Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort

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4.6
231
5 Stars
152
4 Stars
63
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
98.6%
Recommend this course
223 out of 231 reviews
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4.6
29
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
29 out of 29 reviews
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Average Rating
4.7
60
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
60 out of 60 reviews
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6913 yards 73.4 130
Blue 72 6507 yards 71.5 128
White 72 6128 yards 69.8 126
White (W) 72 6128 yards 75.4 139
Gold 72 5573 yards 67.2 121
Gold (W) 72 5573 yards 72.4 134
Red (W) 72 5040 yards 69.6 126
Scorecard for Mountain View
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.0/132 419 390 453 374 227 476 390 179 555 3463 410 200 501 199 448 426 386 342 538 3450 6913
Purple M: 71.2/128 399 369 433 349 192 455 363 155 531 3246 388 173 487 181 426 404 366 317 519 3261 6507
Purple/Lavender M: 70.3/126 368 355 418 323 172 455 363 155 531 3140 388 156 487 181 397 382 348 317 519 3175 6315
Lavender M: 69.4/124 W: 75.4/139 369 355 418 323 172 429 338 147 509 3060 363 156 470 162 397 382 348 300 490 3068 6128
Tan M: 66.6/117 W: 72.4/134 343 322 376 305 150 390 310 129 429 2754 321 128 444 140 366 360 308 284 468 2819 5573
Green M: 64.0/110 W: 69.6/126 300 294 336 283 122 356 273 109 401 2474 295 116 407 120 338 327 285 250 428 2566 5040
Handicap 3 7 1 9 5 11 13 17 15 10 4 18 14 2 6 8 16 12
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 36 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 5 11 9 15 1 13 17 3 8 10 16 18 2 14 12 4 6

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

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Reviews

4.6
231

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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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect Conditions

Course was well maintained, layout was challenging but fun. Greens were fast and lots of break, seemed like all pin locations were difficult. regardless, course was in great shape and was an enjoyable round. Fairways were fair and flat for the most part. Second cut was difficult to hit out of. Clubhouse and practice facility was superb.

For midweek, the course was very busy. We met many locals at the range and they all said tee times are usually booked solid. We had to wait for majority of the holes. playing 2 rounds that day we had to get food to go between rounds.

Worth the visit, would play again.

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

Beautiful condition, fast greens

First time here, great experience playing as a single with 3 great guys. Outstanding condition, fast rolling greens. Exercise caution on the greens or you’ll be way past all day, chips and putts roll out more than expected. Will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always love playing this course. Brought some friends for their first time and they loved it also.

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

Drizzly Day

From start to finish the overall golf experience was acceptional, except for after the rould ee found out the whole club house was cloased for a private event. So missed out soaking in vista view of the course from there outdoor patio and the reason for only a 4 star recommendation for the facility.

Drizzly-foggy day making views of the course limited. Easy to see that great care was made for making a wonderful visual experience though.

Staff at the club house was very attentive and always ready to answer any questions or point you in the right direction. Grounds keepers were always courteous turning off any power equipment if a player was within earshot.

Nice variety of fairways from wide open to sand trap laiden.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good all around golf experience

Course is in great shape. Greens are slower and undulating more than expected. Surprised at double breaking putts.

Friendly staff greets you at the Bag Drop, Pro Shop friendly Starter friendly. Nice driving range.

Staff actually out on course...Ice and water stations , restrooms, are convenient ...cart ladies... I look forward to playing again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ecelkent pkay

Always great play, great staff and great food! All under the eye of City if Palm Desert. Course super must be commended. This is a gem.

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great as always

Love playing both Desert Willow courses as they are first rate, always well maintained and beautiful views - don’t miss it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Too slow

They stacked up the players to close together, 95 degree day took 4.5 hours had to play 18 in the dark.

The club house was closed when could not even get a beer

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

We have already booked another round

Most of the holes are completely hidden from the rest of the course so you are just seeing the wonderful layout in front of you.

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course for the money

Great staff

Good pace of play

Would play this course again

Lots of bunkers

Greens bumpy late in the season

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mountain View

Rode the Purple tees (6507/71.2/128) in 4H, 30M twilight using Forelinx. Matched up with Umberto, Kitty and Ryan, nice group to play with. The weather was sunny, breezy and around 80.

The Bermuda tees were lush and nice to play from. Level with few divots.

The Bermuda fairways are mostly lush and firm.

Same for the Bermuda rough, which is mowed low.

The sand traps were nicely maintained with thick sand.

The Bermuda greens putted medium fast speed and were firm. However, too many ball marks!

Excellent customer service on every visit here. Nice GPS on carts. Drink cart out making numerous rounds this afternoon. Normally a nice all grass driving range with a good chipping area & practice green, but currently closed for over seeding. Course is in really solid shape for just before over seeding. Recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic Day

Awesome day from the greeting st the bag drop to the starter and the cart guys at the end of the round. The course layout was outstanding and in excellent condition

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

Great course value before the season

This is a lovely public course to play but becomes extremely expensive for Canadians when the season starts here on Monday October 8th. We will definately not be playing at their season rates as it will be an additional 30% exchange rate. Even without the exchange, still far too pricey. Well over $200 CA and as far as I can tell over the last 5 years they offer no single day deals or promotions which is unfortunate.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value before the season!

On October 8th the price of this course goes way up to $160 US and especially for us Canadians it becomes far too pricey for this public course. Over the last 5 years have not seen any one day deals at all for this course. This is still a lovely course and enjoyable to play, however, the practice facilities were closed and have been closed most times we have been here which means no warm up. Still all in all, beautiful!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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