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“2 beautiful courses, well-groomed.”

Desert Willow Golf Resort
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Owner description: Varied elevations and unique water features have been carefully incorporated into the indigenous desert landscape at this prestigious Coachella Valley course.
PA
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123 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“2 beautiful courses, well-groomed.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

We like the courses, so we paid $299 for their "Platinum Card", which brings the 11 AM rate down to $99. Wonderful brunch or lunch, indoors or out.

Visited March 2012
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DENVER, CO
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Mixed Review”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

The restaurant at the Desert Willow Golf Resort is quite lovely, incredible views, fabulous service, and delicious food all on an amazing outdoor patio setting. However it can be quite windy, and the wild birds (pigeons, etc.) fly around your head or perch close by in hopes of snagging your food. And with birds, comes their waste...it's everywhere, and the chair cushions usually have fresh or stained remains on them.

Do check this place out, but opt for the lower patio seating clsoer to the lake or stay indoors in front of the large windows.

Visited February 2012
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155 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Dissappointed twice”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

My wife and I went here three times in the last week. Sunday brunch was fine, but the next two occasions we were left to sit without any service. Both times we were there slightly out of the usual serving times, but still within serving hours. The second time, yesterday afternoon, the hostess directed us to the bar as the patio was being set up for a private function. In the bar we waited and were ignored by all servers. We finally flagged one down but he said we weren't in his section. After a few more minutes we left but told the waitress of our experience. She just shrugged.
Over the years we've been here many times but it any longer. If this is how they now treat repeat customers I wish them luck. We won't be back a third time.

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LaQuinta, Ca.
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

Fantastic food and scenery away from the crowds -- inviting place to take out of town visitors -- everyone enjoys themselves at this location.
I would pick this as one of the best places to relax in this area.

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Thank Miriam J
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Surprise, Arizona
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109 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Desert Golf”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

This course has a lot of sand waste areas. On a hot day it feels about 10 degrees hotter.

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