Desert Sands Golf Course

2.9363411765 2.9 stars from 5 (166)
  • 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 2.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 166 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
62
3 stars:
60
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

122 out of 166 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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Reviews


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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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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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
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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


"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

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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


"Ignoring staff"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
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Walk into pro shop. Man behind desk on personal phone call. Very rude. Then have to walk across street to pick up golf cart. No one available to get keys. Overall course condition good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible course"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
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The course was horrible. Brown everywhere. Dirt patches in the fairways. Greens were in unputtable. Stay away.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u3653736's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Played with fun Father son couple"


Rex6546204's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had fun and met fun people

Front desk guy might learn to greet people and smile once in awhile. Not very friendly at all

Lady outside at first tee was very friendly and helpful


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"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
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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
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Reviewed on


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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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

Reviewed on

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



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