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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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A championship test

I played the Mountain Course in April (2017). The course was in excellent shape and provided a solid test. Both courses are carved out of the desert and sit below the normal land... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Palo Alto, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet pool not well supervised with screaming kids and adults, only one security person on staff for the whole property and unable to come to Quiet Pool in a timely manner, room not made after having left at 10 am and returning at 2:00, and no manager available to get on the phone. Property is nice but they need to... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I played the Mountain Course in April (2017). The course was in excellent shape and provided a solid test. Both courses are carved out of the desert and sit below the normal land level. Thus, you have the fairways sloping up on the sides on most holes, which is visually great. At first glance, the Mountain View appeared tight, but... More 

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Mt. Woodson, Ramona, CA
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Played the Firecliff course with my son-in-law on Good Friday 2017 in beautiful conditions, brilliant sunshine, with the backdrop of the magnificent snow-covered San Jacinto mountains. At $112 a round, including free use of the pracitice range, it was a fair value for peak season (Easter week and Coachella music festival). The course is in impeccable condition with fairways like... More 

Calgary, Alberta
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

These are two of the best golf courses you will find in the Palm Desert area. Excellent service at check in and everyone we encounter if friendly and very professional. Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch or late afternoon appetizers after golf. Excellent food and service.

Thank yelobird
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent golf facilities , professional staff,great food . Why can't uk golf clubs be like this one.just need to get an espresso machine

Thank Geoffrey S
Buffalo, New York
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

once or twice a month, they host an evening of music and dining under the stars on the patio. Wonderful event. Food was very good, atmosphere was excellent, and music was fun.

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Beverly Hills, California
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200 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Really boring large portions of bland food for really boring crowd. Expensive low quality food. Great view. RESTAURANT: C Food quality C Value A Ambiance A Location C People B Staff B Service A Scene A Decor CLEAN OR DIRTY: B Utensils C Table (dirty placemats) B Glassware B Bathrooms

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60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Hubby and I had a lesson with Joe K. He was a very good teacher able to individualize advice and techniques, all with great sense of humor. Beautiful location.

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Calgary, AB
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151 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This golf course is stunning with lush green fairways and lovely landscaping all around. The pin placement on many of the holes were really a challenge! Well worth the $138 green fee.

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Mukilteo, Washington
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46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

From start to finish, this course provided us with a positive experience! Staff were pleasant, helpful, and accommodating. The practice area had ample room and 2 putting areas. We played Firecliff and the course was a bit more forgiving than what I had anticipated. I believe all levels of play would enjoy this course. While the round took 5 hours,... More 


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