Painted Desert Golf Club

3.7609705882 3.8 stars from 5 (239)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6781 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6781 yards 71.8 129
Middle (W) 72 6269 yards 75.9 131
Middle 72 6269 yards 69.9 125
Forward (W) 72 5647 yards 72.2 126

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."

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 239 Reviews
5 stars:
63
4 stars:
116
3 stars:
38
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

198 out of 238 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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Garry6824363's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"more challenging than it looks"


u352086966's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in great shape. Pin placements were in tough spots. The course is more challenging than it's first appearance. I will go back if for no other reason than to re-test myself. I enjoyed the round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course was fun to play"


u765820526's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I greens were fast but fair. The fairways and tee boxes were well maintained.

We played with some locals and had a great time. I recommend


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Course"


Golferdog's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways are in great shape, same with the greens and we finished in under 4 hours. That's how golf should be.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course in the city"


golfbasil's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to play. Some Target golf but fairways are generous enough if you miss them. You can recover. Greens held shots when you hit the green. Putting was a little slow. I would play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004993886's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



mhockers's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



dtrent01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointed in staff"


u1182264's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Staff at the pro shop was not professional. I was early in order to check out lessons and to hit some range balls. I tried to check in twice and he kept telling me to come back later. The second time was 60 minutes ahead of my tee time. He made a reference to me not being a "paying customer" and told me later. I let him know I understood my tee time but if there was any chance of getting off early I'e really appreciate it as 'm a single. He tells me no empty slots. I hang around the shop for 20 minutes or so and then decide to go putt some more. As I go outside I hear the starter talking to a twosome and verifying that they were a twosome. So I go back in and he finally checks me in. Starter then puts me out with that twosome. Come to find out there is another twosome a couple of groups ahead and I could have been out 30 minutes sooner. Exactly when he told me there were no empty slots. No worries, will never be back. Probably 20 rounds with Golf Now and I've never had this kind of a problem. Not sure what his problem was. I was extremely polite and professional the whole time.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"a good challenge"


u352086966's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was recently over-seeded so it was cart path only which is understandable, but it does slow things down a bit. The over-seed went well and the course is and will be in great condition. The greens were currently a bit slow but ran true. I'll will go back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Average course"


uMFEW5033MF's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Liked the layout, but the conditions were not up to what I expected. Lot of weeds in fairways and around the greens. Has potential to be better if they put more effort into maintenance. Enjoyed my round with two locals. No beverage carts either. Good price on GolfNow, but will look for other courses at same price on next visit.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000007236015's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"40 minutes a hole"


nickgus70's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful horse but I believe upon booking around we should be informed that there will be groups is 6 to 8 and think of us and 40 minutes per hole is a little ridiculous and I would really like my money back I was only able to play for holes I have a wedding to go to In October and I'm not sure we would've finished in time


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u4625726's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



tobygraves's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Layout"


u795091684's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in pretty good condition considering it was late in the season before overseeding. The bunkers have some of the best sand to hit out of. My only complaint would be the greens are a pretty bumpy. All & all...it is a great value and look forward to my next round .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The course has nice layout"


taramarie's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I was a little disappointed in the shape of the fairways. They were rough and plenty of bald areas. If your ball goes in the ruff it is usually buried due to the grass is not cut well. I liked the layout, but the course needs some TLC. Since I got a hot deal with golf now. The price was right. The staff was friendly and nice clubhouse.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"A Little Disapointed"


Usernamealready's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of play was great for our foursome. We were unhappy with the conditions of the course. The fringe was a mess of weeds instead of grass. It looks like they're having problems with the fringe. We did think the greens were in good condition. The fairways are not what Painted Desert used to be. In the future we will not consider Painted Desert in our top selections.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"What is going on here?"


Hoosier74's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I've played this course hundreds of times and usually enjoy playing here. This is the worst condition the course has ever been in, crab grass everywhere including the greens, dead spots everywhere also. Weeds are everywhere, the golf course is an absolute mess. The great maintenance has disappeared, which is sad! I hope they get it back to normal, but it is going to take some serious TLC.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent Experience"


u000004390002's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, would not know your in Vegas less the heat!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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