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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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Great golf at Desert Willow

Always a great time and round at Desert Willow. The pro shop staff at the check-in desk are always friendly and helpful, especially Eric and Brent The courses are always in good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Dave W
Palm Desert, California
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Palm Desert, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a great time and round at Desert Willow. The pro shop staff at the check-in desk are always friendly and helpful, especially Eric and Brent The courses are always in good condition and the Mountain View is one of my more favorite courses in the Valley. The food and drinks are always good and reasonably priced on the back... More 

Thank Dave W
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Played Firecliff... fabulous and in great condition. Was able to snag a twilight rate, $105...would highly recommend this awesome public course...

Thank saledmonds
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

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.

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Tervuren, Belgium
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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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415 reviews
93 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 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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246 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 

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Port Coquitlam
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269 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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 19 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 

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