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3.6
274 Reviews (274)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
105
3 Stars
88
2 Stars
31
1 Stars
19
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
78.1%
Recommend this course
207 out of 274 reviews
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3.6
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.0%
Recommend this course
33 out of 44 reviews
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3.7
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
78.4%
Recommend this course
40 out of 51 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Middle 67 4029 yards 58.9 89
Forward (W) 67 3739 yards 59.8 89
Scorecard for Desert Sands Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 59.8/88 311 137 146 266 109 227 294 151 136 1777 137 283 325 449 117 142 261 298 240 2252 4029
Red W: 59.8/88 290 114 131 251 94 212 275 132 116 1615 131 268 311 433 103 131 245 279 223 2124 3739
Handicap 2 14 16 4 18 8 6 12 10 13 9 3 1 17 15 5 7 11
Par 4 3 3 4 3 4 4 3 3 31 3 4 4 5 3 3 4 4 4 34 65

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
274 Reviews (274)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 31
Water Hazards 10
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 33
Locals 28
Beginners 27
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 27
In the 'Burbs 11
Worth the Drive 6

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Commented On 2019-04-15T15:51:04.000+00:00

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

16 greens were mounds.
Just like putting on s turtle shell.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented On 2019-04-15T16:07:31.000+00:00

Your feedback is important to us as we are always looking to improve and grow for our golfers. We hope to have you back in the future.

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course has unplayable greens

While it is a very nice little course , the greens are unfairly hard. For the weekend golfer, the greens hamper a person's mindset. Tee times are too crammed. Waiting for seniors to play (which are 90% of the players)but the tee times are just 4-7 minutes apart. The cramming results in a cart delay, no carts left. Although the pro shop stated it was a frost delay in February and the temp. was 40-50 F. The beverage cart calls last call at 2:30 on an 80 degree day....a positive are the cart return staff, top notch.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 2019-04-15T16:07:31.000+00:00

Thank you for taking time our of your day to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you come back and see us soon. We aim to give you a 5-star experience!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth the money

This course cost as much as other courses around town that are MUCH nicer. I was disappointed at the quality of course for the money paid. The pace of play was also unbearably slow.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 2019-04-15T16:12:11.000+00:00

We apologize for your negative experience. We will make sure this gets noted and we hope you come back and see us when conditions improve!

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2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

terrible weather

Because we had a hot deal and couldn't cancel we started to play. We played 6 holes, course wet and mucky, completly soaked, clothes and equipment. Open window cart with no protection for clubs. No rain check unless it thunder but we did get hail today, Course seems to be a par 3 course with par 3 and 4. We have played at better courses for same price regular booking, no hot deal. We played Bear Creek in Chandler last week, much better course same price as today. No more hot deals for us!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Desert Sands - Great for iron game

The course is great for working your irons and short game. The greens can be tough as a number are domed and slanted where you need a delicate touch to putt and not roll down hill. It has many par 3 holes and around 6 par 4's and 1 par 5. I think you will enjoy the course. The staff is friendly and it is very reasonably priced, especially for spring training baseball when many courses gouge you.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Another fun round at Desert Sands

Play this course fairly frequently during the winter season, and this is the second best I have seen the overall curse condition this good.
The biggest challenge playing this course, is the domed green in nearly every hole.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-06T18:32:19.000+00:00

We appreciate your 4 star review! We hope to see you again.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tournaments

Golf now or someone needs to post that there are tournaments on these days you book ,so that some people will know. Some people who are walking might feel rushed and especially for people still getting use to the rate of play.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-03-06T18:32:19.000+00:00

We appreciate all feedback as we are always looking to improve. Thanks for taking the time to leave us 4-stars! We hope to see you again.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth the green fees being charged. We were not told of a tournament to be played with we checked in. We were subsequently pushed between the tournament players.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 2019-03-06T18:52:46.000+00:00

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are sorry your experience was anything less than 5 stars. We will pass this information along. We hope you will consider coming back to give us another shot.

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Small Ball cap greens

Course is so-so, greens are like putting on a ball cap, not just one all of them. Not liking it.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-03-06T18:52:46.000+00:00

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are sorry your experience was anything less than 5 stars. We will pass this information along. We hope you will consider coming back to give us another shot.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice greens

This is the best the course has been in 4 years. New management is doing great getting golfers out there. I hesitated playing there with all the snowbirds.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-06T18:27:52.000+00:00

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Will be back!

Enjoyed the cource, the friendly staff and also the fellow golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-06T18:27:52.000+00:00

We appreciate your 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stay Below Greens

Fun course, great value, stay below greens, greens were in great shape, Marshall told us to speed up pace of play twice, that made me feel bad for about 2 minutes, but then I was okay. Great round otherwise, thanks :-)

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

Great Day

Good day to play. Course was wet due to recent weather but very playable. Course of play was predictably slow but not bad. Course has good open fairways but most greens are crowned and challenging. I will play here again and again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best this condition course has been in.

I have played this course numerous, and this the best the course has ever been in.
It's not the courses fault, but they had over an hour frost delay, so it was pretty backed the entire round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Staff always friendly and helpful

Another great day at Desert Sands. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel valued.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-02-11T14:52:57.000+00:00

We appreciate your 5 stars! We hope to have you back in the future.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course

Nice course with wide fairways. Good condition with a few dead spots on the greens but overall very good. Excellent new power carts.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented On 2019-01-30T21:01:12.000+00:00

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We are happy to see you enjoyed your experience. Come back and see us soon.

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