert Mountain will add credit to your account, depending on the type of membership purchased. The following does not apply to memberships obtained through real estate purchases:

desert mountain golfThose who refer new Equity Golf Members receive $3,500.

For Junior Golf Memberships, members receive $1,000.

For Club-Lifestyle Memberships, members receive $1,000.

Desert Mountain membership has a lot to offer in terms of golf, amenities and lifestyle. Golf members have access to a total of six Jack Nicklaus golf courses within the club, more than in any other golf club in Scottsdale. On top of that, they can enjoy six different clubhouses, a vast network of private hiking trails, a world-class tennis center, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, numerous spa services and an array of social activities and events.

Lifestyle members are granted complete club access without the golf privileges. If you are not a golf enthusiast but still wish to take advantage of the full range of amenities Desert Mountain Club offers, then this is the membership for you.

If you would like to set up a time to view Desert Mountain golf homes, call (602) 791-0536 or email us at Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com.

Carmen Brodeur
Realtor | Attorney
Trillium Properties, LLC
8755 E Bell Road, Suite 108 | Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536
Direct (800) 300-0263
Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com
www.TopScottsdaleHomes.com

Member Approval Has Almost Been Reached for Parcel 19

Yesterday Desert Mountain Club held a townhall meeting to provide members with further details about the sale of Parcel 19. As you can remember from my previous blog, Desert Mountain plans to sell Parcel 19 to Meritage Homes of Arizona for $21 Million.

At the meeting, members were provided with preliminary plans for the new Meritage community. It will include luxury homes priced between $875,000 and $1,100,000. They will be similar to the Meritage development at Mirabel Village just across the way. According to the Purchase and Sale agreement, Meritage must obtain approval from the Desert Mountain Club prior to submitting them for governmental approvals. This will ensure that the quality of this neighboring community will be up to the Desert Mountain standards.

Members are almost out of time to cast their votes for the sale of parcel 19.  As of today, there are only 83 more votes needed to make the approval official. It’s important that all members vote by 5pm on March 22, 2014. The official results of the Parcel 19 sale and the new Board of Directors will be announced at the annual meeting, scheduled for March 26th.

Below you will see the outline of parcel 19 and what the possible layout of homes in the new community could look like.

Desert Mountain AZ Homes

Parcel 19

Scottsdale Real Estate

Possible Meritage Homes Community Layout

 

Carmen Brodeur
Realtor | Attorney
Trillium Properties, LLC
8755 E Bell Road, Suite 108 | Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536
Direct (800) 300-0263
Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com
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Come Out for a Full Moon Hike at Desert Mountain Trails

Did you know that Desert Mountain has its own vast network of hiking trails for members to enjoy? Whether you are a beginning hiker or a full-blown outdoor enthusiast, there is a trail designed for your skill-level at hike desert mountainDesert Mountain. Tomorrow evening, Desert Mountain residents are invited to The Trails for a peaceful full moon hike. This time of year offers the perfect weather for early morning and evening hikes, so don’t miss this great opportunity!

The hike will begin along the Sunset Summit Trail, following the east leg around to the Hohokam Camp Trail. From there, you can enjoy splendid views of the city lights and the lush basin below. After following Hohokam Camp south, hikers will return on the Grapevine Wash Trail, an easy loop that features a wide range of Sonoran plant-life. The full hike is expected to take about 90 minutes to complete. Difficulty ranges from easy to intermediate, so all skill-levels are welcome.

Come out and enjoy the cool weather and tranquil scenery with your friends and neighbors. The hike begins at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, March 14th, at the cul-de-sac trailhead. Hikers are encouraged to bring flashlights or headlamps and, of course, plenty of water. This is a residents-only event; however, no RSVP is required.

Want to schedule a showing of Desert Mountain homes? Call (602) 791-0536 or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com.

Carmen Brodeur
Realtor | Attorney
Trillium Properties, LLC
8755 E Bell Road, Suite 108 | Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536
Direct (800) 300-0263
Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com
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Meritage Homes of Arizona is Set to Purchase Desert Mountain’s Parcel 19

Last month the Desert Mountain Club announced that after receiving multiple offers for their vacant Parcel 19, they had accepted an offer from Meritage Homes of Arizona. The club entered into a purchase and sale agreement as of November 2013 but there is still a long road ahead before the deal can close. They are estimating a closing date sometime in the first quarter of 2015.

The proposed purchase price of Parcel 19 is $21 Million. In addition to this, Desert Mountain Club will receive 50% of any lot premiums received by Meritage. Desert Mountain will in turn include 80 Equity Golf Memberships as part of the sale. Of course, any potential members must still be approved by the Desert Mountain Club.Desert Mountain Homes for Sale

A townhall meeting for members only will be held this Friday, March 14th at 4pm. Members may attend in person on the Sunset Terrace of the Cochice/Geronimo Clubhouse or by phone. This will give the Desert Mountain members a chance to ask questions and obtain important details before they cast their votes on this sale.

For information about purchasing Desert Mountain Homes feel free to call me at (602) 791-0536 or you can contact me via email at Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com.

