Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort

4.6396000000 4.6 stars from 5 (244)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6913 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6913 yards 73.4 130
Blue 72 6507 yards 71.5 128
White 72 6128 yards 69.8 126
White (W) 72 6128 yards 75.4 139
Gold 72 5573 yards 67.2 121
Gold (W) 72 5573 yards 72.4 134
Red (W) 72 5040 yards 69.6 126

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 244 Reviews
5 stars:
162
4 stars:
64
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

233 out of 243 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Great day"


John3407142's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2019
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I've played all over the world. This was a fantastic golf course. If you travel here, it's a must play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Top notch!"


PrairieBlack's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2019
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Reviewed on

Fabulous course conditions with enough challenge and beauty to make you want to return. Course speed was great!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Heavenly Golf Experience"


u000006496502's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2019
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I have never been to Augusta but I can’t imagine a more beautiful course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disjointed"


kschofield's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2019
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Great condition, but I didn't love the layout. Hard to tell where to hit the drive to have a better entrance into difficult greens. Also not a good flow from one hole to the next - like riding through condo complex to get to next tee.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



Brittsky's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2019
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Play Firecliff"


lmcgeouch's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2019
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Reviewed on

Course winds through vacation properties making for long drives between holes. Greens slope toward water so high approach shots are a must to hold them. Kitchen closed at 6:30 so no food available after the round. Of the 2 courses Play Firecliff.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome experience"


u628299682's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2019
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Reviewed on

Great course! Lots of sand so you have to be strategic with tee shots and approach shots but fairway6snd greens immaculate!!

Staff very friendly and helpful! Experience was fantastic and will add this course to must play list for each trip.

Course extremely beautiful as well!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Rick2184572's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2019
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



esbarton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Lisa8165896's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2019
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Mountain View"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Rode the Purple tees (6507/71.2/128) in 4H, 20 twilight using Forelinx. Paired with Laura, Susan and Emmie, fun group to play with. The weather was clear, fairly calm and around 75.

Playing conditions were excellent bording on immaculate across the board.

The tees were very nice. Lush and level with few divots.

The fairways are lush, firm and really nice to play from.

The rough is lush and mowed down. Good POP rough, not overly penal. Really nice to chip from.

The waste bunkers were firm and not as well maintained as the greenside traps. The greenside traps had good quality sand and were nicely maintained.

The greens putted medium fast and were smooth and firm.

This course would be challenging to walk as numerous tees are a long way from the last green. Customer Service always excellent here from when you drop your clubs off out front to when you pick them up out front. Drink cart out making the rounds several times. Good GPS on carts. Plenty of ice/water stations on the course. The all grass driving range is included and above average. Nice practice chipping area. Highly recommended, very under rated course in the Palm Springs area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect Conditions"


dslehal's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was well maintained, layout was challenging but fun. Greens were fast and lots of break, seemed like all pin locations were difficult. regardless, course was in great shape and was an enjoyable round. Fairways were fair and flat for the most part. Second cut was difficult to hit out of. Clubhouse and practice facility was superb.

For midweek, the course was very busy. We met many locals at the range and they all said tee times are usually booked solid. We had to wait for majority of the holes. playing 2 rounds that day we had to get food to go between rounds.

Worth the visit, would play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful condition, fast greens"


CJW44's avatar
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Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2019
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Reviewed on

First time here, great experience playing as a single with 3 great guys. Outstanding condition, fast rolling greens. Exercise caution on the greens or you’ll be way past all day, chips and putts roll out more than expected. Will definitely return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000001901847's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always love playing this course. Brought some friends for their first time and they loved it also.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Drizzly Day"


u508390809's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2019
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Reviewed on

From start to finish the overall golf experience was acceptional, except for after the rould ee found out the whole club house was cloased for a private event. So missed out soaking in vista view of the course from there outdoor patio and the reason for only a 4 star recommendation for the facility.

Drizzly-foggy day making views of the course limited. Easy to see that great care was made for making a wonderful visual experience though.

Staff at the club house was very attentive and always ready to answer any questions or point you in the right direction. Grounds keepers were always courteous turning off any power equipment if a player was within earshot.

Nice variety of fairways from wide open to sand trap laiden.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Desertgolfer24's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fantastic greens, friendly staff and very accommodating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000005791179's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



bsheehy1968's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good all around golf experience"


Billyzona's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is in great shape. Greens are slower and undulating more than expected. Surprised at double breaking putts.

Friendly staff greets you at the Bag Drop, Pro Shop friendly Starter friendly. Nice driving range.

Staff actually out on course...Ice and water stations , restrooms, are convenient ...cart ladies... I look forward to playing again!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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