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Desert Willow Golf Resort

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Address: 38-995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone Number: (760) 346-0015
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Activities: Golfing
Description: Varied elevations and unique water features have been carefully...
Varied elevations and unique water features have been carefully incorporated into the indigenous desert landscape at this prestigious Coachella Valley course.
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nice change in venue

I liked this course as there were no hotels surrounding it....Conditions were excellent, track was good. Very enjoyable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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New York City, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I liked this course as there were no hotels surrounding it....Conditions were excellent, track was good. Very enjoyable.

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Encinitas, California, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I was very impressed with the Firecliff course. Beautiful property, very well maintained and conditioned. Playability is excellent. Both my wife and I were very impressed. A "must play" for sure !

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North Vancouver
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice property but not enough going on and too far away for my taste. A couple would need two cars if one likes to golf away from this resort and the other person likes to shop or go to attractions. Nice pool area for kids and another for adults.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Some nice holes. Scattered around the desert, you devote all your focus on one hole at a time. Fire cliff has some nice variety however the greens were not great and the course was VERY crowded although we got through in less than 4.5 hours. Would play again but there needs to be some attention paid to the condition of... More 

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Toronto
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176 reviews 176 reviews
91 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Excellent condition golf course. I played from the forward tees for fun and had a blast. It is very well run with lots of staff to help. It was my first desert course, so I was in awe of the flora. My first road runner too. The clubhouse sits in the desert perfectly - huge proshop for shopping. We didn't... More 

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

High quality municipal courses are lacking in the "Desert" but the Desert Willow complex will rival many of the "privates". The Kemper staff is superb on the phone, in the Pro Shop and on the course. The merchandise in the Pro Shop is displayed in a friendly manner and the restaurant is superb! Nothing beats a beer sitting outside with... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I recently played the Firecliff course, for the first time, during my stay in Palm Springs. Below are my OPINIONS of the course and the overall experience. First, the POSITIVES: The drive up to the club house and all of the facilities are top notch, as was the service. You’ll have access to free balls on the all-grass driving range,... More 

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Jodi S, Manager at Desert Willow Golf Resort, responded to this review

Our Firecliff course was over seeded in October and has experienced a roller coaster of temperature swings. We had unseasonably hot weather in October and November, and severe frost delays in December and January. As a result, Firecliff was still transitioning in certain areas. These areas include some tee boxes, green collars, and areas of rough. Although Firecliff’s greens appear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I played both courses many times over the past 13 years and they are always in perfect condition. Desert setting in the midst of one of the coldest winters in the Midwest and east coast make for a lovely vacation spot or second home.

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Morton Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Played Firecliff - every hole is a post card view!! Don't miss the restaurant - spectacular view as well

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We played the Firecliff course on Monday. Since golfing in the Palm Springs for the last 3 weeks this is the finest course we have played. The staff are very friendly, helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Numerous bunkers and quite challenging but fun. We will definitely return.

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