Desert Willow Golf Course

4.1578470588 4.2 stars from 5 (226)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 60
  • Length: 3811 yards
  • Slope: 95
  • Rating: 61.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire. Inappropriate attire: Tank Tops, Tee Shirts, Cut off Shorts, Sundresses, Spaghetti straps
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue (W) 60 3811 yards 61.7 95
Blue 60 3811 yards 59.1 91
White 60 3454 yards 58.1 89
White (W) 60 3454 yards 59.5 94
Red (W) 60 3108 yards 56.9 88

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 226 Reviews
5 stars:
80
4 stars:
109
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

211 out of 226 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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Reviews


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"Rough around the edges"


craiganewell's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course just completed overseeing about two weeks ago, so it's still soft and cart path only. The greens are still a little sandy and there are some dead spots around the edges, but they are actively trying to repair those areas (you can see the patches of new sod around the fringes). It's been a favorite course of mine - great place to work on the short game


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Dont go this course"


tiger98liu's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you know how to play golf, don't go to this course because it is easy and all slow player. only 3000 Y but you have to take 3 hours to finish.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Recently reseeded"


u000006646998's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

This normally a beautiful course with a great layout and a quick paced play. They have recently reseeded and the course in pretty rough shape. The fairways are space and their normally beautiful greens have a lot of bare spots. It needs several more weeks to regain it normally beautiful conditions. I still had a very good afternoon of golf and the pace of play was great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"pretty ruff course"


krusesky's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

3 and 4 par course. the course had been re-seeded so you had to keep the cart on the path. slow play. no picture of the hole on the card so if it's your first time playing, your guess is as good as mine as to the hole layout. you get a cart with a wet towel and about an inch of ice in the cooler which must have been put in at the early morning hours...it was mostly melted. no tees or extra towel in the cart. no range balls included with round. you need to pay for them. astro turf at the range. goose poop everywhere! one good thing, beers were cheap compared to other courses.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course was under seasonal renovation"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They do a fine job and there's no way to avoid the

normal aeration of greens. Cart travel was limited to

cart paths only due to recent and normal over-seeding of fairways. It's just a function of the time of year. I paired up with an extremely interesting guy and we had a great time playing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun Course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this golf course for a wick round of golf.

They say next month will be better. They seeded, and they course was muddy in most of the fairways, and worse just of the fairways.

If you've ever hit out of wet muddy grass, then you know. And it was cart path only with the carts, so alot of walking. My dad's in his late 70s, and we had no warning until we were there.

He survived, and we all had fun, so we'll be back next month when the course ready hopefully excellent.

If you know someone visiting that hits they're driver over 300 yards, take them here, they'll love it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"$20 for a reason!!!"


David3374119's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course in terrible condition, fairways non existent and just mud patches- but then that's likely why it was only $20!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great value on a good course"


u000006646998's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is always in good shape. Always a quick no pressure round. Plenty of cold water on the course. Greens are always in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A great day in Vegas"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was good for this time of year. Very hot so can see where the heat has effected some of the grass and greens. Plus they are getting ready to over seed course.

Still had a great time and played with a very nice couple from out of town.


Pace of Play: Good

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 course"


u3180667's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great experience! I didn't realize it was par 60 until after I booked but still had an excellent time. Course was in great condition and staff was friendly. Greens ran well.


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


"Little Gem in the Desert"


3rdMeadow's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Desert Willow is a lovely Executive course that is usually impeccably maintained. Fairways are relatively lush, flags are well-placed, and greens are well-manicured. During this outing, I was surprised to see cups that were not seated properly and many green flaws. While some green flaws result from the many rude players who refuse to fix their ball marks, we were the fourth group off in the morning - and the number of scars, improperly repaired old marks, and improperly seated cups resulted in a slightly frustrating morning of putting for all. We still enjoyed playing this beautiful course and will be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Relaxing round"


u3022611's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My father in law and I play here frequently. Its a well maintained course. We really enjoy it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"bunkers were bad"


sixmtv's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

standing water in 2 of them. like playing out of wet cement


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Little Course That Could"


Ranman1972's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Desert Willow is a charming course nestled in the foothills of McDonald Highlands in Henderson. This is an executive course that looks and plays like a standard par 70. While there are a few pitch and putt par 3's, some of them play like short par 4's due to the length and uphill greens. The par 4 9th hole boosts an island green with water surrounding 70% of the small putting surface. Getting out of the 9th hole with a 5 is a win. The finishing hole makes you carry water to get to the green after you tee off with a wood or iron. Driver can get you into trouble as there is a very large lake between the fairway and the green.

I enjoy playing Desert Willow as a short game, iron play practice trek but, don't take it for granted, this little course makes you earn a low score.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun place to practice the short game"


u656158418's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course. Great place to play with beginners.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Desert Willow"


VegasGolfer91's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've played this course several times and continue to enjoy it. I played in a twosome, pace of play was awesome - 18 holes in 2 hours. Lots of fun par-3s and short par-4s. No need to break out the driver. Definitely recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice executive course"


Horosho13's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Nice layout, tricky greens and a good test of iron skills. Course is in good shape despite the hot weather.

3 hours for a round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Gary7481's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



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