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Desert Willow Golf Resort

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Address: 38995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1674
Phone Number: +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 Venue

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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248 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank scott19810
San Antonio, Texas
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883 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 567 helpful votes
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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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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

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Olney, Maryland
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

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 surrounding mountains are outstanding. Conditions and views were better than at the Marriott Shadow Ridge (also a very nice course).

Thank hollanderc
Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

What a great course and amazing staff. Shoutout to Brett and Jackson in the pro shop who where friendly and welcoming each and everyday!!! all staff we dealt with were just fantastic!!The course itself play's very friendly and challenging on each hole. I was very surprised to find out its a city course. Very nice it's right next door to... More 

Thank Darryl F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Played both courses the Mountain and Firecliff - both excellent. Great condition brilliant views and a fair test. The clubhouse food is very good.

Thank derek c
Palm Springs, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Golf course is really amazing. Really worth to visit it. However, the staff is providing medium service, marshall is non existent, we were playing behind 4 men who played extremely slow. We asked if they could let us pass but there was straight answer "No". Players are allowed to have parties, scream and drink whisky on the golf course. Nobody... More 

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Jodi S, Guest Relations Manager at Desert Willow Golf Resort, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your experience with slow play and poor golf etiquette. We’d appreciate you contacting our Head Professional, Ryan Szydlowski, so that he can address your concerns. He can best be reached at rszydlowski@desertwillow.com. We appreciate your time and apologize that your round at Desert Willow wasn’t exceptional. More 

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