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3.5
1176 Reviews (1176)
5 Stars
257
4 Stars
544
3 Stars
230
2 Stars
81
1 Stars
64
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
73.4%
Recommend this course
922 out of 1176 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.3
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
65.8%
Recommend this course
48 out of 73 reviews
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3.4
151 Reviews (151)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
58
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
67.5%
Recommend this course
102 out of 151 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6876 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.2
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Desert Dunes Golf Club - Robert Trent Jones Jr
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6876 yards 74.2 136
Gold 72 6614 yards 73.0 133
White 72 6205 yards 71.1 128
White (W) 72 6205 yards 77.0 139
White (W) 72 6205 yards 77.0 139
Silver 72 5359 yards 66.9 115
Silver (W) 72 5359 yards 72.2 129
Scorecard for Desert Dunes Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.2/136 544 417 334 406 176 375 398 181 546 3377 386 357 382 586 192 431 530 192 443 3499 6876
Gold M: 73.0/133 517 386 328 394 167 349 390 171 536 3238 376 346 365 576 184 411 517 187 414 3376 6614
White M: 71.1/128 W: 77.0/139 503 366 305 367 141 338 363 162 518 3063 349 321 333 530 164 397 484 166 398 3142 6205
Silver M: 66.9/115 W: 72.2/129 459 287 254 322 119 315 308 104 466 2634 297 279 296 492 126 318 443 131 343 2725 5359
Handicap 7 1 13 9 17 11 3 15 5 8 14 12 6 18 4 10 16 2
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 9 13 7 17 11 5 15 1 10 14 12 4 18 6 8 16 2

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1989) Donald Knott (1989) Gary Linn (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No

Reviews

3.5
1176 Reviews (1176)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 60
19th Hole Scenic Views 42
Patio Dining 27
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 144
Undulating Greens 131
Thick Rough 68
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 129
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 95
Locals 85
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 101
Worth the Drive 90
Near the Airport 71

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3.0
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Too much waiting

I like this course. Fun and challenging layout. Staff is friendly. Pace of play on a Sunday morning at 7:15 was horrible though. Got through the first two holes fine then ran into a 5 minute wait for every shot after that. Quit after 9.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented On 08/15/2019

Hi, u506564761. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We are glad to see that you enjoy the course, staff and the layout. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 08/08/2019

Thank you for your review, jcrounse. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/15/2019

Hello, sebypark. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 07/15/2019

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Much better than I expected!

Great Layout! Ok so it’s a little dry in some spots and they could provide some more shade around course but that’s my only complaint. If you keep in the fairways your generally going to get a nice lie to hit from. The green are great and roll true. The wind we dealt with that day really made things interesting. I look forward to playing it again soon!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 07/23/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes to some of the dry spots you mentioned. Thanks for visiting Desert Dunes Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

Below Average

Maintenance was poor, rundown club house and pro shop. Not at all what I expected, looks as though this course is hardly operating or on its last leg.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 07/09/2019

Hello, ga1268434667. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great Value

Course was in good shape, considering it’s summer desert conditions. Fairways in the center were fine, some of the sides were a bit sparse. Greens were good.
Played as a twosome in about 3 hours 15 minutes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/01/2019

Hi HyperGonz69. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 06/20/2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

POOR SHAPE

First time I've played this course in the summer. Greens and tee boxes very dry. I understand it's hot in the summer but they should do some course maintenance.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 06/13/2019

Hi dbkus. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Too much wind.

Course dry in spots but greens in good shape. I didn't play every hole due to the very strong winds but when the weather is nice (no wind) it is a very enjoyable course. Unfortunately in the last year for me it's been windy and I check the weather report before setting a tee time. Next time I try the course it will be July - August. However there were players flailing away in which I give them credit for being dedicated.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 05/30/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Desert Dunes Golf Course thanks you!

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

ok

The course was not in great shape. It could use some water. Also there are no markers telling you what Hole you are on.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from Desert Dunes Golf Course on 05/28/2019:
Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course for the first time. Your feedback is much appreciated. We hope you'll consider giving us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Desert Dunes Golf Course on 05/15/2019:
Thanks for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course! Your 4-star rating is much appreciated. Come back soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout, needs some TLC

I recall playing Desert Dunes 15 or 20 years ago when it was a hidden gem in the Valley. So I was excited to go back and see it again. It’s hard to be critical when paying $25 for a weekend morning tee time. But it was sad to see the state of the facility compared to what I remembered. The greens and tee boxes were okay, but the rest of the course has not been kept up. And the clubhouse and range are barely serviceable. The bunkers are overgrown and have little sand in them. It feels like a small investment could return a magnificent layout to its former standards. But it’s not there right now. Oh, and the wind howled which is not unusual there. There is value to be had playing Desert Dunes, but temper your expectations if you do.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from Desert Dunes Golf Course on 05/06/2019:
Thank you for coming to play Desert Dunes Golf Course again after all these years, Jeff. We're sorry to hear if we didn't quite meet your expectations but we hope you'll consider giving us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Desert Dunes Golf Course on 05/06/2019:
Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course! We appreciate your kind words regarding the layout. Come back soon!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I've always liked this course. This time they hadn't mowed the grass on the rough, there were tassels on the grass. Greens were in good shape.I was disapointed from what I usually get.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Response from Desert Dunes Golf Course on 04/29/2019:
Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course. We're glad to hear you've always liked playing our course. We're sorry to hear if we didn't meet your expectations this time around but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dried up and dying

This place looks more like a municipal course running out of money. Sad, overgrown unkempt clubhouse. Big sign out front - NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGE - then they don't have anything available to purchase. Thank you very little. There is so much other, better golf in the valley, give up if can't do a good job of it.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Response from Desert Dunes Golf Course on 04/29/2019:
Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course for the first time. Your feedback is very important to us and we hope you'll consider giving us another try in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun

Course has a great layout. Greens in perfect condition, well maintained fairways and tee boxes. Traps, and there are plenty of them, were horrible. Very little sand and wet, which is a bad combination. No way to competently play out. Was maybe the most wind I’ve ever played in, but that’s out of their control. No staffing outside of pro shop and range was ok.

I’d play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Desert Dunes Golf Course on 04/29/2019:
Thank you for joining us here at Desert Dunes Golf Course for the first time. We appreciate your kind words regarding the layout and overall course conditions. Your feedback about the bunkers is also very important to us so thank you for sharing. We look forward to you joining us for another round soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value, get out early

Teed off around 730. They let me go out solo which I appreciate. Greens were very slow. Course was in good condition. Cart paths ended after about 100 yards. I didn’t care, but some might want to know.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Response from Desert Dunes Golf Course on 04/29/2019:
Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course! Sounds like we made a good first impression. Nothing better than cruising around the course with an early tee time. Come back soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Desert Dunes Golf Course on 04/29/2019:
Thanks for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course, Steve! Your 4-star overall rating is much appreciated. Come back soon!
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Desert Dunes Golf Course on 04/29/2019:
Thanks for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course! Your 4-star rating is much appreciated. Come back soon!
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