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Address: 12000 McCombs, El Paso, TX 79934
Phone Number: 915-821-2122
Activities: Golfing
Description: Tee-off among sand dunes and desert shrubs: an unusual but beautiful...
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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Tough Course, Needs Water & More TLC

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Kansas City, MO
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Kansas City, MO
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197 reviews 197 reviews
15 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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 

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El Paso, Texas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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.

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Brownsville, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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 

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El Paso, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 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.

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 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 

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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.

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El Paso, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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.

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Chaparral, NM
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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El Paso, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I'm a terrible golf player but those I played with pointed out that this course used to be one of the best in the Southwest. It was allowed to deteriorate but is now coming back to its former status

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El Paso
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80 reviews 80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

..Very cool spot to play if you just play one course in El Paso. Im not a great golfer, but enjoyed all the rabbits and other interesting wildlife running around. Really great "bang for your buc".

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