Desert Willow Golf Resort (Mountain View course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Desert Willow Golf Resort (Mountain View course) Est. 1998

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Desert Willow Golf Resort (Mountain View course): Two wonderfully scenic, challenging and beautifully laid out championship courses await the visiting golfer at Desert Willow. The Firecliff and Mountain View courses, sharing much in common with each other, can stand alongside any of the top-name courses in the Palm Springs/Desert area. The Mountain View course roams its way over a large expanse of gently undulating desert terrain, with plenty of stylish bunkering built into mounds along the fairways and protecting the small and mischievously sloping greens. Beyond the generally good-width fairways and more clinging first cut of rough, the swathes of desert terrain are attractively adorned with all manner of indigenous flowering shrubs and cactus. A few of the drives will look rather tight, especially on a first outing, with the menacing bunkering, occasional water hazards and large sandy-waste areas clearly in view. Among many excellent golf holes, the very attractive par-4 6th brings water into play for the first time, while palm trees around the green give it a classical palm desert look. The closing par-5 18th is perhaps the most testing hole, with water threatening from the tee, again on the second shot and alongside the front-left edge of the green. Real estate is scarcely seen from the course, with most of the holes framed by fabulous mountain scenery, and desert vistas closer at hand. As the name implies, mountain views are one of this course's principal attractions; another is the elegance of Hurdzan's layout, deftly complementing its often rugged desert surroundings.

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Making Contact

Desert Willow Golf Resort
38995 Desert Willow Drive,
Palm Desert, California 92260
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 320 3323 (toll free)
Pro Shop   +1 (760) 346 7060
Fax

 

Email  
Website   www.desertwillow.com
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Golf Pro
 
Darrell Souza (Director of Golf)
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Academy
 
The Palm Desert Golf Academy at Desert Willow Golf Resort
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Desert-style.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb and some longish green-to-tee distances.
 
Surroundings: Desert environment.
 
Designer: Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and John Cook
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6913 6128 5040
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.4 69.8 68.9
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Firecliff course (7056 yards from back-tees)
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How2Get There?

8 miles SE of Palm Springs
From I-10 between Thousand Palms and Indio, take the Cook Street exit and follow Cook Street south. After 2 miles turn right onto Country Club Drive. After o.3 miles, at traffic lights, turn right into Desert Willow Drive.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-Jan thru' April): $185 (all days). Golf cart included. Reduced sunrise and twilight rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance (up to 60 days ahead permitted).
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Other Information
Non-metal spikes preferred. Golf carts (fitted with GPS) compulsory.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The golf facilities at Desert Willow could easily be mistaken for those of a top-quality private club, although they are in fact owned by the City of Palm Desert. The courses are operated as a public golf facility by Kemper Sports. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, Kemper Sports has a broad portfolio of approximately 75 public-access and private courses under management, spanning the United States, Puerto Rico and Latin America. In the portfolio are such gems as Bandon Dunes, Chambers Bay and Desert Willow.

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Location

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Latitude: (33.766363)
Longitude: (-116.366833)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa AAA 4-Diamonds
74855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, California 92260
+1 (760) 341 2211
www.marriott.com

The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort offers a lush exotic oasis amid pristine open desert. The Resort has two 18-hole golf courses, and also offers discounted Stay & Play packages for play on other neighbouring courses, including Desert Willow (on the other side of Country Club Drive). Spa facilities, 4 signature restaurants, a high-energy nightclub, sparkling pools, shopping and much more all feature at the Desert Springs Resort.

Golf at this hotel Desert Springs (Palm and Valley courses)
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Golf within 5 miles Desert Willow; Shadow Ridge; Mission Hills; Desert Falls; Classic Club; Indian Wells Resort; Indian Wells CC.
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Golf within 20 miles Desert Dunes; Cimarron; Tahquitz Creek; SilverRock; PGA West; Heritage Palms; Terra Lago; Eagle Falls; Bighorn; La Quinta Resort; Trilogy at La Quinta; Quarry at La Quinta.
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Courtyard by Marriott - Palm Desert 
74895 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, California 92211
+1 (760) 776 4150
www.marriott.com

This Courtyard by Marriott hotel is located in Palm Desert with views of the magnificent Santa Rosa Mountains. With Desert Willow Golf Resort a half mile away and on-site tennis courts, you don't need to travel far to find excellent outdoor sports facilities. Stay & Play packages with discounted green fees are available at the Desert Willow golf courses.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Desert Willow; Classic Club; Shadow Ridge; Mission Hills; Desert Springs; Desert Falls.
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Golf within 20 miles Desert Dunes; Cimarron; Tahquitz Creek; SilverRock; PGA West; Indian Wells Resort; Indian Wells CC; Heritage Palms; Terra Lago; Eagle Falls; Bighorn; La Quinta Resort; Trilogy at La Quinta; Quarry at La Quinta.
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