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4.5
273 Reviews (273)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
92.6%
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260 out of 273 reviews
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4.3
19 Reviews (19)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.7%
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4.3
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6913 yards
Slope 130
Rating 73.4
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Desert Willow Golf Resort Mountain View
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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bermuda grass
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1998) John Cook Dana Fry (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
273 Reviews (273)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 14
19th Hole Scenic Views 13
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 26
Water Hazards 21
Undulating Greens 20
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 24
Advanced Golfers 20
A Weekend Splurge 19
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 22
At a Resort 20
Worth the Drive 12

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5.0
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First Time Playing

Desert Willow Gem

First time playing mountain view and was not disappointed. Both courses here and the facility are top shelf and would recommend to anyone. Pace of play could use a little work but I say that everywhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

The best public golf course I have ever played!

This is a hidden gem among a plethora of courses in the Palm Springs area. The fairways are in perfect condition, and the rough is equally in perfect condition.
The entire course is expertly manicured, and the greens roll true. Definitely worth the money!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What no range!

The booking on GolfNow did not tell us that the range was closed. That’s a pretty important detail.
Marshall’s were non existent. A twosome backed up four groups behind them by the 4th hole and the marshalls never came out to speed them up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great Golf Course!

Several people had told me to
Play here and now I get it. What a gem, great views, great course, great time. Played the Purple tees and loved it. Tough but fair. Pace of play was perfect despite the frost delay. Restrooms appeared as you need them. Staff is fantastic, and very helpful. Can’t wait to come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Not great

Horrible course conditions on the Mountain Course and completely torn up. It took until the 11 to hole for a never gave cart to get to us. What a bummer.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Played behind “guy’s trip”

Liked the course layout. Course was pretty chewed up though. Greens really brown and beat up. Expected better. Played behind a couple of groups which were clearly some sort of a guys trip given the ridiculous matching clothes they were wearing. Unfortunately they showed zero respect for anyone playing behind them. Group after group after group behind us quit. We were on over a 5 hour pace and we finally gave up at #17. Course Marshall showed up for the first time on hole 15. Stage was very courteous and polite in spite of everything. Great food and restaurant. Amenities were top shelf.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Public Gem

This is a great place to play when in Palm Springs/Palm Desert area. Very friendly staff. Nice practice facility. Golf academy on property. Well maintained. Advance reservations highly recommended. The greens can be tricky as many are convex in shape. Layout is beautiful.
The sister course Firecliff is also well worth playing.
Mountain View plays through Westin Desert Willow Resort
and one can easily walk from the resort, or have staff give you cart ride. Also a beautiful place to stay/visit.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

not good value for the money

we played at fire cliff before very good condition. we thought would be the same at the mountain but it is not.the second hole partial green was no grass.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Desert Golf

Played Desert Willow for the first time and enjoyed the course. The good; nice course layout, wide fairways and the right mix of bunkers and water hazards and slope. Friendly staff.
The bad; overbooked tee times and too many late arrivals that pushed back tee times and jammed up the pace of play with 2-3 groups waiting on some holes. This is frustrating when it's 95 degrees and you're waiting on every hole.
My two cents, would play again but I expect better tee time management.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
California Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

DW Mountain View

Rode the Purple tees (6507/71.2/128) in slightly less than 3H as a single on a GN Hot Deal mid day. The weather was sunny, breezy and around 110.

The Bermuda tees were mostly lush but almost all had bare spots mixed in. Level with few divots.

The Bermuda fairways are mostly lush and firm with some bare spots.

Same for the Bermuda rough, which is mowed low and not overly penal.

The sand traps were decently maintained with good quality sand. However, both greenside traps I sampled were thinner than you would prefer.

The Bermuda greens were poor. Most have bare areas and they pitted slow and bumpy. Best attribute was that they held irons well.

Excellent customer service on every visit here. Nice GPS on the carts. Plenty of ice/water stations on the course. No drink cart out in the summer. Nice all grass driving range with a good chipping area & practice green. Course is in really mediocre shape for this course. Usually much better, especially the greens. Would only play on a severely discounted green fee.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Underwhelmed

I expected more from this course based on some of the reviews. The course had no signature holes to say WOW! We played Indian Wells the day before and thought this would be at the same level. Unfortunately it was not. Save your money and for the same price play Indian Wells. You will be glad you did.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play. Greens in very bad shape

Overall a great course. But very slow play. Greens were worst I have ever seen

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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