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4.5
99 Reviews (99)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
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3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
95.1%
Recommend this course
92 out of 99 reviews
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4.9
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
11 out of 11 reviews
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4.6
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Desert/Traditional
Par 72
Length 7006 yards
Slope 122
Rating 71.8

Desert Springs Golf Club offers a challenging championship course with seven sets of tees so golfers can truly personalize the game to their individual abilities. The golf course is located in the Northwest Valley, bordered by the White Tank Mountains. It is a desert-style course with wide fairways and relatively large greens that have slight undulation. An astounding 17 water hazards come into play on the course as well as strategically placed sand bunkers, both putting a premium on accuracy. Desert Springs Golf Club has practice facilities for golfers to use as well, including a chipping area and putting green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda grass
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt, no denim

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Reviews

4.5
99 Reviews (99)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Water Hazards 12
Plays Long 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 19
Seniors 19
Playing Multiple Courses 13
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 16
Worth the Drive 14
Convenient to the City 7

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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great condition

First time here and it was a really nice course. Started off not too we’ll because of those 2 older ladies at the front desk because they had a little attitude but thank God for John which made our day a lot better. Everything else was awesome after we met John.
Those 2 older ladies in the front complicated everything for us and almost ruined our first time being there till John made our day but after John took care of us our day went beautiful. Everything was AMAZING just the 2 ladies were the down fall part. FIX THE ATTITUDE AND RESPECT YOUR CUSTOMERS

BIG BIG THANKS TO JOHN AT THE STARTER STATION.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

It being a Saturday and as busy as it was play was slow and back nine. But course was in great condition and was challenging. Loved playing here

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Wonderful course, great service ,great shape, brand new golf carts, A big thumbs up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Returning

This is a golf course that I can play every day! Great condition, great pace of play, friendly staff.
I play this course during the summer a number of times. Total enjoyment!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Difficult but Fair

Room to hit the driver. but plenty of shot making required. Great SC West course. Always worth the drive out here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice layout and condition.

Excellent course and friendly staff.
All you can ask for.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Really enjoy playing this course. This course is in good condition almost every time I have played. The greens are still recovering from being punched but they are rolling pretty good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice

Desert Springs is one of my favorite courses. We happened to play at a time just prior to the course aerating, so the conditions weren't the best and the bunkers were not maintained. Nonetheless, Desert Springs remains one of my favorite courses!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful course, fun to play

This is a favorite course to play. It is in excellent condition and has several beautiful holes with water. The water is only in play on a few. It can be difficult to get on if you are not a resident especially in the winter months. Friendly staff! Look forward to my next round!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Misleading

Did not identify the tee time as a shotgun start. Then put me as a single by myself as second group off a hole with surrounding 4 somes. Had 6 hour round of golf written all over it. At least they issued a refund.

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Commented on 03/15/2019

Hello, and thank you for reviewing our course, Desert Springs Golf Course. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that there was miscommunication about your tee time and the negative impact it had on your experience with us. We will make sure to pass this along to our staff. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good pre over seeding round

Course in good shape just 2 weeks before over seeding. Played in 4:15 4:20 which I only rated average as there is not much trouble to slow a round down.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful round on a Sunday afternoon

Have played course many times. And as always in excellent condition great value for the money

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Quality and playability

One of four golf courses in the Sun City Grand neighborhood, and you can always count on a great golf experience. Conditions are generally top-notch, and the courses offer a fair challenge balanced with playability for everyone. It seems they are prepping for overseed, so fairways and greens are a little firmer/faster than a week ago.

Local tip--combo tee boxes are available online. I don't understand why they aren't on the scorecards.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Solid Track & Layout

Enjoyed the course, green & fast; plenty of water on the course. Sand in traps was a little hard. Really enjoyed my round there. Fairways were nice and green, rough was nice and fluffy. Plan on playing the course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great shape

this is a fun layout and it definitely has its challenges especially from the back tees, which are listed at just over 7000. but for this time of year the course is really in terrific shape. def worth playing and will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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