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3.5
1432 Reviews (1432)
5 Stars
295
4 Stars
649
3 Stars
301
2 Stars
100
1 Stars
87
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
72.6%
Recommend this course
1111 out of 1432 reviews
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3.5
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
77.5%
Recommend this course
93 out of 120 reviews
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3.5
197 Reviews (197)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
19
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.1%
Recommend this course
148 out of 197 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6876 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.2
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Desert Dunes Golf Club - Robert Trent Jones Jr
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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1989) Donald Knott (1989) Gary Linn (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Reviews

3.5
1432 Reviews (1432)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 60
19th Hole Scenic Views 42
Patio Dining 27
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 144
Undulating Greens 131
Thick Rough 68
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 129
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 95
Locals 85
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 101
Worth the Drive 90
Near the Airport 71

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Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course with well maintained greens

The course is set near the mountains and looks gorgeous on a sunny day. The staff was super friendly and set us up with golf carts with ice buckets. There was hardly anyone on the course so felt no pressure to play fast and could really enjoy the outdoors. The bar and food counter was open for take out and the bar cart came around ever so often with drinks and snacks. Overall a great experience and great value for money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good Value

Typical RTJ course. - large greens, lots of undulations. Greens were slow due to recent overseeding. Very scenic, good value with many holes being position types of layouts. Definitely worth trying.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great bones but neglected/worn

This course is a must for a serious golfer. Not easy but very fair. It just demands thoughtful approaches to each hole. Not a resort course. Greens are more challenging. While worn you can still have a very satisfying round. Lots of talk about windy conditions. Factor that into decision when you play it.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

True Desert Experience

The desert dunes course has a very diverse layout to other courses I have played in the area. With massive sprawling fairways and different holes all over the course, it favors a player who is long off the tee, and I enjoyed getting to use my fairway woods across many of the longer par 4’s and par 5’s. Plus, very lush greenery in the middle of the desert gives it a true oasis feel. Definitely would recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 130
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

MWhite

Course still a bit rough in the fairways and greens are 'below par'.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dunes

The course was not as I remembered it from years ago. The entry to the club was average, trees not pruned. Covid is happening so no surprise there was no one at the bag drop.
This is a target desert course with platform greens and the carts have no gps. That is ok, I am used to that. At least there are 150 and 100 yard markers.
The greens and fairways are not too well taken care of.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Design

When the wind is not blowing hard, this course is a delight to play. The green have had a tough summer but still roll pure.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day and an almost private course

Great day but sad not to see a few more people, course was in fantastic shape should be packed again once Covid is over. We always try and squeeze this one in every time we’re down.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is a good course with beautiful mountain views and some scenic holes.

Since playing the course last year, the greens have had considerable damage. Also, certain areas on the fairways and in the rough were not being maintained to acceptable conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Crazy Winds

The weather changed from being in the 90s on Firday to the 60s on Saturday. The wind coming in from the west end of the valley were ridiculous. Gusts were over 40 mph according to the weather channel. Ball kept moving on the greens. The staff informed me that this happens often, especially when there is a shift in the weather. No weather warnings on their website. Winds were so strong that I could not steady my 280lbs body. Paid for 18 and gave up after 9.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Run down

Due to a lack of upkeep, this course is in terrible condition. Upon your arrival, it becomes apparent that the the property has not been maintained. Then you get on the course and the fairways and greens are in terrible conditions. I am not being picky, this was probably a great court at some point, but purely due to upkeep, it has fallen to a sorry state. The layout is great and there are some fun holes and the greens are fun, but there is no break whatsoever because the greens are so slow. Only play here if you get a bargain and you know what you are getting into.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 65
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in poor shape. Greens had been sanded heavily and fairways need more over seeding and sometime to fill in.
Early in season but rate charged for play is too high for course condition

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

Great value for the money

We were greeted promptly and even started our round early. Not all greens were perfect but it is the end of the summer. Overall the course was in really good shape. The Staff was very friendly and helpful for first timers to this course. I would recommend this course to my friends.
Cheers, Rick Thomas

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

I enjoyed my round and would consider playing again. However, its mainly because fee is reasonable and there were very few players on course.
Greens have some bad sores, fairways are missing some maintenance and bunkers are mediocre.
Deck for post round drinks is very pleasant, but small, so I can imagine it being full on busier days.
Staff was pleasant. Shop was very badly stocked.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fair

The course is rounding into good shape. Still a month away from having nice fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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