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4.1
106 Reviews (106)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
94.7%
Recommend this course
99 out of 106 reviews
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4.1
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 17 reviews
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4.3
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
42 out of 42 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Style Desert/Traditional
Par 72
Length 6800 yards
Slope 119
Rating 71.8
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Desert Hills Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1973
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Forrest Richardson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Fivesomes Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt, no cut-offs, denim ok.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.1
106 Reviews (106)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 6
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7
Near the Airport 6

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Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The virus

The course looks like it may have Covid 19 .
The shutdown has affected maintenance. The course is still in good playing condition but getting a little rough around the edges . It appears that they’ve let the greens get long and lush to protect them from the summer heat . I prefer slower greens so it works for me .

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Continuing state of awesomeness

This course continues to be the best course in Yuma, There are nicer courses out there but not in this town, the fairways look like carpet and the greens are flat and smooth, the green speed is a little slower than normal, prolly around a 8-9. Its walking only and there are self serve pull carts sitting there by the club house door, sand trap rule is pull the ball out of the trap and place no closer to the hole and the cups are inverted so the ball just barely drops in and do not remove flag rule applies.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day for golf

The course was in good shape for AZ. Check in was a breeze. We started on time and were not held up playing. Had a wonderful round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Yuma golf

Course is in great condition after recent rains in the area. Good pace for a busy afternoon. Greens putt very true IF you get the read right !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Always enjoy playing this course. Some par 4's play like a 5, but great. Beer is a touch pricey oh well

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very forgiving

Wide play area, fairways are green and hard, lots of roll, not much divot. Greens near perfect, flat and fast enough for most players, longest course in Yuma, second in condition only to Mesa Del Sol. Best price around, carts are old but work.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Carts old, no windshields ,80 % missing cooler lids,could not go more than 5 mpr mph in carts,half the t boxes in bad shape,could not take cart to car,overall just old ..hear city took over and spending very little. Can't find a premium course in Yuma. Got to go to Phoenix for that it seems. Too bad.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golfing Desert Hills

It was a wonderful day, we were only % minutes late teeing off & the pace was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golfing Desert Hills

Great day to golf, course is in good shape, great staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very forgiving but slow

Hard fairways, nice greens, no Rangers that push pace, best part is almost no out of bounds :)

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value, best public course in Yuma

This course gets a lot of play, the greens are perfect, smooth and fast enough, the fairways are starting to get hard in early Febuary and that makes for good runout but harder to hit off of. The pace can be 4.5 to 5 hours this time of year. They do have Rangers but they never get out of their carts because it's their buddies that are playing slow. So patients is required but that is all over in Yuma.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

First time playing a desert course in a long time. went out as a 5 sum.Only 3 of us after 9.

I called about club rentals before paying for round. I was told $30. When I got there it was $35. Kinda wonder if they wanted to make up the difference between Golf Now and walk up prices. Just wondering. Will play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Course In Town

Course has length, elevation changes, water hazards, sand traps and trees. I like challenges. Fairways and greens are in great shape. Some areas off the fairway are a little beat up and tee boxes are in bad shape. I like that this course offers a walking rate as I like to walk. Walking, we have played in 3 hours 10 minutes to 4.5 hours. Beer cart on course 7 days a week. Bar and restaurant with outdoor seating. Driving range, chipping areas, and 3 practice green areas.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best in Yuma

This is the best course in Yuma by far the greens are absolutely perfect and fast enough fairways or rye grass and beautiful, it's in the best shape in 5 years Carts are old but dependable

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The hills

This is a great course. Staff are always friendly. Course is in great shape

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Course

Fairways in great shape..Rough a bit trampled down and sparse ,tough to hit off..Pace of play great tee off 12:48 finished 4 k....Tee boxes good ..Overall course in great shape....No problem with pre pay Golfnow...Had to pay for range balls .$5 for 30..$8 for 60 balls..grass tees on range excellent shape..We will play this course again..For the money this course is a real bargain..Although there are some tough up hill shots on par 4s you can get there..the greens were all in great shape about 9-10 on the steep..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
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
Previously Played

Desert hills

We are snowbirds from Canada staying in Yuma. This is our favourite course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

GPS wrong

I use a Garmin with the Golf App. Even though I downloaded the course to my smartwatch it never tracked our movement down the fairways. Many holes were wrong. It would show a Par 3 for a Par 5.
Playing this course for the first time was very difficult even for our golfer with 45+ years experience and 6 handicap.
Very surprised at the hills in a primarily flat agricultural city.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

First Round in Yuma

Course was in good condition but fairways seemed soft in areas. Winds were challenging but what can you do. A lot of back and forth parallel fairways so hitting it straight is important. Staff very friendly. We started on back 9 but when we made the turn, groups were being sent out on the front. Sorted it out quickly and jumped the queue. Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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