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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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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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MAYBE THE BEST IN THE DESERT

This is a very good golf complex. Both courses are fun and scenic. The staff is friendly. We started on time and our round on a Saturday took less than 4.5 hours. One feature I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TominCA
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Encinitas, California
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Encinitas, California
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146 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a very good golf complex. Both courses are fun and scenic. The staff is friendly. We started on time and our round on a Saturday took less than 4.5 hours. One feature I appreciated were several water/ice stations on the course. One nit - at $75 the cost of rental clubs is too high, even with the two... More 

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114 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a highlight years ago and we wanted to come back as due to twilight we were unable to finish the course. It was as good as we remember it. Great condition of the course and the food and service were also as good as I remembered in the clubhouse. Just love driving into this resort.

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Thank LynnStolarchuk
Sammamish, Washington
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Great golf courses (firecliff in particular), phenomenal food services, great pro shop and decent rates for top class golf. Decent practice facilities. Conditioning is always A+ and they offer decent packages......hard to beat.

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Thank Hoserisus
Long Island, New York
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196 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This was our first visit to this golf course. It is in great condition compared to a few others played earlier in the week and also more expensive. The course is a bit more difficult as well and the views are spectacular.

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Thank Ricki21
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Both courses at Desert Willow, Fire Cliff and Mountain View, are spectacular and challenging in a beautiful desert setting with skirted palms and occasional wildlife. GPS included on the carts. Delicious dining on the patio, with views of course, if you'd rather watch than play. Fully-stocked pro shop with great service.

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Thank margaretm743
Kingston, Canada
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Not being golfers,we went with friends to have lunch at the club, we assumed the food would be mediocre at best. What a surprise! The menu was varied and the choices we made were delicious. They have a fairly good variety of beer on tap. A lunch for two, including a beer each, with tip, was $50. The view from... More 

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Thank Joanne B
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We played in November. The weather was perfect sunshine and high 70s low 80s. The course was in very good condition. Be sure to check with any course you want to play in the Palm Springs area this time of year. Many of the courses seem to conduct their overseeding procedures this time of the year. It’s important to know... More 

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Los Altos
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85 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Maybe due to recent overseeding the greens were pretty slow and bumpy but it was still a fun course to play. Wide fairways made the slope come in around 128 but a large number of traps kept it challenging. I'd rate this higher with faster greens.

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Thank Craig J
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Great golf course. The greens and fairway are maintained very well. Beautiful scenery in the background with the mountains. would definitely golf here again

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Thank dmeli1977
Casper`, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We have come back to this course for 5 years. We own a time share with SPG that is walking distance to the course. The course is always groomed so well and is not too hard to play. The ponds are full of great birds, the desert landscape is so well maintained. The views of the mountain are beautiful. The... More 

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