Desert Willow Golf Course

4.2362588235 4.2 stars from 5 (216)
  • 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: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 216 Reviews
5 stars:
77
4 stars:
106
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

204 out of 216 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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"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
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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
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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


"prices"


frank1448202's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The prices are inconsistent. I have played 2 different times and different days. Most Golf course DO NOT charge for carts. The price advertised at other golf courses include golf cart.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot 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: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
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


"Very nice course"


alanm1122's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Very pleasant little course. Great par threes and nice par fours. Staff friendly. Greens in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was extremely hot but the wind came up and it helped. The course conditions were very nice and pace of play was perfect. But its 20 miles away so not sure we will return.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"dw"


u000004411156's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

compared to some other courses I have played in Henderson, area, this course is comfortable to play. Staff was friendly, and etiquette of other golfers was great compared to some of the other courses I've played, where they will just cut in front of your group without any acknowledgement. And friendliness.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



ozman7'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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u00000644083's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
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


"Don't underestimate this test of golf!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This executive (par 60) course requires good shots. Common mistakes end up in well placed hazards. Greens are fast and true. Fairway grass is in great shape. Many tee shots are 130 to 160 yds., but some are as short as 100. One forced carry over water finishes the round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Gem of A Course"


Warren4181748's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Every trip to Las Vegas includes a trip to Desert Willow. The course was in great shape (always is), the greens are challenging, and the people are welcoming and friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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