Desert Springs Golf Club

4.1526823529 4.2 stars from 5 (76)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7006 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 71.8
  • 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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7006 yards 71.8 122
Grand 72 6306 yards 69.1 117
Vintage 72 5791 yards 66.7 111
Vintage (W) 72 5791 yards 72.3 117
Forward (W) 72 5283 yards 68.8 113
Executive 72 4233 yards 0.0 0

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 76 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
35
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

70 out of 76 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors playing multiple courses   Challenges include bunkers water hazards plays long   Great for drinks patio dining  

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Reviews


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"Good course and cheap beer"


evanalexon's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice golf course and fairly good condition despite early prep for overseeding. Beer at 1.75 a can is awesome and a second good reason for returning.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course at a great price"


uBDRL1230BD's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

End of summer so great price on GolfNow but two weeks before overseeding so starting to dry out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"First Time"


u000004637670's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very good shape. The greens held well but they were grainy and a little slow (I had played Corte Bella the day before and those greens had perfect speed). Faster greens would have made this a very nice experience. It was a nice layout with beautiful landscaping. This was my first time playing here, but because of the green speed and pace of play I don't know if I would play it again. It took 4 hrs and 40 minutes to play. Saw the ranger go by twice but he never stopped to see how we were doing.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Desert Springs Golf Course on 09/27/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Desert Springs Golf Course, and for the 3-stars. We are glad to hear that the course was in good shape when you played and that you enjoyed the scenic layout. It sounds like the poor pace of play may have put a damper on you round, and we are sorry to see that. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for choosing our course, in the Phoenix area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Great Course, Great Place"


Phil2806436's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Super course at a phenomenal price. I'll take advantage of this opportunity anytime offered.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Snow49's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Another good Sun City Grand course"


rathke's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Arizona Advisor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good shape from tee to green. Showing some signs of heat fatigue on the fairways. Played with another Golf Now advocate who was paired up with me. Pace was okay given the number of players on the course (quite busy for a Tuesday). Would recommend course to anyone venturing over to the Sun City area but get there before all the residents of Grand return when the availability will become limited and the cost will become expensive.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value this time of year"


mnyfgolf's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Fairways in some areas were very soft so your club would come through like a bunker.

besides that great value


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens were the worst"


gharbor65's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played as a single but was trying to hook up with a threesome , but they would not let me join or play through, but the greens were the slowest due to this time of the year. I could not get the ball to the hole. I went to a 8 iron for chipping.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Desert Springs"


u000004381214's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pleasantly surprised by course conditions in late May, fairways and greens were fantastic. Front nine layout has much more character than back nine. Our foursome played in 3 hrs 45 min on a Saturday morning, very enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Sun City Grand course"


rathke's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Arizona Advisor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Desert Springs with a member of the community. Very nice individual by the way. Course in average shape from tee to green with a few interesting holes . Greens medium fast and smooth but do not look great in appearance. Pretty typical this time of year in the valley. Would recommend playing but one should find a Golf Now deal as most of year the course is overpriced. Maybe play again this summer when rates become more reasonable


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!"


u000005453282's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here and was very impressed. The course was in amazing shape!! I will definitely be back again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



RndyNrbs's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had a great day. Wasn't aware that it was a shotgun start, but it turned out to be no problem. Played with 2 nice guys and had a very nice morning. Course was in great shape, could have used a bit more sand in the bunkers, but beyond that, no complaints. Would go back again, for sure, shotgun start and all!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wide fairways"


uIENJ3763IE's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice view from the tips

Wide fairways help to position the ball for a mid iron shot the the green


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course has good features !"


taemyong's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course are good for old people to play , not to hard and not to easy just perfect . I enjoyed very much when I around.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good Track, No Tricks"


cgrowe2's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Straight-forward layout with some length and challenge, but no tricks. 7000 yards from the tips, water in play on a few holes, good bunkering, and large greens. Conditions were lush, and the greens were firm and rolled true with decent pace. Friendly and welcoming staff. Excellent value at $19 after 10am. I will certainly be back.


Pace of Play: Average

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


"Good value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the day, course was in good shape considering it was one week before overseeding. Will play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"best Sun City Course I've played"


u000007181878's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Desert Springs golf course is a little hard to find but well worth the time and money. It has been so far the best course we have played in the Sun City area. Because it is so popular it was packed with members and the pace of play was slow. Just a 2 some in our group and it took 4 hours and 15 minutes. Great Course for the cost!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Far west side favorite"


balbu88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Start off with a friendly clubhouse employee (Paula) and continue with a very cordial starter,

The course was in excellent condition from tee to green. Very open on the fairways made an errant shot quite playable. Place of play was excellent. Starting times were far enough apart that there was no major backlog. On only one par 3 was there a slight delay. Highly recommend this course. I have booked and for the upcoming Monday.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Last few days before overseeding"


u000003158891's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only able to play 4 holes due to windstorm and rain (no rain checks) We knew there were no rain checks so guess we were just unlucky. Course in poor shape but found out they shut for overseeding next Tuesday.<br/> I guess in future it's buyer beware.


I don't recommend this course



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