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3.3
230
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
87
3 Stars
77
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
3.3
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.8
74.3%
Recommend this course
174 out of 230 reviews
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3.3
230
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.3%
Recommend this course
25 out of 28 reviews
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3.3
230
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
79.7%
Recommend this course
55 out of 69 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 67
Length 4029
Slope 89
Rating 58.9
Type Public
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

3.3
230

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Brunch 6
Patio Dining 3
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 31
Water Hazards 10
Bunkers 3
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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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Executive Course

This was my first time playing this course and I'm glad I did. I had a wonderful time. This course is unpretentious and welcoming. The Course is perfect for honing your short game. I used a hybrid driver most of the course, with the exception of the short par 3's. The course was in great shape, other than the range...thanks to the recent haboob. I played 27 holes in 3 hours. If you can, get to the course early and talk to Ryan in the Pro Shop. Ryan is super knowledgeable and friendly. I will definitely return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Desert Sands Golf Course on 07/19/2018:
Awesome! Thanks for playing Desert Sands Golf Course and thank you for taking the time to share this great review. We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the course as well as the staff. Also, nothing better than playing 27 holes in 3 hours! Come back soon and be sure to Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

Some of the best Greens I have played all season they had plugged about 4 weeks ago .. man they are good now

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Desert Sands Golf Course on 07/19/2018:
Awesome! Thanks for playing Desert Sands Golf Course again, David. We appreciate your positive feedback regarding our greens. Come back soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great shape.

The course is in wonderful condition, especially the greens. The owners are really doing a lot of work to make it a great place to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Desert Sands Golf Course on 07/06/2018:
Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate you teeing it up out here at Desert Sands Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon. Be sure to Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from Desert Sands Golf Course on 06/27/2018:
Hello. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Time

Played with a very beginning golfer. What a great course to start somebody on. Flat and greens are challenging. Course is long enough and has enough short holes to make an experienced golfer enjoy their round

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Desert Sands Golf Course on 05/31/2018:
Thanks for playing Desert Sands Golf Course! We're glad to hear you enjoyed our unique layout that caters to golfers of all skill levels. Come back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf Desert sands

Great fun, not a push over course, pin placement makes it a challenge

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Desert Sands Golf Course on 05/09/2018:
Thanks, David! We're glad you enjoyed playing our course. With our unique layout, we try to make it a bit more challenging where we can. Come back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from Desert Sands Golf Course on 05/09/2018:
Thanks for the 4 stars!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great game

Played in about 2 1/2 hours, Challenging greens,

Friendly cart girl, and golf pro shop cashier, greens good shape, but lots of slope, fairways pretty good, par 3,4,and 5 ....

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Desert Sands Golf Course on 04/26/2018:
Sounds like a great day out here at Desert Sands Golf Course! Thanks for the 5-star review, David. Come back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great for all-wide fairways

I played 2 days in a row. 1st day I played with a senior. We played the white tees. Next day I played by myself Black tees-600 yards further.

Very wide fairways, very forgiving. Greens are in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Desert Sands Golf Course on 04/19/2018:
Thank you for playing Desert Sands Golf Course! We're glad to hear you enjoyed our course enough to play it two days in a row. Come back again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Desert Sands Golf Course on 04/17/2018:
Thank you, Johnny! Be sure to Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials.

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