Desert Sands Golf Course

3.2194000000 3.2 stars from 5 (155)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 67
  • Length: 4029 yards
  • Slope: 89
  • Rating: 58.9
  • Layout

  • 1922 S 74th St, Mesa, Arizona 85208
  • (480) 832-0210
  • (480) 832-4713
  • www.desertsandsgc.com
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Year built: 1968
Architect(s): Jack Snyder
Type: Public
Style: Desert/Traditional/Executive
Greens: Blue Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim ok.
Credit cards accepted: None

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Middle 67 4029 yards 58.9 89
Forward (W) 67 3739 yards 59.8 89

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 155 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
59
3 stars:
56
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

115 out of 155 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for seniors locals beginners   Challenges include undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Worst course ever"


lprier1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very short course, virtually a par 3 course.

We did not get value for the money we payed.

Ive played on similar courses for half the cost and feel we got ripped off. Almost all greens are dome shaped and seldom can hit on and stay on the greens.

Would never recommend this course to friends.


I don't recommend this course



u581092077's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Good first time out course"


Philgailma's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a wonderful time and were paired up with a lovely couple. Coming off rotator cuff surgery 7 weeks ago, it was perfect for me to swing the club a little. No hazards except for one water hazard (I of course found it) Fairways were ok but it was all about the greens on this course. All mounded and quite challenging. They evened out the short distance of the holes. Fun course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Desert Sands"


u597954819's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mostly a par 3 course, pace of play was good probably on account that it was cold and rainy and not many people on the course. Overall the staff was friendly and they had a driven range which I enjoyed before playing. Price was very reasonable would play again if only for practice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Sandra3089392's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Staff"


Green32's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The bald headed man who works there and has worked there for many years is one of the most rudest people I have ever met. Have said this before. Can't believe that person still works there.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



u000008022793's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Over priced"


Trego's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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The guy at the front desk was somewhat friendly, but for a executive course it was over priced. The fact that there were no bunkers didn't bother me too much. What did is that they were irritating right in front of us so everything was completely soked and even had to slow our pace because of the sprinklers were still on. We were the 3Rd group out and it didn't make sense that we had to follow the irritation tech the whole time. Probably wouldn't go back or recommend to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"An acceptable short course."


TGS54's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Flat relatively easy short course. Wide open fairways with domed greens making short game important. Pace of play was effected by the course allowing five-some to go off at a fairly busy time. Greens in pretty good shape, fairways only fair. Good for beginners. Look for a discounted rate, the course is not worth the rack rate but is fun enough to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice day to Golf"


u8177880's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
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Reviewed on

Course overall is in good condition, greens are very challenging, pace was excellent. Facilities are old and show their age, but the staff and course make up for it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Desert Sands"


Greg7608503's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If your looking for a low cost short executive this is a decent course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"This course is ok"


bigvulture's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I didn't know it was an executive course but it was ok. Big group waiting to play but got off pretty close to tee time. Nothing stands out. would not go back again. good course for beginners.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Good for beginner but poor customer service"


mygolf2013's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I got a good online deal but I probably won't go back there anytime soon. The lady in pro shop was very nice however the guy who give out the carts Could improve his manners. The course is not very well taken care but it would most likely be okay with a big inner golfer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Decent executive course"


ozzyid's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in good shape fairways little shaggy coming out of overseed. For the money a great deal. Little strange crossing busy streets have to use cross walks and signal buttons. Old style push up greens make for tough chips. Overall not bad despite lack of any scenery


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great for beginners... straight and flat except the putting greens"


u000004727446's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had fun and no one was behind us


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Time at Desert Sands"


kentcmeyer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in excellent shape & the pace of play was great. There were several challenge holes.

We had a great time & will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough Greens"


Eckman1951's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good short course,not much trouble but upside-down tea cup greens make scoring tough!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Iron practice"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played a round with my Son and grouped with a couple retired guys, great guys. Course offers a great practice round with your irons. Greens were surprising challenging. Pace was really good. I will go back when I want an inexpensive practice round. Not bad.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Fun Course To play."


tupenc's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very pleased with this course, offered some moderate challenges, but nothing that felt like needed top level skills.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Turtle back greens"


williamsdt's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Didn't like the greens. the ball would tend to roll off the greens.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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