Desert Pines Golf Club

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4.0
460
5 Stars
174
4 Stars
199
3 Stars
57
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
80.5%
Recommend this course
396 out of 460 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
35
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
77.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 35 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
67
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
77.6%
Recommend this course
52 out of 67 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6222 yards
Slope 137
Rating 71.1
Desert Pines Golf Club is often referred to as "The Pinehurst" of Las Vegas. It offers a Carolina sandhills experience, yet is conveniently located just minutes from downtown or the Strip. This Dye design features thousands of mature pine trees lining the well-groomed fairways where white sand bunkers protect large, undulating, bent grass greens. Because of the large number of pine trees, often times this course is cooler than other courses in the heat of the summer. Although there are no forced carries, water comes into play on 9 of the 18 holes.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6222 yards 71.1 137
Black (W) 71 6222 yards 76.5 146
White 71 5520 yards 67.6 120
White (W) 71 5520 yards 72.5 132
Red 71 4678 yards 63.8 108
Red (W) 71 4678 yards 67.6 121
Scorecard for Desert Pines Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.1/137 W: 76.5/146 323 172 479 305 405 394 478 170 447 3173 337 149 382 526 296 317 189 406 447 3049 6222
White M: 67.6/120 W: 72.5/132 296 119 442 252 364 330 438 149 378 2768 310 117 343 493 264 283 171 378 393 2752 5520
Red M: 63.8/108 W: 67.6/121 261 102 407 213 289 293 398 113 315 2391 236 84 309 455 222 237 111 301 332 2287 4678
Handicap 17 13 9 15 3 7 5 11 1 14 18 4 10 16 8 12 6 2
Par 4 3 5 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda (419 & Tiff II) overseeded with a trilogy of Rye grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Perry Dye (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.0
460

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 36
Brunch 17
Watching the Game 9
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 79
Bunkers 60
Water Hazards 58
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 44
Locals 42
Seniors 24
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 85
Near Local Attractions 21
Worth the Drive 18

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Had to play front nine twice because of the extremely slow play

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good mid winter round

Course is in north Las Vegas but is easy to get to off of the 515. Distance is a little short at 6200 yards from the tips. Layout makes up for it as many of the holes are tight and require some accuracy. Staff is very friendly. The practice facility is also very good. Pace of play was outstanding. We had a sub 4 hour round with an 11:30 am tee off time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Experience

Staff was great from the pro shop to the starter to the bar staff. Overall a GREAT EXPERIENCE!

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

Great experience despite terrible weather

We had a great experience at Desert Pines despite the atrocious weather. Everyone we met (pro-shop, starter, bar staff|) were so helpful and friendly. Course was in decent condition considering the torrential rain. Layout is short but if you want a good quick round close to the strip this is hard to beat.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun little course

Had a great time with my daughter. I am a slightly above average golfer and she is slightly below. We both had a wonderful time on this course. It is a very tight layout. But, hard to go wrong with the overall experience.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Track

Great course and pace was nice. Narrow but challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

Loved this course. Tight fairways but in very good condition. The staff was awesome!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Negative response

We played this course today and we’re paired up with a regular player at the course that had some influence with the employees. Everything was ok with the round until hole number 9 when the course starter was also paired with us. These two “gentlemen” apparently have no idea about golf etiquette as they consistently took shots out of turn and walked over our lines on the greens multiple times. Instead of calling them out and causing a scene, we decided to pack up and leave after 11 holes. I would’ve really liked to see the entire course, but when the fun of the round has expired, we decided to call it quits rather than spend the rest of the round in an uncomfortable situation. The course was nice but it is apparent that the regulars on the course do want want “new” players experiencing their turf.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

good mogal green, difficult to read.

Every things is very good except too many unfilled dimwitted fairway.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Texas Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Do or Dye? A little bit of both!

Desert Pines is located center Las Vegas. Pete Dye is the credited designer and there are elements of his designs that are famous and are incorporated here.

The course is well known to locals. Green fees favor them over visitors, especially on weekends.

The practice facilities include a double-decker driving range and practice greens.

The course has some quirky holes; berms running through the middle of the fairways, large waste areas, green complexes close enough together that from the fairways give one wonder on which to play.

All that being said, I play this course annually. Staff is great. Pace of play is consistent. Course conditions for fairways and greens are good.

A quick transfer from the Strip, it is a good course to hone your game prior to tackling some of the big courses in town.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unfortunate....

A "frost" delay for 20 min turned into 40 min, with my son and I following a group of three foursomes who decided to all play together. So a 20 minute wait on each box. Not fun, course nice but maintenance around greens and the greens needs to be improved.

Won't play there again.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Too cramped and crowded

We teed off last group on Fri in Nov. We would have only made it thru 13 holes, except we turned around and played the front again, so we made 16 holes, barely! No ranger, cuz I think it was so packed there's nothing they could do anyway. Challenging layout. Very short, thankfully, cuz it's narrow as h×××! Fairways in great shape, but many greens scarred and rough. B- for slow play

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Played at Desert Pines on a nice day last week. The course was moderately easy and in relatively good condition overall. The greens were nice but the fairways had a lot of divot marks that weren't repaired. I'm guessing that the course gets a lot of play. There were some pitch marks on the greens that hadn't been repaired also. A nice course near downtown Las Vegas and a decent value at $79.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens condition good

Some greens had brown spots but not bad enough to impair ability to putt the ball. Did not even notice it on virtually all of them. Overall good conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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