Golf courses California Palm Desert Desert Willow Golf Resort, Firecliff

Desert Willow Golf Resort, Firecliff

38-995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, California, 92260
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(760) 346-7060
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About Desert Willow Golf Resort, Firecliff

Desert Willow Golf Resort is a 36 hole public golf facility located in Palm Desert, California. The facility offers two championship golf courses, The Firecliff Course and The Mountain View Course.

The golf courses were designed by the team of Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry. 
 

The Firecliff Course

Firecliff measures 7,056 yards and is a true test of skill where golfers must negotiate their way around extensive natural areas, over 100 bunkers, and numerous water features.

The Mountain View Course

One of the more resort type southern California golf courses is Mountain View with wider fairways and limited desert waste areas. But don’t be deceived; Mountain View, plays to 6,913 yards and is rated just slightly less difficult than Firecliff. With more forgiving fairways, 98 well-placed bunkers, sloping greens and seven water features, Mountain View will challege all skill levels.

This course has been ranked 17 times
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Sherman Oaks, CA

$101 (cart included), played on Friday, January 2018 at 7:30 AM

This is a very scenic design. Great condition, excellent greens, tough to read and hard to judge speed. The Fairways are pretty generous. The second shot is the key to this course. The back tees are just at 7,000 yards. This course is challenging for all levels. Great Clubhouse with a super restaurant overlooking the 9th and 18th holes. I enjoyed the course and will be playing it again soon. The only detraction is that the bunkers were over filled with very soft sand.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 029087
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West Sayville, NY

$21 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2013 at 6am

Great course-Great pro shop-Great staff

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 021059
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La Grange, IL

$126 (cart included), played on Sunday, October 2011 at 8am

Diffcult to provide a good assessment as when I played, it was just a week or two before the course would be shut down for winter reseeding. As such, conditions of the fairways and greens was not what they would typically be from what I have heard. I did enjoy the layout and the scenery was great, and the course provided plenty of challenges. I would love to play it again whne in top condition.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 016486
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Denver, CO

$76 (cart included), played on Wednesday, October 2011 at noon

Played behind group of women pros, who were very deliberate and slow, apparenly practicing for event to follow. Very nice course with tees appropriate for skill set and challenge desired. Would gladly play again, but with better pace of play not a distraction from course.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 016432
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Palm Desert, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Wednesday, November 2010 at 10am

Desert Willow is as good as any golf facility in the Palm Springs area. It ranks better than any of the PGA West courses or any of the exclusive private country clubs in the area. Best time to play is first thing in the morning. Views are fantastic and you can hear the coyotes howling!

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 012349
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Simi Valley, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Saturday, June 2010 at 8am

Have played here the last 6 years, and is one of the highlights of our Palm Springs Area sojourn.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 012340
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Santa Clarita, CA

$101 (cart included), played on Saturday, September 2010 at 6am

A true gem of the desert. Firecliff is my number one rated course in the Palm Springs/Palm Desert area. It's a "must play" in the springtime. When the flowers are all in bloom, you would swear that someone sprinkled the fairways with skittles...

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 012163
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Blossom Valley, CA

$126 (cart included), played on Saturday, February 2009 at noon

A bit too tricked up. Greens were not in very good condition.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 012117
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Manhattan Beach, CA

$61 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2010 at 6am

They don't mow the greens. Third time I played and I get a different excuse eash time. I was told the manager Darryl has been told many times and doesn't care. If you are a 30 handicap or a scratch golfer, it is nice to have the ball roll. STAY AWAY.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
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Rank ID # : 012051
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Issaquah, WA

$46 (cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2010 at 6am

We love this course and play it often however it is expensive for your guest.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 011986
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Dana Point, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2009 at 6am

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 007586
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Palm Desert, DC

Member (cart included), played on Wednesday, January 2009 at 8am

Has a Country Club feeling about it.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 006002
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Carlsbad, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Friday, September 2008 at 2pm

Great experience, played on a 110 deg afternoon so hydration is a must. Course water in great shape, greens were a bit slow (time of year)but held their line. Would highly recommend.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 004603
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Fresno, CA

$31 (cart included), played on Monday, June 2008 at noon

The Firecliff course (one of two fine courses) was in excellent condition considering the desert weather, 100+ degrees! The staff is very friendly, including the marshall who is out there with chilled-mango-scented towels. There is also a great summer deal $85 - unlimited golf + lunch!

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 004282
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Pleasanton, CA

Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Wednesday, April 2008 at noon

Consistently ranked as one of the ten best courses in the state and it lived up to it. Fantastic challenge with 140+ bunkers and shot strategy needed every hole. GREAT staff -- very kind people. We had a bachelor party there and they took good care of us. Practice facilities are top notch

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 003828
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Glendora, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Saturday, June 2008 at 6am

Challenging course in excellent shape despite extremely hot weather. Courteous staff, worked with our group of 44, providing a shotgun start.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 003415
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Sumas, WA

$41 (cart included), played on Saturday, September 2007 at 2pm

great muni !!!

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Worse than average course for the area, Average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 001184
4.4/5
Based on 17 reviews
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