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3.8
328 Reviews (328)
5 Stars
83
4 Stars
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3 Stars
57
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
74.1%
Recommend this course
264 out of 328 reviews
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3.8
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.9
69.7%
Recommend this course
23 out of 33 reviews
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3.7
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
3.8
66.0%
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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

3.8
328 Reviews (328)

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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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Nice golf course

Hdcp. 0: The golf course was in good shape. Speed of greens were good and they were in good shape but they were very firm. Fairways over seeded and gave you decent lies. Good layout, narrow fairways and a good test of golf. Staff were very nice although the pro shop failed to tell us they were starting groups on the 10th tee and there was no starter which the shop staff didn’t seem to know either. All in all I would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Painted Desert

Just a horrible experience. They did not have the correct tee time from Golf now. Luckily I had the confirmation. They did not have enough carts so we had to wait for a cart. The cart we got ran out of charge on the 3rd hole. Tried to call pro shop but went immediately to voicemail and the mail box was full. No Marshals on the course. A guy running a money raising event for the military on # 8 gave us his cart or we would not have gotten a cart after #9. Our rate included a meal but the kitchen was closed. It seemed like the entire staff was frustrated with Management. No starter at the tee box. The round took. 6 hours as the the course was over booked. The biggest issue was not being able to get a hold of anyone. What if there was a medical emergency?

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

This course is usually well maintained but when I played today it couldn’t have been in worse conditions. Horrible pace of play and tree limbs on the ground all over the place very disappointing

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Really nice course

This course it’s a really a nice one to use your driver. Plenty of space and the course condition was really good. Staff was friendly and definitely will be coming back.

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

A fair challenge for any golfer. I really like that the fairways have a marker at 150 yards. It helps with my aim.
I will be back!!

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

Fun and challenging

We chose this course from golf now Vegas courses offered and we really enjoyed it. Really interesting layout and you were forced to manage your misses.
Not a long course and not the great big wide fairways, so you actually have to golf. We were treated great and will definitely be back again.

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
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

corrections to course review

this course was in great condition especially the greens. The greens that I had referred to that needed work was for another course that I got mixed up with this one. These greens you could hardly find a ball mark do to the great grass conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

course needs to improve green conditions.

The greens were marginal, due to the laziness of golfers not fixing ball marks. Some of the problem is the soil condition which allows for big deep ball marks to be made.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The paint is peeling off at this course...

This course seems to be a local hangout with little golf etiquette. Two people playing with one set of clubs and we had to wait and wait and wait. No Marshall in sight. The fairways are ok but badly maintained on either side = no second cut or rough just clay and bumps. Paid $ 75.00 for a 2pm tee time - totally overpaid. Dave in the shop was very apologetic and very polite. Too bad that his great manners didn’t match our experience.
Vegas has better courses for less money!

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

Painted

Nice course/ layout. The golf course is terrific and in good shape. Love it. Now, the bad part. Terrible pace of play. No Marshall’s on course. Only saw the cart team twice in five hours. On course restroom facilities locked and not available. The cart paths are so damaged and broken, they are dangerous, somebody’s gonna roll a cart and get hurt on those.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

I’d play this course again

Thoroughly enjoyed this course. A good test with excellent greens. Thought the tees were a little scruffy but didn’t spoil the day.

And the best news is we started at 11.40 and went round in under 4 hours and we called someone through!
The course has some excellent par threes and good par fives.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Only issue

The cart paths are in dire need of repair. That was the only issue we had with this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Short course. Place your shots well or you'll be hitting off stones and gravel

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
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 Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
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
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