Desert Dunes Golf Club is host of the Desert Dunes Classic on the Canadian Tour.
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3.4
1380 Reviews (1380)
5 Stars
279
4 Stars
631
3 Stars
290
2 Stars
97
1 Stars
83
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
71.7%
Recommend this course
1069 out of 1380 reviews
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3.4
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
75.9%
Recommend this course
63 out of 83 reviews
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3.4
167 Reviews (167)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
74
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
72.5%
Recommend this course
121 out of 167 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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Reviews

3.4
1380 Reviews (1380)

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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Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dunes

The course was not as I remembered it from years ago. The entry to the club was average, trees not pruned. Covid is happening so no surprise there was no one at the bag drop.
This is a target desert course with platform greens and the carts have no gps. That is ok, I am used to that. At least there are 150 and 100 yard markers.
The greens and fairways are not too well taken care of.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Design

When the wind is not blowing hard, this course is a delight to play. The green have had a tough summer but still roll pure.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day and an almost private course

Great day but sad not to see a few more people, course was in fantastic shape should be packed again once Covid is over. We always try and squeeze this one in every time we’re down.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is a good course with beautiful mountain views and some scenic holes.

Since playing the course last year, the greens have had considerable damage. Also, certain areas on the fairways and in the rough were not being maintained to acceptable conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Crazy Winds

The weather changed from being in the 90s on Firday to the 60s on Saturday. The wind coming in from the west end of the valley were ridiculous. Gusts were over 40 mph according to the weather channel. Ball kept moving on the greens. The staff informed me that this happens often, especially when there is a shift in the weather. No weather warnings on their website. Winds were so strong that I could not steady my 280lbs body. Paid for 18 and gave up after 9.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Run down

Due to a lack of upkeep, this course is in terrible condition. Upon your arrival, it becomes apparent that the the property has not been maintained. Then you get on the course and the fairways and greens are in terrible conditions. I am not being picky, this was probably a great court at some point, but purely due to upkeep, it has fallen to a sorry state. The layout is great and there are some fun holes and the greens are fun, but there is no break whatsoever because the greens are so slow. Only play here if you get a bargain and you know what you are getting into.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 65
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in poor shape. Greens had been sanded heavily and fairways need more over seeding and sometime to fill in.
Early in season but rate charged for play is too high for course condition

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value for the money

We were greeted promptly and even started our round early. Not all greens were perfect but it is the end of the summer. Overall the course was in really good shape. The Staff was very friendly and helpful for first timers to this course. I would recommend this course to my friends.
Cheers, Rick Thomas

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

I enjoyed my round and would consider playing again. However, its mainly because fee is reasonable and there were very few players on course.
Greens have some bad sores, fairways are missing some maintenance and bunkers are mediocre.
Deck for post round drinks is very pleasant, but small, so I can imagine it being full on busier days.
Staff was pleasant. Shop was very badly stocked.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fair

The course is rounding into good shape. Still a month away from having nice fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good test

I have played Desert Dunes several times. It is often windy, and it was for our round on 10/27/2020, but not for 10/28/2020. I always enjoy playing this course, even though it usually kicks my butt. I played it better on the 28th than on the 27th, partly due to lack of wind and partly (probably) due to the fact that it was my 3rd day of golf in a row. The course is in pretty good shape right now. It is not a manicured country club course, but it is fair. There are some sketchy spots in the fairways, but overall they are good. The greens were in great shape and the ball rolled true. Even so, they will get your attention. It is not a long course from the white tees, which is where I played from both days. I am 77, and a good drive for me might be between 190 and 220. The fairways are on the generous side, but if you miss them, you can be in deep rough or impenetrable desert brush. I think it is Robert Trent Jones course. If I am right, it is probably junior rather than senior. Either way, with either RTJ there is usually a bailout, and that is the case here. That means if you don't want to try to fly it over a hazard, there is usually a safe place to lay up or play around it. This makes it playable for most players. If you don't like wind, you should check the weather before coming out here, but that is probably true of most of the courses in the area. In fact we played The S at Rancho Mirage three times on this trip, and one day it was just as windy as the windy day at Desert Dunes, and since it is surrounded by trees, there was a great deal of debris flying around and scattered around the fairways and greens. Even on windy days this is not an issue at Desert Dunes, but the wind will definitely affect the games of most golfers. All that said, I love the course and will play it again if I get a chance.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Par4scott

While visiting the course over the last several weekends, despite the periodic mild winds the course was nice for the low cost to play. One thing quite disturbing was I noticed the beverage girl by the name of shawndra took cash from her customer and stash it in her pocket. I told one of the cart barn fellas they need to keep an eye on her. I left the course feeling unsettled about the poor management over the beverage cart staff. Off to another course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

A little windy but fun and interesting layout!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Classic Robert Trent Jones Course

The grass and grounds need work. Has potential...

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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