Painted Desert Golf Club
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."
|Middle (W)||72||6269 yards||75.9||131|
|Forward (W)||72||5647 yards||72.2||126|
|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|
Lovely view from the tee. As I said, Visually intimidating. Photo submitted by Pixmanvegas on 10/04/2016
Houses constantly in view Photo submitted by u000001366249 on 03/07/2015
Photo submitted by wjdeanjr on 06/11/2013
Hole #4 Photo submitted by null on 03/28/2013
I actually birdied this short par 4 ... now my favorite hole! Photo submitted by Wally4 on 02/01/2013
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
Would have been nice if they told you cart path only when you make the time
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.
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?
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.
The course is a B+ , with a so-so rating on everything but the greens which are in A+ condition!
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.
Always a Great Experience
Painted Desert is always a great time. The staff is friendly and helpful. I really enjoy playing here.
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???
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.