Vista Verde Country Club

May 5, 2012 at 09:36

Margaret Stephens

Vista Verde AZ: Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Lots for Sale

Vista Verde

Vista Verde is an exclusive golf retirement community for active adults that is nestled in the high Sonoran Desert. Located in the far northeast corner of the Valley, about 10 miles east of Scottsdale and 8 miles north of Fountain Hills, the town of Rio Verde is home to three very beautiful and exclusive active adult communities: Rio Verde, Tonto Verde, and the newest community, Vista Verde. All three are commonly referred to collectively as “The Verdes.”


Each luxury community was developed separately and has its own private equity golf course and country club.


First conceived as a winter golf camp in the late 1960′s by a group of Minnesota investors, the first community, Rio Verde began development in 1973 and continued until 1994. When the Rio Verde property was approaching build-out another 695 acres was acquired and called Tonto Verde. The first Tonto Verde residents moved into their homes in November of 1994 and the community sold out in 2009.


Vista Verde Amenities

Until the Vista Verde clubhouse is completed, Vista Verde residents will use the facilities at the Tonto Verde clubhouse. The 26,000 square foot clubhouse has a fitness center and large outdoor pool area with a jacuzzi and both a lap pool and a lounging pool. Non-golfers and grandchildren also enjoy the 18-hole putting course.


With its outdoor terraces and beautiful lake and mountain views, the clubhouse is the center of community activity offering upscale dining in the Cimarron Dining Room, casual fare in the Mesquite Grill, private dining in Kiva and the Acacia Ballroom for banquets, weddings and special events.


Vista Verde Real Estate

Vista Verde is situated on 865 acres in the beautiful Sonoran Desert and provides some of the most remarkable views in all of Arizona! Surrounding the golf course and abutting numerous washes and the Tonto National Forest will be 800 home sites, 675 single-family lots and 125 townhomes/golf villas.


Only custom home lots are currently for sale, and pricing starts at about $145,000 for a home site.


Vista Verde Golf

Noted golf course architect Ken Kavanaugh has designed 18 extraordinary holes of what will ultimately become a 27-hole facility. Ken’s goal is to create a golf course that will challenge the low handicap player, while still giving the average golfer a pleasant golf experience.


The golf club will eventually be private, like the Rio Verde and Tonto Verde clubs are, but until they sell the required number of private memberships, the club remains public.


About the Rio Verde Area

Rio Verde is a very rural area in the far northeast section of the Greater Phoenix metro area. The terrain is rugged, natural Sonoran Desert, and evenings can offer quiet surroundings and blissful views of the stars in the desert sky.


In addition to the age-restricted 55+ active adult golf course communities of Rio Verde, Tonto Verde and Vista Verde, the town of Rio Verde also boasts some stunning custom homes on large lots. It’s location next to Scottsdale makes it desirable for those looking for a rural location away from crowds and traffic, but not too far from the convenience of city life. Expect about a 15-20 minute drive to far North Scottsdale, and about 30-40 minutes to the more “in-town” Scottsdale locations.

Vista Verde currently has one 18-hole championship course, and will ultimately be a 27-hole facility. The club will eventually be private, and memberships rates will probably be similar to the Rio Verde and Tonto Verde Country Club rates, which range between $20,000 – $45,000 initiation fees and about $550 – $650 for monthly dues (initiation fees vary, based on special incentives and market conditions).

* HOA Fees and Golf Fees are subject to change by the HOA or golf club at any time. We are not directly associated with the HOA or the golf club, so all fees and costs should be confirmed prior to making an offer or signing a contract for real estate in the community.

125 Townhomes/Golf Villas


The Villas at Vista Verde will offer true “lock and leave” duplex homes and will be located near the entrance of the future clubhouse. Designed and built by Fisher Custom Homes, the Villas feature the finest attention to detail, including commercial grade kitchens, offering owners the luxury of a custom home with the convenience of townhome living. The Villas are currently undergoing the approval process with Maricopa County, but will hopefully get underway soon. Stay tuned!


675 Single-Family Custom Homes


Approved custom home builders at Vista Verde:

  • Fisher Custom Homes, LLC
  • Carlson Homes, LLC
  • Alexander Homes

Vista Verde Golf Club

17405 E Desert Vista Trail – Rio Verde, AZ 85263


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Location: Rio Verde, AZ
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# of Homes: 800
Years Built: 2010 – New
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