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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 26 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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california
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We think the two courses here are fun and quite challenging for players of all levels. It is very scenic and excellently maintained for a public course. BUT, unless you are a resident of Palm Desert, you will have to pay top dollars to play there. Even in the middle of summer when the temperatures soar to 120 degrees, they... More

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Ok I have been to better time shares but this is nice / modern new facility. They have built another swimming pool away from the main area which is nice. The main area (swimming pool) is perfectly fine...but the lack of restaurant choices is a little disheartening. You would expect a resort to have full amenities at your beckon call... More

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Orange
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Golfed on the Firecliff course last weekend and got an awesome rate for an early morning tee time Iit gets a bit toasty in the desert in the summer). The driving range was closed for annual repairs, however, for the price you cannot complain. The course is still in excellent shape and is as beautiful as ever. This is our... More

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Redmond, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I played both courses over two consecutive days and liked them equally as well. The staff was very friendly from the pro shop to the cart attendants to the bartender. Both day's experiences were outstanding.

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Dallas Area
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Make sure you have this on your list. Reasonable prices. Surprisingly a municipal course with a resort feel. Great conditions. Was in better shape than PGA West Stadium.

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Rockville
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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golfDWGR, Manager at Desert Willow Golf Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for making Desert Willow Golf Resort part of your Memorial Day and 4th of July vacations, we appreciate your patronage. We understand your frustrations with lack of beverage cart services and limited access to ice water/cold towels and we apologize that yours experiences were affected. Your feedback has been shared with our management team to ensure the challenges... More

Yorba Linda, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 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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