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3.5
1239 Reviews (1239)
5 Stars
262
4 Stars
571
3 Stars
251
2 Stars
87
1 Stars
68
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
73.3%
Recommend this course
966 out of 1239 reviews
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3.3
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
69.7%
Recommend this course
46 out of 66 reviews
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3.3
150 Reviews (150)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
50
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
67.3%
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101 out of 150 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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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
1239 Reviews (1239)

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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Moderate level course

The Desert Dunes course is a nice one that allows moderate players some forgiveness. The pace was not governed well today and it took us 5 hrs for the 18 holes

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/28/2020

Thank you for your review, u123933018. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Desert Dunes Golf Course. We apologize for the slow round, we will also take note and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
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 Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/28/2020

Hi patdelano. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout that needs more sand in bunkers.

Very well designed course that as been neglected for awhile. Weeds here and there in rough. Very tight lies on thin fairways. Many well placed bunkers. However, no sand in the many bunkers l found myself in today. Ironic, in that the course is built in an area of natural sand dunes. Bunkers were hard pan, several had standing water and muddy lies. Sand wedge just bounces behind ball without digging in. So....if you are going to play here....stay out of the bunkers. Greens and tees were good.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/28/2020

Hello LangCascade. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Enjoyable round

Paired up with another 2 some. Good challenging course. Good variety. Greens were different than what we play on at home in Oregon, seemed sandy vs grassy. Descent pace of play with a 1:00 tee time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 01/28/2020

Thank you for your review, Sonia1747048. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Desert Dunes Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Has poor maintenance

Fairways are pretty sparse , bunkers require a lot of work, green conditions are great, overall rating 6 out of 10

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Summer condition

This fairways are normal for the summer time my carpet is better to play of from and the green s are sanded ask for five dollars more and water the fairways = nice place

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/17/2020

Hi, Sweess! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/17/2020

Hello, bigpoppatee. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 01/13/2020

Hi Sooie. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course in poor shape

We golfed this course one year ago and it has gone downhill since then. Bunkers rocky and hard, greens inconsistent, fairways sparse in areas. It is a shame as this is a beautifully laid out scenic courses

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

Not the most eye appealing desert but a great track.
Everything in front of you not tricked up as expected with Trent Jones jjr courses wind is the courses
Defense all greens open in front to enable all kind
Of wind shots

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/13/2020

Thank you for your review, u549940732. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Desert Dunes Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/13/2020

Hi u000005936222. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

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

Great views of the mountains - Lousy course

Other than the views of the mountains, stay away from this course. So many better, well maintained courses in the valley.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/13/2020

Hi, u000006269814. 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. Thanks for visiting Desert Dunes Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overrated

Poorly maintained course. Sand traps were dirt with casual water. No signage or course maps.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/02/2020

Hi u314159746625! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Really enjoyed this course. Layout was great, tough, but fair. Greens were very tough to putt on. Views were incredible. Would play here again in a heartbeat.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/02/2020

Hi u00000106865. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not best shape

I wanted to love this course because a friend recommended it to me, but she hadn’t played it for a while and other people were telling me it had gotten run down. I think it’s a great track. Challenging but fair. I didn’t have my A game, not even my C game and didn’t break 100. Some shots are very intimidating. The fairways are not lush and the greens are choppy in a lot of spots. I’m a first time tourist down here and this was the worst conditions of the four courses I played. It was also 50 bucks as opposed to 70 bucks. I like that it’s not condominium Golf and hope it will come back to a great course one of these days.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/02/2020

Hello u721763037. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Track

Set away fro the Coachella Valley hustle and bustle, Desert Dunes provides some of the most memorable golf holes you will play in the valley.

Amidst the thick desert brush, DD meanders the great condition fairways tees and greens in a very quiet setting, gving you a variety of options to strategize each hole, DD greens have lots of contour and depth. Approaching the wrong area of the green will give you some really ugly and long putts. Giant bunkers, some large enough to bury a Greyhound bus, become annoying and placed perfectly from the tee and on approach. If you are not confident from the sand then take extra precautions or, dont play there at all.

Fairways are very wide.st dont miss them or you may be adding shots on the day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/02/2020

Hi tripolirt. 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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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/27/2019

Hi u081052002. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

the bunkers need better and cleaner sand, but otherwise provide a great challenge for my group

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/27/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us u079355996. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to having you back again soon. Desert Dunes Golf Course thanks you!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/18/2019

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Rasweems! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Desert Dunes Golf Course!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too windy

It was too windy and couldn’t play
So it was not worthwhile to play this course

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/18/2019

Hi whjung50. 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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