Desert Dunes Golf Club is host of the Desert Dunes Classic on the Canadian Tour.
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3.4
1366 Reviews (1366)
5 Stars
277
4 Stars
623
3 Stars
286
2 Stars
97
1 Stars
83
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
71.0%
Recommend this course
1056 out of 1366 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.2
74 Reviews (74)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
71.6%
Recommend this course
53 out of 74 reviews
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3.4
155 Reviews (155)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
69.7%
Recommend this course
108 out of 155 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
1366 Reviews (1366)

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
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Not Covid Friendly

They never mention we have to pay $10 bucks for separate golf cart until we got there. Covid protocols not being met. They Say they don't have enough carts but they do if you pay extra? When We finished there was only 30 cars in parking lot. Not much for a Sunday. The bunkers filled water and mud. Won't be going back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Got's potential

The course is a fun course, but no upkeep and poor signs to a new player? It was worth the $25, but not anything else. The staff was very friendly though and accomodating.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/07/2020

Hi there! We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Desert Dunes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great value

Course is in better condition than reviews say. Fairways have some bald spots but greens good. 2 some in under 3hrs.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Hi Halo62. 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.

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Potential to be very good course...

Played all 18 (75yo) in very hot weather...fairways are a little rough/dry in some areas. Relatively long walks from cart path to green on some holes. Will probably play again when the weather cools down. Very picturesque golf course, just minutes away from home.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/13/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout

I like this course ‘ challenging holes ‘ need to stay out of the desert if you want to score well’ staff was friendly and the cart girl was doing a great job making sure everyone was being served and well taken care of, I will play this course again,,,,,

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/13/2020

Thank you for your review, Parman21. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Desert Dunes Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Self Distancing

Couldn’t have found a better way to self distance than go out alone at Desert Dunes, it felt like my own private golf club. Covid has hit this place like many others around the world, but this is the 3rd time I’ve been here in a month & can really see some improvements, maintenance staff was out working on different holes, few areas need to be mowed but 85% of the fairways were nice, greens a bit hard today but again, it’s a work in progress. Staff is always super nice every time I’ve been here. I played in 3 hours cruising around the course sometimes hitting more than one shot. The price is perfect for Summer Desert Golf go early & get out before the Heat comes. I do suggest bringing water & snacks for the time being there is no F&B to be had due to Covid.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

surprising fun--again

the layout is great, the gold's are a 130 slope and i like a challenge, the greens are in good shape, and the views are quite wonderful. one can only imagine this course in its prime as a u.s. open qualifying course. overgrown tee boxes, not nearly enough sand in the bunkers, lots of bald spots, nothing approaching a cushy lie, a two club wind. meh! i still had a blast. i've played this course a dozen times and only three or four rounds have been what i would call "windy." so it's not in great shape. the greens are good and that's all your really need. my high handicap wife had a blast, too!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Scenic course.

Difficult course. Very scenic. No ice or cold water at club house. Bottled water was luke warm at best. Temperature 116 for the day..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hi wesenbej. We appreciate you leaving a review and your feedback is noted. We look forward to having you back at Desert Dunes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Round

Played with three really good guys. The course is in rough shape, though the greens were good. The course needs more water and more care. Some of the tee boxes looked more like rough. Though for $18 you can't expect much more.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hello u000003649279. 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!

Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Hello, Mario2884795. 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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dump for a GC

Course is in bad shape, more weeds than grass,.. great layout, it could be so much better if they watered and cared for the course.. it reminds me of the course in Tin Cup.. Wish they would manage this course better, but as it sits today, I’m not coming back...

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/28/2020

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we are working towards getting things up to par. Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course, poor conditions

One of my favorite courses in the Coachella Valley for years. Unfortunately, it's not in great shape. Greens are ok, but fairways and areas around greens are dry or poorly maintained. Today, it was very slow with wind, conditions and slow play. I'll be back, but not soon.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Windy Fun

It's usually windy in the area so this was okay, course in good condition. Couple tee boxes needed mowing, greens in good shape. Enjoyed my round will play again soon...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Come...if you just like to play

i'm a 9-index. i've played here a dozen times, sometimes in perfect conditions, often in windy conditions, once in 45-mph winds. i've always had a good time. the reviews that trash the amenities and conditions are basically accurate. HOWEVER, the layout is really very good (they used to play some big time tourneys here), the greens are in quite good shape, and if you like to play it's usually a great bang for your buck. what's a bunch of weeds on the tee box or on the fairway?! i've had a good time every time.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Decent conditions

Coming out of corona, it was a pleasure to play the course. Like the layout and the challenge. Greens were in good condition. Several fairways were punched with the plugs littered on the fairway. Enjoyed the round, but have seen the course in better conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/02/2020

Hi u782251525! 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!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Memorial Day

One of our all time favorite courses.
We drive over an hour to get there.
Unfortunately the course is in real bad shape.
The greens were fine and no problem.
There were weeds growing on some of the tee boxes.
The drive way at the drop off was littered with weeds.
Fairways not in good shape.
I have never reviewed anything in my life so I hope you understand that this has been a special place to me and my family.
The course needs money and if the owner doesn’t have any please sell it to someone who does.
Of course golf is always fun and so was our day.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/11/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Desert Dunes Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a shame

Let’s start with this...showed up 30 minutes before my tee time (6am), gate was locked. Feed off 20 minutes late. Golf course was in absolute shambles. I’ve played absolutely everywhere in the desert and this was in the worst shape of anything I’ve ever seen. No amenities on the course at all, water, cart girl, etc..I understand covid-19 and all but holy crap I wouldn’t send my worst enemy to this course. I felt like they should’ve payed me to play it....and I’m not good. It’s a shame too because it had potential, but it looks like it needs an infusion of several million to make it DO NOT GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/14/2020

Hi u678634463. 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 seriously 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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