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4.5
301 Reviews (301)
5 Stars
197
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.5
92.6%
Recommend this course
277 out of 301 reviews
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4.1
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.0%
Recommend this course
23 out of 25 reviews
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4.4
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.9%
Recommend this course
52 out of 56 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7056 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.6
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Desert Willow Golf Resort - Firecliff
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda grass
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1997) John Cook Dana Fry (1997)

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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  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2016 #4)

Reviews

4.5
301 Reviews (301)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Patio Dining 8
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 15
Water Hazards 11
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
A Weekend Splurge 10
Advanced Golfers 10
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 10
Worth the Drive 10
Convenient to the City 9

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great golf

A wonderful place to play! Everything is first rate. Great golf course for all skill levels and an extremely froendly staff. Would definitely rank this as one of the top 3 places to play in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A favourite every year

Had a great day on the course. We had a frost delay for about 1 hr 30 minutes. The staff handled it really well. We were told we would not be charged if we chose not to play. We chose to stay and finished in 3 and a half hours.
Course was in great shape, greens, fairways , t boxes and rough. We really enjoy this course , will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent experience.

Beautiful course. Good condition but greens a little slow as recently punched and seeded.
They have a great breakfast and the area overlooks the 9 th hole so very picturesque.
Not cheap unless you are a resident of palm desert.
John

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best course in the world

Played on courses across North America and Europe, and in my opinion best course in the world

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent Golf Course

Highly recommend this golf course! I would give it’s 6 stars if I could.

First one off the tee after a complete reseed. The course was immaculate. The only issue was the greens were slow but I won’t hold that against them because in two weeks it’ll be lighting. Staff was great, and pace was very good. Best public course in the desert for my money. Best scenery early in the morning. Play the longer tees, good length and keeps the danger out of play. Aim for the bunker tongues and you’ll be just fine.

See you soon Firecliff!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not bad.

Consider the time of year, this course is pretty good. They stopped watering about a week ago and the fairways were a little dry but still playable. Definitely will play this one again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Course in rough condition, lots of aeration i

Not nearly as nice as the Mountain View sister course! Nice layout, rolling terrain, lots of bunkers but many of them are a waste of sand, not in play. A lot of aeration I’m stressed areas, greens slow and bumpy

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very nice course to play, the course is in very good condition, the carts are very comfortable. Good value for the money.

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

Firecliff

Rode the Purple tees (6676/72.1/136) in 3H, 20M mid day on a GN Hot Deal. Paired with Peter, fun guy to play with. The weather was clear, fairly calm and around 115.

Playing conditions were a real mixed bag. I suspect milder than usual May/June temps followed by a scorching July has not been optimal for the Bermuda to come back fully everywhere? The coverage is sketchy.

Bermuda tees were dissapointing. Areas were lush, other areas were hardpan. Level with few divots.

Same for the Bermuda fairways. 85% lush, with 15% areas where the winter rye has burned off and the Bermuda has not taken over.

The Bermuda rough was a higher version of the fairways with many hardpan areas. Good POP rough, not overly penal.

The waste bunkers were firm and not as well maintained as the greenside traps. The greenside traps had good quality sand and were very nicely maintained.

The Bermuda greens putted medium slow bordering on slow. More like putting on the collar or through the fringe. Bumpy and mostly firm, but they held iron well.

Customer Service always excellent here from when you drop your clubs off out front to when you pick them up out front. No rrink cart today. Good GPS on carts. Plenty of ice/water stations on the course. The all grass driving range is included and is excellent. Nice practice chipping area. Normally highly recommended, one of my favorite courses in the Palm Springs area. However, the current conditions are very substandard for this course and only warrant a substantially discounted green fee.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Courses in maintenance, not a good time to play

The Mountain View course is supposed to be shut down for maintenance beginning today and the Firecliff was done a couple weeks ago and the greens were still kinda rough. I would give the Firecliff a couple more weeks to heal and the Mountain View would not play till the end of July. Otherwise, this is one of the top public tracks in the PS area.

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

Course aerated 6 days ago, it needed another 6 days before it is ready to play.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course!

Friendly staff, great course. We played at 350pm no one in front or behind us. Definitely recommend!

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

Holiday Golf

Really good condition for the time of year. Greens rolled well

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, nice views

Weather was nice and the course was in great shape. Can’t wait to play it again.

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