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3.7
529 Reviews (529)
5 Stars
126
4 Stars
255
3 Stars
91
2 Stars
34
1 Stars
23
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.7
75.1%
Recommend this course
415 out of 529 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
73.1%
Recommend this course
38 out of 52 reviews
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3.6
104 Reviews (104)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
71.2%
Recommend this course
74 out of 104 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
529 Reviews (529)

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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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
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3.0
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Conditions Good
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3.0
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Decent course.

The course is narrow. Be ready to hit a lot of shots off a rocky terrain. No real yardage markers and no gps in carts. They need updating. Extremely friendly and great greet staff. Course is in good shape great cart girl service
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Ross

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ho hum design

The fairways and greens were in great condition. The layout is too redundant and it seems like you play the same holes over and over. Nothing special as far as views.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 10
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4.0
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Perfect weather
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Painted Desert

Tee boxes/fairways and greens all in good shape. Green side bunkers were unplayable-rock hard and very little dirt/sand. Otherwise pretty enjoyable round. Weather was perfect. Would recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very good course conditions

The Superintendent and his crew deserve a great applause!
There were no weeds to be seen on the tee boxes, rough,fairways or greens! The grasses looked very healthy and green, while it is expected that the outer rough is seasonally browning.
The lady at the bar/resto was very courteous and hard working, and the young man behind the pro shop counter was very welcoming and efficient!we

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very well kept and beautiful course.

The only thing that I would recommend is if there would have been a starter or Marshall on the course to create some consistency with the pace of play. We were about 30 minutes over a normal round due to slow play ahead of us. Other than that it was absolutely wonderful.

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

I was the first one out I did have to golf alone but I did the round in less than four hours. The greens were in very good shape as was the fairway enjoyed the day immensely.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

No parking and brutal pace of play

For the record, I play about 60 rounds in a year, at a variety of courses all over the country. First, I have never experienced a course with no parking available. I had to park across the street in a business park. a bit rediculous. Second out of the rounds I have played this year this course had the worst pace of play I’ve ever seen. There is no starter managing people off the first tee, and no rangers to help people along. On par 3s at least one group on the green and two foursomes waiting to tee off. Par 4s one group on the green, one in the fairway, two groups on the tee box, same for par 5s. I paid for 18, but after it took 3 hours for nine holes I bagged it and walked off, just no rhythm to the round, just hit and wait golf.
The greens and fairways were in decent shape. No consistency with the sand in the bunkers. Out of the three I was in, two were hard as a rock, the third soft. I’m in town on vacation, and would not play here again, and not recommend the course. Very disappointed after spending $109, a bit crazy what they charge non-residents in Vegas, won’t waste my money here again.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Great conditions, terrible pace of play

Another courses spitting out tight tee times, letting 30+ handicaps play from the tips. 1220 tee time, finished at exactly 6pm. When we got to the tee at 1215 there was a 2 group line. We hit at 1245. No marshals anywhere. When we were on the 17th tee waiting to hit there were probably 3 full groups driving by to go back to parking lot as they gave up waiting. Having said that the course was great.

Conditions were wonderful, greens were perfect and great speeds. Bunkers were actually sand and playable. When we weren't waiting to hit it was a fun course to play on.

My beef with all these courses spitting out 7 or 10 minute tee times is that they keep the tips in play. 99% of golfers out there should never be hitting farther than the middle tees, and the argument can probably be made that most should hit from the fronts. It's insane seeing so many people drive 210 from the tips.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

first time

Great layout and the staff is the best
Disappointed that the usb ports didn't function. My the tee boxes are in need of attention as well.
Still a good value and fun course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful golf course and facilities

This was my first time playing golf in Las Vegas area, and couldn't be a better impression by playing this course. Well maintained, the greens were in excellent condition and constant speed. Definitely will recommend it and will play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really wet

Really wet tee boxes and greens. Not too bad honestly. But kinda messes with ya. Friendly staff, and overall good courses

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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