Carmen Brodeur
Realtor | Attorney
Trillium Properties, LLC
8755 E Bell Road, Suite 108 | Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536
Direct (800) 300-0263
Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com
www.TopScottsdaleHomes.com

Desert Mountain Dance Classes for Kids and Adults

Desert Mountain members are invited to sign up for exclusive dance classes with former Suns dancer Vanessa Bosell! Ms. Bosell, an Arizona native, has danced for the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and the L.A. desert mountain homes for saleClippers and has worked with children and youth throughout Phoenix and Los Angeles. Desert Mountain is excited to welcome her for their new Lime Lite dance classes, held this month at the Sonoran Clubhouse.

Desert Mountain will be offering several programs for kids and adults on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Check out the dates and times below.

DM Crew (Boys Hip Hop) – Wednesdays at 4-5 p.m.
Ages: 6 and Up
Location: Sonoran Studio #2

DM Pommies (Cheer & Dance) – Wednesdays at 5-6 p.m.
Ages: 6 and Up
Location: Sonoran Studio #2

DM Crew (Girls Hip Hop) – Wednesdays at 6-7 p.m.
Ages: 6 and Up
Location: Sonoran Studio #2

Adult Jazz & Hip Hop – Wednesdays at 7-8 p.m.
Location: Sonoran Studio #2

TWINKLE Tots (Mommy & Me) – Saturdays at 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages: 2-3 ½ years
Location: Sonoran Studio #1

DM Firecrackers (Tap & Jazz) – Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ages: 3-5 years
Location: Youth Activities Center

Be sure to register in advance for any of these exciting dance classes. Registration is $56 for the month or a $15 drop-in fee for each class.

To schedule a time to view Desert Mountain golf homes, call (602) 791-0536 or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com.

Carmen Brodeur
Realtor | Attorney
Trillium Properties, LLC
8755 E Bell Road, Suite 108 | Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536
Direct (800) 300-0263
Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com
www.TopScottsdaleHomes.com

Scottsdale Experienced Unusual Rain Over the Weekend

The Scottsdale area experienced a heavy downpour of rain over the weekend. We are not used to rain storms like this and probably won’t see one again for quite awhile. It was an exciting experience for residents in the Scottsdale area.

At Desert Mountain, there was over 3 inches of rain and a microburst that added an additional 2.2 inches. This was all within 90 minutes. Unfortunately, the club was not ready for this so there will be some clean up and repairs required to get things back to normal for the members.Desert Mountain Golf

All courses have been shut down today but four of the six will reopen at 10am Tuesday, March 4th. Renegade and Geronimo will remain closed for a few days. The club is working hard in an effort to reopen these two courses on Thursday.

We are already back to the sunshine and gorgeous Scottsdale weather we are used to in March so the courses will be 100% in no time. If you’re planning a visit to the area and would like to view homes for sale, feel free to call me at (602) 791-0536.

Carmen Brodeur
Realtor | Attorney
Trillium Properties, LLC
8755 E Bell Road, Suite 108 | Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536
Direct (800) 300-0263
Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com
www.TopScottsdaleHomes.com

Support Cancer Awareness During the C.A.R.E. Charity Event

Desert Mountain members are invited to take part in the 2014 C.A.R.E. Event, taking place Monday and Tuesday, March 10th-11th at the Cochise/Geronimo Clubhouse. Enjoy spectacular golf and fun-filled activities during this 2-day charity event, while doing your part to support cancer research and awareness. Below is a list of scheduled C.A.R.E. events:

desert mountain charityAll-Star Golf –March 10th
Choose between a C.A.R.E. Pro Am Tourney or Step-Out Scramble. There will be a shotgun start at 12 p.m. Members must register to participate in this golf event.

Starry Night Party –March 10th
After golf, members can enjoy cocktails and a delicious dinner under the stars. The party kicks off at 4:30 p.m. with drinks under the tent, awards and a raffle. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Members must register for this event.

Star-Studded Boutique –March 11th
This exciting shopping event is open to all Desert Mountain members – no registration required! Stop by at any time between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Fashion Show & Luncheon –March 11th
Register for this dazzling fashion show event, starting at 12 p.m. at the clubhouse.

C.A.R.E. (Cancer Awareness Research & Education) is an organization dedicated to helping in the fight against breast and prostate cancer. It has provided support and funding to facilities such as the Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute and the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale in their research of early stage breast and prostate cancer. Additionally, C.A.R.E. aims to spread awareness of cancer-related issues and treatment through forum discussions, seminars and organized charity events. Desert Mountain has proudly sponsored C.A.R.E. for 16 years, helping to raise over $4.2 million to benefit cancer research.

If you are interested in scheduling a tour of Desert Mountain golf homes, call (602) 791-0536 or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com.

Carmen Brodeur
Realtor | Attorney
Trillium Properties, LLC
8755 E Bell Road, Suite 108 | Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536
Direct (800) 300-0263
Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com
www.TopScottsdaleHomes.com

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