Painted Desert Golf Club

3.8971000000 3.9 stars from 5 (204)
  • 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

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: 4.0 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 204 Reviews
5 stars:
50
4 stars:
106
3 stars:
31
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

171 out of 203 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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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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GREENS WERE VG, TRAPS OK SOME NOT RACKED, HARD PACKED, TEE BOXES VG, FAIRWAYS GOOD,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Death march"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course it self was great. The pace of play was beyound ridiculous. Gave it 1 star because there was negative numbers available. 6 hours is not acceptable.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Painted Desert"


u945068102's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens, fairways, and tees were in excellent condition. Nice value for the money. Needed rental clubs which were very nice clubs. Would play again.


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



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"late start, slow play, no real sand."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We started 35 minutes late and the round took over 5 hours to complete. the greens were slow and there was pebbles in the "sand" traps.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Painted Desert w/a Lot of Sand"


ks1151's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2016
First time playing Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice well laid out course of moderate difficulty. Many holes protected with a lot of sand both along the fairways and around the greens. Greens in excellent condition.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


BradleyGH's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course with my wife and we both enjoyed it. The layout was real nice and the views were fantastic. The only complaint was there was a group of 4 older men playing real slow 2 groups in front of us and we waited on almost every hole on the back 9 with the group in front of us. NO ranger to get them moving. This made it real frustrating.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great greens and layout"


lyle3022134'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 10/30/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is a must play when in town or local. Great layout and great greens. It's in great shape and the staff is very helpful and friendly. I recommend playing here .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good


I recommend this course


"great course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything went really well. They do identify "golf now "people and, though there were openings we were held to the exact T time.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


Clay6447346's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played here 10/24/16 at about noon. What a great value!

It was forecast to be a rainy day but we only encountered rain on the first hole and then had the course literally to ourselves. The staff here were very nice and personable. The course was in decent shape with a few holes still struggling from the summer. The greens were simply outstanding... fast, true, and consistent, even with the extra moisture from the rain. We love the design. It's a bit noisy from the traffic but it isn't enough to be distracting. Houses on the course aren't really in play unless you are really bad. A word of advice: be careful on the cart paths if they are wet. They were very slick and I even fell one time. I think they get mossy from the sprinklers and don't suit soft spikes very well.

Good design, great greens, nice conditions, and excellent staff members make this course a true value in my opinion. We will be back on our next trip to Vegas.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best greens in town"


michele9477033's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

There is NO sand in the traps. Greens are always in great shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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