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Desert Willow Golf Resort

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38995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-1674
+1 760-346-0015
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Fun, but expensive, to play

The two courses at Desert Willow, owned by the city, are interesting, well-designed and very well... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2013
PeterGrant76
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Vancouver
Beautiful desert courses

The two courses at Desert Willow are beautifully designed with green fairways and greens, some... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2013
hgsunset
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Frankfurt
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Varied elevations and unique water features have been carefully incorporated into the indigenous desert landscape at this prestigious Coachella Valley course.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“mountain view” (27 reviews)
“two courses” (14 reviews)
“pro shop” (21 reviews)
LOCATION
38995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-1674
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+1 760-346-0015
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"mountain view"
in 27 reviews
"two courses"
in 14 reviews
"pro shop"
in 21 reviews
"water stations"
in 3 reviews
"in great shape"
in 17 reviews
"twilight rate"
in 5 reviews
"great track"
in 5 reviews
"tee boxes"
in 7 reviews
"cart girl"
in 5 reviews
"indian wells"
in 5 reviews
"practice facility"
in 6 reviews
"driving range"
in 8 reviews
"green fees"
in 5 reviews
"great scenery"
in 3 reviews
"sand traps"
in 4 reviews
"wide fairways"
in 3 reviews
"the palm springs area"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

The two courses at Desert Willow, owned by the city, are interesting, well-designed and very well maintained. If you're not a local resident, expect to pay a hefty price: DW is an important cash cow for the municipal coffers. For visitors staying a while, some...More

1  Thank PeterGrant76
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

The two courses at Desert Willow are beautifully designed with green fairways and greens, some water and lots of desert vegetation.

Thank hgsunset
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

I liked that the course was well taken care of. While challenging for a guy like me who is an average hacker, there also were many holes that were doable. I also loved the GPS in the golf carts. What was challenging was playing in...More

Thank Alec M
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Outstanding golf resort in the middle of the desert. The course is very challenging, but fair. I stayed at the JW, and played here, and the course was beautiful.

Thank Fl2urist
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The resorts two golf courses offer challenging golf with amazing views of surrounding mountains. The courses are perfectly maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful. The resort has an excellent indoor/outdoor dining and bar area with good food that's not too expensive.

Thank John_N583
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Although once considered pristine, the condition of the very well thought out and laid out golf courses (2) have slipped in maintenance in recent years. Still acceptable, but now overpriced compared to other competitors in the Coachella Valley environment. Great practice facilities when everything is...More

1  Thank bobmac43614
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

From the bag drop through the expansive clubhouse, inviting staff and superb practice facilities, both the courses have sufficient challenge for all players. AND don't get me started on the bar/grill. You may read my entire review with photos on greenskeeper online community Go Play

Thank SandyBunker
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Desert Willow Golf Resort is a public facility with 36 holes of outstanding golf and a excellent practice facility. The restaurant boasts a fine menu with seating inside as well as a spacious veranda to enjoy the scenic views of the mountains as well as...More

Thank Edward C
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Desert Willow has two of the best golf courses in the desert. Both courses offer scenic desert landscape views and plenty of challenges. Their also is an abundance of wildlife visible on most of the golf course. The courses are always well maintained. The pro...More

Thank Dave W
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Desert Willow in Palm Desert has 2 championship 18 hole golf courses, Firecliff and the Mountain Course, both of which are outstanding golf courses. The courses are absolutely beautiful with gorgeous views and always in perfect condition. It's really quite breath taking. Terrific driving range...More

1  Thank gerryn
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