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4.5
285 Reviews (285)
5 Stars
186
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
95.5%
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272 out of 285 reviews
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4.9
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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15 out of 15 reviews
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4.5
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.8%
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30 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6913 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.0
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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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
285 Reviews (285)

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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Reviews 765
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather

Mountain View

Rode the Purple tees (6507/71.2/128) in slightly less than 3H as a single twilight. Sunny, breezy and around 112.

Bermuda tees were level, lush and reasonably well maintained for divots.

Bermuda fairways are lush and firm, good to play out of.

Bermuda rough was nice. Lush, mowed low and not overly penal.

Sand traps were well maintained with good quality sand.

Bermuda greens were good for middle of the summer. Medium speed, firm and held irons with minor run out.

Excellent customer service on every visit here. Nice GPS on the upgraded carts that have ports for electronics. No on course services, but plenty of ice/water stations on the course. Nice all grass driving range with a good chipping area & practice green. Conditions were pretty good considering the heat, definitely better than Firecliff today. Fun course, recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

This was a beautiful and challenging course. Staff was professional and the staff was following and really impressed us on their Covid-19 preparedness. The fairways were in great shape. Some of the greens were rough but I’m not complaining I highly recommend playing Desert Willow.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a nice find!

I’ve been spoiled by relatives belonging to La Quinta. Mountain course, Dunes course, but mostly the private Citrus course. A member recommended Desert Willow. Had no idea what to expect. It was awesome. I teed off at 2:55 in early June and paid $51.00. Perfect!!

Highly recommend!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course.

I thought it was a little to wide open but very nice. The sand was a little iffy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Find

Our round at Stone Eagle was cancelled due to the Corona Virus. Got on line and found this course. We paid less than what we were going to pay at Stone Eagle and got a great value in return. Course is immaculate. It rained most of the back nine, so the weather impacted what was a great golf course. Will come back and play the other course. Can’t believe this is a muni and owned by the city. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once 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
Reviews 7
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
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Two great tracks!

I played both courses today- 36 holes in under 5 hours total. Had a 10:30 tee time. Both courses were in great shape. Fun layouts. Mountain was great, definitely better potential for scoring, I just wasn’t hitting it that well. Surprisingly got it together for Firecliff and played great the 2nd round. Will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Reviews 4
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
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