Painted Desert Golf Club

3.9259000000 3.9 stars from 5 (216)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6781 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

  • 5555 Painted Mirage Way, Las Vegas, Nevada 89129
  • (702)645-2570
  • painteddesertgc.com
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Year built: 1987
Architect(s): Jay Morrish
Type: Public
Style: Traditional/Desert
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6781 yards 71.8 129
Middle (W) 72 6269 yards 75.9 131
Middle 72 6269 yards 69.9 125
Forward (W) 72 5647 yards 72.2 126

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 216 Reviews
5 stars:
56
4 stars:
111
3 stars:
32
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

182 out of 215 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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"Layout is fairly wide"


u295980623's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like this course because it's not real hard and not real busy


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Pace"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
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Reviewed on

For starters we had a smoking hot deal of $14.

We arrived 40 min early and were met at the bag drop by the starter. He loaded the bags and took the cart to the putting green. We checked in and ask the starter if we could start early. He turned us loose and we never looked back. 2.5 hours later we were done.

The only criticism is of the cart paths as they are in rough shape and the rough was a little shaggy. Keep your ball in the tight fairways and all is good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



wardstu12's avatar
Age:  55-64

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



chip814's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice for the money"


Glenn9750297's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not nearly as pretty or technical as Desert Pines, but a nice, moderate course that is fun to play. Practice facilities lack short-game area, though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable round"


Mark1049130's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun and challenging course. The course is in great shape. The greens were really nice. I would definitely play this again. All this in the context of a great golf now hot deal.


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


"Tight"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is extremely tight. The rough is basically rock and dried mud washes and almost impossible to hit from if you fell off the tight fairwayS. Lots of uneven lies on the fairways , so even if you hit the fairways you would sometimes roll into the washes which were like concrete. Greens were good and bunkers were ok. Slow play. Waited almost every shot


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging but fair track"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While the winds where high, the course in excellent shape. Requires relatively straight shots off the tee, course is fair and fun. Greens were superb and fairways/tees in great shape. Highly recommend as it a beautiful setting. Maria best bartender in Vegas!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"FOURSOME HAD A GREAT TIME"


u000002636924's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were excellent, the fairways were generous and the only place to lose a ball was in the water, It is your typical desert golf course with 150-200 yard carry off the tee and after that the course was a lot of fun to play. We had excellent weather and the par 4's are very reachable in 2 without driving the ball a mile. If you like smooth, fast greens...this is the place.


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


"Always come here"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We can always get a good price at this course and it is in consistently great shape. Staff is friendly and layout can be challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Excellent experience"


boolawa01's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course presents a challenge with trees, bunkers and contour. Well defined targets and places to avoid. Great turf conditions and smooth, constant green which had accepting texture.

Staff were friendly and informative


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000005689547's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A little tighter layout than most we have played. Well bunkered. Interesting water holes. Fairways and greens in good shape as well as bunkers had good sand but previous players didn't care to rake so lots of man made trouble. Staff was welcoming and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Total waste of time"


jeffd001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Two groups combined ahead of us to form a five some. They were rude and slow. They actually drove a golf cart onto the green. I told the drink cart lady and she said she'd let the pro shop know. No one came and we never saw a Marshall all day. Don't waste your time and money playing this course. All the other courses are much better.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good Design"


u000002369530's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

As described by others ---

1) Very Good Design

2) Fairway Maintenance below average

3) Bunker and Rough below average

4) Greens aren't well cut ... resulting in a bumpy

surface and below avg. speed.

5) Setting is very pleasant

6) I saw No Marshal or Beverage Cart


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course needs some care"


u266392954's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
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Reviewed on

This course needs some attention it's certainly not worth 73$ the layout is good but the condition is poor!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Slowest Round Ever"


golfaficionado61's avatar
Age:  55-64

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

OK so get out of the cold in Colorado to play some golf as well as some business in Vegas. Stayed up north so wanted something close to my AIRBNB place. Came across Painted Desert and a very good resort rate at 2pm. I knew it would be tight to get in 18 but expected more than 8 holes! Every hole was back up with 3 groups on it. No ranger in sight to move things along. When I drove in after 8 holes in disgust and mentioned it to the starter he just tried to kill me with condescending niceness. This course just packs them in for $$$ no time between groups. I will never go back nor do I think anyone should. Staff is confused and misguided on customer service.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great muni"


u00000716010's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course last minute decision. Excellent layout just a short drive from the Strip. Greens were a little hard and fast, making approach shots tricky. Very good condition.

Great place to play if all the Big Name Resort courses are busy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"so slow"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were on a golf trip to Vegas for a week. 5 rounds in 6 days. Painted Desert was our last round and by far the worst.

We played 13 holes in 3 hours 40 minutes. As there 2 groups on the 14th tee we figured it would take about 1 1/2 hours to finish which would be a 5 hour 10 min round. We drove in.

On our way in we noticed a 5 ball playing the 17th. This may have had something to do with the slow play!

I went to the pro shop and told the gentleman in there about our experience and his comments were;

1) we don't have a marshal, 2) golfers should know how to keep up with the group in front and 3 we don't allow 5 balls. Ummm!

There are far better courses in Vegas to play than Painted Desert and cheaper. We wont be back here!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not the Course it used to be!"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For years, Painted Desert has rightfully claim to have the best public greens in Las Vegas. I now believe that is no longer true. The greens are good, not great. However my biggest issue was pace of play. Any round that goes over five hours is tooooo long. I won't be going back. And, I have played this course at least 50 times in the past.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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