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Desert Willow Golf Resort

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38995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1674
760-346-0015
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 52
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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Nice Brunch

We ate outdoors where the view was lovely, golf course in foreground, mountains in background. Food was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
kc1030
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Rice MN
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  • Reservations
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Rice MN
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144 reviews 144 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We ate outdoors where the view was lovely, golf course in foreground, mountains in background. Food was excellent.

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Kaysville, Utah
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210 reviews 210 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I have played PGA West and most of the top rated public courses in Palm Springs/Palm Desert. I would say Firecliff is by far the best in the area. If you have more than one day, the Mountain View course is almost equally impressive, but Firecliff is definitely the one to play if only playing one time. Book early. Typically,... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have eaten here many times with much success. We took my parents who were visiting, the service that terribly slow, wait staff was extremely disorganized. Our food was late and we sent the waiter back for forgotten items. A very bad, disappointing experience.

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Palm Desert, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Last week my wife and I and another couple shared a wonderful lunch at the Lakeview Restaurant at Desert Willow Golf Resort. The weather was perfect being in the low 80's and the view from our lake side table overlooking the Firecliff Golf course was spectacular. The lunch menu is varied with something for anyone. Prices were reasonable and service... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Excellent condition, but books up fast. Very nice range. The Firecliff is the course of choice, though it can be very slow, as the course attracts many elderly, high handicapped golfers who move quite slowly on the narrower fairways. There are no major elevation changes, but it is well designed and manicured, definitely worth playing. Avoid going out right when... More 

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98 reviews 98 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Great patio dining. Lunch was very good but service was not up to pair. We waited over 10 minutes for a service to show up to take our drink order and it went down hill after that.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I played several courses in the Valley this visit, each with its own distinctive character, and all great challenges. Firecliff is a wonderful course with great golf holes, in excellent condition and with very attractive desert vegetation that is the result of considerable effort.

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Santa Barbara, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Our large car group had a scheduled luncheon at this beautiful facility. We were greeted by friendly staff and directed to a lovely patio with tables set and iced tea in glasses overlooking the eighteenth green and the gorgeous water features. The food was ample and deliciously prepared. Absolutely beautiful facility!

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Toronto
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We played both courses and then had lunch both days. The non-golfers joined us and were very impressed with the view and the food. Big portions and very friendly and efficient wait staff.

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Palm Desert,CA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We took our German visitors for brunch to Desert Willows. It was a typical beautiful day in the desert and sitting outside on the patio with views of mountains, wide golf course fairways and greens and the pretty lake with ducks was just so relaxing. Our server was top notch and our food was great; more breakfast than brunch. I'm... More 

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  • Address: 38995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1674
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760-346-0015

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