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3.6
336 Reviews (336)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
134
3 Stars
104
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
23
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
83.0%
Recommend this course
261 out of 336 reviews
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3.7
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.5%
Recommend this course
32 out of 37 reviews
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3.7
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.9%
Recommend this course
53 out of 61 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert/Traditional/Executive
Par 67
Length 4029 yards
Slope 89
Rating 58.9

Located in Mesa, Desert Sand Golf Course is an executive length course with a short layout that is most suitable for beginners, but it is also a good place for golfers of all skill levels to work on their short game skills. Due to its flat terrain, the course is easy to walk with few elevation changes. The greens are remarkably fast and water hazards come into play on five holes. There are also sand bunkers scattered throughout the course. The Desert Sand Golf Course facility offers a chipping area and putting green and it is also home to a golf school.

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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Snyder

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted None
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim ok.

Reviews

3.6
336 Reviews (336)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 31
Water Hazards 11
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 34
Locals 29
Beginners 28
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 27
In the 'Burbs 12
Worth the Drive 6

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Reviews 73
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/22/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, Giovanni. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing @DesertSandsGC!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Hello, We would love to hear more about your positive experience at our course. Please contact us at (480) 832-0210 to share with us your favorite part of your experience with us. Thanks for golfing at Desert Sands Golf Course!

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Commented on 05/11/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing @DesertSandsGC!

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Reviews 73
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/04/2020

Hi, Giovanni. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing @DesertSandsGC.

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

No hazards, mostly short and straight but course was in good shape and for the money, we enjoyed the day. Great deal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/04/2020

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team @DesertSandsGC. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Nice cars for the money great deal yeah you don’t have Sandtrap so what very little water so what was a nice course very good Pro shop and use club selection was outstanding and reasonable five dollars fantastic

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/30/2020

Thank you for your review, Neil. We will pass along your positive experience to our team @DesertSandsGC. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/28/2020

Hi, SunTzu. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please share with us your favorite part of your experience with us. Thanks for golfing @DesertSandsGC!

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Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another great day

What more can I say. Great fun little course and the staff always friendly. Going again this weekend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/22/2020

Hello. We are happy to hear you enjoyed a great day on our course. Positive experiences make lifelong golfers. We look forward to many good times ahead with you, and we will pass on your kind words to those responsible so they can continue to help others enjoy great experiences @DesertSandsGC.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in good shape, for such a short course it's tough when you get to the greens.
Greens were in great shape, very fast.
Tee boxes wasn't bad like I seen in the reviews.
I really enjoyed it and will play it again.
Really open not any sand traps to deal with. Pace of play was good and it was very crowded. So go out and enjoy it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/20/2020

Wow! we are so happy you enjoyed your round. We look forward to seeing you again soon @DesertSandsGC.

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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great fun

As always love this course since coming back to golf. It is close to home, staff friendly, rates good. Really have zero complaints per usual. Really hoping the little chances we get to go out now helps this little gem of place.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/08/2020

Hello. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoy playing here. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back @DesertSandsGC!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/06/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Sammy! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing @DesertSandsGC!

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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great little course

Been a long time since my girl and I played and this was a great course to come back to. The staff was very friendly and welcoming especially in this weird time we are all going through. Very grateful we still have the ability to play during this and plan on it again very soon with some friends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 04/01/2020

Hello. We are beyond happy to hear you and your girlfriend enjoyed a great day at our course. Positive experiences make lifelong golfers. We look forward to many good times ahead with you and friends. We will pass on your kind words to those responsible so they can continue to help others enjoy great experiences
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Excellent experience

Glad to see this course was open during Corona crap and taking necessary steps to prevent as well. Friendly staff and golfers. Grounds looked great and cart and restrooms were clean.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/27/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Desert Sands Golf Course. We truly appreciate your 4-star rating and understanding as our team works hard to ensure the safety of our employees & customers during this time. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day For Golf

Our foursome play the course in just a little over 3 hours, very little waiting.
The course could be better on the T- boxes.

We are all seniors, the oldest 85 year old.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/18/2020

Hi u000001162299, thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make any necessary improvements. Thanks for visiting us and come back soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/17/2020

Hi u314159819993, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. However, we're sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 03/17/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Desert Sands Golf Course. We appreciate your 5-star review and hope you join us for another round soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 03/17/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Desert Sands Golf Course. We appreciate your 5-star review and hope you join us for another round soon!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 03/17/2020

Hi dmb13505, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. However, we're sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future!

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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unlikely to go back.

on entering the club house, we found the young man not to be the friendliest...we also inquired about the free game of golf for your Birthday and he stated that we were one day late on entering it on-line...OK.
The course itself needed grooming and the greens were not true. Played with another couple who told us that when they paid for the round that they received a paper for their next play of buy one round get one free.I Therefore after our round of golf I entered the club house and inquired about this and that I did not receive this paper. I was told that since I registered on-line that this would not be available to me. I then said that if I called for a tee time that all would be OK? answer yes.....after this I said to my spouse, well, that's the last time we'll be back!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Getting started

Not only was play on time but we teed off earlier than scheduled. Pace of play was excellent and on course ( drink cart ) was timely and friendly.
Very enjoyable round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/25/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Desert Sands Golf Course. We truly appreciate your 4-star rating and kind review! We hope you join us for another round soon and be sure to check out your review shared on our Facebook page.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/21/2020

Thank you for your 4-star rating, 1964Dave! Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Desert Sands Golf Course.

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