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Painted Dunes Golf Course

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Address: 12000 McCombs, El Paso, TX 79934
Phone Number: 915-821-2122
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Tee-off among sand dunes and desert shrubs: an unusual but beautiful course...

Tee-off among sand dunes and desert shrubs: an unusual but beautiful course built right into the Western Texas desert landscape.

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This course is very affordable and the course is nice. Greens are in great shape, but the fairways are pretty narrow and don't even compare to Butterfield Golf Course.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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El Paso, Texas
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Great course, peaceful surroundings, good price. Front side desert course quite challenging, back 9 a bit more wide open and playable. Great value, excellent conditions.

Thank Brian C
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

This course is very affordable and the course is nice. Greens are in great shape, but the fairways are pretty narrow and don't even compare to Butterfield Golf Course.

Thank Zzme
Kansas City, MO
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214 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This course is both Desert Course and Scottish Dunes course. It plays very tough unless you stay in the fairway. Lots of blind shots to the greens and trouble abounds. Stay out of the desert! It's Spring and the grass is just starting to come out in the fairways and roughs. No knap to the turf now - the ball... More 

Thank peteroo820
El Paso, Texas
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148 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Course was in great shape and the overseeding was excellent. The sand traps acutally now have real sand and no gravel on the East/ West courses. The food is very good and the coubhouse well attended and supplied. The marshallls were seen often and hte pace of play was very good for a scramble..Look at Groupon for discounts.

1 Thank Pedro C
Brownsville, Texas
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Never played at this course before. I went and the scenery is beautiful. There is no rough. There is fairway and there is desert. The desert isn't like sand...its like hard clay with tiny rocks. You can play out of it. The course is short...and I played from the tips. Most holes are 385 yards or less. Positioning is key.... More 

1 Thank TheJedi72
El Paso, Texas
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Ok I tried it once.......it was HOT! I would go back to play scrambles, but bang for your buck it is not! Im sure we will be back to play with friends as there are only so many courses in El paso.

2 Thank palagitoi
Wolcott, Connecticut
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Painted Dunes is an excellent desert golf course. I was impressed with the excellent conditions of the fairways and greens given the summer season and the drought that El Paso is experiencing. My wife and I rented clubs that were almost brand new and excellent quality. The course had 4 sets of tees making it a challenge for all skill... More 

Thank MarkB9482
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I play golf here every Wednesday, and feel that it's the best priced Golf available in El Paso. My only complaint is that the beverage vendors don't service the Course very well.

Thank scorekeeper33
El Paso, Texas
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147 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great place to play a round or two with friends. Friendly staff and nice faciities. We golf it monthly.

Thank jsawyer169
Chaparral, NM
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I live nearby so I stopped in to ask about advertised lessons. I was told they didn't have anyone to give lessons at this time but they hadn't stopped advertising because they hoped to have someone in the future. I asked about renting clubs and trying it out because I do have a little experience I just wanted to learn... More 

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