Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa - Gary Player Signature Course

4.2229882353 4.2 stars from 5 (548)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7062 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared golf shirts and proper length bermuda shorts or pants required. Prohibited are denim or blue jeans, halter-tops, bathing suits, sweat pants and t-shirts
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7062 yards 73.6 131
Gold 72 6643 yards 71.5 126
Silver 72 6044 yards 68.8 117
Silver (W) 72 6044 yards 75.0 136
Combo 72 5525 yards 72.2 130
Jade (W) 72 4907 yards 68.7 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 548 Reviews
5 stars:
222
4 stars:
234
3 stars:
58
2 stars:
24
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

479 out of 545 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole specials  

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"excellent coures and service"


Crsrick's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Jan 2018 and the course was in great shape. The staff were all friendly and I would play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



ted9441's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Another beautiful Troon course"


u000002663049's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I met up with 3 new playing partners on the first tee on a cool morning. The course was in great shape and the view of the mountains was magnificent. The greens were playing slow but overall a great time. There was no one in front of us and were not being pushed from behind. We all had fun and will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u975607183's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
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Reviewed on

The course is user friendly in terms of not losing balls. Good for the average golfer and the greens were great. May be a bit easy for the low handi golfer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



echristopherson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
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Reviewed on

Enjoyable course. Greens are in good shape but many ball marks.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very nice but greens sandy and slow"


u000007991298's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
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Course was very nice but I was not told that the greens were sanded and very slow


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Terrific surprise"


rwolken's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had no expectations for this course and were really delighted by the whole experience. The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive and th course was in excellent condition. I’m a 6 and took my three boys, two of which are 20 plus and one of whom is a 14. All of them loved the experience and could find moments of challenge and opportunities to shine. Pace of play was 4 hours even and made for a really wonderful morning. Definitely recommend.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Farley687's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great Play"


u205783908's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Better play than the Dye Course. Good shape overall. Wasn't impressed with the outside staff. Loaded own clubs at bag drop - no signage etc. For a Troon Managed course, I was disappointed with the arrival and welcome. T


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



surflaw02's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Great time golfing with a friend I hadn’t played with in forever. Only complaint was never saw drink cart and bar closed at 3. But it was Christmas Eve...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A good day"


u000005688267's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very playable, yet challenging course. Greens were in great shape as were the fairways. Nothing not to like about this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Feels neglected compared to the Pete Dye"


YYCDuffer's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
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Reviewed on

This course and the Pete Dye course belong to the Westin resort property in Mission Hills. To be honest, it feels like the Gary Player is neglected compared to the Pete Dye. The course isn’t in as good a shape and the sand traps are atrocious. The back nine is more interesting than the front 9. The front 9 layout is nothing special. Do yourself a favor and play the Pete Dye instead.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Cart Path Only"


Jeff3773609's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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The cart path only rule was very inconvenient. The cart path was way removed from the fairways, so there was no way to know the yardage, which club to take to the ball or repair a fairway divot. Otherwise, the course was very good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Disappointing Course"


egmbe's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

We heard so much about Mission Hills courses so it was a surprise to find the Gary Player course is actually located some distance away from its sister Pete Dye course. Unfortunately, it was cart path only on the day we played which was painfully slow. The cart path is also unnecessarily twisty and winding and combining with a really heavy steering cart, it was really cumbersome to manoeuvre.

They also laid sand on the green that day, making it totally inconsistent which is really frustrating. The pro shop staff did not have the courtesy to warn us about this. The front nine layout was almost too easy while the back nine demands good shot making and course managements. Not having a GPS on the cart making this quite difficult as you'll be guessing the distance to many hazards. The bunkers are also filled with clayey sands which is almost as hard as concrete. I never felt so relieved seeing the hole 18 sign.

Finally, the pro shops and "clubhouse" are actually portables so don't waste your time after the round for a drink.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"One of our favorites in the desert"


ivansyb's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We live here in the desert and the Gary Player course is one of our favorites. It's not "tricked up" with a lot of pot bunkers, water hazards etc. and the greens are always in nice shape. Yes, it was cart path only the day we played but they informed me of that when I made the tee time...so no complaints. Nice driving range and practice area. Always recommend the Gary Player course to our visiting golf friends.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



baseball333's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout and a typical Pete Dye layout. Lots of water and railroad ties.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


djoelward's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
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Reviewed on

We always look forward each year to playing this course. Fun, fast, moderately difficult. Always shot my handicap.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great day of golf!"


Cblaker's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The people working at the course were awesome when I locked my keys in the trunk of my rental car. The course was great; the people I golfed were nice! My road side assistance (the second callout) worked well. But my 28 hour ordeal with my rental car was something I do not want to repeat! Moral, do not lock your keys in your trunk!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!"


jkiriyama's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great time! The weather was perfect. It was cart path only, so we got a lot of exercise in. The pace of play was good and we finished in less than 4 hours!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The Fairways were awesome!"


dkarr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It would have been better if we had known that it was cart path only. We did not find out until just before we teed off. It slowed the pace down and was inconvenient.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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