With influences of David McLay Kidd and his usage of naturally rolling terrain, a genuine Scottish links-style course is very uncommon in the U.S., let alone in the high desert with Cascade views. All of these factors, with the addition of the fescue grass mixture, lead to a facility that is truly unlike any other. Playing links-style golf is traditionally done near seaside locations, but Kidd was able to have a vision that reminded him of a childhood dreamland. Most other courses in the area use either a Creeping Bentgrass or Kentucky Bluegrass grass mixture – which allows for softer playing conditions. With fescue, the grass doesn’t require as much water or fertilizer and can withstand a playing condition which is very firm and fast (ideal for links-style play).