Desert Sands Golf Course

3.0761647059 3.1 stars from 5 (179)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 67
  • Length: 4029 yards
  • Slope: 89
  • Rating: 58.9
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 179 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
68
3 stars:
61
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

133 out of 179 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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"good short course"


u000005352044's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
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Reviewed on

Nice short course. Well maintained. Enjoyable round with enough challenges. Homes along course are not an issue unless you hit well off the fairway.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course has new amenities"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
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Reviewed on

They have new golf carts. The club house has been freshened with new paint. They have a starter on the course keeping things organized.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great value and perfect short game tune up"


etnent's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
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Reviewed on

shorter course and very simple course design but mushroom shaped greens make it a challenge. Best value in the East Valley


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



1Coffeex's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


Susan6093525's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
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I have played this course for several years and it is in great condition for this time of year. Fairways a little long due to overseed this time of year. It will be perfect soon.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



uRBDI6749RB's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Better shape"


Mitch7206423's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

At first glance I would say that Desert Sands was in better shape than at the same time last season. The course seemed to have been groomed a little better around the greens including the fringes.

Some teeing areas are pretty narrow and the tee box markers are set too close together. They should be set to the width of the box, give or take 6 inches.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u788466178's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
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Been playing here for many years and I think this was the best conditions I’ve played. Love the new golf carts as well. Thanks very much


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



gfusher1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
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Very nice executive course. Good course for short hitters. Everybody was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Deal"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
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Fun little Executive course , nothing fancy no bunkers but tough little push up greens. Great deal on golf now. Just coming out of overseed so still a little shaggy. Very friendly staff an great pace of play! Played 18 in just over 2 hours walking!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u1550757's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Fun Course To play."


tupenc's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First time out since getting back down to Arizona, was a great course to get back in the groove for desert golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Roger2480645's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



iatomcat's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"good day for golf"


classof20's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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Reviewed on

Beautiful day, course in descent shape, golfing with a great buddy, nice outing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u061075810's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Cart Attendant was Rude!!!"


u113525399's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
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Reviewed on

Head Pro in the Pro Shop was very nice but after dealing with her, things only got worse. I walked across the street to get a cart from the cart barn and the cart attendant was no where to be found. Then when he finally showed up he he acted like I was bothering him. I told him I needed a cart and he proceeded to tell me that they closed at 1pm and that he would take the flags of the golf course even if we were still out there. It was just after 9 and we had plenty of time to finish but he decided to be horribly rude in the way he talked to us. I guess being at the course was a huge inconvenience to him because he had to get of his golf cart for a couple of seconds. Would recommend this course if he wasn't there. Besides him, had a good time at the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/20/2017

Jerry no long works there!!!


"We need water in the desert!"


caseyestepp's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Overall the course was fun to play but not a single water stand and only 1 bathroom on the course, which also lacks a water fountain. The greens are fun and challenging but we are in AZ and need water out there to even enjoy a summer round. My cart cooler had no ice and the starter was no where to be found when we grabbed our carts. He came to us 5 minutes later on the first tee box demanding our tickets for the carts. We got a great rate for the round online and it was worth the 10 dollars i paid to play, but i reiterate, water coolers would easily raise my review a star and a half. The course is great for testing your short game or getting a fast round in, but make sure you bring water and make sure they fill your cooler with ice. My drinks were finished or warm by the 4th hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Bogey paradise"


u6555269's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
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Great course for a relaxed pace and atmosphere and for working on your issues or points of improvement. High key recommended for bogey to double bogey and higher golfers


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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