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3.8
652 Reviews (652)
5 Stars
161
4 Stars
305
3 Stars
109
2 Stars
48
1 Stars
29
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
74.5%
Recommend this course
506 out of 652 reviews
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4.0
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
84.5%
Recommend this course
49 out of 58 reviews
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3.8
146 Reviews (146)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
60
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
74.7%
Recommend this course
109 out of 146 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

3.8
652 Reviews (652)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Brunch 12
Watching the Game 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 44
Water Hazards 34
Narrow Fairways 26
This course/club is great for:
Locals 30
Advanced Golfers 24
Seniors 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 39
Worth the Drive 28
In the 'Burbs 21

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Staff was very helpful

Made a mistake on Golf Now and the staff was very helpful taking care of the issue

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

OK but far from Good

Course is lined by houses on every hole. Decently scenic but not very well maintained. Lots of bare areas, fairways and greens were muffy. Fairways still have a lot of grass shavings which really is inexcusable.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
2.0
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Previously Played

A lot dead green areas

Tee boxes were hard , dead and dirt areas , hard dirt not sand in traps

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 56
2.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sands

This was my best golf experience since I’ve been here. I have one more course to play.

Thank you to the staff they do a great job!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf challenge

You must hit these smaller fairways to have any chance of putting up a low score. Some fairways are partially blind from your view from the box. Course knowledge is key. You can't miss left and right is trouble on most holes played. Be aware,, do the research. Do not bring your friend here that struggles w a Driver off the tee. This course is for advanced golfers in general. The front tees are no bargain but that is where you play if you can't break 90 every day. This course will test your Iron play as well. How about your wedge game? Yes it will. Then you have to read these tough greens to putt well. Lots of false fronts and undulations to negotiate. Good luck. I enjoyed the course on every hole. Great condition. The practice Range is not worth a mention because they hit off mats. Practice green good. Golf shop good. Staff excellent. 5 Stars.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Narrow fairways

This is an excellent challenge for advanced golfers on down. You must be accurate off the tee box or you will be in for a long tough day. It's relentless on the back 9 too. I like the design and the greens roll true. A few spots where they dug out invading grass but it's healing just fine. Bunkers are well kept. I suggest playing the tee box that represents your skill level. Be honest. Move up. Trust me. You'll enjoy the round more. The pace was not great but it was a Sunday morning. It's hot out there so find shade. Drink water. The driving Range is horrible. Mats are not going to help you. Just stretch and putt. Practice green is fine. Nice course. Great shape. Great challenge. Don't bring your buddy here that can't break 90! He will hate you afterwards .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Lightning and thunder @ course

Due to lightning and thunder right above us we are we were persuaded to wait hoping the weather will blow over. The day before we enjoyed our round and arrive an hour late they honored and never said anything they were very nice deciding to play again since we enjoyed our time there we were shocked they decided not to let us go out or give us credit and even though weather conditions we’re not safe what a shame due to management we will not be going back painted desert is the closest course to my home

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice but not great

Always enjoy the layout. Challenging but fair. It’s a little bit scruffy. Could use some TLC.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Beautiful tee boxes and fast greens .
Cart paths were fine…definitely nothing to complain about like prior comments.

Very satisfied

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
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 Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rough shape

Older course that is a good layout but is in rough shape compared to other courses I played.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Verified Purchaser

No answer when call

My trip got delayed and I called the course to let them know that I will be running late but no one picked up.
I called 5 times still no one picked up so I gave up.
I end up not getting to play at all.

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