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Desert Canyon Golf Resort

Chelan, WA
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Very scenic for a resort

We have been to Desert Canyon for golf several times. It's a challenging course with many holes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brian B
Peoria, Arizona
Ignorant Customer Service

We had a large private party enjoying the mini-golf course. This is a beautiful spot and should... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked second-best golf course in Washington by Golf Digest.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
3 weeks ago
“Very scenic for a resort”
11 Sep 2016
“A great test of your golf game”
Chelan, WA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Desert Canyon for golf several times. It's a challenging course with many holes looking down onto the Columbia river. The staff always made us feel welcome and eager to make our visit memorable. You won't want to walk this course. The...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We had a large private party enjoying the mini-golf course. This is a beautiful spot and should have been a lot of fun for everyone. We drove up to the "Wheelchair accessible" parking spots to find a landscape vehicle parked in the white-lined area. This...More

1  Thank snowball369
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We just played here twice with 4 groups. Course was in good shape and greens were running fast. I really enjoyed the big 600 yard par 5 heading down the hill towards the river. I hit driver, 3 hybrid and driver again to get it...More

Thank Derek W
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I've played here approximately 6-8 times and have never been disappointed. The course is fantastic with incredible views! It's really nice also, to finish your round and already be at your hotel. It's not the Four Seasons but it's perfect for Orondo.

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 11 August 2015

My wife and I visited Chelan WA recently with plans to play golf at Gamble Sands up the road in Brewster. We had some free time on our arrival day so we took a chance on the Desert Canyon course and were pleasantly surprised ....More

1  Thank RWalsh14
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Desert Canyon golf course (in Orondo, not Chelan) is definitely in the discussion for best golf course in Central Washington. Multiple tee boxes offer varied length, angle, and elevation. The layout is spectacular with rolling, well manicured fairways and greens. This course can challenge you...More

Thank A3Efam
Reviewed 22 June 2015

I have not been back to Desert Canyon since 2004 but it looks beautiful and the course was just as I remembered it. Stunning views from all the holes and they are going to upgrade the hotel property again. More houses have been built including...More

Thank Blondedawg
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Stayed there in Sept.and although the golf course was fine,the accommodations need some upkeep. Hot tub/spa not working with a foot of old stinky water. Also the pool out of order and dirty. Fire alarm beeped until we just unhooked it since new batteries didn't...More

1  Thank LeelowRegina_Canada
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

The course is in great condition and fairly priced for the quality of the experience. The views are incredible and the course is fair but challenging -- move up a tee if winds are high. This course is easily in the top 5 in the...More

Thank MarkChristopher
Reviewed 21 August 2014

The manicured fairways and well-maintained greens cut a beautiful swath through this challenging, desert course. But that's the nicest thing I can say about it. There are too many blind shots (at least from the blue tees) without much guidance as to where to aim...More

2  Thank GerritA12
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