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Desert Willow Golf Resort

38-995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-346-7060
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Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: Varied elevations and unique water features have been carefully incorporated into the indigenous desert landscape at this prestigious Coachella Valley... more » Owner description: Varied elevations and unique water features have been carefully incorporated into the indigenous desert landscape at this prestigious Coachella Valley course. « less
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Rockville
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What else can you say? I could not believe that this is a public course. It is a MUST play. Two terrific courses. Each hole is magnificent. The views are great and the course is in fantastic shape. The price is up there but well deserved. The golf shop is terrific and they were able to fix my brother's club... More

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San Diego
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84 reviews 84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I looked at my review in April 2012 and it was great. We played this course Memorial Day 2014 and again 4th July 2014. Such simple things would make this course great. Our round in May we never saw the cart girl. In July we saw her once on the front nine and on 17 on the back. It was... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Played the Mountain course. Friendly staff, course in great shape. Will be back to play on next visit to Palm Desert.

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Palm Desert, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Have been to Desert Willow many times (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Happy is great too. Remember, in hot weather, no tank tops. It's a city owned golf course but they go by golf course rules.

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Irvine, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Golfed here with my brother on 2 consecutive days but hadn't planned it that way. Our original plan was to golf here and then 2 other courses in the valley. We liked our first round at Desert Willow's Mountain View course so much we came back to try the Firecliff the next day. Just blown away by the beauty and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very nice golf course and clubhouse, just too expensive for May golfing compared to their neighbors at Marriott

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Anaheim Hills, CA
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182 reviews 182 reviews
35 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

My son and I golfed both the Firecliff Course and the Mountain View courses on consecutive days. First of all both courses are absolutely gorgeous! The staff is outstanding and all employees were extremely courteous. As far as the 2 courses, we felt that Firecliff was more challenging because of a lot more bunkers. We loved the golf cart loaded... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Lunch outside at the terrace overlooking the golf course is incredible. The food was fresh and plenty and the service was OK. We all had a great time

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Palm Desert, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Although we don't play golf, the restaurant is very good and reasonably priced. It is directly across from the Marriott Desert Princess Hotel and is the heart of the golf course with great mountain views.

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Palm Desert, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Desert Willow is operation by the City of Palm Desert and they have a gem here with two 18-hole courses. Firecliff is a tad longer and laced with more bunkers. Mountainview is a little easier on the average golfer. Both courses are have some nice water features and are well-maintained. Staff is friendly and efficient, and the Pro Shop is... More

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