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3.8
367 Reviews (367)
5 Stars
91
4 Stars
178
3 Stars
63
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
77.0%
Recommend this course
296 out of 367 reviews
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3.9
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
79.5%
Recommend this course
35 out of 44 reviews
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3.8
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
76.6%
Recommend this course
59 out of 77 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
367 Reviews (367)

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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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent pace of play.

Enjoyed this course...pace of play was excellent and the greens were in great shape. I’ll definitely be back to Painted Desert.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful desert gem.

Played here today and was impressed with the quality of the course. The gems were very playable ands divot free. The fairways cut exactly from hole to hole, the rough very forgiving. You really couldn't ask for a nicer chose to play. Breezed thru 18 in about 3 hours 15 minutes. Incredible.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rye guy review

Course played well. Pace of play was good in the AM. Greens need rolled, ball hops a bit on longer putts, good overall speed. Fairway and tee boxes were in good shape.

I'd rate this course a 4.5 if the cart paths weren't such a mess. I'm sure it would be expensive but long over due in many places on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good news/bad news

Bad news first, range balls are absolutely terrible, no pop can’t even see the dimples on the range balls they’re so old. Such a Rady practice range.
Good news staff is very friendly, pace is excellent, fairways in good condition. I have played all over Las Vegas during this. Our golf course is re-opening, painted desert has the best greens, roll good and consistent, if you hit a good shotTo the green you will be rewarded with the ball bites and stays on the green. The greens are soft, but fast and consistent, right now best greens in the valley.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout.

Played in the am and had no problems with anything or anyone. The staff is fantastic, the course is in great shape and the layout is awesome. Some difficult holes and some GO for it holes. Pace of play was awesome. Finished in just under four holes. For the price the value is worth every dollar.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Course puts a premium on accuracy. Consequently playing time can be a bit slow if player’s are searching for stray balls. Tees and greens were great. A few worn spots in the fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Longggggg

Staff was very friendly....Course was in good shape...Pin placements were not very good.....Would play again and would recommend to others

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course is in good shape. the greens are in excellent condition. Would recommend this course.Plus they have driving range.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Value and conditions made a it a great time!

I’ve played on this course before. I liked it then. But, given the times we are in. The value was too hard to miss. But, regardless of the price there was no difference in conditions of the course. I would play more if they keep the prices low. Take advantage and support golf. Well done with, taking actions with covid19 - the club is well prepared.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

the good and the bad

rarely does anything but the course condition and playing time have anything to do with how much fun you have on a golf course... the lack of maintenance on the gulf past that you have to drive on this course is atrocious! There are spots that if you aren't watching you could seriously hurt yourself! One bump on the par-5 on the back actually threw my drink completely out of the golf cart! It's surely a lawsuit waiting to happen on one part 3 it's literally like a V facing straight up in the air that you have to drive over! It's a joke

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course and challenging

I had a great round of golf at this course and will be back to play again. I may purchase the Prine Membership asap to play this course all the time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

In good shape

Had a good round. Course is in good condition and play wasn’t to slow

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

3hr 15 min round -- Awesome !

The course was a bit busy but we still managed a 3hr 15min round. Not all the workers that we were in contact with verbally were wearing masks. I don't know why. There was a cart girl (not wearing any mask ). The course was in good shape with the greens a bit sandy but still fast and held the ball too. I would definitely play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Very Good!

We enjoyed playing at Painted Desert!
The staff was professional and caring, and solid employees.
The course is in good shape, the greens are soft and feel nice under your feet as you walk on them! The fairwas, rough, and tee boxes are all very green and well kept. There are some very challenging holes, yet there is always a smart way to avoid trouble and make par or better!
I look forward to playing Painted Desert again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were in great shape cart paths were In bad shape. They need a lot of concrete work. Still a fun course to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Will be making one of my regular courses

Course was in excellent/good condition if you stay in or just off the fairways, greens and traps were in excellent shape. Course not too difficult but was very fun to play. Price was right (GN hot deal).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 82
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens are rolling well!!!

Painted has implemented a new cup which doesn't allow the ball to go in the cup and once you get used to it this makes you more aggressive and makes the game more fun, Plus the greens are in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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