Desert Willow Golf Resort, Palm Desert

Categories: Golf Courses, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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  • 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 ...  read more »
  • 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 
  • We played on a relatively cool (low 90s) Tuesday afternoon. The course was not busy and we played as a twosome. We finished in 3-1/2 hours. The conditions were excellent, and the views or the surround...  read more »
  • We have been to this restaurant before and we were looking forward to coming back. I'm giving two stars because the view is amazing, the food presentation is excellent, and the food tasted fantastic. The issue today, one member in our party is diabetic, one elderly. We were hungry. We waited over an hour for our food and it was over a half an hour for our order to be taken. The restaurant was not overly busy.
  • The Mountainview course was magnificent! And quite the relief after the playing on the Stadium Course at PGA West yesterday! Playable while still being a bit of a challenge. Outstanding conditions!
  • I always play here when I visit. Both courses are excellent with good greens. Very nice restaurant/bar area outside & the service is pretty good. The staff is friendly. If I had any complaints it would be, that for the price you're paying in March, you shouldn't have to deal with maintenance crews all day. They are polite but it still interferes with play. We played both courses in one day & they were omnipresent......all day. I understand the work involved to maintain a course, but it could be planned much better. This was not an issue at any of the other courses we played in the PS area, & I remember dealing with this the last time @ DW. Also, as long as you're going to have these guys out there, how about conditioning the bunkers? They are hard pan & don't appear to have been worked on for quite a while.
  • Both courses are alot of fun to play. I like the courses, and they were in good shape this year. Unfortunately, management needs to offer their employees a customer service course, so their service equates to the price they charge. Our 4sum had a 1pm Thursday tee time on Firecliff. We checked into the pro shop and they gave me a cart key but didn't offer any explanation of what we would experience. 1) Driving range closed at 12:30pm. In fact, I had 3 more balls to hit and the maintenance person came over and took them right in front of me. 2) Stopped for a mid-afternoon snack at the turn, and everything was closed. 3) Message came up on the GPS screen that no one could use the clubhouse (no 19th hole) after the round, since they had an event. 4) Bev cart also closed early. Had all of these things been explained up-front, we would have planned our afternoon accordingly.
  • We played the Firecliff course. Top notch course!!! Fairways were in perfect condition! It was so lush green out there! Greens were great too, not terribly slow and not blazing fast. They said it was difficult, but actually shot low. Would have had my best score if I didn't kill myself on 2 holes. I was hitting it straight all day though. Fairways are wide open. I'd say it's forgiving. A couple dog legs. There are a lot of hills, traps and water hazards, bit o was lucky not to get in many of them. I'm definitely coming back to try Mountain View.
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