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3.7
592 Reviews (592)
5 Stars
109
4 Stars
245
3 Stars
152
2 Stars
56
1 Stars
30
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
85.2%
Recommend this course
482 out of 592 reviews
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3.7
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.9%
Recommend this course
58 out of 70 reviews
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3.8
212 Reviews (212)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
97
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.3%
Recommend this course
183 out of 212 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert/Traditional/Executive
Par 65
Length 4029 yards
Slope 88
Rating 59.8

Located in Mesa, Desert Sand Golf Course is an executive length course with a short layout that is most suitable for beginners, but it is also a good place for golfers of all skill levels to work on their short game skills. Due to its flat terrain, the course is easy to walk with few elevation changes. The greens are remarkably fast and water hazards come into play on five holes. There are also sand bunkers scattered throughout the course. The Desert Sand Golf Course facility offers a chipping area and putting green and it is also home to a golf school.

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Course Details

Year Built 1969
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Snyder (1969)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted None
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim ok.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.7
592 Reviews (592)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 32
Water Hazards 11
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 35
Locals 29
Beginners 28
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 27
In the 'Burbs 12
Worth the Drive 6

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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Getting better after overseeding

Another week and greens should be great. Also fairways should be cut shorter. With overseeding, course is solid.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Hello, edenstr. Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at Desert Sands Golf Course. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

lw

Good course recently reopened after over seeding. Cart path only forced me to do more walking, which I need.
I play here frequently. Older golfer started at age 74.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/25/2021

RGAD2450E40F287904EB, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Desert Sands Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Thick greens!

Played with a nice father and son, had a great time! They over seeded, so the greens were pretty long. Full backswing to get the ball to the hole. Lol

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Hi, Paul5Aces. Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you had enjoyed your time at Desert Sands Golf Course, and pride ourselves on delivering the best experience possible.

We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Bang for the Buck

I've played this course frequently. I don't play often and this is the type of course you go to to "relearn" the game. Conditions were great! They have taken great care of the fairways and greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 10/22/2021

Your feedback is important to us, skassmir. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Desert Sands Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable round,

Wish we woukd have known it was cart path only (seeding) as we would have waited to play it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/20/2021

Hello, evrgreen. Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Desert Sands Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great easy vourse

Just over seeded and in excellent shape. Looking forward to fast greens and no cart path only!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/19/2021

Thanks so much for the great review, rvxtc4us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing Desert Sands Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/19/2021

Hi, lmwakefield. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Desert Sands Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/19/2021

Thank you for reviewing us, u314162289265. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Desert Sands Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad all around

I've played here before, it's not great but cheap but it's awful. Slow, all dirt and sand. Manager was a jerk

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/05/2021

Hello, u314161116451. Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for your recent experience. We're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied during your round. We are working to improve conditions, and we hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thanks for choosing Desert Sands Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 107
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Skinned! Don't look for grass anytime soon.

This course is always mowed tight, but there was barely any grass on fairways or greens. One of the residents yelled from her patio "Didn't they tell you that the back 9 was closed? Surprise, surprise! We played the front 9 twice so that wasn't a problem, but it will be a while before you see any grass on this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 10/04/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon!

Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Desert sands

No flags on back nine. I assume the back nine was closed but no one said anything. So j quit after 12 holes.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/01/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, gfusher1. We're sorry about the confusion during your round. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Desert Sands Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Commented on 10/01/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, gfusher1. We're sorry about the confusion during your round. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Desert Sands Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/21/2021

Hello, u000001460531. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Desert Sands Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

For the price let’s go

For the price it was a no brainer to try out the course. However you get what you pay for. Staff were excellent and amenities were fine. But the course was dry dead grass and dirt piles in the middle of the fairways with lots of weeds. I lost 2 balls after hitting into the middle of the fairway because they disappeared into the weeds and we couldn’t find them.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/16/2021

Hello, u314161060193. Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Desert Sands Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not well maintained

There were a lot of areas that were not well maintained. I understand that this is the off season, so somewhat understandable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/08/2021

Hi, Mark9079387. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Desert Sands Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hi, u000001998600. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Best for the money!

The staff was very nice and friendly. We’ll return for sure!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hello, valszuniga. Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at Desert Sands Golf Course. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hi, u314162144088. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Desert Sands Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Good value for summer pricing

For the price of the hot deal booking it's a great value for practice. Seemed like there's no separate fairway, all mowed to the same length and a lot of weed grass on every hole. 2 tee boxes were temp areas and the greens were very long, closer to fringe length than traditional green length. They played VERY slow. For how short the coarse is, the greens are tiny. Definitely forces you to be accurate. I got a lot of practice chipping this round.
As long as the value pricing stays, ill come back.
Added a pic of a birdie put

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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Commented on 08/31/2021

Hello, ma11rats. Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope to see you again soon. Thank you for choosing Desert Sands Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/23/2021

Hello u101843877. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Fun track, but greens are HAIRY long

Overall, this course is a great little exec when short on time or wanting to practice short irons. Rating would be better but the greens are like the first cut of rough they are so long and not mowed. I get there has been rain, but it appears they don't have the staff to mow as all other courses are normal conditions. You aren't really putting, more like croquet striking. Once the greens get mowed back down, they'll be great as they are lush for summer conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Hello, Breon1a54. Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Desert Sands Golf Course.

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