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Desert Willow Golf Resort

38995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1674
760-346-0015
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Ranked #25 of 236 restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Sonora, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Everything was great. As a Westin owner the green fees with cart were $49.00. A steal. Played both courses, both beautiful and perfectly maintained. Mountain View is the much more forgiving course. Highly rated Firecliff has too many sand traps for my duffer game.

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calgary alberta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I would easily rate this course in the top ten I have played in 40 years of golfing. The grass was lush, manicured and the traps were well maintained. Nothing gimmicky, good practice facility and beautiful greens. The sandwiches from the beer wagon were brutal, but, hey, at least they had one, which is a heck of a lot more... More

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lewes,delaware
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Who knew that a public golf course would have such a good restaurant. The food was excellent, choices are varied and portions are large. We were at the resort for a week, and we ate at the restaurant every day. All of the servers are pleasant and capable. I will definitely return when in the area. The view from the... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Came early before tee time for lunch. Great setting and views of Golf Course and mountains. Ordered sandwich's and soup which were just average and certainly would not go out of our way to just have lunch there. The Golf Course was out standing and met our expectations from all the reviews and well worth the expensive green fee($185.00) only... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The Lakeview Terrace Restaurant at Desert Willow is like a terrific summer wine -- exuberant and filled with wonderful tastes that blend together in a really harmonious way. My wife and I went for lunch twice during mid-March to this desert jewel, having been there several times in past years and it never fails to impress. Let me start with... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We always visit the restaurant at Desert Willow golf course when we come to Palm Springs. The views are absolutely breathtaking at sunset. This week we attended a wine tasting there. The food was good. Selections included a beautiful antipasto platter, scallops, beef,cheeses of all varieties , salads and beautiful desserts. Calling this a wine tasting was a bit of... More

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Rancho Mirage, CA
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112 reviews 112 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We tried their Sunday omelet station buffet. Still not sure how one can screw up an omelet but as we got to our seats, plate just oozed liquid around the omelet, too much grease possibly or very poor grade melting cheese. Bacon and French toast tries from warming trays both were very cool. Typical pre cut fruit was fine. Service,... More

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Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This restaurant, which feels like it might be exclusive golf club dining, is open to the public and so inviting! I have eaten lunch there three times now and have loved it every time. They have huge wrought iron tables and chairs, nicely shaded by market umbrellas as needed, on an overlook terrace that looks over a particularly scenic golf... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This was an amazing place for lunch. Outdoor seating had a perfect view. The drive from the Hwy to the clubhouse was beautiful. Even if you don't eat here, take the drive from the Hwy to the clubhouse. Service perfect. View perfect. Food perfect. I had one of their signature salads. It was a very generous amount and tasted great.

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I went to the driving range and the price was reasonable. Fifteen dollars for unlimited balls, a set of Taylor Made clubs, and a golf cart. I went out there, drove to the range, teed up and hit my first shot ... only to find that you can't quite tell where the ball is falling. I think I hit at... More

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