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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The view from the patio is fabulous. Good thing us as breakfast took 45 minutes to be served.

We are in Palm desert each year and always make it a point to visit the patio at Desert Willow. We had attended the street fair at the college and thought this would be a good choice for breakfast. We were quickly seated on the patio in the shade. 20 minutes later we hailed a bus boy to ask for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We are in Palm desert each year and always make it a point to visit the patio at Desert Willow. We had attended the street fair at the college and thought this would be a good choice for breakfast. We were quickly seated on the patio in the shade. 20 minutes later we hailed a bus boy to ask for... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. Have been coming to the desert for 20 years and will never stay at another place again. Beautiful villa, wonderful staff. Just what we needed.

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Reno, Nevada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We made our annual trek to Palm Desert to escape, ever so briefly, the cold...so of course we had to return to Desert Willow...This has become a must for any of our visits to this area...Terrific menu (we have never had a disappointing selection!) with a spectacular view of the golf course and desert mountains beyond, and fantastic service...all that... More 

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Camarillo, California
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89 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Locals with cards can golf here for less than $50. Owners at Westin Desert Willow can for $90. a round. It is immaculate and worth every penny. Don't miss this beautiful and challenging course. If you thought tis was helpful, let Trip-advisor know!

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a beautiful desert golf course with beautiful plantings and gorgeous views of the mountains.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch on the patio at Desert Willow; great food, the Scallop Tower was especially delicious. Some dishes are huge, ask your server; light eaters might want to share a dish, especially for lunch. Reservations suggested if you want the patio. The view over the golf courses to the high desert is stunning! Take your time, enjoy... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Desert Willow is a golf course, clubhouse and restaurant in Palm Desert. We stopped in for a sandwich. Reasonably priced. Clubs, burgers, salads. They have a half sandwich, soup and salad option. Very good. Service is excellent. You should sit outside to admire the spectacular golf course and some mountain views. A nice treat. I like the caesar salad, tortilla... More 

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Big D
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We played both courses in same day and both were in great condition. Played Firecliff first greens rolled true and soft. We all shot well (for some reason kept in fairway...doesn't happen that often. Had lunch at club house. Food was excellent had crab sliders and coconut shrimp! Delicious..... Played Mountain course in afternoon another great shape course and fun... More 

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London, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One of our friends suggested this was a great place for lunch. We had a patio table overlooking the 9 th and 18 th holes on the Firecliff course.superb views of good and average golfers . Food and service well above average. We would revisit.

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Rice MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?