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3.9
282 Reviews (282)
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
141
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
83.7%
Recommend this course
235 out of 282 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 reviews
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3.9
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
86.1%
Recommend this course
31 out of 36 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 6781 yards
Slope 129
Rating 71.8

One of the pioneers in Las Vegas golf, Painted Desert Golf Course is a 1987 Jay Morrish design has golfers shooting at targets in the desert.

Painted Desert has maintained its place in the Sin City golf community through all its changes by putting on an emphasis on course conditioning. Just because your greens are almost two decades old does not mean they cannot be in better shape than many of the new kids on the block.

The desert is the focus here, but Morrish also works in a few lakes as obstacles.

"This golf course is a very friendly layout and you can score here without having a feeling of imminent doom on every hole," John Scappatura said. "We are a bit off of the beaten path, which means that we almost always have availability for tee times. Everyone who does make the trip out here though appreciates our conditioning, the price, and the friendly atmosphere."

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6781 yards 71.8 129
Middle (W) 72 6269 yards 75.9 131
Middle 72 6269 yards 69.9 125
Forward (W) 72 5647 yards 72.2 126
Scorecard for Painted Desert 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
Gold M: 72.1/135 390 401 539 188 371 515 327 197 422 3350 391 227 465 556 299 406 148 535 404 3431 6781
Black M: 70.7/125 W: 75.2/135 361 373 502 178 345 491 303 168 397 3118 363 191 418 512 277 384 124 505 377 3151 6269
Silver M: 67.2/115 W: 72.1/121 330 339 475 138 311 443 276 133 364 2809 333 150 375 466 251 354 100 461 348 2838 5647
Handicap 7 5 9 3 15 11 17 13 1 8 10 2 12 14 6 18 16 4
Par 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 5 9 3 11 15 17 7 1 4 8 6 16 14 10 18 12 2

Course Details

Year Built 1987
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jay Morrish (1987)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.9
282 Reviews (282)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Brunch 11
Watching the Game 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 43
Water Hazards 34
Narrow Fairways 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 29
Advanced Golfers 24
Seniors 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 39
Worth the Drive 28
In the 'Burbs 20

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Friendliness Excellent
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Below Expectations

Starter had no control over actual tee times which created a huge back up mess through the entire round. Large stoned located off rough on entire course. Tee box and greens were in pretty good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Windy Day

Played here before and really enjoyed it as I did today. Course can be narrow which made it tough with the wind. Very enjoyable dispite the weather conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Challenging course but not worth the money.

Played the back nine first, which is not as nice or challenging as the front. Tees are decent, fairways are good, and greens are good, but on the slow side. Restaurant was good. Compared to other courses at the same price, this one is not as nice. Sorry!

Conditions Good
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Bad players

Like the course like the staff hate the players especially the Las Vegas tourist golfers paired up with some high skilled players from out of town I never play well these people got very impatient and irritated with me that they threw me away like trash after nine holes and I’m a local I should not be treated like that from anyone people get me thinking I should just quit the game

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Timr1235
Commented On 2019-03-15T00:49:05.000+00:00

For what it's worth ....I don't know of many golfers, local or from out of town, that have a problem with any fellow golfer, regardless of how bad they are, if they 1) play reasonably fast, 2) are not totally obnoxious and 3) do not cheat ... So .... hope this helps

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

A sunny day on the course in Las Vegas

Course was in beautiful shape. Fairways and roughs mown appropriately. Greens were in good shape, but could have been cut a little shorter. Teed off a little before noon and if it wasn't such a beautiful Sunday afternoon would have been concerned that it took 5 hours to play. It didn't appear that there was any course marshalling being done at this course in the afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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
Windy weather
Used cart

Greta Hot Deal.. Fairway and greens in good shape given winter. Gusty winds 25-30mph with brisk 47degree. Always enjoy playing this course when in Vegas (usually late summer HOT!!)

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

Everyone is very accommodating here, page of play is excellent, greens we're my only issue alittle bumpy. Other than that excellent layout and very nice staff. Would play here again.

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

Golf cart path

Beautiful golf course with an eye opening golf cart path

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Gregg5993320
Commented On 2018-11-17T19:51:55.000+00:00

Thank you very much for playing Painted Desert and the positive review, we are glad you had a good time and enjoyed the course. General Manager, Painted Desert Golf Club.

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Must Play

Scenic, well maintained golf course. Somewhat narrow fairways require accuracy. Off the fairway? Use your rock club (inc!uded with M2 rental set). Very nice. Balls ran on fairways often rolling off back of green. Greens lightning fast. Putt well or run well past hole. Staff excellent! Overall great golf in a great setting. Go play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Gregg5993320
Commented On 2018-11-17T19:53:42.000+00:00

Hello Michael...we are glad you enjoyed the course and look forward to you returning in the future. Thank you for the 5 star review! General, Painted Desert Golf Club.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
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 Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This was a narrow course

Not good for the slicer....
All holes were LONG!
Had a fun day and we moved along real well.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad greens, worse fairways. Way overbooked w horrible players

Greens were super shaggy and bumpy. Fairways were terrible. And pace of play was the worst I’ve ever played in a golf course. I wouldn’t pay $20 to play again. Go elsewhere. Also it was cart path only which WASNT advertised on this site.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Super steps

Kind working people here.
Some greens rough but it's OK for the value of money .
Convenient location and actually fine course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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