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Desert Willow Golf Resort

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Address: 38995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1674
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+1 760-346-0015

Varied elevations and unique water features have been carefully...

Varied elevations and unique water features have been carefully incorporated into the indigenous desert landscape at this prestigious Coachella Valley course.

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Nice course.

Played here last year and made it a point to play here again. We did have to wait on our tee time due to frost. Play pace was on time and course was in great shape. Either... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Played here last year and made it a point to play here again. We did have to wait on our tee time due to frost. Play pace was on time and course was in great shape. Either course here is fun and tough at times... maybe I need to stay out of the bunkers.

Thank mfedt
Tervuren, Belgium
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Showed up solo but got placed with three other golfers and had a wonderful time. The golf course was in great shape, staff very helpful, with the marshals came out twice to help the foursome in front of us accelerate their play. Met some very nice people and played some beautiful holes. Strongly recommend.

Thank Hulencourt
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We braved the elements, raining one day but the courses are so green and the grass is awesome. Many, many bunkers on Firecliff, a little tougher than Moutainside. Great views, good pace of play. Was so excited to finally get 2 rounds in there. Would come back, and the view from the restaurant is stunning.

Thank lanzie99
Drumheller, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Desert Willow deserves many accolades because of many things it consistently does right. Organized respectful welcome in the pro shop, followed by a nicely appointed snack bar to get set for the round. A great practice facility and large putting surface until your scheduled tee time. A great starter, and a great track, with water and an ice machine outside... More 

Thank cobilly
Farnham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We are staying in the Embarc resort at Desert Willow and being keen golfers from the UK were keen to play our local course. We booked a tee time of 12noon from the UK on the Firecliff course, the other Desert Willow Course, Mountain View, being closed for maintenance. We were assured that there would be plenty of time to... More 

Thank Tigertim53
Port Coquitlam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

After a breathtaking 18 holes of golf on this beautifully manicured course we had lunch on the patio. Service was excellent and food superb. I went for the burger. Huge patty with lots of trimmings. And then accompanied by a huge portion of delicious fries. Great spot.

Thank Goldwingman
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The staff in the pro shop and on course are very welcoming and helpful. The course is challenging enough for a range of skill levels. Some great par 3's

Thank Deb N
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The course was not in great shape. We played the Mountain course at 8:30AM on a Tuesday morning. We told the starter we had played Indian Wells the day before and he said "their greens are better but our course is just as good." Um...not even close. Indian Wells was beautiful and in great shape. Desert Willow was not in... More 

Thank scott19810
San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had an early Tee Time at 6:55 AM on a beautiful Sunday morning. This is a well-designed golf course and there is a lot of well-maintained areas, however, since it's also a Muni, they have set up a foot golf course on top of the normal course. There are multiple flags on all holes with multiple teeing areas. This... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

First course we played on a 7 day trip from the UK, as per with most courses service from staff excellent. Found the greens a bit slow

Thank sfh13

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