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Desert Willow Golf Resort

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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38995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1674
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Manhattan, Kansas
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Summation: Classic desert course. Nicely maintained. Review: I was so surprised when I got onto the course here. So beautifully designed and very well maintained. The pro shop is very nicely stocked and is worth spending a bit of time shopping in. On the course, you will be challenged by the height of the Bermuda grass (I even shouted out... More 

Thank fidelrobert
Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this course fairly easy to play and actually played 10 strokes under my normal game.Greens are not complicated and we had lots of fun. October is over seeding month so call ahead for course condition before paying. Their web page has reduced rates and you can save a few dollars.

Thank GimmeandBogie
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I played the Marriott valley course earlier in the week. Desert willows greens were slow and bumpy (not good). Pace of play was slow and no marshalls. Marriott was awesome and pace of play was extremely good.

Thank bt6536
San Antonio, Texas
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861 reviews
630 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 554 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an early tee time and caught Eduardo with some delicious hot coffee and snacks. He was a friendly server and the views, as the sun rose over the desert, were spectacular.

Thank bobemac
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a large restaurant butt good food and service. Great place for events. City owned, beautiful views

Thank Terry F
Huntington Beach, California
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511 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We were staying at the Westin Desert Willow which surrounds this course. What we didn't know is that the city owns the two 18's here and no concession is made to guests at the Westin. The Mountain View course we played was lovely. The Firecliff course was closed for bunker maintenance. The Mountain View course was well maintained despite weeks... More 

Thank KenVicLee
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Played both courses and really love it. Can't wait to go back next spring again. All employees are always smiling and they are very helpful. The restaurant has a great variety for lunch.

Thank Michael T
Glendale, California
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783 reviews
515 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Very quiet, calm and great course! One of the nicer places to play golf especially if your staying at the Westin Desert Willows

Thank travelshooter71
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

We have eaten and played golf at Desert Willow for many years. Excellent selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also have a dinner and jazz nite (seasonal) that is very enjoyable. The salad selection is excellent and we often make a meal on the salads alone while enjoying a spectacular view.

Thank twogems
La Quinta, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

The Desert Willow Terrace View Restaurant has lovely outdoor seating with a golf course view of palm tree lined, emerald green fairways with a lake view. Umbrellas are available on the upper level of the terrace to offer shade from the sun. Definitely a really pleasant place for a mid-day lunch. The food was very generous in portions, even if... More 

Thank Linda D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1674
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760-346-0015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?