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“Nice Course in the Desert”

Painted Dunes Golf Course
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Owner description: Tee-off among sand dunes and desert shrubs: an unusual but beautiful course built right into the Western Texas desert landscape.
Reviewed June 11, 2012

Good layout, nice pro shop, and reasonable prices. It can get crowded during the summer weekend period. A tee time is def. reccommended.

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Reviewed April 2, 2012

Very good shape and speed of play. The tourney was fun and the food good.

Thank Pedro C
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

Excellent golf course and usually in beautiful shape. Good value also. Beautifull view and enjoyable fairways. Course has a great restaurant and courteous staff in the pro shop. I can't wait to go back and have a wonderful day.

Thank Mathew V
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

With the exception of Butterfield, Painted Dunes is probably the best course in El Paso, and green fee's will cost you $15-$30 less than Butterfield. (Butterfield rates vary depending on where you live)

In additon to that, having 27 holes at your disposal gives you a little more variety, and every time you play, you typically will experience a different order of holes. The fairways are easily the best kept in town, and at first glance one might not even think they are real grass as they seem to lush for El Paso.

The greens are equally well maintained, although every once in a while a few holes will go under repair or reseeding, but it's only a minor inconvenience.

Some people I talk to think their pro shop staff can be rude, but I have never experienced this, and I think if you show up looking respectable they will be pleasant. Anyone from locals to out of towners who like golf absolutely have to give Painted Dunes a try. $18 twilight fees including a cart can't be beat.

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Reviewed January 18, 2009

Going in winter isn't all that bad. The temperature here in El Paso is around 65 degrees in the afternoon so it was a nice January golf outing. As for the course ...

The club house is pretty average with an above average food area. Although there isn't much variety, the food isn't all that bad, but still pretty expensive.

The course was OK, although I found it pretty difficult. There aren't many water hazards (imagine that), but there are plenty of sand traps and pits/depressions which hug the fairway throughout. If you're not the best golfer, like myself, this can be difficult, but because there aren't a lot of trees and bushes you won't have a hard time finding your ball most of the time.

One downer that I have to tell you about is the amount of manure on the tee boxes. The back nine was covered in manure, and it was a little gross/different. Not sure if this is commonplace around here, but never experienced that back in IL/MO. Only other gross thing was rabbit corpses due to wolves that are around at night (you'll see rabbits all over the course.

The golf carts were nice and had GPS on them. They told you how far to the green/hole/bunkers and markers on the course from the current cart location.

I found it nice, but it was pretty expensive. I paid $30 for greens fees. A round of 18 with cart will cost you $40+ and that is if you have your clubs, balls, tees, etc. I can't rate this against other courses as I am yet to go.

Thank Army_Dude
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