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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 resort but remote from the action.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
89 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We golfed all of the Mountainview course in the morning and were blown away by all aspects of the layout, the scenery, and the challenge this course presented. We were two couples playing from the white and gold tees, and had a blast. We purposely played Mountainview because it is the kinder, gentler course, and it held up to its... More 

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Vancouver
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We played both the Mountainview and Firecliff courses during our week's stay in Palm Desert. Both courses are immaculate, Mountainview in slightly better condition around the greens. Firecliff is definitely the more challenging of the two, with NUMEROUS bunkers. Friendly staff, nice restaurant overlooking the course. First class.

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