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3.6
371 Reviews (371)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
147
3 Stars
110
2 Stars
37
1 Stars
25
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
83.1%
Recommend this course
292 out of 371 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.4
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.0%
Recommend this course
45 out of 50 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.2
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.5%
Recommend this course
77 out of 88 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert/Traditional/Executive
Par 65
Length 4029 yards
Slope 88
Rating 59.8

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 1969
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Snyder (1969)

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
Dress code Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim ok.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.6
371 Reviews (371)

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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/28/2020

Hi, slf311A. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on 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!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/28/2020

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. Please tell us more. The way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Desert Sands Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/21/2020

Hello, uWWGN8573WW. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Desert Sands Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 09/14/2020

Hi, slf311A. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Desert Sands Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/02/2020

Hello, peterrw. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Desert Sands Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/31/2020

Hi, u314160695072. 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 Desert Sands Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/24/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u000003128651. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Desert Sands Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow play!

Beggars can't be choosers, there was a lot of slow play but then again I paid 15 bucks with a cart. I can't really complain. Thinking on bringing my Wife with me next time.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/12/2020

Hi, Marcos. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We apologize for the delay you experienced, and we are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Desert Sands Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Flat and unkept

The flattest course I've ever played. It also lacked the care it needed. I won't be coming back.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 08/04/2020

Hello, George. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give Desert Sands Golf Course another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/02/2020

Hi, NeilSTevenson. Thank you for visiting us at Desert Sands Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Easy
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give Desert Sands Golf Course another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Summer

It’s summer in Arizona. The course is in decent summertime condition - some dry spots and the greens are in decent shape.
The staff are friends and always make me feel welcome.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/30/2020

Hello. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Desert Sands Golf Course. Let us know in the comments how and where you would like to see changes and thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

This is my second time playing this course. My cousin and I have had a good time both times we have played here. I would recommend this course for sure. It is a good value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again on the course soon! Thanks for choosing @DesertSandsGC.

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Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! 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 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/21/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round @DesertSandsGC!

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Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/16/2020

Hello. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience Desert Sands Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/15/2020

Hi, SunTzuLou. 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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Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Needs a lot of maintenance

Lots of patches with little to no grass. Tee boxes were bad, with long grass. This is Arizona, they are known for good golf courses. This one needs lots of TLC.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/16/2020

Hi, Dorsey. Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to improve conditions, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Desert Sands Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/15/2020

Hi, SunTzuLou. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing @DesertSandsGC!

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Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/15/2020

Thank you for visiting us @DesertSandsGC. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review, SunTzuLou. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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