Painted Dunes Desert Golf Club - East/West Course

4.0083333333 4.0 stars from 5 (22)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6925 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6925 yards 72.7 134
Blue 72 6479 yards 70.9 129
White 72 6148 yards 69.4 124
Gold 72 5701 yards 67.6 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 22 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

20 out of 22 reviews


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"In General"


rafalexloperez's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape. Fairways are good and greens are in excellent condition.

Course rangers need to help with the pace of play.

There was a couple of five-somes in front of us and was really slow. Round lasted 5+ hours


Pace of Play: Poor

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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course routinely has been a well maintained, challenging place to play."


Keith5876890's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was very impressed with the greens condition. Noticeably firm and very well maintained. Always enjoy playing Painted Dunes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very challenging from the tips."


u052490346's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course plays very well from the tips. Greens are always in great shape. Fairways are well maintained. Enjoy the courteous and friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


K2Freeman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best courses in the Las Cruces / El Paso area Will definitely go back to play the south course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Avoid the league times"


coyote75's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was looking forward to experiencing some good desert golf while I was in town, so I had high hopes. Unfortunately, there were 4 groups who went out in front of me and they were all part of a league. As such, they refused to let me play through and the pro shop staff acted like nothing could be done. The course itself was in ok shape, but not quite what I expected for the money. The greens were nice but the fairways were a mix of burned spots and overwatered swamp. I eventually joined a threesome of locals who were very nice in sharing course knowledge.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"will definitely play it again"


chrus1601358's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Enjoyed it. Worth the drive from Las Cruces


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great, fun, challenging, views"


lr121998's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great mixes of hole length, fairways shapes and hardiness of the green


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"the golf course is in good condition"


u569358724's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the golf course is in good condition.<br/> the greens are fast and in good conditions.<br/> tees box are in good condition.<br/> stay out of the desert.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"had a great time"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great value has a great time a must play fora experienced golfer


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"So nice"


Daniel6905159's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were so amazing and smooth and when you thought it would brake they would. The fairway was nice and open the rough was thick in spots and not so bad in others I loved this course and can't wait to go back to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Love GPS in a cart!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice, well maintained golf course with rolling hills that aren't too tough to walk. Greens always run true and 3 9's allow a variety of options. Desert area is clean enough to see wayward shots from the cart path. Challenging holes but many very forgiving fairways. Nice staff. Driving range needs work.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great staff & great value"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had some time to kill after a meeting and booked this last minute. Rental clubs were excellent, staff was very friendly and cut us a great deal. Well maintained and the greens rolled well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bad first time playing here"


callowaa's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/28/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

Rude people and not willing to work with customers... will not be playing here again


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Painted Dunes is a very good place to play if you get a chance to play.I"


solco's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/3/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played Painted Dunes many times before, but this time with your discount it was "Great". I will tell all my friends about Golf Now. Thank You.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has 3 9 hole courses that you can play in any combination and all are challenging but fun."


u000006932151's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/13/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has a great layout, as well as some great views. It requires you to play straight and keep on fairways or risk being in the desert or in bunkers or at the bottoms of hills for difficult approach chips or flop shots. The staff was very friendly, an everything was well maintained. The driving range was good to hit off of, but there were no yardage markers to help gage distance. Overall it is a great golf course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"not yet the course they want"


bigbearbob's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/4/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course has everything but water-we just played first week of april and it doesn't look like things will get better this summer-staff,clubhouse,design,drivingrange,cart girl are all great-course is drying up-someday will be on your hit list


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The course has difficult pin locations on sloping greens."


rdn6713's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/21/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course is in fact in the middle of the desert. As a recreational golfer, I do not have the shot making skills required to conquer tee to greens. A wayward shot will in all likelihood be lost in the desert brush, so bring extra balls, or lie in one of many bunkers. Of course if you're lucky when out looking for your missed drive, you'll find someone else's lost shot. There are no trees. Being out in the desert on the eastside of the Franklin Mountain range, there is a tendency for excessive winds on occasion and definitely summer heat which although dry will be in the high 90's or single digit 100's. Bring water. Have fun, keep smiling, and shoot straight...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course design is OK, but maintenance keeps it a goat track."


SkeezyWeezle's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/31/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After reading descriptions about this course online, I must say I wasn't sure what to expect. I saw both positive and negative reviews. After playing however, I can say this, the course is not worth the effort. It is on the far north side of El Paso. The views are few at best. The course has an average layout. A couple of classic hole designs. The maintenance and general condition of the course were not good. I will give a nod to winter and the dormant grass. I can't however overlook the patchy fairways, some covered in dirt from the dirt blowing across them from the open desert. The 2 types of grass on the greens that made putting a very bumpy ride and the large sections of the course that were just bare dirt, not to mention the bunkers filled with a mix of sand and pea gravel. The practice facility was lacking at best. There were no targets or even distance marks to practice to. The one bright spot that I will point out is that the clubhouse is well maintained and has a pleasant look on the inside.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Overall good experience."


troop6's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/8/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were perfect, fairways cloud be a bit more closely mown.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




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