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“Good front 9, breath-taking back nine!”

Desert Canyon Golf Resort
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Owner description: Ranked second-best golf course in Washington by Golf Digest.
Reviewed May 26, 2013

THE Wife and I played here on May 21, 2013. A beautiful, sunny day with temps in the high 70s. We teed off at 2:20 which is 40 minutes before their twilight rate and our fees were less than $60 per person.

The fair ways are spacious and the greens are massive, undulating and quick (but not stupid quick). The front nine is good golf - a few holes spectacular - with a few cut around some housing. No complaints on the front nine. But the back nine is stunning with awesome views of the Columbia River and the mountains around it. The back nine is very much set in a desert setting and just a lot of fun! Overall this course is a must play when you're in the area!!

If you're golfing in the Chelan area then you must also check out Bear Mountain on the south side of Lake Chelan (you'll see the entrance to Bear Mountain Ranch on the west side of #97 Alt). Absolutely superb!! Identical green fees to Desert Canyon and with fantastic views of Lake Chelan and even better golf than Desert Canyon.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Beautiful hotel, and a fabulous golf course. The "front" nine is called the "Lakes" and is not only challenging, but beautiful. Not exactly "lake" but who cares. The "back" nine is the "Desert" and it is in fact desert like. Number 6 hole, besides being a beautiful hole over 600 yards from the white tees, is a beautiful vista of the Columbia River. We golfed here right at the end of March when they were just opening up for the season. The restaurant wasn't open, but that was OK as we had our RV. The pro shop is well equipped and the staff are super friendly and accomodating. The whole course gets an A+ from us.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Two different courses, each with their own challenges and great views. Lodging was very nice as well as a nice selection of food.

1  Thank Bimster69
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We stayed at this location with my brother and sister-in-law. We stayed at the condos and golfed two rounds on the course. It has to be one of the best courses we have ever played. It would be nice if there was more to do on sight for non-golfers.

1  Thank Christene T
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

With the new owner taking care of the course it is a wonderful place to golf again. The view is spactacular and the course is challenging.

1  Thank Motzkus
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