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4.6
690 Reviews (690)
5 Stars
498
4 Stars
143
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
94.0%
Recommend this course
649 out of 690 reviews
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4.7
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.4%
Recommend this course
37 out of 38 reviews
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4.6
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.2%
Recommend this course
82 out of 88 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7056 yards
Slope 141
Rating 74.1
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Desert Willow Golf Resort - Firecliff
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1997) John Cook Dana Fry (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
690 Reviews (690)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Patio Dining 8
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 16
Water Hazards 13
Undulating Greens 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
A Weekend Splurge 11
Advanced Golfers 11
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 11
Worth the Drive 11
Convenient to the City 10

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good track

My only issue, is closing the dinner and bar at 5 pm, makes no sense, always open in prior years…we like to dine at the course after playing…

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Unreal

What a gem. One of the top courses I’ve ever played. Conditions just immaculate. Can’t wait to come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Great course!

What a pleasure to play this course again! I have played a bunch of very good courses this month but this one was in impeccable condition! The fairways were so firm that it was easy to get good backspin on wedge shots.
I liked the greens- challenging but fair. Once you got the speed of them you could really score.

I say all of this in comparison to one of my favorite courses, the PGAWest Mountain course which is an unplayable mess right now - mud pits from past flooding, greens as hard as rock, closed range, no gps or ball washers - what a real disappointment!
Save your money and go play Firecliff!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

WOW!

This is one of the most aesthetically pleasing courses I’ve ever played
The numerous sand traps complimented by large water hazards all combined to make for a challenging round of golf
The fairways were immaculate and the greens rolled true. The staff was very helpful and friendly
I had a wonderful day

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Saturday Play

Course was excellent as always. Only drawback was condition of the greens. Played late on a Saturday so that explains some of the issue. Overall, great golf course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice, but overpriced

Played Firecliff after overseeding, but I am not dinging it for course conditions. The pace of the round was fine on the front, but slowed down quite a bit on the back nine. Playing with a discounted rate, the course is still overpriced for what you get. I know some must love the place, but location is about all I really like about it. Probably my last time unless I see a really good rate pop up in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very pretty landscaping. The marshaller did a good job ofmoving the slow foursome in front of us.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course - Rushed Play

The course was in excellent condition and was very fun to play. Staff was friendly. Carts had GPS which was great. Carts also had club and ball washers. The only downside was the play felt rushed. We had a late tee time 2:20 and didn't know how many holes we would get through. Even though we were playing well within the 15 minutes per hole alloted, if felt like the people behind us were rushing to see how many holes they could get in. There was a three some behind us, a couple and a single. The single broke off and wanted to play through, so we let him. Then the double behind our foursome was pushing us, so we let them play through. We are average golfers and just don't like the feel of being rushed when we were keeping up with the rate of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Desert Willow Highly Recommended

We are new golfers. The staff was kind and patient. The course was manageable for a beginner. Beautiful landscapes and the carts were nice! Would love to come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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