Desert Pines Golf Club

4.1781000000 4.2 stars from 5 (320)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6222 yards
  • Layout

  • 3415 E Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
  • (702) 388-4400
  • DesertPinesGolfClub.com
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Year built: 1997
Architect(s): Perry Dye
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda (419 & Tiff II) overseeded with a trilogy of Rye grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 71 6222 yards 0.0 0
Middle 71 5520 yards 0.0 0
Forward 71 4678 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 320 Reviews
5 stars:
130
4 stars:
141
3 stars:
30
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

285 out of 317 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals seniors   Challenges include narrow fairways bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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"Favorite Course!"


u00000661026's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have not played course in 2 years. I was not disappointed!! Love this course! It was in great shape; beautifully manicured greens & fairways; friendly staff. Will definitely be back soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"lovely course ~~!!"


hongjung2881713's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So nice

everything is really fine

Must have course


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


"Excellent Condition"


u000001345518's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the course very much. No houses around the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hard Course to evaluate - depends on golfing ability"


TURBOMAN612's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is hard for me to review. Free range balls and no GPS. It is in very good shape and short and packed into a small acreage. Fairways are tight. It is easy to fade or draw into an adjoining fairway. Fairways do tend to funnel a shot back towards the middle. Fairways and greens are VERY undulating - everywhere. Water and/or blind shots on many holes. Some sidehill, uphill, downhill lies are guaranteed. For a high handicapper this is a very tough short course. Greens are unbelievably fast and undulating. Three or more putts are easy to encounter. It was not hard to lag putt and have the ball come right back and/or severely break due to the severe undulations. A low handicapper can pick what part of the green to shoot for and one or two putt. I'm a high handicapper and an average putter and will never play this course again. It was no fun for me - way too many putts.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Decent local course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is not a resort experience. But decent layout and condition and good value. If you are looking for Vegas wow, look elsewhere. But if you want a decent round at a good price, this works.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Course Has Gone Way Downhill"


vickers's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played this course many times over the last 7 or 8 years - always in the rotation for courses to play in Vegas. Very disappointed this year - greens were in terrible condition, beat up, burnt out - nothing close to what they've been in the past. The rough was burnt out in many places and the whole look was scruffy compared to previous years. Even the carts were scruffy - looked like they hadn't been washed in a month!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



sunwoo4462779's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Robert4881116's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



shanker3434's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


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


"Small and narrow but fun course"


yomrtracy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is fun but would have to shoot straight all the time. The course feels like its confined in a 4-5 block radius so very tight and narrow fairways. It's designed well for those not wanting to let it rip!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Straight shots required"


brian150's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course offers challenges to all skill levels. Straight shots are a premium as some fairways are narrow as well as lined with bunkers. Being my first time playing took a few holes to get used to how the greens broke. This course offers golf in the heart of the city and while playing you sometimes forget that. Enjoyed the views that where offered on several holes and recommend this course in you have the opportunity.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



rak8543's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
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: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A great option in Las Vegas"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Given the abundance of golf courses in the Las Vegas area, making a choice on where to spend your precious time (and money) can certainly be difficult. With that said, I was highly pleased with my selection of Desert Pines. The course layout is playable and picturesque with views of the surrounding mountains and even a few glimpses of the vegas strip. The course was exactly what I picture when I think of a "desert" course. Lush fairways and greens give way to dry desert floor. Don't get me wrong, the course designer added a few well placed lakes to keep things interesting (and claim a few arrant tee shots). As with most (all) Las Vegas courses, wind IS a factor, but that is all part of the experience in my opinion. Practice facility is more than adequate although you'll find yourself hitting off of mats (this a bigger deal to some than others). The course was in perfect condition when I played, but that is, of course, not guaranteed. Although it's certainly not what I would consider cheap, Desert Pines is one of the more affordable courses near the strip, and is worth every penny.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Overall good course close to strip distances are way off"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We bought a yardage book and the numbers didn't match the tee boxes. When we went back in after the round to tell them we wanted our money back on the book (which I can say I have never done or felt the need to do) they said that the book was accurate but the stones on the tee boxes were not.... I would think they would tell you when you made a point to purchase the book. The guy in the clubhouse was a jerk about the whole thing and refused to refund. The starter was great and even apologized when we left. To bad the guy in the club house ruined an overall good experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth it"


u000007520671's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a golfnow deal to make non resident rates reasonable. We rented clubs as well and the rental rate was reasonable too. Clubs were older Callaway but decent.

Staff was extremely friendly and helpful at every interaction. Course is surprisingly challenging and reminds me of a links style with more trees.

Don't be turned away by the dicey neighborhood, the course doesn't reflect the surroundings and is in great condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u4561689's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
First time playing 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: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u117700511's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

in from out of town, found course through Golf Now app.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A Windy Day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good shape. Narrow but not too long. A nice resort course to play when traveling.

Rental clubs were in decent shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Desert Pines"


qodomjr's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape. Couple of groups in front of us turned our round into a 5+ hour round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Everything good til the 15th"


wrwade2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff, great range and course layout were exceptional. Problem came on the 15th hole where we were backed up 3 groups. We literally played the 13th and 14th again and groups were still there. I would still recommend this course. I think it was just a mishap


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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