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3.8
411 Reviews (411)
5 Stars
102
4 Stars
201
3 Stars
69
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
76.3%
Recommend this course
331 out of 411 reviews
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3.9
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.6%
Recommend this course
56 out of 67 reviews
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3.9
100 Reviews (100)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
80.0%
Recommend this course
80 out of 100 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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
411 Reviews (411)

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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Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friendly staff

Maria at the bar was superb. Food was great. General manager Bryan went out of his way to greet me and make sure all was good. Great day at Painted Desert

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasant round

Beautiful day greatpacd of play on a well groomed course with excellent greens

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fairway and greens in excellent shape. Paired up with locals who had great attitudes! Staff at bar was the best!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place to play

Very nice place. Friendly staff. Good value. Course is in great shape! I love the greens there

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/05/2020

Hi Jimtak. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Painted Desert Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great experience

Very nice place. Friendly staff. Course in great shape. Greens very nice. Great value! Will defiantly play here again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0

Are you open... At all.

This is a review of the communication with the course as I haven’t played it yet. I live close and will use this as a practice facility to hit a quick bucket of balls when I don’t have a lot of time. This morning I tried to call to find out if they were open from the over-seeding and the phone just rings and rings and rings and rings. I would expect that they would have some sort of answering service at least saying hey we’re still closed for over-seeding. “We open ...”

Also, their website is not updated as to the over-seeding schedule. At least from what I could see on my phone through the Arcis advertisement. The website does link to their Facebook and Twitter. Besides being an excellent place to find right wing conspiracy theories this would be a good place that you could quickly and easily post the schedule for over-seeding and when you’re going to be open and closed. Theirs has not been touched since July 3.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

poor course conditions

Painted desert was in very poor condition. there was no grass on the fairways and the tee boxes were almost unsafe to play because there was no grass and we constantly getting sprayed with the sprinkler system when were teeing off.. we were not told about the reseeding process they were doing. normally the course is in pretty good shape. However to pay full price for a course the is pretty much unplayable from the fairway is unacceptable.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not in good shape.

Staff is great, clubhouse and amenities are good, greens are in good condition. Tee boxes and fairways are in bad shape. looks like there getting ready to do there over seeding.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course desperately needs a renovation. The cart paths are terrible to say the least I have bruises on my hip from the cart paths. They also need bathrooms centrally located. The course is going into the reseed phase so maybe it will be better after that. There was no starter on a Sunday which shocked me so we just started ourselves.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dry

Course is about burned up on fairways. Almost no grass.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Always a fun course

I really enjoy this desert course. But it is brutal if you don't stay on the grass. A few fairways are NARROW with houses hugging the fairways. When the grass stops, the native hard desert takes over. I am playing nearly near clubs. I soured a very pretty 6 iron hitting off the hard surface. But the course is a true desert course. There is a good mix of risk reward short holes and some bomber holes. Fun course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course, will be back soon.

Found a great deal on Golfnow and decided to give this course a try. Upon arrival easy to find clubhouse, friendly started welcomed me to the course. When walking into clubhouse was greeted with another warm welcome and check in was fast. Gave me a huge bucket to practice and personally showed me where 1st tee, and driving range were located. Course was great! Some cartpaths that need serious repair besides that, you will love this course. Live in Henderson but would drive anyday to Painted Desert. These guys have it right!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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