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3.7
472 Reviews (472)
5 Stars
111
4 Stars
232
3 Stars
78
2 Stars
30
1 Stars
21
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
74.7%
Recommend this course
375 out of 472 reviews
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3.6
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
72.7%
Recommend this course
48 out of 66 reviews
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3.7
128 Reviews (128)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
67
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
78.1%
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100 out of 128 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 6781 yards
Slope 129
Rating 71.8

One of the pioneers in Las Vegas golf, Painted Desert Golf Course is a 1987 Jay Morrish design has golfers shooting at targets in the desert.

Painted Desert has maintained its place in the Sin City golf community through all its changes by putting on an emphasis on course conditioning. Just because your greens are almost two decades old does not mean they cannot be in better shape than many of the new kids on the block.

The desert is the focus here, but Morrish also works in a few lakes as obstacles.

"This golf course is a very friendly layout and you can score here without having a feeling of imminent doom on every hole," John Scappatura said. "We are a bit off of the beaten path, which means that we almost always have availability for tee times. Everyone who does make the trip out here though appreciates our conditioning, the price, and the friendly atmosphere."

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Course Details

Year Built 1987
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jay Morrish (1987)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.7
472 Reviews (472)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Brunch 11
Watching the Game 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 43
Water Hazards 34
Narrow Fairways 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 29
Advanced Golfers 24
Seniors 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 39
Worth the Drive 28
In the 'Burbs 20

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Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Layout Fair
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A little pricy for the course

This is a typical community course. Decent layout, fair condition. Green is not rolled so it is a little bumpy and on the slower side.. if you can play for less than $60 it would be good value. For listed price of $100+ for out-of-towners, you could find better deals elsewhere.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Painted fun

Nice place with very friendly staff. Course runs through homes an d is tight. Course in good shape. No gps in carts and yardage markers were almost impossible to find. Greens were good. A lot desert as part of course so if you were of faraway you were in desert like conditions, rocks and stuff. It is a $75 to $100 course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was good; weather: not so much

Very windy day but, the course was in good shape and played well. Driving range needs help too.
Otherwise a great day of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very slow

5.5 hours of play and didn’t finish last three holes
Slowest round of golf I have ever played

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Day

Good day for play being my first time here. A little confusion with the person getting golfers out on time. Ended up 20 minutes behind on our tee time. Play was slow.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow and other issues

Slow going and no rangers. Also tee boxes are all uneven. Strangest course ever!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Local Course

Great local course. Pace of play was on the slower side. Greens were in fabulous condition

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst tee boxes

Every tee box is uneven. Lots of rough areas of the course too. Some greens are nice, but not all of them. The cart paths are all chewed up, and it’s like off roading while driving down them. Too expensive for the conditions!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Five hour round and okay course

Be warned that there is no ranger or starter on this course. Be prepared for 5+ hour rounds! The staff was fine, course was okay! WAY WAY over priced based on condition of course. Anything over $30 is a rip off to play here, it’s pretty poor! When you go play the courses in the cereal vicinity like Los Prados or even Durango Hills is better than this place and much much cheaper! This is run by one of the lower end course management companies, and it truly shows! Greens are beaten, fairways are also tore up, and not one tee box is flat! It’s a total joke of a course! I’m serious about the tee box’s too. Beware!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Very good conditions

I play this course regularly. The conditions of the grass was the best I’ve seen all winter. Lush fairways and soft greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Painted Desert

The course has a nice challenging layout with nice fairways and greens. Some holes require a straight tee shot. I was pulling many of my tee shots on the back nine and had difficult second shots due to ball locations.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Refund!!

We arrived 30 minutes early. They had a tourn in the am and it delayed all the tee times by 1 hr and 15 minutes. Our tee time was at 12:36 and we did not tee off until 1:40pm. We only got thru 14 holes. Very disappointing!! We are requesting a full or partial refund! Please respond...

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Resident

No carts available which delayed tee time by 30 minutes, no range balls .

Greens not bad, fairways not ideal, cart paths horrible.
Staff very nice

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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