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3.7
306 Reviews (306)
5 Stars
77
4 Stars
146
3 Stars
52
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
74.6%
Recommend this course
248 out of 306 reviews
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3.4
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.3
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.5
56.0%
Recommend this course
14 out of 25 reviews
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3.8
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
3.8
69.2%
Recommend this course
27 out of 39 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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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

3.7
306 Reviews (306)

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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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awful

Pro shop wouldn’t dispatch a golf cart to the bag drop area and said we had to carry our bags through the main entrance to the staging area.. Course had a tournament, which the pro shop never informed us of , resulting in us playing the front nine twice because of the back nine gridlock. The pro shop attendant wouldn’t give us a rain check without asking the course manager who was texted and refused. This resulted in us playing the front nine again. The course isn’t a 4 star as advertised, more like a 1 Star, poor greens, fairways and bunkers that wouldn’t be suitable for a cat litter box! Awful, Awful, Awful

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Would have been nice if they told you cart path only when you make the time

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ehh...ok.

It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great either. The course itself needs some serious maintaining. The cart paths were horrible. Value for the price...I'd say $10-$15 less and it would have all matched up.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Cart paths 4 wheel drive only

No starter available. Other clubs in golf cart without notifying either player. No announcement of which group is up? Self service?

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice coarse

The coarse design was perfect. Had everything you wanted in hole variations. The conditions were ok. The greens were PERFECT. There were some sparse spots throughout but it was due to time of year. Overall great experience.

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

Green surprise

The course is a B+ , with a so-so rating on everything but the greens which are in A+ condition!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
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
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough very rough

Rough all dirt and patchy dried out grass with a lot of cart damage. Fairways patchy in areas but playable, greens in excellent shape considering the drought stricken areas.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a Great Experience

Painted Desert is always a great time. The staff is friendly and helpful. I really enjoy playing here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good layout

Hole for hole painted is a good course they just never seem to have it in great condition while most courses in town have grass everywhere painted has a patch here and a patch there. Hate to see it in the fall. Still using mats on the range is a sign that someone doesn't know what they're doing???

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tight fairways

Good layout but grass not full ,greens are good ! Tee boxes are rough !

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

No frills

Had I not used a rewards coupon, I would have felt that I paid too much. Parking lot was small and I could see it filling up if they got busy, I liked that it had alot of trees to provide shade. As with most courses, no electric vehicle parking and no one staffing the bag drop. The staff was cordial but terse.

My booking did not include range balls so I wasted $10 on a large bucket only to find it was mats only. Those mats have seen some mileage. The practice green was well maintained and an accurate reflection of all 18 on the course.

After I warmed up I had to track down the starter, to get a cart. The cart had no GPS and the pro shop had no yardage book.. luckily the course was wide and flat. I didnt have any blind approach shots, and the layout is range finder friendly. The cart comes with ice, but there are signs that all food and beverage must be purchased on site.

I'm not a fan of backyard golf (playing through backyards of house-lined fairways) but this course layout was wide and flat and very forgiving if you tend to slice towards houses. Chances are you will find your ball.

The fairways and greens were well maintained, but the fairways of 9 and 18 were littered with range balls, which is infuriating if you play yellow or white balls. It wouldn't take much effort to clean those up twice a day. The bunkers need a couple more rakes.

I played by myself so there were no pace of play issues and I saw the beverage cart twice in 3.5 hours.

Overall I got what I paid for, but nothing more.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Poor service

Pro shop attendant was not helpful or friendly. Gave no guidance on cart management and directed me to a starter who wasn’t there. I lost a head cover on the course and when asked if anyone had turned one in was told no . Only to find out from the group behind us that in fact two were turned in. I am extremely disappointed in the staff. On a bright note the restaurant/bar was great and the servers were excellent.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not the best value in Vegas

Not big fan of this course. Hated the idea that any shot just off the rough was in rocks and gravel. My clubs cost too much to think that I they might get scratch up on a course that I was playing for my first and only time.
Also thought the course was overpriced given its condition.. decent course layout very average condition. $95 was $30 too expensive for this golf course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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